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Jul
1
Tim Lambert
Joy Machinery has the Appeal of Catepillar
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Many previous articles on this site have touted Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT) due to its appeal to growth, value, and income investors.  The same is true for Joy Global (NYSE: JOY).  Like Caterpillar, Joy Global is in the heavy equipment industry. Like Caterpillar, it has done very well in recent market action (chart below). Due […]

Jun
26
Ida Hansen
Falling Gross Domestic Product in US Highlights Appeal of Big Oil
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The gross domestic product for the United States was just restated so that it actually fell by 2.9 percent.  It may seem odd to tout oil and natural gas stocks such as ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), Chevron (NYSE: CVX), BP (NYSE: BP), and others in that group, but that is exactly what is needed in the […]

Jun
19
Ida Hansen
Oil at Nine Month High Shows Appeal of Big Oil Stocks
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Crude oil is at a nine-month high due to the hostilities in Iraq. Securities in the sector such as United States Oil (NYSE: USO), ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), and BP PLC (NYSE: BP) are surging.  While the short term performance by Big Oil stocks has been bullish, so is the long term outlook.  Many previous articles […]

Jun
12
Ida Hansen
Food Stocks are Appetizing
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For long term investors, food stocks such as Kraft Foods (NASDAQ: KRFT), Kellogg (NYSE: K), Hershey (NYSE: HSY), Campbell Soup (NYSE: CPB), and The Original SoupMan (OTC: SOUP) are very tasting.  Many have done well in recent market action, such as Kraft Foods (chart below). Food stocks are inherently stable. There is much to be […]

Jun
10
Tim Lambert
Like Big Oil, Big Chemical has Much to Offer Investors
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Big Chemical stocks like The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and Dupont (NYSE: DD) have a great deal to offer investors, much like Big Oil stocks such as ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and Chevron (NYSE: CVX). Like Big Oil companies, Big Chemical firms are positioned well to prosper from growth around the world. Earnings per share […]

May
13
Tim Lambert
How are Buffett’s Dividend Aristocrats Doing?
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    Many previous articles on this site have emphasized the value of buying “Dividend Aristocrat” stocks and following legendary Warren Buffett, who many consider to be the best ever.  Investors will do well following those two directions in buying stocks.  It is difficult to argue with the results of either. When both combine, it […]

May
12
Ida Hansen
Will Health Insurance Stocks Continue to Do Well?
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Even though many feel that health care reform harms health insurance stocks, that is certainly not the opinion of Wall Street based on the performance of UnitedhealthGroup (NYSE: UNG), Cigna (NYSE: CI), and WellPoint (NYSE: WLP). All are up substantially since The Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare became the law of the land. UnitedhealthGroup is […]

May
2
Tim Lambert
3 Reasons to buy REITs rather than Real Estate
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  Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are publicly traded companies that invest in real estate.  REITs come in many types, ranging from those owning apartment buildings to prisons.  For investors, REITs offer an ideal way to profit from the real estate industry.  Overall, there are three main reasons to own REITs rather than the actual […]

Apr
10
Ida Hansen
Medicare Data is Bullish for Pharmaceutical Industry
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  After 35 years information has finally been released about what medical doctors are paid by the United States Government for the Medicare program. The American Medical Association has long opposed having this data being released.  But a court order finally compelled it.  The release of the data is very bullish for the drug industry, […]

Mar
21
Tim Lambert
Get Ready to Roll with Resources Stocks
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The rally in natural resource stocks should catch the attention of all investors. SPDR Gold Shares, (NYSE: GLD), the exchange traded fund for gold, is up more than 10 percent for 2014 (chart below).  United States Natural Gas, (NYSE: UNG), the exchange traded fund for natural gas, has risen more than 17 percent for 2014. […]