Which Is the Better Valuation Metric? The P/E Ratio or the PEG Ratio: Part 1

Introduction

Recently, I have been engaged in rather intense discussions regarding the validity of P/E ratios versus PEG ratios as proper or appropriate valuation metrics.  I generally find these types of debates befuddling for a couple of reasons.  One, they are often a result of a failure to communicate.  Either party or sometimes both parties assume that their adversary holds or supports a specific position which may or may not be a fact. […]

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Safe Large-Cap Blue-Chip Dividend Champions For Your Retirement Portfolios: Part 2

Summary

  • Retired investors should appropriately be more concerned about safety and growth of income than about earning high returns.
  • Retired investors no longer have the opportunity for pay raises associated with working.
  • Most recognized blue-chip dividend paying stocks have been in business for many decades, and in some cases for a century or more.
  • Many Dividend Champions have increased their dividends for 40, 50 or more years in a row.
  • The notion that blue-chip Dividend Champions are too risky for retired investors is greatly exaggerated.

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25 Dividend Champion Investment Opportunities: Something For Every Retired Investor, Part 1

Summary

  • The stock market as measured by the S&P 500 continues to hover near an all-time high.
  • It is getting harder to find reasonably valued dividend growth stocks to invest in today.
  • There are still high-quality attractive blue-chip dividend growth stocks available for current investment.
  • 25 Dividend Champion research candidates at or near fair value currently.

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Stocks for 2014: Growth and Income For Total Return Part 3

Introduction When investing in common stocks, there is no one strategy that fits all investors.  Some investors are focused on investing for income, some for capital appreciation and others for various combinations of both.  Additionally, there is the issue of risk tolerance.  Some investors are willing and capable of assuming greater risk if they believe Read more about Stocks for 2014: Growth and Income For Total Return Part 3[…]

Stanley Black & Decker: Powering Its Way Toward Fair Value

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) is a machine tools company built on namesakes of – you guessed it – three individuals with the last names: Stanley, Black and Decker. Frederick Stanley started a hardware manufacturing company in 1843. Duncan Black and Alonzo Decker started a similar shop in 1910, becoming known for the world’s first patent for a portable power tool. In 2010 the two companies merged to form what is today Stanley Black & Decker. […]

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Searching For Value And Finding It In Today’s Market – Sector By Sector

Introduction “I think the market is overvalued now,” is a common refrain that I’m hearing from most of the individual investors I have recently been coming in contact with.  Consequently, many of these same investors are also currently eschewing investing in common stocks because of that fear.  Although I do not agree that the market Read more about Searching For Value And Finding It In Today’s Market – Sector By Sector[…]

Why Accomplished Dividend Growth Investors Can Ignore Price Volatility

Introduction For a lot of reasons, dividend growth investing is becoming more and more popular every day.  The historically low interest rate on fixed income is perhaps one important reason for this trend.  However, an equally important, and perhaps even the most important reason, might just be that investors are better informed on the dividend Read more about Why Accomplished Dividend Growth Investors Can Ignore Price Volatility[…]

Stanley Black & Decker Inc: Stock Research Analysis

For the investor seeking dividend income, Stanley Black & Decker Inc (SWK) appears to be currently undervalued and this might be an appropriate time to further research this company for your dividend portfolio. About Stanley Black & Decker Inc:  Directly from their website “Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global Read more about Stanley Black & Decker Inc: Stock Research Analysis[…]

How to Forecast Future Stock Returns: Part 3

Introduction In Part 1 and Part 2 of this three-part series, we established the basic principles of valuation and provided evidence that backs those principles up.  Then we demonstrated that valuation is a function of soundness based on the current earnings yield that any given level of earnings offers you. From there, we illustrated how Read more about How to Forecast Future Stock Returns: Part 3[…]

7 Large-cap Industrials with High Growth Rates, Low Valuations and Above-average Dividend Yields

This article screened the industrial sector searching for companies that offer above-average forecast earnings growth of 15% to 20% or better that could be purchased at an attractive valuation.  Although each of these companies pays a dividend, due to the cyclical nature of this industry we encourage the reader to carefully review the dividend history Read more about 7 Large-cap Industrials with High Growth Rates, Low Valuations and Above-average Dividend Yields[…]