9 Inexpensive Consumer Services Sector Stocks: Part 5

Introduction As I stated in the introduction in Part 4 of this series, my primary objective is to provide the reader with a clear perspective of just how different individual stocks are and how different companies operating in different sectors are.  Consequently, I will be covering every sector that FactSet covers.  As this relates to Read more about 9 Inexpensive Consumer Services Sector Stocks: Part 5[…]

Comprehensive Research and Due Diligence Is a Process, Here Is Mine

Introduction One of the subscribers and regular viewers of my FAST Graphs YouTube channel made the following request: “Thank you for another excellent video. You always release such good, valuable content. I always hear you say that your videos serve to highlight some companies, and that if we find them interesting, we should then proceed Read more about Comprehensive Research and Due Diligence Is a Process, Here Is Mine[…]

11 Investable Consumer Non-Durables: Finding Value in Food, Footwear, Apparel, Alcohol and Tobacco: Part 4

Introduction My primary objective with this series of articles (identifying attractively valued stocks in different sectors) is to provide the reader with a clear perspective of just how different individual stocks are and how different companies operating in different sectors are.  It is my opinion and experience that investors worry far too much about what Read more about 11 Investable Consumer Non-Durables: Finding Value in Food, Footwear, Apparel, Alcohol and Tobacco: Part 4[…]

Finding Value In Consumer Durables – A Very Diverse Sector: Part 3

Introduction This is part 3 of a series where I have conducted a simple screening looking for value over the overall market based on industry classifications and subindustry classifications reported by FactSet Research Systems, Inc. In part 1 found here  I covered the Consumer Services Sector.  In part 2 found here I covered the Communication Read more about Finding Value In Consumer Durables – A Very Diverse Sector: Part 3[…]

Don’t Be a Stock Market Victim!

Introduction The primary objective of this article is to help the reader put this recent bad market in perspective and simultaneously provide lessons in valuation and how to think about stock prices.  There have been many sage pieces of wisdom that have been provided to investors by investing greats.  For example, in 1995 Peter Lynch Read more about Don’t Be a Stock Market Victim![…]

How Many Stocks Should I Own? Part 1

Introduction One of the most commonly asked questions I receive from investors is: how many stocks should I put in my portfolio?  This is a widely debated subject that is most commonly referred to as concentrated versus widely diversified portfolio construction.  Of course, the widely diversified camp likes holding a lot of stocks and therefore Read more about How Many Stocks Should I Own? Part 1[…]

Building a Dividend Growth Portfolio from Scratch: 15 A Rated or Better Fairly Valued Opportunities

Introduction We remain in one of the longest bull markets in history.  Generally, with bull markets stocks tend to become highly valued.  Additionally, we also continue to find ourselves in a low interest rate environment based on historical standards.  However, after bottoming out in January 2017, interest rates have steadily increased.  Although interest rates remain Read more about Building a Dividend Growth Portfolio from Scratch: 15 A Rated or Better Fairly Valued Opportunities[…]

Whirlpool Corporation: Do You Have the Guts To Be Greedy While Others Are Fearful?

Introduction After today’s price drop, and frankly even before that, I thought that Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) represented a unique opportunity to invest in the world’s oldest and largest appliance manufacturer at extremely undervalued levels.  I understand that there have been issues, but I see nothing that would suggest that the price should be this low.  Read more about Whirlpool Corporation: Do You Have the Guts To Be Greedy While Others Are Fearful?[…]

Demo 6 FAST Graphs FUN Graphs – Financial Underlying Numbers

FUN is an acronym for Financial Underlying Numbers. FUN Graphs are designed to empower premium subscribers the capability to quickly and efficiently engage in a comprehensive and deep dive into each company’s historical fundamental results.  There are 4 separate but comprehensive and powerful FUN graphing options available to premium subscribers.  Each of these graphing options Read more about Demo 6 FAST Graphs FUN Graphs – Financial Underlying Numbers[…]

Earnings Growth Drives Total Return and Dividend Income

Introduction This article was inspired by an interesting debate between two commenters on my most recent article “Why a 15 P/E Ratio Represents Fair Value for Most (Not All) Companies: FedEx – Part 2 Found Here.”  In a nutshell, the argument revolved around whether dividends were a driver or a contributor to total return.  Interestingly, Read more about Earnings Growth Drives Total Return and Dividend Income[…]