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Best stocks to buy for the week ending Sept. 12, 2014: Last week for Money Morning Members, we highlighted 15 stocks – 10 of which are some of the best dividend stocks to own in 2015.
Four of our dividend recommendations hedge against upcoming rising interest rates – each promises to deliver both income and share-price gains to investors in the New Year. Another five are dividend-paying water stocks – a play on a "must have" commodity – that offer a yield of at least 2.6%. And our 10th dividend pick is one our chief investment strategist called "a real gem for investors" seeking dividend gains. In fact, early investors now own the stock for free – they've had the chance to receive more in dividends than they originally paid for the stock itself.
Our other five picks include an automotive play in China, three biotech penny stocks, and an investment our defense & tech expert recommends readers buy now – and never sell.
You can find all of last week's tips and recommendations here in our newest list of the best stocks to buy now.
Money Morning's Latest "Best Stocks to Buy" List
- There's a dividend stock with such an impressive track record that Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald named it "dividend royalty" last week. The Richmond, Va.-based company has proven market tenure and consistency. What's more, just a month ago it boosted its quarterly dividend 8.3% – the 48th increase in 45 years. "I cannot overstate the importance of reinvesting in high-yield dividend stocks like this one," Fitz-Gerald said. "That's not only key to building huge fortunes, but it's also one of the single most powerful investment wealth builders of all." Get this high-yield pick here.
Traffic in Shanghai, China
So far this year, Tesla stock (Nasdaq: TSLA) is up more than 70%, and its efforts to expand into China will propel it even higher. For instance, just on Aug. 29, TSLA stock hit a new high when the company announced it will install 500 charging stations in 120 Chinese cities. But there's another automotive industry play in China that makes TSLA's amazing 2014 share price growth seem modest by comparison. Since Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson recommended this Chinese auto e-commerce company on Feb. 4, shares have skyrocketed more than 150%. "This exciting stock isn't done yet, and I think you're going to make another 50% over the next couple of years," Robinson said…