Best Stocks To Buy For 2013: Safest

[ May 10, 2016 | Author: admin | Views: 84701 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

A little over two months ago, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was sitting at 15,660.18–down 8.3% for 2016–and investors were freaking out about the end of the world. Now it’s back above 18,000, having gained 15% in just nine-and-a-half weeks. Reuters The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose106.70 points, or 0.6%, to18,004.16 today, it’s highest close since July 20, 2015. The S&P 500 gained 0.7% to 2,094.34, while the Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.4% to 4,960.02. The bigger surprise is that the Dow retook that milestone despite the fact that Opec couldn’t reach a deal to freeze oil production. Strategas Research Partners’ Daniel Clifton and team have an idea why the lack of agreement hasn’t been a bid deal for the market: Yesterday OPEC and other major oil producers failed to reach an agreement to freeze oil production levels. The potential deal was viewed as a possible first step in what could … Continue reading

[ April 24, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 46859 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Pipeline blaze in the Gulf. Photo credit: AP Photo/US Coast Guard, Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega. So far, 2013 isn’t shaping up to be the energy industry’s safest year. A number of disasters have occurred, which have brought unwanted attention to the industry. Here’s a look at the industry’s five biggest blunders so far this year. A Herculean disaster averted in the GulfJust this past week, a blowout occurred on a Hercules (NASDAQ: HERO  ) -owned rig operating in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Natural gas leaking from a well off the coast of Louisiana caught fire and spread to the Hercules rig. Fortunately, all 48 personnel in the rig were safely evacuated. However, the incident underscores the risks of drilling offshore. It could have been a lot worse, as no one was hurt, and this is a natural gas well so the environmental threats are far … Continue reading

[ May 29, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 37302 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

The Boeing 777 is one of the safest planes on earth, and the Malaysia Airlines crash Friday should do nothing to tarnish that record — or that of parent company Boeing — unless a flaw is found in this incident, business analysts said. “This is the best international plane ever built yet — it’s got an impeccable track record after 20 years and over 1,200 deliveries,” said Richard Aboulafia, vice president for analysis with the Teal Group in Virginia. “It’s typically used on international routes and it’s established a new standard for international safety.” The crash in the South China Sea with 239 people aboard is Malaysia Airlines’ first crash in nearly 20 years. The Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash that killed three people last July also involved a 777, which struck a seawall and broke apart at San Francisco’s airport. But National Transportation Safety Board investigators have focused their … Continue reading

[ May 28, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 55798 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

2013 has been a fascinating year for the energy space, and many signs point to 2014 being a great year as well. Of course, not every company has as much potential as others, and some companies may not be slated to do as well as others. Here are three companies that may not be too exciting for investors during 2014 Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT: LNG  ) : There are some certainties that make Cheniere Energy an attractive company. It has a major leg-up in the U.S. liquefied natural gas export market with the first facility slated to come online in 2015. It also has started up the construction of a second facility in Corpus Christi evident in the recent $9.5 billion deal with construction company Bechtel. This second facility is slated to come online in 2018. Add these things together and you get a company that will have a strong cash-generating machine … Continue reading

[ May 27, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 24198 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Asian stocks fell as investors shied away from riskier assets after an unexpected drop in U.S. jobless claims fueled speculation the Federal Reserve will cut stimulus next month. Chinese shares reversed the biggest intraday surge since March 2009. Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. (ANZ) sank 3 percent after Australias third-largest bank by market value forecast interest margins will keep dropping. Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. jumped 6.9 percent in Seoul after North Korea and South Korea agreed to reopen the Gaeseong industrial complex. Chinese stock exchange officials are investigating a spike in the Shanghai Composite Index, which soared from a loss of as much as 1 percent to a gain of 5.6 percent in two minutes. Everbright Securities Co. said it experienced a trading error. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index slid 0.4 percent to 134.37 at the close of trading, with all but two of the 10 industry groups … Continue reading