Best Dividend Stocks for July 2013

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]

3 High Yielding Insurance Stocks That May Be a Great Value Right Now

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]

$SAN Stock: Is this a Good Time to Buy Bank Stocks in Spain?

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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]

Does Freeport-McMoran’s ($FCX) Entry in the Energy Sector Make it an Attractive Stock?

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]

Cooper Tire ($CTB) – Attractive Long Term Investment

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.