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KHC could be reversing its downward trend, and that’s good news for value hunters

As a conservative-minded, value and fundamental-driven investor, my natural tendency is to shy away from stocks that market experts and popular market media analysts tend to talk to the most about. That means that my investments rarely look very sexy – but I’m far more interested in being able to keep my money working for […]

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Cash
Consumer Staples
COVID-19
Cyclically Defensive
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Dividend Stocks
Dividend Yields
Dividends
Fibonacci Retracement
Food Prices
Food Products
Free Cash Flow
Fundamental Analysis
Fundamentals
Pet Food
Supermarkets
Supply Chain
Technical Analysis
U.S. Consumers
Value Investing
Value Stocks

GIS has been volatile in the last two weeks – is it too volatile for good value?

The Food Products industry in the Consumer Staples sector is an area of the market that tends to get overlooked because, let’s face it, it just isn’t very sexy. Even so, it is one of very few segments of the market that saw consumer-driven improvements in demand in 2020, especially in the early stages of […]

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Cash
Consumer Discretionary
Consumer Retail
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Discretionary
Dividend Stocks
Dividend Yields
Dividends
Fibonacci Retracement
Free Cash Flow
Fundamental Analysis
Fundamentals
Grocery
Holiday Shopping
Home Accessories
Home Comfort
Home Décor
Home Furnishings
Home Goods
Housewares
Online Marketplace
Online Retailer
Retailers
Supermarkets
Supply Chain
Technical Analysis
US Economy
Valuations
Value Investing
Value Stocks
Walmart

WMT is a little over -8% below its yearly high – where is its value price?

No matter what current market conditions may be at any given time, one of the primary questions any long-term focused investor – whether you prefer a growth or value approach – should be whether the strength of the underlying business is strong enough to justify a stock’s current price. For growth-focused investors, the question is […]

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Consumer Staples
Coronavirus
Cyclically Defensive
Defensive Stocks
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Dividend Yields
Dividends
Fed Rate Hikes
Fibonacci Retracement
Food Prices
Food Products
Foodservice Market
Free Cash Flow
Fundamental Analysis
Fundamentals
Grocery
Interest Rates
Supermarkets
Supply Chain
Technical Analysis
US Economy
Valuations
Value Investing
Value Stocks

HRL is going parabolic – is it too late to find good value?

For more than two years – even before COVID-19 became a global pandemic that collapsed economic and social activity for most of 2020 and that continues to strain health care systems and keep pressure on a variety of economic forces – I’ve been writing about the wisdom in being very selective about the investments you […]

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Consumer Staples
COVID-19
Cyclically Defensive
Defensive Stocks
Dividend Stocks
Dividend Yields
Dividends
Fibonacci Retracement
Food Prices
Food Products
Free Cash Flow
Fundamental Analysis
Fundamentals
Grocery
Rising Interest Rates
Supermarkets
Supply Chain
Technical Analysis
Valuations
Value Investing
Value Stocks

CPB could be reversing its downward trend – should you buy its discount?

As wrap up 2021 and look toward 2022, the sad and simple truth is that, no matter how much we might want to be able stop including COVID-19 and its impact on every aspect of life in our daily discussions, the health crisis hasn’t gone away, but instead is showing more persistence than any of […]

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Automation
Consumer Staples
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COVID-19 Variant
Cyclically Defensive
Defensive Stocks
Dividend Stocks
Dividend Yields
Dividends
Fibonacci Retracement
Food Prices
Food Products
Free Cash Flow
Fundamental Analysis
Fundamentals
Grocery
Interest Rates
Rising Interest Rates
Supermarkets
Supply Chain
Technical Analysis
Valuations
Value Investing
Value Stocks
Walmart

Has KR passed the point of useful value?

Over the last three years, I’ve used economic uncertainty – first from a year-long trade war through 2019, and then of course the COVID-19 pandemic starting in 2020 – as the basis for a lot of the analysis, and certainly some of my own investments in the marketplace. I think that when economic conditions become […]

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Consumer Staples
Cyclically Defensive
Defensive Stocks
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Dividend Yields
Dividends
Fibonacci Retracement
Food Prices
Food Products
Free Cash Flow
Fundamental Analysis
Fundamentals
Restaurants
Risk
Supermarkets
Supply Chain
Technical Analysis
U.S. Consumers
Valuations
Value Investing
Value Stocks

TSN is nearing its 52-week high – is it too expensive, or still a good buy?

This week has seen the market reclaim much of the ground it gave up after Thanksgiving, as fears about the new omicron coronavirus variant have eased as indications are that while it is, indeed highly contagious, it also seems to be less severe than other variants, like delta that continue to plague global health systems. […]

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Consumer Discretionary
Consumer Retail
Cyclically Defensive
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Dividend Yields
Dividends
Fibonacci Retracement
Fundamental Analysis
Housewares
Supply Chain
Technical Analysis
US Economy
Valuations
Value Investing
Value Stocks

NWL is slumping and -32% below its one-year high. Is this a buying opportunity?

Traditional, growth-oriented investing puts most of its emphasis on stocks that have already started moving up. That makes sense when you consider the popular technical idiom that a “stock tends to follow the direction of its next longer trend.” That means that when you can clearly see a stock going up, it should continue to […]

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Consumer Staples
Cyclically Defensive
Defensive Stocks
Dividend Stocks
Fibonacci Retracement
Food Products
Foodservice Market
Fundamental Analysis
Grocery
Supermarkets
Supply Chain
US Economy
Value Investing
Value Stocks

CAG is consolidating around its yearly low – is it a good time to buy?

One of the things that always seems to be a little bit ironic to me about the markets is the way that fear tends to weave a web of intrigue and uncertainty under just about all conditions. That often means that when the market starts to correct, investors, analysts and economists don’t just look for […]

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Consumer Staples
Cyclically Defensive
Defensive Stocks
Dividends
Fibonacci Retracement
Food Products
Fundamental Analysis
Grocery
Supermarkets
Technical Analysis
US Economy
Value Investing
Value Stocks
Volatility

HRL might have found a downward trend bottom – is it a good bargain?

For more than two years – even before COVID-19 became a global pandemic that collapsed economic and social activity for most of 2020 and that continues to strain health care systems and keep pressure on a variety of economic forces – I’ve been writing about the wisdom in being very selective about the investments you […]

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Consumer Staples
Cyclically Defensive
Defensive Stocks
Dividends
Fibonacci Retracement
Food Products
Foodservice Market
Fundamental Analysis
Grocery
Supermarkets
Technical Analysis
Value Investing
Value Stocks

KR is down -20% this month. Is it a good time to buy?

Have you noticed that market media tends to focus on just a few segments of the market at a time, while at the same time pretty much dismissing all the others? I think at least part of the reason is that investors are always looking for the “next big thing” in the stock market to […]

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Cyclically Defensive
Defensive Stocks
Dividends
Electric Power
Fibonacci Retracement
Fundamental Analysis
Renewable Energy
Technical Analysis
Utilities
Utility
Value Stocks

Want to get defensive? AES might fit the bill

Over the last couple of weeks, the market has dropped off of its latest high, and really started picking up bearish momentum at the end of last week as investors turned their attention to the Fed’s monthly governor’s meeting and whether signs of increasing economic activity would mean that interest rates might finally start going […]

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Consumer Staples
COVID-19
Cyclically Defensive
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Dividends
Fibonacci Retracement
Fundamental Analysis
Health
Home Goods
Supermarkets
Technical Analysis
US Economy
Value Investing
Value Stocks
Wellness Products

PG is a dividend king and a great defensive play; is it also a good value?

One of the interesting trends that seems to inevitably come out of periods of economic uncertainty is investor rotation into “defensive” sectors, which usually includes Utilities, Consumer Staples and other pockets of the market that investors tend to think of as safe havens when market uncertainty is high. Another favorite topic analysts seem to like […]

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Consumer Staples
Cyclically Defensive
Defensive Stocks
Dividends
Fibonacci Retracement
Food Products
Fundamental Analysis
Grocery
Inflation
Supermarkets
Technical Analysis
US Economy
Value Investing
Value Stocks

Is CPB really as undervalued as it looks?

Throughout 2021, investors have increasingly been looking for reasons to look ahead – past the pandemic and to the day when we can finally say the whole thing is in the past. Many hoped that, with vaccinations becoming increasingly available, we would finally be able to stop talking about COVID-19 and its variants and start […]

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Biopharmaceuticals
Cyclically Defensive
Defensive Stocks
Dividends
Fibonacci Retracement
Fundamentals
Medical
Pharmaceuticals
Technical Analysis
US Economy
Value Investing
Value Stocks
Volatility

BMY’s improving fundamentals are a good reason to take its value proposition seriously

There is a lot of fundamental data that I rely on to help paint an overall picture about underlying strength of any stock I might consider using for a value-based investment. While some fundamental investors prefer to work with easy-to-reference, quick-glance data like earnings per share, I prefer to expand my view of a company’s […]

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