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Buy, Sell or Hold: Mine Profits From BHP Billiton

With BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE ADR: BHP), it’s a case of the strong getting stronger and possibly even running away from the pack. Back in 2001, BHP Ltd. and Billiton PLC merged to form BHP Billiton Ltd., the world’s leading diversified resources group. And it never looked back. Now, the lowest-cost natural-resources producer with the […]

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Buy, Sell or Hold: For a Defensive Stock, Wal-Mart Plays a Great Offense

In an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) Chief Executive Officer H. Lee Scott Jr. said the recession is changing consumer-buying habits. What Scott didn’t say is that Wal-Mart is perfectly positioned to capitalize on those changes. “The No.1 issue today is [consumers'] concern about their job," Scott […]

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Buy, Sell or Hold: Hewlett-Packard is Ready for Takeoff

There is no doubt that the global economic environment presents a very bleak outlook.  The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) last week announced that the U.S. economy has been in a recession since last December – a situation that appears to be getting worse, given that the economy lost half a million jobs lost […]

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Buy, Sell or Hold Insight: GM Remains a High Risk Profit Play – Even as it Files its Turnaround Plan Today

With America’s “Big Three” automakers all due to submit turnaround plans to Congress today (Tuesday) – a requirement if General Motor Corp. (GM), Ford Motor Co. (F), and Chrysler Corp., are to receive $25 billion in government loans – I couldn’t help but recall the moment eight years ago when I realized the U.S. auto […]

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Buy, Sell or Hold: Google Inc.

When – on August 22, 1851 – schooner-yacht America defeated 15 other yachts representing the Royal Yacht Squadron, racing around the Isle of Wight in England to win the renamed “America’s Cup,” Queen Victoria asked who was second.  The famous answer was: "Ah, Your Majesty, there is no second." Similarly, in the search-engine category, Google […]

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Buy, Sell or Hold: Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) used to rule its niche world and will continue to do so, with lots of room to grow. As Coldplay’s “I used to rule the world…” played softly on the outside stereo speakers of my sailboat “Southern Cross” as my family and I pleasantly glided by Execution Rock on a gorgeous […]

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Buy, Sell or Hold Update: Brazil ETF Rated as a “Buy” on Monday Has Now Posted a 31% Gain

From Money Morning Staff Reports The iShares MSCI Brazil Index (EWZ), an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that was the topic of the popular “Buy, Sell or Hold” feature on Monday, surged 9.9% yesterday (Thursday) and is now up 31% in the four days since Contributing Editor Horacio Marquez rated this ETF as a “Buy” in his column. […]

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Buy, Sell or Hold Update: Brazil ETF Featured Monday Soars as Much as 31% in Three Trading Days

By William Patalon III Executive Editor Money Morning/The Money Map Report The iShares MSCI Brazil Index (EWZ), an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that was the topic of the popular “Buy, Sell or Hold” feature on Monday, surged as much as 31% in the first three days of this week. The shares, which closed Friday at $29.94, […]

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Buy, Sell or Hold: iShares MSCI Brazil Index

Brazil’s economy has been given a second chance. And so have prospective investors. Brazil will use that second chance well – shouldn’t we? Although there are a number of ways to play this promising “BRIC” (Brazil, Russia, India and China) market, including some excellent companies, the best way to capitalize on Brazil’s terrific prospects is […]

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