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Nov
25
Tim Lambert
Half-Decade Bull Market has Johnson & Johnson Going Strong
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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), the drug and consumer product maker, is a classic blue chip that all should all have in their portfolio, That is shown in that more than two-thirds of the stock is owned by institutional investors such as mutual funds, pensions groups, and others. It is always a bullish when institutional […]

Nov
21
Ida Hansen
Is it Time to Shift to Small Caps?
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It is hardly news that there has been a bull market for equities since March 2009. There have been a few dips along the way, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA) and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (NYSE: SPY) continue to perform well.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up for the […]

Nov
17
John Murphy
Wal-Mart is a Holiday Gift for Long Term Investors
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With the holiday shopping season approaching, so is the peak sales period for retail companies such as Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT). The largest retailer in the world, Wal-Mart has been a very pleasant gift to long term investors. The fact that legendary investor Warren Buffett is a major shareholder Wal-Mart manifests its appeal.  It has many […]

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 […]

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
13
Tim Lambert
Near 52-week Low, Royal Dutch Shell is Appealing for Long Term Investors
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There is much to be said for buying the biggest and the best in a sector like ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), the world’s biggest oil and natural gas company. There are also many reasons to buy the second biggest in a sector, especially when it is a Big Oil firm like Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A). […]

Oct
10
John Murphy
Are Dividend Aristocrats Owned by Buffett best for the Long Term?
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The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (NYSE: SPY) is down three weeks in a row.  For some, that is a sign of a bear market looming.  The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index is now off for the last week, month, and quarter of market action (chart below).  A bullish sign, though, is that legendary investor […]

Oct
9
Ida Hansen
If BHP Billiton has Bullish Outlook, is Caterpillar a Buy?
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A recent article on this site reviewed the bullish outlook recently issued by BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP), the world’s largest natural resources company. BHP Billiton depends a great deal on China.  From its positive forecast, BHP Billiton obviously is bullish on the future for China.  That makes sense as there are many reasons to feel […]

Oct
8
Tim Lambert
BHP Billiton has Positive Outlook that is Bullish for Long Term Investors
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For long term investors, the positive outlook recently issued by BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) is very bullish news. BHP BIlliton is the world’s largest natural resources company. In that capacity, it has operations spanning the globe.  The better China does, the better it is for BHP BIlliton.  China gobbles up many of the industrial metals […]