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Altria: Two Big Acquisitions For Future Growth

Altria (ticker: MO) is one of the biggest tobacco companies in the world. Altria has recently expanded its presence in two growth markets – e-cigarettes and marijuana – through two deals with JUUL Labs (privately held) and with Canadian marijuana company Cronos (ticker: CRON).Altria offers reliable dividend growth, a high yield, shares trade at a relatively low valuation, … [Read more...]

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Stock Metrics In Focus: Beta Explained

Volatility is just one of many concerns an investor can have when evaluating potential securities. However, it is one that matters quite a lot, particularly during periods of market turmoil. In short, volatility is the amount of movement in the price of a particular security, typically against a benchmark. For instance, one could measure the volatility of an individual stock … [Read more...]

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Amazon: Rising Free Cash Flow & Strong Growth Prospects

Over time, dividend stocks tend to produce better total returns than the broader market. Strong, long-term evidence of this phenomenon can be seen when examining the Dividend Aristocrats, a group of companies that are in the S&P 500, and have increased dividends for at least 25 consecutive years. In addition to strong performance during bull markets, the best dividend … [Read more...]

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5 Great Quotes from the World’s Greatest Investors

There is no shortage of information designed to help people become better investors. One of the best ways to learn how to improve investment performance is by listening to the advice of the world’s greatest investors.Markets are very difficult to predict with any accuracy. Instead of buying and selling stocks frequently, investors should follow the time tested, buy-and-hold … [Read more...]

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Is Costco A Bargain After Its Recent Correction?

Costco (COST) has incurred a 17% correction since it peaked, about three months ago. Every correction of the stock throughout its history has proved a great investing opportunity. Therefore, the big question is whether the stock has now become a bargain. The Reasons Behind The CorrectionA part of the correction of Costco can be attributed to the correction of the broad … [Read more...]

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Dial Up Verizon Stock For A High Yield And Low Volatility

For investors getting nervous by the market’s rising volatility in recent weeks, high-yield dividend stocks might offer some shelter from the storms. Stocks with high dividend payouts provide a valuable offset against falling share prices. And, stocks that typically exhibit low volatility in their share price can be even more valuable for those investors with a low tolerance … [Read more...]

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Kansas City Southern is Our Favorite Railroad Stock Now

Railroads are often a good barometer for the health of the economy.  When the economy is performing well, demand for goods usually increases which in turn leads to higher shipment of products.  Demand usually deceases when the economy slows.  With gross domestic product expected to be between 2% to 3% over the next few years, railroads are likely to see growth in car loads and … [Read more...]

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Why Investors Shouldn’t Expect A Dividend From Tesla Any Time Soon

High-quality dividend stocks can produce market-beating returns over the long-term. For evidence of this, consider the outperformance of the Dividend Aristocrats, a group of stocks in the S&P 500 that have increased dividends for the past 25 consecutive years or longer.Not only have the Dividend Aristocrats outperformed the S&P 500 Index during the last 10 years, … [Read more...]

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How Has McDonald’s Performed Under CEO Steve Easterbrook?

In most cases, history judges a Chief Executive Officer’s performance by the financial performance of the company, as well as the performance of the stock.McDonald’s (MCD) current CEO Steve Easterbrook began working there in 1993 as a Financial Reporting Manager in London. In the last 25 years he has worked his way up the corporate ladder, not always with McDonald’s. But … [Read more...]

Sure Dividend-by-Vector Group: This 13% Yielding Stock Might Be Flashing Warning Signs

Vector Group: This 13% Yielding Stock Might Be Flashing Warning Signs

Stocks cut their dividends for a variety of reasons. A few of the major reasons for a dividend cut or suspension include deteriorating financial performance, too much debt, or the desire to use the money for another purpose, such as a large acquisition. Whatever the reason, a dividend cut is one of the worst outcomes for income investors, and stocks that are in danger of … [Read more...]

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