Why We Sold Walmart-It’s Not Why You Think

Introduction Walmart’s stock price took a bath early last week, and there are a lot of opinions regarding where the stock price now sits.  The catalyst was their 4th quarter and fiscal year-end 2018 annual report (note: Walmart has a January 31 fiscal year end).  The following headlines courtesy of “Google Finance” illustrate the variance Read more about Why We Sold Walmart-It’s Not Why You Think[…]

Are These The 6 Best Stocks In The Dow Jones Industrial Average? – Part 3 Of 5

Introduction In Part 1 and Part 2  of this series I covered 12 of the 30 Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks that I considered the most expensive of the index.  With this part 3 I will be looking at 6 additional Dow stocks that for the most part I would consider fully valued to only Read more about Are These The 6 Best Stocks In The Dow Jones Industrial Average? – Part 3 Of 5[…]

A Comprehensive Look At Dividend Growth Stock Valuations Sector By Sector: Part 2

Introduction

Finding attractively valued dividend growth stocks is getting harder and harder to do.  The overall market has been on a relentless advance for many years now, and high quality dividend paying growth stocks have been leaders.  Consequently, valuations have become extended beyond historical norms and I contend prudence.  Nevertheless, there are attractive dividend growth stocks available if you’re willing to look hard enough.

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Suffering Stock Market Stress? Consider This Market with Negligible Volatility and Consistently Rising Values Instead!

Introduction

It would be an understatement to call the recent stock market activity turbulent.  High stock price volatility makes investors anxious and some people even become downright frightened.  These emotional responses are often exaggerated for people in or near retirement.  Therefore, I contend that all investors need to find ways to keep their emotions in check in order to avoid panicking, which typically leads to the making of a devastating financial mistake. […]

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Simplify Your Research Process and K.I.S.S. Your Worries Goodbye

Introduction

Most everything I write about is based on my belief in value investing as a sound, prudent and profitable long-term investing strategy.  At its core, value investing relates to getting value on your money with investing just as it would to getting value for anything you would purchase.  I feel safe in saying that no one wants to pay more than they should for anything that they purchase.  This would apply to the basic necessities of food, clothing and shelter, and everything else that we would want to buy.  Consequently, I don’t think it should be any different when we are buying stocks. […]

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10 Undervalued Dividend Champions For 2016: Be Greedy When Others Are Fearful

Introduction

Dividend Champions/Aristocrats are the go-to dividend paying stocks for prudent investors desirous of a safe, predictable and growing stream of income on the common stock portion of their retirement portfolios.  As most investors are aware, in order to be classified as a Dividend Champion/Aristocrat a company must meet the stern test of consecutively increasing their dividend for 25 years or longer.  Of all the dividend paying stocks in the universe, only a select few make these prestigious lists. […]

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10 Undervalued Dividend Champions for 2016: Be Greedy When Others Are Fearful

Introduction

Dividend Champions/Aristocrats are the go-to dividend paying stocks for prudent investors desirous of a safe, predictable and growing stream of income on the common stock portion of their retirement portfolios. As most investors are aware, in order to be classified as a Dividend Champion/Aristocrat, a company must meet the stern test of consecutively increasing their dividend for 25 years or longer. Of all the dividend paying stocks in the universe, only a select few make these prestigious lists.

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11 Dividend Aristocrats That Have Come Into Fair Value

Introduction Recent weakness in the stock market is creating value for those with the foresight and courage to invest when opportunities present themselves.  This is important, because subsequent to the Great Recession many of the premier dividend growth stocks such as those on the Standard & Poor’s Dividend Aristocrats list have become overvalued. Many attribute Read more about 11 Dividend Aristocrats That Have Come Into Fair Value[…]

20 Attractive Dividend Growth Stocks in Today’s Overvalued Market

I recently published a series of articles on Seeking Alpha and other sites that were free to the public where I presented 20 attractively valued dividend growth stocks with an aggregate yield of 4.3%.  If you haven’t already read them, here are links to both of those articles. 20 Dividend Growth Stocks To Buy Today Read more about 20 Attractive Dividend Growth Stocks in Today’s Overvalued Market[…]

20 Dividend Growth Stocks To Buy Today For Your Retirement Portfolios: Part 1

Introduction

We are in the seventh year of a strong bull market, and stock valuations have generally become extended as measured by the S&P 500.  It is undeniable that the overall market’s valuation today is higher than it has been in years.  However, even though that statement may be true in the general sense, it does not mean that every stock in the market is overvalued.  Nevertheless, there are many investors unwilling to invest in any common stocks simply because they believe the market is too high, even though there may be many individual stocks available at attractive valuations. […]

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