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Articles by Stephen Mauzy

5 Reasons Individual Investors Can Beat the Pros

I bristle when I read accounts – mostly from professionals with a monetary stake – that investing is too complicated for the non-professional. “Leave it to the pros,” they reason. “After all, you wouldn’t perform surgery on yourself.” No, I wouldn’t perform self-surgery, but I attend to health through nutrition and exercise, as every adult [...]

3 Value Dividend Stocks You Don’t Know Are High Yield

Investing surprises can be good or bad. The CEO negotiates a sale of the company at a 50% premium to the current market price is good. The CEO is arrested for falsifying financial statements and the share price drops 50% is bad. Surprises are rarely so euphoric or Draconian. They’re mostly pleasant or irritating. Discovering [...]

This One Cut Can Kill Your Investment Returns

As the dividend goes, so too goes the share price. For this reason, I’m attracted to quality dividend-growth stocks. Look no further than dividend-growth powerhouses ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), Altria (NYSE: MO), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ),and Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG). Every year this quartet increases its annual dividend, and over time their share prices [...]

Lessons From the Greatest Investor Ever (And It’s Not Buffett)

Most of the great “investor” wealth you see today (including Warren Buffett’s) is as attributable to the “business” of investing as it is to investing itself. A business is started to manage money. The business’ goal is to accumulate large sums of money to manage. A percentage fee is then earned on money under management; [...]


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