investment strategy

Fed: Stock Market Expensive; This Second Warning Shouldn’t Be Ignored

By Friday, March 6, 2015

Federal ReserveThere is a significant amount of evidence that suggests stock market valuations are stretched to the extreme. Even the Fed thinks the market is expensive.
Federal Reserve Concerned About Stock Market Valuation… Read More
On February 24, 2015, the Federal Reserve issued its semi-annual monetary policy report. In this report regarding the stock market, word-for-word, it said, “Overall equity valuations by some conventional measures are somewhat higher than their historical average levels,

Should Investors Focus on Individual Stocks in 2015?

By Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Investment StrategyMy Investment Strategy for 2015
The one thing that the bears have going for them is that eventually, they will be proven right. The stock market has risen tremendously over the last few years, breaking out of its previous cycle, which I view as 12 full years of recovery from the technology bubble and financial crisis.
With the main stock market indices having gone up unusually fast, it’s important now… Read More

Microsoft Expecting Its Strongest Quarter

By Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Microsoft Expecting Its Strongest QuarterOne company that is consistently seeing its earnings estimates tick higher is Microsoft Corporation (MSFT). The stock has basically doubled since the stock market breakout at the beginning of 2013, and the company has been increasing its dividends significantly.
Microsoft’s current quarterly dividend, payable in early December, is $0.31 a share, representing an 11% gain over the previous quarterly dividend.
The company’s revenues still have a lot of momentum. In… Read More

Drop in This Company’s Stock Price Makes It Very Attractive Now

By Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Top Company for Dividend ReinvestmentJohnson & Johnson (JNJ), which is one of my favorite long-term stocks for income and dividend-reinvesting investors, just dropped below the $100.00-per-share level and is becoming more attractive each day.
This stock has been doing extremely well over the last few years and should continue to do so. The position has been a worthy buy when it’s down and according to its recent trading history, it typically isn’t down for… Read More

Simple Wealth-Creating Strategy for Long-Term Investors

By Monday, July 14, 2014

Compounding Strategy Every Investor Should ConsiderAs a strong believer in the wealth-creating effects of large-cap, dividend paying stocks, I’m also an advocate of dividend reinvestment, which is the purchasing of a company’s shares using the cash dividends paid.
This can be done commission-free from your broker and/or through the company itself if it offers such a program.
Dividend reinvestment is a powerful wealth creator if you do not require the income paid out by a… Read More

How to Put Your Assets to Good Use in a Stalling Market

By Friday, June 20, 2014

How to Profit in a Stalling MarketThe stock market appears to want to go higher, but it’s going to take a push by investors. While we could see the S&P 500 edge higher, I’m not convinced the gains will be that great unless the underlying stock market fundamentals improve.
I am talking about the economic renewal that appears to be stalling. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) slashed the country’s estimated gross domestic product (GDP) growth to… Read More

Fear of Stock Market Declining Almost Non-Existent

By Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Complacency of Investors Near Record LowThere’s one long-term investing adage that has shown a great amount of success over the years: buy when everyone is fearful and sell when optimism is over the top. This theory worked extremely well when key stock indices fell to their lowest levels. It worked in 1987, in 2000, and then in 2009—three of the greatest times to buy stocks in history.
With this in mind, take a look at… Read More

My Simple, Safe Investment Strategy for Playing Risky Stocks

By Friday, April 11, 2014

Here's a Strategy to Play Momentum Stocks While Limiting RiskThere’s some hand-holding required out there in the stock market. We have seen destruction in the momentum biotech and Internet stocks that have corrected by more than 30%.
Now we are hearing some analysts on Wall Street saying to jump back in—but I’m hesitant at this juncture, as the downward risk is likely not over yet.
The reality is that, given the superlative gains recorded in 2013 by many of… Read More

Time for Investors to Create an Exit Strategy?

By Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Should You Be Considering an Exit Strategy at This TimeRead MoreWe have Russia annexing Crimea from Ukraine and interest rates set to float higher sometime in early 2015, but the S&P 500 continued to edge up to another record-high on Friday.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is continuing to pull back on the quantitative easing that the former chair, Ben Bernanke, put in place. By year-end, the bond buying will likely be eliminated as the central bank allows the economy

Strategies for Defending Your Portfolio in a Down Market

By Wednesday, February 5, 2014

What Investors Can Learn from the Super BowlIf you watched the boring Super Bowl game on the weekend, you’d have realized that a strong and superior defense can go a long way against a sound offense. But the battle in the trenches was easily won by the defense, and it’s an analogy I use in my trading strategy.
January ended on a sour note, being the first down month since August 2013. With the losses, we are… Read More

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