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Mar
19
John Murphy
Dividend Growth from Utilities is for those Concerned about the Bull Market Ending
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While a bull market in stocks can go on longer than the 5 years for the current one, it is understandable that many are concerned that there is due a pullback. That has certainly not impeded the recent performance of stocks, though, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA) is up more than four […]

Mar
18
Tim Lambert
Bearish News from China Focuses Attention on Natural Resources Sector
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As the recent economic numbers from China have been down, so have the stock prices for BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP), Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO), Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU), and others in the natural resources.  There certainly is no mystery why: China is the biggest consumer of copper, coal, iron ore, and many other commodities.  Those […]

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 […]

Mar
4
Ida Hansen
Ukraine in the Short Term, Economic Growth for the Long Term
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Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine has oil and natural prices rising in the short term.  In the long term, it will be from increasing global economic demand due to growth around the world.  For investors, there are a wide range of selections in the oil and natural gas industry from companies of all sizes such […]