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4 Attractive Small-Cap Growth + Value Stocks You Have Never Heard Of

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Beat the "experts" by buying small-cap, undervalued, growing companies before the market takes notice. Here are 4 candidates from our screens.

Dividend Growth Stocks: 6 Big-Name Dividend Stocks Crushing The S&P 500

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Last year many dividend income oriented portfolios under-performed the S&P 500. The old adage that trees don't grow to the sky certainty holds true. Obviously, that is not to say that all dividend growth stocks have under-performed. If we look carefully we can find some gems that have performed quite well so far this year.

Dividend Growth Stocks: If Only I Had Known About These Dividend Stocks...

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At one time or another, we all have thought, 'If only knew this when I was younger.' I purchased my first dividend stock for income in 2003. Like many newly converted income investors, I was chasing yield. I quickly built a portfolio consisting of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and high yield, high risk stocks.

Sorted Weekly Tweets

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Rest of the World   Ghana Farms Miss Out on Oil-Fueled Middle Class Food Demand http://t.co/IwEsoXVy20 Middle classes introduce changes into societies $$ $SPY Dec 07, 2013 Are the Baltic Dry Index Telling Us to Expect a Stronger Economic Activity? http://t.co/aqnFaUuGkg Could be, but only in...

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Classic: Talking to Management, Part 5: Understanding Major Shifts

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Sometimes I think regulators are in over their heads.  They aren’t talented enough to run a company, but they think they can control the excesses of financial companies.  Then there’s the Fed.  They think they can control an entire economy through the weak policy lever of affecting the...

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Northamber: This is capitulation

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The loss-making IT distributor can’t seem to sell computers and accessories profitably. It’s shrinking and though it might be valuable even in a liquidation scenario, risks abound.
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What We're Reading ~ Analytical Links 9/25/13

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Notes from the Bloomberg Markets 50 summit [Reformed Broker]

Investing around Obamacare [The Big Picture]

The Buffett formula: how to get smarter [Farnam Street]

Charlie Munger: lessons from an investing giant [WSJ]

Thoughts on Blackberry endgame and Microsoft as a value trap [Aswath...

Where Is Venture Capital Investing Now & Why? Alpha Hedge West Conference

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Next up in our series of notes from the Alpha Hedge West Conference
is the panel on venture capitalists and where they're investing now and why.  It featured Chris Schultz (Operating Venture Capital), David Girouard (Upstart), Ari Levy (Bloomberg), Ron Suber (Prosper Marketplace), Pat Grady...

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Dividend Growth Stocks: 6 Dividend Growth Stocks With Very Little Debt

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The goal of dividend investing is to find and buy dividend growth stocks that will continue to raise their dividends. To pay and raise its dividend a company must generate sufficient free cash flow. However, it is not enough to just generate the cash, it has to be available for dividend payments.

Book Review: The Year Without Pants

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I debated whether to review this book or not.  But I have read the whole book, and I can tell you that it is a great book.  The internet has changed the terms of work for many, and for many programmers they can work where they like. The author has written many books, and he […]

Why Do I Keep Talking About The Same Companies All The Time?

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Dividend investing is so boring, it makes watching paint dry up look very exciting in comparison. You get to identify a few great quality companies, and then continuously try to purchase them at attractive valuations. Unfortunately, some of my readers are unhappy with the fact that I keep writing about the same stocks over and over. The point is that once I tell you how great Coca-Cola (KO)...

Dividend Growth Stocks: What Determines A Dividend Stock's Yield

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If income investing were as simple as picking the stock with the highest yield, everyone would be an expert. Most assume (rightfully so) that yield is heavily influenced by risk, but much more goes into determining yield. Below are several important factors that influence a stock's yield, along with some illustrative examples...

A long streak of dividend growth is an indication of a business with exceptional fundamentals

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In my dividend investing, I focus on mostly companies with long streaks of dividend increases. A company can only afford to build a long streak of consecutive dividend increases if it generated a growing stream of excess cash flows. A company that generates so much excess cash flows that it can not reasonably reinvest all of it into the business has possibly a high return on equity. Such a...

Update on Promoted Stocks

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Let’s trot out the promoted stock scoreboard: Ticker Date of Article Price @ Article Price @ 7/25/13 Decline Annualized Splits GTXO 5/27/2008 2.45 0.014 -99.4% -62.9% BONZ 10/22/2009 0.35 0.002 -99.3% -72.9% BONU 10/22/2009 0.89 0.007 -99.3% -72.2% UTOG 3/30/2011 1.55 0.001 -99.9% -95.3% OBJE...

Ben Graham Did Not Give Up on Value Investing in Theory

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Hi David, Love the blog. I am an MBA student and obsessed with the value investing philosophy. There are two points that  could use clarification. There are so many value investors today, does that mitigate potential rewards? Does value investor competition create less value? Towards the end of...

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