Since Christmas Eve, the price of Procter & Gamble stock has declined 8.5% from $93.89 to $85.90 to give the consumer giant a 3.00% yield for those contemplating buying the stock right now. That is something that catches my attention because, in the past 25 years, Procter & Gamble never had a year in which its dividend had an average yield of 3% or higher until 2010 (however, during the 2010-2015 stretch investors could have purchased Procter & Gamble with a 3% yield or better in each of those years).
Does Procter & Gamble yielding 3% indicate that the stock is worth buying, given its favorable dividend valuation compared to the past generation? … Read the rest of this article!
When I was reviewing an old Sears training manual from the
1980s, I encountered passage that was being used to train new salespeople. The
passage pointed out that every American has a fixed amount of discretionary
income, and it is up to the sales guy to capture as much as that “pie” as
possible by suggesting additional features, extended warranties, and various
From the customer’s perspective, encountering someone with such
a sales perspective is self-evidently awful because it means the ultimate objective
is not to provide you with what you need but rather to pry as much money out of
your wallet as possible. This can easily lead to a generalized … Read the rest of this article!