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Oct
7
Tim Lambert
Health Insurance Expansion Increases Appeal of Wal-Mart
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Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) did not get to be the world’s biggest retailer by missing opportunities. It now sees one in health care; and is moving in a big way. That is the only way that a company with a market capitalization of around $250 billion moves.  As health care is the largest component of the […]

Aug
16
Ida Hansen
3 Reasons to Remain Bullish
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It is has been a rewarding bull market for those who bought stocks such as Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), and others during The Great Recession.   As to be expected, there is now increasing discussion of a correction that will take away much of the profits.  There are three reasons […]

Aug
2
Tim Lambert
Buy Stocks “Whenever You Have the Money”
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With the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA) and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (NYSE: SPY) falling, many are calling for a correction of 20 percent in the stock market.  At times like these it is wise to go back to the advice of Shelby Davis, a billionaire investor, when asked when was the […]

Jul
21
Tim Lambert
Coca-Cola Rises before Earnings
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There are many reasons why Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) is the largest holding of legendary investor Warren Buffett. Even though Buffett owns other Dividend Aristocrats such as ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), Coca-Cola is stands out in Buffett’s portfolio at Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A).  When Coca-Cola reports on Thursday, there will probably be result […]

Jul
18
Tim Lambert
Einstein Noah Group has Appeal for Growth, Value, and Income Investors
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Small caps are becoming particularly alluring with all of the comment about a market correction due to blue chips like Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), and Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) doing so well over the run of the bull market. Einstein Noah Group (NASDAQ: BAGL), a chain of bagel restaurants, is one such stock (chart […]

Jun
24
John Murphy
“Dividend Aristocrat” Royalty Continues to Outperform
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Many previous articles on this site have recommended Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), and Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) (chart below).  These are excellent investments for many different reasons.  The fact that Warren Buffett is a major shareholder all of three is certainly compelling.  So is the fact that all are royalty when it comes to […]

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 […]

May
30
Ida Hansen
Falling Economic Growth Shows Value of Dividend Aristocrats
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US economic growth was down 1 percent for the last quarter.  That is obviously bearish news for the American economy.  For investors, the role of the dividend becomes even more important.  As detailed in previous articles on this site, “Dividend Aristocrats” such as Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), and Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) become even […]

May
29
John Murphy
For Growth, Value, and Income Investors, There is Cott Corporation
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  Cott Corporation (NYSE: COT) is a small cap in the food sector that has a big presence like The Original SoupMan (OTC: SOUP). Both “punch above their weight class” is terms of market presence.  The Original SoupMan has the third highest brand awareness, behind only giants in the sector like Campbell Soup (NYSE: CPB) […]

May
28
Tim Lambert
Like Caterpillar, Wall-Mart is a Blue Chip that Rewards Long Term Investors
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  There is much to be written for investing in industry leaders such as Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), and Home Depot (NYSE: HD).  Recent articles have pointed out how well investors have done who have bought Caterpillar on the dips.  The same should take place with Home Depot.  It has certainly rewarded investors […]