Best Stocks To Buy For 2013: Cheap

[ April 19, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 68123 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

U.S. stock markets are primed for big losses today following declines in both Asia and Europe. As of 7:15 a.m. EDT, futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) suggest that the index will fall 0.86% at the open, while the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC  ) may open 0.95% lower. The Shanghai Composite dropped an incredible 5.3% today as high interbank rates made investors fear a liquidity crunch in the world’s second-largest economy. Goldman Sachs also lowered its growth expectations for China from 7.8% to 7.4% in 2013 and from 8.4% to 7.7% in 2014. China has been one of the few economies growing more than a nominal amount over the past five years, so slower growth would have a negative impact on economies worldwide. Europe is feeling the pressure from China, and all European stock markets are down 1% or more as of 8:10 a.m. EDT. But not everything … Continue reading

[ March 8, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 13144 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Last week was a great week to be a dividend investor. Not only did two of my top stocks declare fresh dividends, but both companies also raised those payouts. The ability to enjoy a rising dividend is one reason why I much prefer the income from my dividend stocks than the fixed rate I could be earning on a bond. But not all dividend-paying stocks are equal. Some companies pay unsustainably high dividends, which is why it is important to double check the company’s ability to actually pay its dividend, even if a raise would suggest investors have nothing to fear. With that in mind, let’s drill down a bit deeper into the two companies that just gave me a raise. A gushing of income growthOil and gas production company, ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP  ) , announced that it was providing investors with a 4.5% raise this week. The company’s CEO, Ryan … Continue reading

[ December 30, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 30631 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

The major U.S. indices had another record-breaking week last week, driven to new highs by stronger-than-expected earnings by many blue chip names. While the U.S. unemployment rate reached a four-year low at 7.4% and factory activity rose to a 2-year high of 55.4, the lackluster labor force participation rate of 63.4% has caused concern among investors. These metrics prompted the Federal Reserve to issue a statement making it clear the U.S. still has a long way to go. International indices moved largely higher on the positive U.S. data and improvements in eurozone economic figures. Britains FTSE 100 rose 1.34%, Germanys DAX 30 rose 1.92%, and Japans Nikkei 225 rose 2.38% on the week. In the eurozone, ECB President Mario Draghi stated that recent economic indicators signaled that the region was now through the worst of the economic crisis, although officials plan to keep rates low for the foreseeable future. … Continue reading

[ September 22, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 29085 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) — There isn’t a day that goes by on Wall Street when certain stocks trading for $10 a share or less don’t experience massive spikes higher. Traders savvy enough to follow the low-priced names and trade them with discipline and sound risk management are banking ridiculous coin on a regular basis. Just take a look at some of the hot movers in the under-$10 complex from Thursday, including China Auto Logistics (CALI), which is skyrocketing higher by 60%; Plug Power (PLUG), which is exploding higher by 50%; CombiMatrix (CBMX), which is ripping higher by over 27%; and Clean Diesel Technologies (CDTI), which is spiking higher by 25%. You don’t even have to catch the entire move in lower-priced stocks such as these to make outsized returns when trading. One low-priced stock that’s been on fire since I recently flagged it is clinical stage biopharmaceutical player Novavax (NVAX), … Continue reading

[ July 3, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 74123 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Record drought in the U.S. was among the strongest headwinds that farmers faced last year, but dwindling sales from key international markets made things even tougher for fertilizer companies, which rely heavily on global sales. With another planting season already behind us, most of these companies seem to have left the bad memories of the drought behind. But, foreign markets remain a challenge — particularly India. Troubles in India are growing like a weed, and some recent developments in the nation could hurt U.S. fertilizer imports further. Naturally, investors who have money locked in those fertilizer companies, which derive a good portion of their revenue from the Indian markets, need to be wary. Why is India such an important market?India currently imports 100% of its potash, and 90% of its phosphate requirements. The nation makes up more than 30%of U.S. phosphate exports, and 9% of U.S. potash exports businesses. That’s … Continue reading