Stock Picks

Mattel

Turnaround situations can be a great place to find relatively low risk, high paying dividend stocks—and they’re usually a great value to boot.

Corrections Corp. of America

This REIT has paid dividends since 2012 and increased the dividend in each of the past three years.

Philip Morris

This non-cyclical consumer stock offers consistency and high dividends.

Cabot Wealth Advisory

Another Dire Stock Market Prediction: Whoopee!

By Paul Goodwin on April 29, 2016

McKinsey & Company is a big consulting firm—9,000 consultants and 2,000 researchers around the world—that companies hire when they need advice. I get research reports from McKinsey every once in a while, and they’re usually beautifully designed, well written and interesting in an abstract kind of way. The report that reached my email in-box on Thursday had the intriguing title: “Why investors may need to lower their sights.” (Note how the avoidance of Capital Letters makes things a little edgier; that’s the McKinsey Difference!) It took seven people to write this little piece of analysis, so you know it must contain really valuable information. Read More >

The One Thing You Can Do that Warren Buffett Can’t

By Paul Goodwin on April 28, 2016

Everybody (including me) loves Warren Buffett. He’s rich. He’s a major philanthropist who actively exhorts other rich people to give away their money. And he looks like an ideal grandfather ought to look: gray, smiling and enjoying life. But I do think Warren Buffett has a little bit of a regret, and it’s this ...Read More >

2 Strategies to Find Leading Value Stocks

By J. Royden Ward on April 26, 2016

The two strategies that I use to find consistent winning stocks involve evaluating sales and book value. I prefer sales and book value rather than earnings, because earnings fluctuate wildly and are often engineered, using an endless system of “adjustments.” Valuations based on sales or book values are more reliable when assessing the past, present and future prospects for companies.Read More >