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High-Yield Corporate Bond ETFs – Understand the Risks

Some investors have gravitated toward High-yield corporate bond ETFs in an effort to generate additional income. There is nothing wrong with investing a component of your portfolio in such an investment on the condition you are fully aware of the risk exposure you are taking on and can withstand a permanent impairment to your capital [...]

By |May 7th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on High-Yield Corporate Bond ETFs – Understand the Risks

Procter & Gamble – I Am Not Interested In This Turnaround Story

This is an introduction to my Procter & Gamble (PG) stock analysis which is based on Q3 2018 results and projections for the remainder of FY2018. PG is a company that generates strong free cash flow and showers investors with dividends and share repurchases. It, however, faces intense competitive pressure and is being pressed by [...]

By |May 4th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Procter & Gamble – I Am Not Interested In This Turnaround Story

McDonald’s – Good Company but Overvalued

This is an introduction to my McDonald's (MCD) stock analysis which is based on Q1 2018 results and projections for FY2018. MCD has experienced significant price fluctuation subsequent to the last week of January 2018. I currently view MCD as overvalued. Summary MCD has significantly re-energized its business in the last few years under new [...]

By |May 2nd, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on McDonald’s – Good Company but Overvalued

FFJ Portfolio – April 2018 Dividend Income Report

Another month gone by and time for another FFJ Portfolio status report. A few stocks I viewed as overvalued in recent months have retraced to fairly valued levels based on analyses I conducted in April. As a result, in the ‘side accounts’ I acquired: 217 shares of 3M (NYSE: MMM) 300 shares of Stanley Black [...]

By |April 30th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on FFJ Portfolio – April 2018 Dividend Income Report

Illinois Tool Works – Now Priced Fairly

This is an introduction to my Illinois Tool Works (ITW) stock analysis which is based on Q1 2018 results and revised projections for FY2018. After the ~$36 pullback in price subsequent to late January 2018 and the 2nd upward revision in projected FY2018 earnings subsequent to the company's December 1, 2017 Investor Day presentation, I [...]

By |April 28th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Illinois Tool Works – Now Priced Fairly

3M – Pullback Has Prompted Me to Increase My Position

This is an introduction to my 3M stock analysis which is based on Q1 2018 results and revised projections for FY2018. In my October 9, 2017 article I viewed MMM as being overvalued. I now view MMM as fairly valued and have increased my position in the company. Summary MMM released its Q1 2018 results [...]

By |April 26th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on 3M – Pullback Has Prompted Me to Increase My Position

Taylan and Tanya – Practicing Discipline on Their Journey to Financial Freedom

Financial freedom does not need to forever remain a dream. Financial freedom is achievable if you set realistic goals and objectives, you educate yourself, and you are disciplined.   Today’s Guest Post is from Taylan and Tanya (last name protected at their request). I stumbled upon Taylan’s Retire via Dividends blog several months ago and [...]

By |April 24th, 2018|Guest Posts|Comments Off on Taylan and Tanya – Practicing Discipline on Their Journey to Financial Freedom

Avoid Market-Linked GICs and Principal Protected Notes

Financial institutions promote Market-Linked GICs and Principal Protected Notes touting risk mitigation and attractive return potential. Readers are very strongly encouraged to read the fine print when researching these products. Initial appearances are very deceiving. A subscriber recently had a discussion with a broker in which the topic about safety of principal was a topic [...]

By |April 23rd, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Avoid Market-Linked GICs and Principal Protected Notes

Stanley Black & Decker – Attractive After Recent Pullback

This is an introduction to my Stanley Black & Decker stock analysis. It is a follow up to my January 31, 2018 article at which time I viewed SWK as being overvalued. I now view SWK as an attractive long-term investment following the recent pullback in SWK's stock price. Summary In my January 31, 2018 [...]

By |April 22nd, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Stanley Black & Decker – Attractive After Recent Pullback

Genuine Parts Stock Analysis

This is an introduction to my Genuine Parts stock analysis in which I provide my opinion on what I intend to do once I receive shares of the combined Essendant and S.P. Richards entities later in 2018. Summary On April 12, 2018, Genuine Parts (GPC) and Essendant (ESND) announced that the companies had entered into [...]

By |April 19th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Genuine Parts Stock Analysis

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