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Safe Large-Cap Blue-Chip Dividend Champions For Your Retirement Portfolios: Part 2
- 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.
25 Dividend Champion Investment Opportunities: Something For Every Retired Investor, Part 1
- 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.
Why Gilead Is The Most Exciting Growth Opportunity In 2014
- Gilead remains a reasonably valued and exciting opportunity for those investors seeking maximum capital appreciation.
- Investors are often deterred from investing in a stock when its price reaches an all-time high as it recently has in Gilead.
- Those same investors often fail to recognize that price and valuation are not the same.
- Gilead’s current valuation remains quite attractive in spite of its recent price rise, Sovaldi is a game changer.
I Feel Like A Thief Buying IBM At Today's Low Valuation
- International Business Machine represents a blue-chip dividend growth stock currently on sale.
- Prudent investors recognize and understand that bargains are rarely found with popular stocks.
- Investors should be willing to go against the crowd when they are confident that the crowd is improperly appraising the intrinsic value of a company.
- IBM's short-term underperformance spells opportunity.
- IBM represents a true bargain in a stock market where bargains are currently hard to come by.
A Frothy Market Has Nothing To Do With Investing In Individual Stocks
- It’s impossible to forecast the stock market in the short run.
- The earnings of the individual company drive long-term returns.
- Retired investors should be concerned with the stocks they own, not the market.
- The P/E Ratio is a relative metric, and therefore, useless when viewed in a vacuum.
- The broad stock market has little to do with the performance of individual stocks.
Are Growth Stocks Appropriate For Retirement Portfolios?
- Are growth stocks appropriate investments for retirement accounts, or should they be systematically ignored?
- Life is not without risk, and sometimes taking a little risk can be a very good thing.
- When utilized judiciously, the right growth stock investments can have a life-changing impact on a retiree’s financial future.
- Tomorrow’s great growth stories can be identified early enough to participate in their extraordinary potential, and are often highly visible.
- An appropriate allocation of growth stocks sprinkled into a portfolio can provide an orders of magnitude difference in future returns.
Is Dow 17,000 Dangerously High? This Comprehensive Review May Surprise You!
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average is not overvalued at 17,000.
- Investors are best served when they understand that there is a significant difference between price and value.
- Half of the 30 Dow Jones components are fairly valued.
Protecting Your Income Portfolios In Today's Market: Consider Defensive Utility Stocks
- Frankly, finding fair value in today's market is, in fact, becoming a rarity.
- Consequently, it might make sense for the most cautious investors out there to consider defensive equity investments as a compromise option.
- Three examples of established utility stocks with investment-grade credit ratings and historical records of producing stable earnings and dividends.
- The primary objective of this article is to present viable income options to those investors that are concerned about a potential market correction and/or the current state of our economy.
Fallen Dividend Champions: I Still Have No Fear Of A Market Crash: Part 2
- Investing in high-quality, blue-chip, dividend paying common stocks is not the risky proposition that many would lead us to believe.
- I don't fear market crashes because I have confidence and knowledge about the value of the businesses I own.
- A long dividend streak is but one important metric that prudent investors should look at.
- Fair valuation, healthy financials and reasons to believe that future opportunities exist are additional important considerations.
I Have No Fear Of A Market Crash Or A Significant Correction, Here's Why: Part 1
- Historically bonds have been considered the safer alternative based on the predictability of the returns they offered.
- The risks associated with investing in stocks is often greatly exaggerated.
- Every individual dividend paying stock carries its own level of risk.
- Perhaps the strongest reason for why I don’t fear a market crash or correction is because I consider operating results (fundamentals) more important than price action.
- Not all stocks are the same and therefore, they should not be looked at the same way.
20 Dividend Champions To Buy Today
- Low interest rates have turned the risk profile of bonds upside-down.
- Low interest rates indicate owner-ship (equities) trumps loaner-ship (fixed income).
- 20 reasonably priced Dividend Champions for increasing income.
- Time is the investor's most precious asset.
Retirees Please Don't Index, You Deserve Better Than Average
- Outperforming the S&P 500 Index with blue-chip Dividend Aristocrats.
- Two primary reasons to not choose indexing.
- 85% of the Dividend Aristocrats outperformed the S&P 500 since 1996.
11 Attractive Canadian Dividend Growth Stocks To Buy Now
- Worried that the U.S. stock market is too high?
- Here are 11 fairly valued Canadian dividend growth stocks in various sectors.
- There are many high quality and attractively valued financial dividend growth stocks available on Canadian exchanges.
10 Stocks To Buy Now: Be Cautious - But Don't Panic: Part 2
- 10 stocks to buy today - one from each sector.
- It's only natural that retired investors focus on income and safety over growth.
- Bonds today are not the safe and high-yielding asset class they normally are or were.
- Stocks and bonds have different drivers of return: Interest rates for bonds, earnings for stocks.
- Many stocks are fully valued, or even overvalued, but not all stocks.
Current Market Levels Indicate Caution Not Panic: Part 1
- Self-directed investment portfolios are a clear and growing trend.
- Self-directed investors are often faced with conflicting advice about what their best courses of action might be.
- At the end of the day, it all comes down to productivity.
- Current market levels indicate caution, not panic.
Diversifying The Perfect Retirement Portfolio - Here's How: Part 3
- There is no perfect diversification strategy that universally applies to everyone.
- What's best for you relates to what your specific investment objectives are, as well as how much risk you are willing to assume.
- 20 names captures most of the benefit of diversification.
- When considering how many stocks to include in your equity portfolios, less is more.
Retired? How To Create A Strong Foundation Of Valuation Under Your Portfolio: Part 2
- Investing in equities only when they are fairly valued or undervalued is an important method for achieving both an adequate total return and an adequate level of income.
- Valuation and earnings growth are the two primary drivers of long-term return.
- Investing in stocks at fair valuation is about soundness and predictability of long-term return.
- Valuation is also about soundness and controlling risk.
Constructing And Designing The Stock Portfolio That's Just Right For You: Part 1
- There is a lot more to designing a successful stock portfolio than simply stock selection.
- Since there is no one-size-fits-all or perfect option applicable to everyone, a strong working knowledge of most of the major available options is indispensable.
- Peter Lynch presented six general categories of stocks that investors can choose from: Slow Growers, Stalwarts, Fast Growers, Cyclicals, Asset Plays and Turnarounds.
Is Tupperware Brands The Perfect Dividend Growth Stock For Retirement Portfolios?
- Not all stocks will be valued according to the general level of the overall market.
- Tupperware Brands appears to have entered a strong growth phase since 2005.
- Tupperware Brands might just be the perfect dividend growth stock for retirement portfolios in today’s low interest rate environment.
After The Recent Stock Market Advances, Are Growth Stocks A Viable Option For Retirement Portfolios? Part 2
- Should investing for retirement always be approached as conservatively as possible?
- When I was younger, I had more growth in my portfolio.
- Now that I am more mature, I hold more dividend growth investments.
- When you assume more risk, you should also expect more reward as a result.
What Do I Do With My Stocks If The Market Crashes? Part 1
- Not all stock drops are the same.
- It is never wise to sell a valuable asset for less than it’s worth just because others are fearful.
- Emotions should never be allowed to contaminate investor behavior.
I Love My 'Magic Pants' And My Partners Wear Them Proudly
- The best methods of estimating future returns are based on valuation and expected earnings growth.
- When competent management teams find themselves with cash that they don’t need to grow their business, it is a wise decision to distribute it to their shareholders.
- Clearly, dividends do matter and do make a meaningful contribution to total return.
Debunking The 'Dividends Don't Add Shareholder Value' Myth
- There are simply two components of total return: capital appreciation and income.
- Personally, I believe that it is undeniable that dividend income, if any, represents an important component of the total return provided to shareholders on any publicly traded company.
- Every time the dividend investor receives and cashes a dividend check, they simultaneously take delivery of a return of - and on - their capital.
Stocks Are Two-Faced, And One Is A Pathological Liar
- Both common sense and logic would dictate that future investment success and results are dependent upon possessing an accurate understanding of the most relevant factors that drive future stock movements.
- In the long run - Earnings Determine Market Price.
- In the short run - Emotions Determine Market Price.
- Stocks For 2014: Are Dividend Paying Cyclical Stocks Acceptable Investments For Retirement Portfolios? - Part 6
- Stocks For 2014: High-Yield And Fairly Valued Dividend Stocks For High Current Income - Part 5
- Stocks For 2014: Fairly Valued Dividend Growth Stocks With An Emphasis On Dividends - Part 4
- Stocks For 2014: Growth And Income Part 3
- Stocks 2014: Investing For Growth - The Power And Protection Of High Compounding Earnings Growth - Part 2
- Stocks For 2014: Something For Everyone: Part 1
- Why It's A Mistake To Raise Cash For Fear Of A Market Crash
- How Do I Know When To Sell A Stock?