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Warren Buffett’s Top 5 Dividend-Paying Stocks for 2015

By Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Invest Like a Billionaire
To find the best dividend-paying stocks in 2015, it might be a good idea to see what the 20th century’s greatest investor is holding…
Warren Buffett: World’s Wealthiest Investor
Forbes… Read More just released its 2015 ranking of the world’s wealthiest 500 people. For Wall Street, the most interesting ones are those investors who have figured out the Street. At #85 is Abigail Johnson ($13.4 billion); #31 is Carl Icahn ($23.5 billion); and #29 is George Soros ($24.2 billion).

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.
If you had purchased Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)… Read More stocks in mid-2011, for example, your simple return to date would have been somewhere around 50%.

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. The company’s two businesses, food/snacks and beverages, produced modest single-digit growth in consolidated sales…. Read More

The Stocks to Watch as Small-Caps Stall

By Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stocks to Watch as Small-Caps StallDespite the choppy trading action before the end of the third quarter, a lot of the market’s best stocks are still ticking higher. And the positive trading action remains especially prevalent with large-caps and dividend-paying blue chips.
Big investors want earnings reliability and dividend income in a slow-growth environment. It’s a trend that began with the stock market’s breakout at the beginning of 2013 and it still has legs right into next year…. Read More

Eight Stocks to Beat the Street

By Friday, September 5, 2014

How Investors Can Beat the StreetCountless stocks are pushing new highs and a lot of them are still blue chips. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is lagging the other indices this year, but this is not unusual.
The fact that many blue chips are still slogging higher is further indication of a bull market, despite all the shocks, risks, and the fact that stocks haven’t experienced a real correction for a number of years now.
PepsiCo, Inc…. Read More

Where You Can Find Value in Stocks Right Now

By Wednesday, September 3, 2014

These Stocks Offering Best Value in Current Stock MarketAs incredible as it may be, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG) recently spiked above $600.00 a share and is now closing in on $700.00. This position could no doubt benefit from a share split.
The stock is trading with a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of approximately 40, and the company’s earnings estimates for this fiscal year and next continue to tick higher.
A more aggressive portfolio of stocks is typically well served by exposure to the restaurant sector…. Read More

The Boring Stock That Pays, Pays, and Pays

By Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Boring Stock That PaysTop wealth creators don’t have to be the fastest-growing companies. In an environment where institutional investors are buying earnings safety and dividend income, consistency and reliability are top financial attributes.
And there actually aren’t a lot of companies able to provide consistency in business growth, especially among mature enterprises that throw off excess cash in the form of dividends.
One company that has proven to do so is Airgas, Inc. (ARG) out of Radnor, Pennsylvania…. Read More

What Sets This Company Above the Rest

By Monday, August 25, 2014

Old Stock Is Worth Your TimeThere are lots of companies that are one-time wonders. They experience explosive growth (or the expectation of it), plateau, and very often collapse on the weight of an overly aggressive business plan.
The marketplace is full of these types of businesses, but what’s not in great supply is a business that provides consistency—both in terms of operational growth and investment return to stockholders.
One business that falls into the category of consistent growers is The Toro Company (TTC)…. Read More

One Industry That’s Holding Up the Rest

By Friday, August 22, 2014

Resilient Industry the Reason the Market’s Still UpThe resilience of this stock market is uncanny. Just when transportation stocks, a leading market sector at any time, took a well-deserved break, components turned upward and are once again pushing record highs.
Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) is a benchmark stock in transportation. It’s up fivefold since the stock market low in 2009 and looks to have continued upward price momentum.
This is an exceptional performance for such a mature, old economy type of enterprise…. Read More

Top Opportunity in Mobile Market Lies in China

By Friday, August 15, 2014

China Mobile Leading the Mobile Growth PackThe Chinese economy is showing signs of stalling, but there are numerous areas that continue to show decent growth metrics, including automobiles and mobile phones.
Now, if you think AT&T Inc. (NYSE/T) or Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE/VZ) are big, take a look at China Mobile Limited (NYSE/CHL). China Mobile is the largest mobile phone operator in China, with about 790 million subscribers as of June 30—that’s more than the entire population of Europe!… Read More

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