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[ October 23, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 58814 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Asian stocks rose, with the regional benchmark index headed for its biggest gain in nine months, amid signs the Japanese and U.S. economies are improving and assurances on stimulus efforts by the Federal Reserve. Toyota Motor Corp. (7203), the worlds biggest carmaker, rose 1.5 percent, pacing gains among Japanese exporters as the yen weakened. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., Japans No. 1 lender, climbed 4.1 percent after the nations industrial output and retail sales beat expectations. China Overseas Land & Investment Ltd., the largest mainland property company traded in Hong Kong, rose 4.6 percent on speculation the government will remove a ban on refinancing for real-estate development. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index climbed 2 percent to 130.84 as of 5:29 p.m. in Tokyo, heading for its biggest advance since Sept. 14, a day after Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke unveiled a third round of quantitative easing to boost the U.S. … Continue reading

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The European equity rebound continues and within the region the small cap stocks have been quietly performing very well. The WisdomTree Europe Small Cap Dividend ETF (NYSE: DFE) focuses on small cap stocks that pay high dividends. The index that the ETF tracks is composed of the bottom 25 percent of stocks based on market capitalization in the WisdomTree Europe Dividend Index. The companies are then weighted based on annual cash dividend paid. The current yield on the ETF is 2.6 percent. The ETF is heavily weighted in the U.K., Sweden, Italy, and Germany, with the four countries making up over 60 percent of the allocation. The four top sectors are the industrials, consumer discretionary, financials, and information technology. The ETF is fairly diversified with the top ten making up only 18 percent of the portfolio. 10 Best Information Technology Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Prosensa Holding NV (RNA) … Continue reading

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Popular Posts: 9 Biotechnology Stocks to Buy Now3 Communications Equipment Stocks to Buy Now4 Pharmaceutical Stocks to Buy Now Recent Posts: 17 “Triple A” Stocks to Buy 17 “Triple A” Stocks to Buy 17 “Triple A” Stocks to Buy View All Posts This week, 17 stocks get A’s (“strong buy”) in Portfolio Grader‘s three main grading categories, Total Grade, Overall Fundamental Grade and Quantitative Grade. These are the best of the best in the entire Portfolio Grader database. This week, there are 4,307 stocks and only these 17 get top marks in all categories to make the elite “Triple A” stocks list. Here they are: Top 10 Communications Equipment Stocks To Own For 2015: Fabrinet (FN) Fabrinet, incorporated on August 12, 1999, provides optical packaging and precision optical, electro-mechanical and electronic manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of complex products, such as optical communication components, modules and sub-systems, industrial … Continue reading

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There is no doubt about the fact that a sizeable chunk of the world population has been touched by the Internet and that people have now gone online for most things like shopping, medical help and even raising funds for start-ups. While this is definitely a positive step in terms of technology advancement, this shift to the online world has done reasonable damage to the offline retail industry comprising of huge retail chains like Wal-Mart (WMT), Target Corp (TGT) and Costco (COST). However, Costco has been above the rest in terms of delivering consistent results because of its robust membership model, high employee morale and effective cost management. Reasonable Numbers For the second quarter of 2014, Costco’s earnings slid to $1.05 per share from $1.24 per share, a year ago. Though the company’s last year earnings were impacted by a $52 million or $0.14 per share tax benefit, the current … Continue reading

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Each month we add one stock to our model portfolio, chosen from those that have announced stock splits; there were two splits announced last month, and both scored quite favorably in our rankings, says Neil Macneale, editor of 2-for-1 Stock Split Newsletter. Both Canadian National Railway (CNI) and VF Corporation (VFC) show very similar numbers in many of the critical categories in our screening process. For our portfolio, I’m going with Canadian National Railway for two reasons. It is the more profitable of the two, and it is a business I understand. I’m not comfortable when it comes to fashion or fad businesses. Canadian National Railway was privatized in 1995 and began trading on the NYSE in 1996. The company has thrived, growing both in Canada and the US, mostly through acquisitions of smaller lines. CNI serves all the major commodity industries including coal, oil, lumber grain, and chemicals. Connecting … Continue reading