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Nov
22
John Murphy
BP PLC is Worth the Wait!
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Legendary investor Warren Buffett has done very well over the decades buying shares of blue chip companies such as American Express (NYSE: AXP) and Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) that were down in the short term due to temporary problems. That is a major reason why “The Oracle of Omaha” is worth of $50 billion! That is […]

Nov
14
Ida Hansen
The Big Cat Powers Ahead
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Many previous articles have focused on the appeal of Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), the world’s largest heavy equipment manufacturer. Caterpillar is up for the last week, month, and year of market action (chart below). It is a play on global growth.  China, India, Brazil, and other countries need the equipment and services from Caterpillar to develop […]

Nov
12
John Murphy
Bullish Week and Month for ConocoPhillips
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It has been a bear quarter for ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), a major oil company. Energy prices have been weak due to lesser demand and greater supply.  United States Oil (NYSE: USO), the exchange traded fund for oil, is down more than 18 percent for the last quarter of market action.  Over that same period, ConocoPhillips […]

Nov
6
John Murphy
Since the Republicans did Well, Buy Dividend Stocks!
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A previous article, “No Matter What Happens at the Polls, Buy Dividend Stocks,” laid out the case for buying stocks with strong dividend components, no matter which party did well in the mid-term elections in the United States on November 4, 2014. Well, the Republicans had a great night.  That makes the case for dividend […]

Oct
31
Tim Lambert
Bloomberg Report Bullish for Big Oil!
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Big Oil stocks such as BP PLC (NYSE: BP), Chevron (NYSE: CVX), ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), and others have not fared well in recent market action. ExxonMobil, the world’s largest oil and natural gas company, is down for the last quarter and six months of market action.  Chevron has fallen for the last month, quarter, and […]

Oct
30
Tim Lambert
Big Earnings from Big Oil as Shell Beats The Street!
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There is a reason that Royal Dutch Shell (RDS-A) is up for the week, but down for the last month, quarter, and six months of market action (chart below). Royal Dutch Shell just reported higher earnings for the third quarter. As a result, it is up more than 2.6 percent for the last week of […]

Oct
28
Tim Lambert
Will BHP Follow CAT?
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Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), the world’s largest equipment maker, has rebounded strongly due to better growth numbers from around the world. It would seem natural that would be happening soon with BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP), the largest natural resources company on the planet. But BHP Billiton is down for the last week, month, quarter, six months, […]

Oct
23
John Murphy
Buy Stocks for Growth, Value, and Income
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With the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA) down for the last quarter and six months of market action, it can be difficult to remain positive about stocks (chart below).  The performance of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (NYSE: SPY) makes it even more challeng to be bullish.  But as Warren Buffett, Shelby Davis, […]

Oct
17
Tim Lambert
Will Carl Icahn Turn Apple into a Safety Stock?
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There is no denying that uber investor Carl Icahn has been very, very good for the shareholders of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA) and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (NYSE: SPY) are down.  But Apple is up for the last quarter, six months, and year of market action […]

Oct
15
Ida Hansen
Embrace Dividend Aristocrats in Times of Turmoil
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It is certainly not news that both the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA) and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (NYSE: SPY) are off in recent market action.  There could be even more declines ahead: no one knows for sure, that is to be true.  What is known is the dividend history of Dividend […]