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The Threat And Risk Of Rising Interest Rates: Separating Fact From Fiction

Introduction The threat of rising interest rates is all the rage in financial circles today. However, the seminal question is: How real is the threat,......(read more)
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J2 Global Inc (JCOM): Don’t Overlook This Impressive Growth And Dividend Income Stock

Investment Thesis J2 Global Inc (NASDAQ:JCOM) was founded in 1995 and went public in 1999. During their first few years as a public company, j2 Global......(read more)
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Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Invest For Attractive Valuation And The 4% Dividend Yield

Investment Thesis Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical firms with sales exceeding $50 billion. The company is currently......(read more)
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5 Fairly Valued MLPs: Is The Dilution Worth The Yield And How Do You Value Them?

Introduction The 5 MLPs covered in this article offer yields ranging from 5.7% to 10.7%. Additionally, each of these MLPs appears reasonably valued given......(read more)
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Broadcom Ltd (AVGO): Exceptional Growth At A Reasonable Price-With A Dividend Kicker

Investment Thesis Broadcom Ltd (NASDAQ:AVGO) has historically been, and is expected to continue to be a growth stock. On the other hand, the company is......(read more)
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Is The Increase In Volatility Signaling A Dangerous Market Environment?

Introduction Over the last several weeks stock price volatility has increased significantly above norms.  All of a sudden it is not uncommon to see stock......(read more)
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When Is The PEG Ratio Superior To The P/E Ratio? Part 2

Introduction Financial metrics such as P/E ratios, price to cash flow ratios, PEG ratios, price to sales ratios, price to book value, and many others,......(read more)
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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......(read more)
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Why I Am Now Interested In CVS Health Corp (CVS)

Introduction Investing in great companies sits at the core of my investment philosophy. In this regard, I reject the idea that I invest in the stock market......(read more)
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What Rate of Return Will an Investment in Johnson & Johnson Deliver? Part 2

Introduction I never invest in a common stock without a clear expectation of the future returns that it can generate for me.  Consequently, I consider......(read more)
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT)

What Is Due Diligence? Here’s How I Do It

Introduction The lexicon of the financial world is full of phrases and jargon that are often tossed about without considering that there may be those......(read more)
AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL)

Is LKQ Corp a Buy, & More: Invest In Stocks With A Margin of Safety To Reduce Risk And Enhance Returns

Introduction Of all of the many sound investing principles that legendary teacher and investor Ben Graham put forward, he believed that his concept of......(read more)
The Southern Company (NYSE:SO)

The Southern Company (SO): The Wait For Fair Valuation Is Over

To be perfectly blunt, there really isn’t much of a growth thesis for The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Founded in 1945, Southern Company is an electric......(read more)
QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM)

QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM): Where Innovation Meets Results

Thesis For Growth QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) is a global company founded in 1985 that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital telecommunications......(read more)
The Southern Company (NYSE:SO)

The Southern Company (SO), Xcel Energy Inc (XEL): Utilities – Today’s Best Bond Alternative

To refer to any stock or equity as an alternative to bonds or fixed income is sure to stir up the ire and consternation of many professional and individual......(read more)
Merck & Co., Inc.

Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc (QCOR), Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK), Amgen, Inc. (AMGN): For A Healthier Portfolio – Look Here

The Health Care sector is comprised of many diverse companies, as can be seen from the list of subsectors provided below.  Historically the Health Care......(read more)
Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM)

Humana Inc (HUM): Fundamental Stock Research Analysis

Before analyzing a company for investment, it’s important to have a perspective on how well the business has performed.  Because at the end of the......(read more)
Valmont Industries, Inc. (VMT)

Valmont Industries, Inc. (VMI): Fundamental Stock Research Analysis

Before analyzing a company for investment, it’s important to have a perspective on how well the business has performed.  Because at the end of the......(read more)
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP)

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (AAP): Fundamental Stock Research Analysis

Before analyzing a company for investment, it’s important to have a perspective on how well the business has performed.  Because at the end of the......(read more)
Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET)

Aetna Inc. (AET): Fundamental Stock Research Analysis

Before analyzing a company for investment, it’s important to have a perspective on how well the business has performed.  Because at the end of the......(read more)
Lorillard Inc. (NYSE:LO)

Lorillard Inc. (LO): Fundamental Stock Research Analysis

Before analyzing a company for investment, it’s important to have a perspective on how well the business has performed.  Because at the end of the......(read more)
The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG)

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Walgreen Company (WAG), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT): Are Blue-Chip Consumer Staples Worth Today’s Premium Valuations?

Introduction to the Consumer Staples Sector The Consumer Staples sector consists of companies that provide essential products.  In other words, Consumer......(read more)
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)

Bank of America Corp (BAC), Citigroup Inc. (C): Is The Financial Crisis Over For Financial Stocks?

The cause of the financial crisis of 2007 -2008, also known as the Great Recession of 2008, is attributed to many different theories.  However, one of......(read more)
Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL)

Accenture Plc (ACN), Oracle Corporation (ORCL): Improve The Productivity Of Your Dividend Growth Portfolio With Technology

Introduction and General Observations of the Information Technology Sector Dividend growth investors seeking quality dividend growth stocks to fund their......(read more)
BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY)

BCE Inc. (USA) (BCE), CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL), AT&T Inc. (T): The Telecommunications Services Sector Untethered and Poised to Grow

Introduction Suffice it to say that the Telecommunications Services sector of today is not your grandfather’s Telecommunications Services sector. ......(read more)