Horacio R. Marquez
Buy, Sell or Hold: Buying Into Brazil by Betting on Vale (NYSE: VALE)
On Oct. 27, 2008, I strongly recommended that Money Morning readers invest in the Brazilian stock market through the iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund (NYSE: EWZ).
It was a momentous decision. The U.S. economy and the global financial system seemed to be coming to a precipitous end.
The day before...
Buy, Sell or Hold: McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) Is Undervalued and Offers Exceptional Upside
I first recommended McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) to Money Morning readers on Feb. 23, 2009. A few weeks later the stock bottomed out at $50.44. It then took the turn that we expected and went on to rally some 28%, achieving a 52-week high of $64.78 by the end of the year. The stock is now consolidating at these levels, and, from a technical standpoint it...
Buy, Sell or Hold: General Mills Stock Has Shown Its Short-Term Value and Is Still a Long-Term Winner
On May 26, 2009, I recommended buying shares of General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS) stock. Investors who took my advice then would have paid about $52.61 for the stock, which is currently trading at $70.96 a share, resulting in a gain of about 35%.
The stock at the time had been neglected and offered a very compelling risk-reward situation, especially considering the market conditions. But the market often takes some time to recognize tremendous...
Buy, Sell or Hold: Ford Motor Co.'s (NYSE: F) Turnaround Could Put Investors on the Fast Track to Profit
Back on July 28, 2008, I recommended buying a speculative stake in Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F). The stock has more than doubled in value since then, and I believe it's positioned for even more gains.
Let me tell you why.
Investing in a company as it turns around from a highly distressed situation is one of the most profitable investments one can make.
Many billionaires, like
Buy Sell or Hold: The SPDR Gold Trust ETF Will Rally in 2010, as Recent Dollar Strengthening Loses Steam
Gold prices surged to a record high $1226.10 an ounce on Dec. 3, but have since retreated. Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar has been weak for many months, but shown signs of strength in the past week.
So what's next for the dollar and the price of commodities like gold?
In order to answer that question we must look at the factors that brought us here: loose monetary policy and government stimulus.
Buy, Sell or Hold: Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) Brings a Strong Business Model and 100 Years of Experience Into 2010
I know Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) very well. I live in the heart of big pharma country: Princeton, N.J. And I have been interacting regularly with many people in this industry, including all levels of the Johnson & Johnson management for years.
Johnson & Johnson is a company that my peer analysts and I have admired for decades. And this well-deserved admiration goes well beyond the financial community.
Let me tell you why.