The timeless investment strategy advocated by the world’s greatest investors is value investing followed by a buy-and-hold approach. In today’s world of instant gratification, many foolishly eschew the buy-and-hold approach. I believe that is a mistake, especially if you buy the right investment at the right price or value. I believe that BlackRock (NYSE: BLK), the world’s largest asset manager, meets all the requirements of a good more »
Founded in 1946, Tupperware became an independent public company on May 31, 1996, when shares of their common stock were distributed to shareholders of Pre-Mark International. Traditionally, Tupperware products were best known through their legendary airtight food storage products. However, these products didn’t sell very well at retail because consumers needed to understand how they worked before they would purchase them. This led to the Tupperware home demonstration more »
Over the past 50 years, Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) has grown into the world’s largest retailer. This powerful retail juggernaut reached its lofty status through a legacy of outperforming its peers. For example, the following excerpts from a report by Talkbusiness.net on July 2, 2012, shows how Wal-Mart prospers even while its competitors suffer:
“According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics since 2005, Wal-Mart’s US employee count is more »
Chemed Corp. (NYSE: CHE) combines two completely unrelated businesses into a very profitable enterprise. Approximately 70% to 75% of their business is VITAS Healthcare Corporation, the nation’s largest provider of end-of-life hospice care services. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, VITAS serves patients through hospice programs in major metropolitan markets in 12 states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Their second wholly-owned subsidiary more »
Once thought of as the stodgy old blue-chip mainframe computer company, International Business Machines Corp (NYSE: IBM) has remarkably reinvented itself numerous times over the past two decades. Consequently, as I will soon show, IBM has produced one of the most consistent operating records of any technology company. I believe that IBM has achieved this remarkable record through the understanding that technological advancement is increasing exponentially, and therefore, to remain more »
Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) is one of the most recognized worldwide Brands of heavy construction equipment required to develop the world’s infrastructure needs. However, what many do not know is that Caterpillar’s deep product line goes far beyond the bulldozer that they are known for. The following description taken directly from their website nicely summarizes this leader in heavy construction equipment:
“For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has more »
When I’m looking for growth, I screen for companies with historical track records of earnings growth of 15% to 20% or better. In truth and practicality, companies capable of generating that kind of growth are very rare. Moreover, to find one with an attractive and growing dividend yield is rarer still. Yet, there is one company that meets all the qualities I’ve discussed thus far, and best of all, I believe it is currently on sale. The company is Quality Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII), a leader in offering electronic health records to medical practices and hospitals throughout the United States.