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[ November 27, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 24859 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Dividend stocks are everywhere, but many just downright stink. In some cases, the business model is in serious jeopardy, or the dividend itself isn’t sustainable. In others, the dividend is so low, it’s not even worth the paper your dividend check is printed on. Asolid dividendstrikes the right balance of growth, value, and sustainability. Today, and one day each week for the rest of the year, we’re going to look at one dividend-paying company that you can put in your portfolio for the long term without too much concern. This isn’t to say that these stocks don’t share the same macro risks that other companies have, but they are a step above your common grade of dividend stock. Check outlast week’s selection. This week, I’ll highlight the nation’s second largest integrated oil and gas company, Chevron (NYSE: CVX  ) . Every Chevron shareholders’ biggest nightmare The biggest concern for Chevron and … Continue reading

[ November 27, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 22040 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Writing in todays sissified, politically correct environment aint easy. In the old days, you could just tell it like it was, and if people got mad, so be it. But now, make a comment about one certain group of individuals, and its immediately, Boo-Hoo, Im being repressed.  Constantly crying discrimination, these people have become so hyper-sensitive that they will twist the most innocuous comment in order to brand me a bigot. Im talking, of course, about pot smokers. Who did you think I was referring to? See, every time I write about the tax implications of the recent recreational marijuana revolution with Washington and my home state of Colorado becoming the first states to approve the sale and use of the drug for non-medicinal purposes my obligatory slew of tired, predictable pothead jokes are met with a backlash that is far more intense than one would expect from what should be a … Continue reading

[ November 26, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 65280 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

With shares of US Airways (NYSE:LCC) trading around 22, is LCC an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE, or STAY AWAY? Lets analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework: T = Trends for a Stock’s Movement US Airways operates and owns passenger and freight airline carriers. Consumers and companies across the nation are now looking to travel at an increasing rate, and since air travel is quicker and less expensive, it is becoming a common transportation method for many. As costs decrease and flights become more efficient, look for business and retail customers to fly more than ever. US Airways and AMR Corp.s (AAMRQ.PK) American Airlinesbegan trading as a merged entity when markets opened on Monday, and investors have some big expectations for the company that is now the worlds largest airline.Many analysts believe the stock will rise in coming months and that American and US … Continue reading

[ November 26, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 47776 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

In one fell swoop, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) just made good on two promises. The company’s professional desktop offering had gone neglected for so long that many of Apple’s pro users had begun to wonder if Apple still cared about them. At the same time, Apple and other tech giants have been under increasing political pressure to bring jobs home, since most of them tap cheap labor in Asia. The new Mac Pro satisfies both the patriots and the pros. A twofer When Apple first started shipping its latest iMacs, some buyers noticed that their new desktops were assembled domestically. In a pair of subsequent interviews, Tim Cook confirmed that he was planning on bringing production of certain Macs back to the U.S. and that Apple was investing over $100 million in order to do so. Apple will still inevitably source some of its components from abroad, but the Federal Trade … Continue reading

[ November 25, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 36206 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

With shares of US Airways (NYSE:LCC) trading around $22, is LCC an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE, or STAY AWAY? Lets analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework: T = Trends for a Stock’s Movement US Airways operates and owns passenger and freight airline carriers. Consumers and companies across the nation are now looking to travel at an increasing rate, and since air travel is quicker and less expensive, it is becoming a common transportation method for many. As costs decrease and flights become more efficient, look for business and retail customers to fly more than ever. Friday is the last day that shares of AMR Corp. (AAMRQ.PK) and US Airways will trade separately before the newly merged airline, American Airlines Group, will begin trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker AAL on Monday.The merger will bring AMR Corp. out of bankruptcy, and a recent … Continue reading