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Oct
1
Ida Hansen
Is Carl Icahn Looking to Bite into McDonalds?
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McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD), the world’s largest restaurant chain, is up for the last week and month of market action on speculation that activist investor Carl Icahn will target the company (chart below). Icahn has done very well going after companies like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), so McDonald’s is certainly a tempting target. Investors like Icahn will […]

Aug
21
Tim Lambert
Big Oil Stocks Falling Means Big Dividends Rising
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There is no denying the investment appeal of Big Oil stocks such as BP PLC (NYSE: BP), Chevron (NYSE: CVX), and ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), among others. Many previous articles on this site have made that point. Big Oil stocks are starting to falling in recent market action.  ExxonMobil, the world’s largest oil and natural gas […]

Feb
19
Jonathan Yates
Is Apple now Just a Dividend Stock?
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It used to be that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) did not even pay a dividend. The thinking among management was that cash was better off going into researching and developing new products, or acquiring other companies. There was little consideration as to sharing the cash flow with shareholders in a dividend.  Like so many other high […]

Feb
5
Ida Hansen
Always Take Advantage of Corrections
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It is impossible to time the market, so investors should not worry about buying at the bottom.  What is profitable for the long term is to buy income stocks when the dividend yields reach a target point.  Dividend Aristocrat stocks like Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), and Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) are all off for […]

Jan
30
Ida Hansen
“Go Big or Go Home” does not Apply for Investing in Oil Stocks
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Many previous articles have reported on the value of having “Big Oil” stocks such as Chevron (NYSE: CVX) and Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A) in every portfolio.  The dividend income is robust.  All are positioned well to gain from global growth.  There is much to be said for all that publicly traded companies such as […]

Jan
28
Tim Lambert
Buy Caterpillar on The Dips
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    While Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) is up due to its earnings beating expectations, there is a good chance the stock price will dip in the future.  Even though Caterpillar is a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA) and the world’s largest heavy equipment maker, it has a high beta.  That means […]

Jan
12
Ida Hansen
Should you buy IBM, the Dog of the Dow?
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Warren Buffett has always avoided high tech stocks like Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Intel (NASDAQ: INTC). He had an opportunity to buy Intel at a very low price.  He is also very close friends and a bridge partner with Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft.  He did not understand the high technology industry and was […]