Best Stocks To Buy For 2013: Dividend

[ June 28, 2015 | Author: Admin | Views: 46349 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Popular Posts: 5 Broad Ways to Play the Upcoming Commodities Rally5 Stocks to Profit From Mexicos Oily BonanzaEPA Tosses Refiners a Major Biofuels Win Recent Posts: Big Oil Stocks – Will SLB & HAL Earnings Impress? 5 Broad Ways to Play the Upcoming Commodities Rally EPA Tosses Refiners a Major Biofuels Win View All Posts With fracking and advanced drilling techniques becoming the norm — both onshore and off — the firms that do all of that heavy lifting are set to win big over the longer term. And there are none bigger than Halliburton (HAL) and Schlumberger (SLB). Both remain the undisputed kingpins of fracking and oil services. Top Oil Service Companies To Buy For 2016: Seadrill Limited(SDRL) Seadrill Limited, an offshore drilling contractor, provides offshore drilling services to the oil and gas industries worldwide. It also offers platform drilling, well intervention, and engineering services. As of March 31, … Continue reading

[ May 26, 2015 | Author: Admin | Views: 97414 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1902 novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes famously pointed to the dog that did not bark. A modern Sherlock, looking for clues about the future of the stock market, might examine the positive trends that don’t make the front page. Specifically, while the whole world is transfixed by the Dogs of War, barking their views about Syria this week, it might pay dividends to listen to the older mutts that are no longer barking – yesterday’s biggest fears that suddenly fell silent. In particular, whatever happened to the major headlines (and excuses) for the stock market’s corrections over the last four years? For instance, we endured three straight Greek crises in May of 2010, 2011 and 2012, but the Greek dog did not bark in 2013. In addition, we endured eurozone crises in Italy, Spain and Portugal preceded by terrible financial crises in … Continue reading

[ May 15, 2015 | Author: Admin | Views: 46522 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

In March 2014, two of Chinas largest steel makers, Shanxi Haixin Iron and Steel Group Co. Ltd., and Haixin Steel defaulted on their bank loans. According to Caixin, a Beijing online news agency, the steel industry as a whole may default on $241 billion in loans obtained from the Chinese government. Also in March, solar panel manufacturer Chaori Solar defaulted on bond interest payments totaling $160 million. Apparently ending their tradition of state-sponsored bailouts, the Chinese government allowed these companies to default. As the Chinese economy slows down, investors can profit by shorting a long ETF that holds Chinese stocks in major industries. The iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI) has a market cap of $5.12 billion and is among the most heavily traded ETFs. The ETF concentrates its holdings in financial services, communication services and technology. The SPDR China ETF (GXC) is another large-cap ETF that is heavily invested in … Continue reading

[ March 21, 2015 | Author: Admin | Views: 44478 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

My top idea for conservative, income-oriented investors in the coming year is a closed-end fund that invests in public and privately-held companies doing work in the life sciences arena, writes Nate Pile of Nate’s Notes. The life sciences industry includes stocks in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, managed healthcare and medical equipment, and healthcare information technology and services. This recommended fundHambrecht & Quist Life Sciences Fund (HQL)was also our top pick last year, and the fund rose 44% in 2013. In addition to rising in value, the fund has a dividend policy of paying out 2% of its net asset value of each quarter. By choosing to take this payout in the form of a dividend reinvestment, rather than cash, investors have done very well for themselves as they’ve watched, both the size of their holdings, and the share price itself, increase as the years have rolled by. To be sure, you … Continue reading

[ March 8, 2015 | Author: Admin | Views: 11364 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Our buyback-based portfolio is up 121.46% since inception in 2000 versus a gain of 23.96% in the S&P 500 over the same time frame; here’s a look at the latest addition to this model portfolio, writes David Fried, editor of The Buyback Letter. People’s United Financial (PBCT) is the bank holding company for People’s United Bank, which provides commercial banking, retail and business banking, and wealth management services to individual, corporate, and municipal customers. People’s United Bank is a community-based, regional bank in the Northeast US, with 410 locations and some $33 billion in assets. Assets managed and administered, which are not reported as assets of the bank, totaled $16 billion in 2013. It has a market cap of $4.2 billion. Analysts praise the company’s strengths in several areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit … Continue reading