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4Q14 Earnings Season Uneventful; Five Stocks to Consider for Steady Return

By Wednesday, February 25, 2015

4Q14 Stock Summary4Q14 Stock Summary: Fourth-Quarter Earnings Season a Bore
We’re now in the lull between earnings seasons, and stocks will trade off economic news and geopolitical events.
Fourth-quarter earnings season was fairly uneventful. It seemed that investors basically ignored the results, unsure of whether to buy a market that’s already gone up.
There’s been continued strength among technology stocks, and the NASDAQ Composite recently broke out convincingly over 4,750, where it… Read More

These Dividend-Paying Stocks Your Best Bet Right Now?

By Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Dividend-Paying Stocks Your Best Bet Right NowThis is still a good environment in which to be a dividend investor. Strong cash balances, low capital costs, and continued unwillingness on the part of large corporations to make bold new investments makes rising dividends a reality in a slow-growth environment.
Top Companies Continuing to Increase Dividends
Countless brand-name corporations have been increasing their dividends over the last several years. And total returns with dividends reinvested provided stellar returns…. Read More

Off-the-Radar Company Delivering Attractive Earnings

By Monday, October 13, 2014

One Off-the-Radar Company with Attractive ResultsOn the day that the DOW, S&P 500, and NASDAQ Composite dropped two percent on global growth worries, once again, several companies reported very good numbers.
But investors are paying less attention to corporate results and more attention to economic news from around the world that suggests that the only mature economic engine running at any positive speed currently is the U.S. economy.
PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) had another good quarter…. Read More

Best Stocks Going Into 2015

By Monday, September 29, 2014

Stocks Going Into 2015A lot of good companies with solid investment prospects going into 2015 are pushing new highs in an otherwise trendless stock market before the end of another reporting period.
Market leaders have kept their momentum the last few years and are likely to keep doing so as earnings reliability and dividends keep investors buying.
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) continues to tick higher in this market. The position was $35.00 a share… Read More

Why a Full-Blown Market Correction Should Be Expected

By Friday, August 8, 2014

Investors Can't Overlook to Succeed in This MarketThe monetary environment is still highly favorable to stocks and should continue to be so well into 2015. However, while this market can handle higher interest rates, stocks can only advance in a higher interest rate environment if gross domestic product (GDP) growth is there to back it up.
Because of the capital gains over the last few years and the across-the-board record-highs in many indices, investment risk in stocks… Read More

Simple Wealth-Creating Strategy for Long-Term Investors

By Monday, July 14, 2014

Compounding Strategy Every Investor Should ConsiderAs a strong believer in the wealth-creating effects of large-cap, dividend paying stocks, I’m also an advocate of dividend reinvestment, which is the purchasing of a company’s shares using the cash dividends paid.
This can be done commission-free from your broker and/or through the company itself if it offers such a program.
Dividend reinvestment is a powerful wealth creator if you do not require the income paid out by a… Read More

Flight to Safety Rewarding These Top Stocks

By Friday, June 13, 2014

Investors' Flight to Safety Putting These Stocks on TopMy dad is earning a few percentage points on his fixed-income yields. Fortunately for him, that’s sufficient to live on when combined with his monthly pension and savings. He has no mortgage and lives a pretty normal, but somewhat frugal life.
In fact, Dad has always favored the fixed-income market for his investments as he doesn’t like risk. But for many Americans, the need for an ample flow of income… Read More

Why the Old Adage “Sell in May, Buy Back in October” Could Make Extra Sense This Year

By Friday, May 30, 2014

How to Make Use of Your Holdings if Stocks Drift SidewaysAfter some bouts of selling in May, the stock market appears to be edging higher again as we are at the end of the trading month today.
As I said in January, it will not be easy to make money this year, given the cuts in easy money flowing into the capital markets. The S&P 500 is leading the pack with a 3.46% gain as of Tuesday. If you annualized… Read More

Top Stocks Poised for More Gains in Slow-Growth Market?

By Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Best Stocks World Slow GrowthThe thing about large-cap investing—and most stock market investing, in general—is that periods of capital gains are often met with long periods of non-performance.
A great investment with a long history of making money for stockholders is Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). But even this blue chip pharmaceutical/consumer products company has experienced long periods with nearly no capital gains (1975 to 1985 and 2002 to 2012, in recent history).
Action in… Read More

What Makes This Confectionary So Attractive for Long-Term Investors

By Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Chocolate Better Investment Might ThinkIn my mind, portfolio safety and consistency of equity market returns are paramount. This is a basic portfolio management principle, and I like to see consistent earners as core positions in any equity market portfolio.
This doesn’t mean there isn’t room for more speculative stocks, but investing is different than risk-capital speculating.
Consistent earnings growers and dividend paying stocks should be the foundation of an equity market portfolio geared for… Read More

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