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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
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 […]

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 […]

Aug
28
Ida Hansen
Buy McDonald’s for the Profit Margin and the Dividend
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McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) is down for the year (chart below). That should be looked upon as an opportunity to buy at a discount for long term investors.  The dividend yield, profit margin, and return-on-investment are all superior.  Over time, those should result in strong returns for the long term investor. McDonald’s has a profit margin […]

Jun
11
John Murphy
McDonald’s is Still Tasty for any Portfolio
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McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) is down for the last week and month of market action (chart below_. Like other blue chips such as ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), investors should look upon any dips in the share price of McDonald’s as an opportunity to accumulate a position at a discount.  As with WalMart and […]

Mar
12
Ida Hansen
Will Fast Food Recover?
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While the bull market is now five years old, fast food restaurant stocks such as McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD), Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), and The Wendy’s Group (NYSE: Wen) still have plenty of upside. What is most compelling about these stocks is the high return-on-equity. According to his biographer, Carol Loomis, this is the most important […]

Jan
24
Tim Lambert
Don’t Forget the Role of Dividends
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When asked when was the best time to buy stocks, legendary investor Shelby Davis would always reply,”Whenever you have the money.” With the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA) down 2.2 percent for 2014 after last year’s bull market, some investors are probably thinking about cashing in and taking profits.  While the allure of that […]