If small-company stocks offer the chance to get into businesses on the ground floor, and big blue chips offer world-beating stability, what do shares of midsize companies bring to the table? Historically, superior returns. Since 1980, the Russell Midcap index, which tracks U.S. stocks with $934 million to $34 billion in market capitalization (stock price times shares outstanding), returned 12.9%....More>>>
Our Top Pick for conservative growth in 2017 has more than 50% of the global volume in credit and debit cards, notes Doug Gerlach, editor of Investor Advisory Service.
Slower growth with an elevated P/E ratio held back Visa (V) last year. But with growth returning to Visa’s normal levels, we feel it is time to highlight its shares once again.
Visa’s high operating....More>>>
When 3G and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) got together to merge Kraft with Heinz to form Kraft Heinz (KHC), they argued that they could cut expenses to create a more efficient business. But if today’s earnings–which appeared, at least on the surface, to be pretty good–demonstrated anything, it’s that Kraft Heinz might be running out of synergies to juice....More>>>
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ACA Healthy Enrollee Bills Pound Aetna and Kaiser: Mark Farrah
Sicker people’s tendency to choose some health insurers’ individual plans over others is so strong, and so hard to predict, that some big health insurers are facing huge Affordable Care Act risk-adjustment....More>>>
If you have the choice between making a major purchase on a credit card or a personal loan, your first choice should be neither.
Your first choice – if you will not be able to pay back the purchase by the end of the month – should be cash. If you do not have the cash, then you should consider skipping the purchase until you have saved enough money.
William Patalon III
After reading our Private Briefing update on the growth strategy being employed by miner Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG), subscriber John P. sent me this note over the weekend:
“Good report on GG: I like this one a lot – it may go to $50.”
We’re glad when we deliver research and perspective that you folks find valuable.
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There have been several articles concerning Enterprise Products Partners, Inc. (NYSE:EPD) recently, which focus a lot on the technicals and the near-term performance of the company. In my view, it’s safe to completely ignore them, as they’re not something any investor taking a position in the pipeline and storage company should make....More>>>
■■We believe the consensus view of a Trump presidency translating into a blanket “stay clear of” investing in emerging markets is overly simplistic.
■■Our analysis of President Trump’s proposed policy of trade protectionism suggests that the impact on emerging markets is more nuanced – the vulnerability of these markets is....More>>>
The word “growth” is the central word in the phrase Dividend Growth Investing, yet DGI often gets a bad rap as a stodgy method of saving for retirement. I think this misperception arises from the fact that some proponents of the strategy (who may be more focused on income than returns) require a certain minimum yield threshold for their investments. This, in turn, screens many of the....More>>>
The picks below are part of Kiplingers Personal Finances annual Best List, a roundup of the best values in all the areas we cover from funds, stocks and ETFs to credit cards and bank accounts to cars, college, kid stuff, phone plans, travel and health. Discover all our Best List picks here.
Kiplinger’s Best List, 2016 Best Mutual Funds You Can Invest in for $125 or Less....More>>>