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GT – great bargain, or just a cheap stock?

If you’ve been reading my daily posts for very long at all, you should be pretty used to seeing me evaluate companies throughout the market on the basis of both their fundamental strength as well as their value proposition. That’s because in the search for good investing opportunities, I’ve learned to rely on a few […]

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Electronics
Fibonacci Retracement
Fundamental Analysis
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Tech Stocks
Technical Analysis
Telecommunication
Value Investing
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PLT probably isn’t a good small-cap buy right now

A couple of decades ago, I was a young man, just getting my start in the stock market and anxious to learn everything I could. One of the many books I was referred to, and was informed should be required reading for anybody just getting started, was One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch. […]

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Economy
Fibonacci Retracement
Fundamental Analysis
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Materials
Risk
Technical Analysis
US Economy
Value Investing
Value Traps

Is HUN a good value at this level?

Since the beginning of 2018, the Materials sector has been one of the worst-performing sectors in the market. Despite an increase since the end of last year of a little more than 10%, the sector remains down more than 14% since January 2018. Concerns throughout the period about increasing commodity costs have been compounded more […]

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Consumer Staples
Defensive Stocks
Fibonacci Retracement
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Technical Analysis
Value Investing

Is CPB a useful value play?

Yesterday I highlighted General Mills (GIS) as a stock that could offer an interesting value proposition right now. The Consumer Staples sector is starting look like a market segment that smart investors should be paying attention to right now. The market has been moving nicely since the beginning of the year, but with indications that […]

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Consumer Discretionary
Discretionary
Dividends
Fundamental Analysis
Fundamentals
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Value Investing
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HRB offers a fat dividend and a big discount. Is the trap even bigger?

Consumer Discretionary stocks are interesting in any market conditions because so many of them are subject to cycles that don’t necessarily coincide with normal economic cycles. One of the sub-industries within the sector that I think fit this description is tax services. That is because, moving into the latter stages of winter towards spring, one […]

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Dividends
Energy Sector
Fundamental Analysis
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Oil
Risk
Technical Analysis
Valuations
Value Investing

Does VLO’s fat dividend justify its valuation?

When it comes to identifying stocks that might make useful investments, there are as many strategies as there are people. You can break these strategies into any different number of categories. I like to differentiate between strategies by thinking first about the amount of time I might actually plan to hold the stock in question, […]

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Apparel
Consumer Discretionary
Economy
Fundamental Analysis
Fundamentals
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Retailers
Risk
Technical Analysis
Valuations
Value Investing
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Where is the value price for KSS?

Watching the market bounce higher off of late-2018 drop that nearly pushed the major market indices to bear market levels means that it starts to get tempting to think that it’s a good time to start jumping back into stocks and get ready for the rally back to the next set of market highs. The […]

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Construction
Fundamental Analysis
Industrial Machinery
Industrial Sector
Industrials
InvestivDaily
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Tariffs
Trade War
Value Investing

Why is CAT underperforming its sector?

One of my favorite methods for paying attention to the broad market, and to track the ebb and flow of institutional interest is to pay attention to sector rotation. As economic data indicates one sector may be more favorably positioned than another, institutions like mutual funds and investment banks will often shift their assets into […]

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Defensive Stocks
Dividend Yields
InvestivDaily
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Trending Stocks
Valuations

Which of these 3 utility stocks are the best bet to beat the cold?

Sometimes natural phenomena imposes its will on the world with force. Hurricanes in the South or along the Eastern seaboard, tornadoes in the Midwest and massive snowfalls in the North during the winter months are all examples of times when Mother Nature demands attention from the world – even the stock market. At the beginning […]

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Defensive Stocks
Fundamental Analysis
InvestivDaily
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Technical Analysis
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Does a polar vortex mean you should pay more attention to stocks like DTE?

Sometimes natural phenomena imposes its will on the world with force. Hurricanes in the South or along the Eastern seaboard, tornadoes in the Midwest and massive snowfalls in the North during the winter months are all examples of times when Mother Nature demands attention from the world – even the stock market. At the beginning […]

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