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Charles (Chuck) C. Carnevale is the creator of F.A.S.T. Graphs™. Chuck is also co-founder of an investment management firm. He has been working in the securities industry since 1970: he has been a partner with a private NYSE member firm, the President of a NASD firm, Vice President and Regional Marketing Director for a major AMEX listed company, and an Associate Vice President and Investment Consulting Services Coordinator for a major NYSE member firm. Prior to forming his own investment firm, he was a partner in a 30-year-old established registered investment advisory in Tampa, Florida. Chuck holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from the University of Tampa. Chuck is a sought-after public speaker who is ...More very passionate about spreading the critical message of prudence in money management. Chuck is a Veteran of the Vietnam War and was awarded both the Bronze Star and the Vietnam Honor Medal.

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Stocks for 2014: Something for Everyone: Part 1

Stocks for 2014: Something for Everyone: Part 1

Finance

Introduction My biggest pet peeve regarding common stock investing is how so many people have a tendency to over-generalize this asset class.  Commonly held beliefs such as investing in stocks... read more

How I Explain Amazon’s Stock Performance

How I Explain Amazon’s Stock Performance

Finance

Introduction Amazon (AMZN) is a stock that seems to defy conventional wisdom about how a stock is, or should be, valued.  Fundamental investors, like yours truly, recognize and respect the... read more

Trying To Beat The Market Is A Fool’s Errand

Trying To Beat The Market Is A Fool’s Errand

Finance

Introduction Proponents of indexing as the best investment strategy seemed to take great delight in reporting how the vast majority of professionally managed portfolios (mutual funds, separately managed accounts, hedge... read more

Calculating A Stock’s Fair Value Based On Future Growth Expectations: Part 2A

Calculating A Stock’s Fair Value Based On Future Growth Expectations: Part 2A

Finance

Introduction In part one of this two-part series I focused primarily on calculating the intrinsic value of a common stock based on an analysis and review of historical information and... read more

Invest In Stocks With A Margin of Safety To Reduce Risk And Enhance Returns

Invest In Stocks With A Margin of Safety To Reduce Risk And Enhance Returns

Finance

Introduction Of all of the many sound investing principles that legendary teacher and investor Ben Graham put forward, he believed that his concept of “margin of safety” was the most... read more

Improve The Productivity Of Your Dividend Growth Portfolio With Technology

Improve The Productivity Of Your Dividend Growth Portfolio With Technology

Finance

Introduction and General Observations of the Information Technology Sector Dividend growth investors seeking quality dividend growth stocks to fund their retirement portfolios have not historically looked to the Information Technology... read more

Are Blue-Chip Consumer Staples Worth Today’s Premium Valuations?

Are Blue-Chip Consumer Staples Worth Today’s Premium Valuations?

Finance

Introduction to the Consumer Staples Sector The Consumer Staples sector consists of companies that provide essential products.  In other words, Consumer Staples are products that people cannot or are unwilling... read more

Beware Of The Valuations On The Best Consumer Discretionary Dividend Growth Stocks

Beware Of The Valuations On The Best Consumer Discretionary Dividend Growth Stocks

Consumer Marketing

Introduction to the Consumer Discretionary Sector The Consumer Discretionary sector consists of businesses that sell nonessential, and therefore, discretionary goods and services. Companies in this sector include retailers, media companies,... read more

The Industrial Sector Offers A Lot Of Value, Dividend Growth and Income

The Industrial Sector Offers A Lot Of Value, Dividend Growth and Income

Finance

Introduction to the Industrial Sector The Industrial sector is primarily comprised of companies that produce goods used in construction and manufacturing.  Some of the key subsectors include aerospace and defense,... read more

Finding Value In The Materials Sector is a Material Thing

Finding Value In The Materials Sector is a Material Thing

Finance

This is the third in a series of articles designed to find value in today’s stock market environment.  However, it is the second of 10 articles covering the 10 major... read more

Finding Great Value In The Energy Sector

Finding Great Value In The Energy Sector

Finance

This will be the second in a series of articles designed to find value in today’s stock market environment.  However, it will be the first of 10 articles covering the... read more

Searching For Value And Finding It In Today’s Market - Sector By Sector

Searching For Value And Finding It In Today’s Market – Sector By Sector

Finance

Introduction “I think the market is overvalued now,” is a common refrain that I’m hearing from most of the individual investors I have recently been coming in contact with.  Consequently,... read more

Own These World’s Leading Brands And Never Fear A Recession Again

Own These World’s Leading Brands And Never Fear A Recession Again

Finance

Introduction – The Volatility Is Risk Myth If you were to take the essence of most people’s beliefs and understanding about investing in common stocks, or the stock market for... read more

This Is What Real Bubbles Look Like

This Is What Real Bubbles Look Like

Finance

With the stock market currently doing so well, numerous articles are popping up playing the bubble card.  Personally, I don’t believe we are anywhere near bubble levels for equities, at... read more

General Electric Looks Like It’s Becoming The Shareholder-Friendly Company It Once Was

General Electric Looks Like It’s Becoming The Shareholder-Friendly Company It Once Was

Finance

General Electric (GE) was once revered as one of the bluest of all blue-chip companies in the world.  During its glory days, GE was respected as an industrial conglomerate that... read more