Last week I wrote an article on Procter and Gamble Stock (PG Stock) explaining why I stay with big cap stocks like PG Stock. That article can be reviewed through this link.  While the stock market may appear to be filled with big cap stocks to choose from, many do not actually fit the criteria I lay out for my stocks. While Procter and Gamble does, a stock such as Citigroup does not. My article on Procter and Gamble Stock (PG Stock) touched a lot of investors and I received many emails with questions but one investor posted a question on the Disqus discussion. My answer touches on the basis of understanding the criteria I use for stock selection and I felt it would, perhaps, be of value to other investors to understand how I judge stocks and why I have been fortunate to avoid most stock collapses including Citigroup stock in 2008.

Let’s start with the investor’s questions and then look at the answers. My additions to his question are in brackets.

Investor Question On Why I Would Never Choose Citigroup Stock

“Thanks Teddi, for this great strategy discussion (on Procter and Gamble Stock (PG Stock)). But why is this (Procter and Gamble Stock) different from Big Cap Stock Citigroup Inc. (C) which dropped more than 90% from May 2007, and will be very hard to recover to any investor that sold puts, or (is still) hold(ing) shares (from) in 2007. From Eric”

The Criteria For Risking My Capital

The differences between Citigroup Stock and stocks like Procter and Gamble Stock are stark and obvious once you understand what to look at.

When comparing the criteria by which I select Procter and Gamble Stock, Johnson and Johnson Stock or even Coca Cola Stock versus Citigroup Stock, it becomes easy to understand the difference.

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