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Microsoft: Reaching For Infinity And Beyond

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is one of the most well-known companies in the entire world. In a perpetual race against Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) for “Most Valuable Company,” Microsoft has been able to make a name for itself over the past 44 years based on its product line and its openness to growth and innovation.As a […]

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3 Rules For Using Margin Safely And Profitably

As I explained in my portfolio update 63, I’m now focused on paying down margin and thus won’t be buying stocks in my real money portfolio for the foreseeable future.However, I did recently sell three high-risk stocks since I’ve decided to follow a more DVDGP style (low-risk) approach. Those sales included Uniti Group (UNIT) and […]

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AT&T’s Growth Machine

One of the largest and most pervasive publicly-traded companies in the US today is undoubtedly AT&T (T). Normally seen through the public eye as a provider of cellphone and related services, the company is actually incredibly large, diverse, and complex. Due to the nature of the firm and how big it has grown to be over the […]

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How To Get High Growth With Half The Risk

A vast majority of our articles are based on conservative or income-oriented strategies mostly focused on retirees, near-retirees, or folks who are within 10-20 years of their retirement. This article is a bit of an outlier and focused on investing in fast-growing companies. However, rather than focusing on fast-growing companies or stocks, we recommend investing […]

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Growing Caution In Individual Investors

Sentiment pulled back slightly this week but has maintained a fairly optimistic attitude as seen through the weekly AAII survey data. Bullish sentiment fell to 35.1% from a recent high of 39.87% last week. While that is below the historical average, it is well off of the lows of the past few months as markets […]

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Cisco Systems Impresses

Free cash flow cow and technology giant Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) just reported earnings for the second quarter of its 2019 fiscal year that clearly caught the attention of Wall Street, with the market bidding its shares up by almost 2% on Thursday. Decent sales growth combined with rising gross and operating margins indicates Cisco […]

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Just How Bad Was Coca-Cola’s Quarter?

It’s never fun when you wake up, check out the market, and see one of your holdings down big. That’s especially the case when it’s one of your defensive holdings. Names like Coca-Cola (KO) are supposed to be boring, right? They’re supposed to be predictable and reliable, offering slow but steady growth and a safe […]

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Dividend Cut, What Do I Do?

SummaryA dividend cut is the worst things that could happen to a dividend investor.If the dividend cut surprises the market, the stock drop will be immediate.I always prefer to remain cautious and never invest more than 20-25% of my portfolio in a single sector.A dividend cut is the worst things that could happen to a […]

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Tesla Model 3 Drives Off The Demand Cliff

SummaryDeliveries of Tesla Model 3 sedans fell badly in January. Big job cuts to Tesla’s delivery team in the US suggest the slump is far from a one-off.Deliveries have started in Europe, while vehicles also are being shipped to China.Demand in Europe has so far come in below expectations. Reports indicate extremely low Chinese demand.With […]

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Dividend Growth Investing, Or Quality Growth Investing

SummaryThe hunt for dazzling dividends can blind you from opportunities to own truly exceptional businesses.Why not focus on improving the business quality of my portfolio companies, even if that means foregoing dividend income and trading low PE ratio stocks for high PE ratio stocks?I am carving back exposure to OHI and WPC to allocate more […]

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