Yesterday I listed 5 small stocks that pay good dividends and are excellent values. Today I list 5 more stocks for your consideration. If you want to review the screening criteria, it is the same as the previous list and you may want to go back and refresh your memory here. As was the case… [Read More]
We continue to favor small cap stocks with low to zero debt on the books. The following stocks also pay dividends and are priced at less than 90% of the book value. As it turns out, 3 of the following 5 are financial companies, insurance and regional banks, and while majority of these stocks have… [Read More]
In this period of low interest rates, investors have been chasing yield. Dividend stocks therefore have been in great demand. The best dividend stocks not only offer a great yield, the companies also have a history of responsibly managing the dividend payout and rewarding the shareholders with a consistently increasing dividend. The following 7 dividend… [Read More]
A well run insurance company generates a predictable cash flow with an appropriate level of risk management in place. Insurance stocks can therefore be a solid core holding for any portfolio. Picking insurance stocks that pay good dividends will help create a dividend based cash flow in your portfolio, that you can use to make… [Read More]
The Euro crisis hit Spain hard and Spanish bank stocks have understandably suffered. Now that the EU economy appears to have stabilized a bit, you may wonder if this is the right time to buy SAN or other Spanish banks. The Pain in Spain Spain followed a story line similar to United States. Cheap credit… [Read More]
Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold Inc (FCX) explores and mines mineral resources, primarily Copper, Gold and Molybdenum. Recently, the company has made moves to enter the energy market by acquiring Plains Exploration and Production Company and McMoran Exploration Company for $20 B combined, which gives it access to high quality US Oil and Natural Gas reserves…. [Read More]
Best dividend stocks for 2014 What are the best dividend stocks in the US in 2013? As an income investor, you look for dividend paying stocks with nice yield, but you also worry about whether the yield can be sustained. You look for stocks that can not only pay consistent dividends, but also have a… [Read More]
Before you worry that Autonomy sucked the wind out of HP’s sails, remember, HP does not even know where the ship is going. My recommendation? Keep avoiding the stock.
The automotive industry in the US has seen its ups and downs, and while it is resurging now, few years ago it was on life support. Many of the factors that were pulling the sector down, such as weak consumer demand, also affected the replacement tires market. Consumer’s were more likely to wait longer to replace their old tires, where possible. Cooper Tires is one of these tire companies that have seen worse days and is now rebounding with general improvement in the economy, and the economics of their business.
Why Agriculture Stocks will Outperform? The inflation in the food prices is set to continue globally. The demand is rising faster than the supply can keep pace and in 2007 and 2008 there were riots in 60 countries due to run up in the prices of corn, wheat and soybeans. There are many drivers behind… [Read More]