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Sep
22
John Murphy
Will LTC Properties Make Your Portfolio Healthier?
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There are many ways to invest in real estate.  There are many ways to invest in the health care sector.  LTC Properties (NYSE: LTC) is a publicly traded company that offers a way to do both, along with booking a healthy dividend yield. LTC Properties is a real estate investment trust that invests in senior […]

Sep
16
Tim Lambert
Buy BHP if it Dips due to China Trading
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There are concerns that stocks such as BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) that serve as proxies for the Chinese economy could dip next month with Beijing allows for foreign trading on the Shanghai Exchange.  This results from concern that investors will prefer to buy shares of Chinese companies directly rather than companies such as BHP Billiton. […]

Sep
10
Ida Hansen
McDonald’s is at Year Low: Time to Bite?
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McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) is down for the last week, month, quarter, six months and year of market action (chart below).  While the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA) and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (NYSE: SPY) are up for 2014, McDonald’s is off by nearly 4 percent.  The stock of McDonald’s is now at […]

Jul
11
John Murphy
Time for Investors to Cross the Pond?
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The bull market is the United States has been good to investors with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA) and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (NYSE: SPY) surging to record levels.  Blue chips like Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) and ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), have done very well.  There are now concerns that a market correction […]

Jul
8
Tim Lambert
3 Reasons to Write Put Options on Caterpillar
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Many articles on this site have focused on the attributes of Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), the world’s largest heavy equipment maker, for growth, value, and income investors. There is much for those who seek to write covered put option writers to like about “The Big Cat.” Writing covered put options allows for the owner of a […]

Jul
3
Ida Hansen
Employment Report is Bullish for Big Oil
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There is a reason that legendary investor Warren Buffett owns shares of major oil firms such as ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), and Suncor Energy (NYSE: SU) (chart  below), among others. That was shown in the strong employment numbers just released by the United States Department of Labor. The United States just added 288,000 […]

Jul
2
Tim Lambert
3 Reasons to Remain Bullish
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With the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA) and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (NYSE: SPY) in record territory, there are concerns about a correction for the stock market.  While it is certainly true that blue chip stocks such as Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) and ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) (chart below) have done well, investors should […]

May
27
Ida Hansen
The Big Cat Keeps Moving in Top Gear!
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  Many previous articles on this site have been bullish about Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), the world’s largest heavy equipment make. There are many reasons for growth, value, and income investors to be positive about Caterpillar.  Those who have bought have been rewarded.  For 2014, Caterpillar is up about 16 percent (chart below).  For that same […]

May
5
Ida Hansen
Caterpillar keeps Plowing Ahead
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  Many previous articles on this site have extolled the appeal of Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) for growth, value, and income investors.  For those buying shares of The Big Cat, there have been rewards.  Caterpillar is now over $105, pretty much its year high.  The stock is up for the last week, month, quarter, six months, […]

Apr
24
Tim Lambert
Quadrant 4 Systems Soars at RedChip Global Online CEO Conference
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  Investors should endeavor to obtain as much information as possible about publicly traded companies as part of the due diligence process. Due to the Internet, there is more information available now than ever before.  That amount will only increase.  Part of investor education should entail following investor conferences like the RedChip Global Onliine CEO […]