Dividend stocks update: For The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) shareholders, it was the happiest place on earth last week when the 90-year-old company announced its 58th consecutive dividend payment increase.
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Amid closing the third quarter and kicking off the fourth, last week's best stocks to buy revolved around the government shutdown, the looming debt ceiling deadline, and the hotly anticipated Twitter IPO.
September is historically the worst month for equities, but investors were mostly unscathed. The broad-based S&P 500 Index rose 3% in September and 4.7% in Q3. The Dow added 1.5% in the third quarter and is up 15.5% for the year.
As Q4 gets under way, many investors have retreated to avoid giving up gains, pulling $1.3 billion out of equity funds last week. Bond and commodity funds were also walloped with redemptions.
There’s no better way to capture maximum growth than with small-cap stocks, and this trio of tech companies look like terrific bargains right now. Read more...
If you're looking for new types of stocks to buy now to ramp up your portfolio yield, have you considered preferred stocks?
Preferred stocks ("preferreds") trade like regular stock but they are more like bonds in that they provide a higher fixed-dividend payment than their common stock counterparts and they generally have less upside potential.
They're called "preferred" because they have higher claim on the assets and earnings of the company.
Preferred stocks are an oft-overlooked option for snagging income in today's yield-challenged markets, but several preferred stocks in industries like banking, real estate and energy can bring stability to a portfolio. And preferred stocks that have been issued recently in this lower rate environment can provide better value.
If you can sell something for $4 here and $16 somewhere else, where would you sell it?
Well, the shale gas we're producing in North America has buyers in Asia willing to pay 4x the going price here. That spells a lot of opportunity for companies helping to get liquefied natural gas (LNG) across the Pacific.
See our top choices for this nascent boom here...
It's no secret America has been in the midst of a natural gas revolution.
The technological advancement of fracking is causing nothing less than a full on shale boom, opening up amazing new profit opportunities if you know how to invest in natural gas - which I'll get to later.
If you’re willing to consider these “turnaround” stocks to buy now, you could triple your money in a few years – at least. Here’s how. Read more...
Here are two stocks to buy that sit in the sweet spot of a dramatic change that has just started to sweep through in the U.S. trucking industry. Read more...
When looking for the best undervalued stocks to buy now, you can't just consider those that have lagged the broader market.
Many companies that are down for the year in what has been a strong stock market have declined for solid reason and the near and intermediate-term outlook is still weak.
While there is a tendency for these undervalued stocks to eventually revert to the mean, you can increase your odds of a successful contrarian investment by selecting those that are also cheap on one important valuation measure.
The recent selloff in metals has made some opportunities for investors to scoop up stocks to buy at record discounts, and it's not just in gold and silver-related plays.
Although it is not as heavily traded as the shinier metals or treated as a safe haven asset, copper has also been slipping.
Copper prices recently fell to a 17-month low as more efficient mining practices has increased supply and demand has slowed. According to the Bureau of Metal Statistics copper supply will top demand by 97,000 tons in 2013.
The rise in the dollar has also pressured prices as copper is priced and traded in dollars.
This has caused a price plunge in copper-related stocks, giving some huge upside potential.
In fact, this tumble may be creating a huge opportunity in a special situation stock that is owned by some of the world's most successful investors. It's a chance to own a company with large reserves of copper that are worth far more than the current stock price.
Defense industry spending cuts have caused investors to shun the stocks – but here’s one among our “stocks to buy” that could double in a year. Read more...
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Information technology companies have trailed broader market gains recently. Through Feb. 22, the infotech sector was only up 2% compared to a 6.6% rise in the S&P 500. But now there's a huge catalyst coming that makes these among the top stocks to buy. It has to do with Obamacare...