While Most Dividend Growth Stocks Remain Too Expensive – Here Are 50 That Are Not! Part 1 of 5

Introduction The Great Recession of 2008 – which ended in the spring of 2009 – brought on one of the greatest and longest bull markets in modern history.  For true value-oriented dividend growth investors, the recession created a virtual cornucopia of excellent dividend growth stock investment opportunities that existed until the end of August 2013.  Read more about While Most Dividend Growth Stocks Remain Too Expensive – Here Are 50 That Are Not! Part 1 of 5[…]

Owens & Minor Inc.: Irresistible Yield, Irresistible Valuation

Introduction Recently, I have had several requests to write an article about Owens & Minor Inc (OMI).  I had not looked at this company in a while, and boy oh, boy, was I surprised at what I found.  Owens & Minor is on the “Dividend Contender” list produced by David Fish. Owens & Minor has Read more about Owens & Minor Inc.: Irresistible Yield, Irresistible Valuation[…]

Mister Valuation plans for 2018: A New Year a New and Better Approach

The Principles of Valuation: A Year-Long Series Elaborating On Sound Value Investing Principles Introduction Every year I take the holidays off in order to reflect on what I have accomplished for the year, but more importantly, to think deeply about and contemplate what I might do better in the upcoming New Year. This process has Read more about Mister Valuation plans for 2018: A New Year a New and Better Approach[…]

Are These 5 Dow Stocks As Cheap As They Appear?: Part 5 of 5

Introduction This is the final installment of the five-part series where I examined the past operating histories and valuations of the 30 Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks.  With this 5 Part series I attempted to cover the 30 Dow stocks in order of highest valuations to lowest.  For the most part, I suggested that the Read more about Are These 5 Dow Stocks As Cheap As They Appear?: Part 5 of 5[…]

Why Are These 6 Dow Stocks Fairly Valued?: Part 4 of 5

Introduction Thus far, with the first 3 parts of this five-part series, we’ve examined 60% (18 of 30) of the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  What we found so far were that the majority of these constituents are currently overvalued or at least fully valued.  Finally, with this Part 4, we will Read more about Why Are These 6 Dow Stocks Fairly Valued?: Part 4 of 5[…]

6 More Expensive Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average: Part 2 of 5

Introduction In part 1 of this five-part series, I covered what I considered the 6 most expensive stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index of 30 stocks.  With this part 2, I’m going to cover 6 additional Dow stocks that I consider overvalued currently.  So far, these two articles represent approximately 40% of the Read more about 6 More Expensive Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average: Part 2 of 5[…]

The 6 Most Expensive Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average: Part 1 of 5

Introduction When the Dow Jones Industrial Average first hit 20,000 in January of this year it generated quite a buzz within the financial community.  Since January the Dow Jones Index has continued to rise and currently is over 22,700.  However, the Dow Jones is not the only market index that is currently sitting at or Read more about The 6 Most Expensive Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average: Part 1 of 5[…]

What Could I Realistically Make If I Invested in Apple Today?

Introduction Just as it always does, Apple’s (AAPL) Keynote event generated quite a buzz.  In addition to announcing several new products and upgrades, this year’s event inaugurated the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park.  And as usual, reactions to the presentation have been quite strong.  Perhaps more than any other company, Apple has both zealous Read more about What Could I Realistically Make If I Invested in Apple Today?[…]

My Visa Long is Getting Long in the Tooth

Introduction Over my lifetime I have invested in many different things.  In the process of doing that, I have learned that there are really only two types of investors.  As an investor, you are either active or passive.  Being active implies directly managing or being in control of your investment.  In contrast, as a passive Read more about My Visa Long is Getting Long in the Tooth[…]