Monthly Archives: March 2014

Top Blue Chip Companies To Invest In 2014

President Obama is in deep trouble with respect to his geopolitical strategy. He faces launching a symbolic attack on Syria that won’t accomplish any real political goal in terms of stopping the chaotic bloodbath there. Launching the cruise missiles will only intensify a sense of danger in the Middle Eastern oil producing nations and drive the price of oil to a level that will negatively impact....More>>>

Best High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

Someone who reads my articles asked me this question:

Do you know which specific investments that Buffett made in his early career gave him his biggest returns and generated his initial wealth?

What did he see in these companies that led him to invest in them?

– Ryan

If you read Alice Schroeder’s “The Snowball” you can easily find the investments....More>>>

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2014

Like chocolate and peanut butter, computer hard disk drives and solid state drives are two great tastes that taste great together — or so hope Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC  ) and SanDisk (NASDAQ: SNDK  ) .

On Tuesday, two of the biggest names in HDDs and SSDs, respectively, announced that they are teaming up to develop a new kind of “hybrid storage device”....More>>>

5 Best Casino Stocks To Own For 2014

One of the troubles with market punditry is that people can pick different metrics to make whatever case they’re trying to make. Some cite variations of the P/E ratio to say the S&P 500 is overvalued. Others use different versions to say it’s undervalued.

Truth is probably found by looking somewhere in the middle. Last week, Charles Schwab chief investment strategist Liz Ann....More>>>

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The economy grew at a 2.8% annual rate in the third quarter, an unexpectedly strong performance that defied predictions that slowing growth in new home sales over the summer and the threat of a government shutdown were cutting into growth.

The performance beat the average estimate of 2% annualized growth, as predicted in a survey of economists conducted by Bloomberg News. It represents an....More>>>

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Ford Focus. Photo source: Ford Motor Company

Ford (NYSE: F  ) on Tuesday trumpeted the sales success of its popular Focus compact, citing just-released totals from analytics firm R. L. Polk that showed the Focus was the best-selling car in the world in 2012.

Not so fast, said archrival Toyota (NYSE: TM  ) .

The Japanese automaker claims that its Corolla....More>>>

Top 10 Value Companies To Watch In Right Now

Consumer confidence is up 10% for the second month in a row, according to the Conference Board’s May Consumer Confidence report released today.

After a 12.2% drop in March, the newest numbers solidify April’s 10% gains. At an index rating of 76.2, analysts’ expectations were exceeded by 4.7 points, but confidence still remains well below the index’s 1985 100-point....More>>>

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now

When making an investment decision, prudent investors seek to understand exactly how a company makes its money and what risks, current and future, could derail the company’s earning potential. To do that, investors of public companies need information. 

Banks apparently don’t see it that way. Quietly hiding behind industry lobbying groups, banks are fighting regulations that....More>>>

Best Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now

LONDON — The shares of Standard Chartered  (LSE: STAN  )   (NASDAQOTH: SCBFF  ) slumped 5% to 1,616 pence during early London trade this morning after the bank revealed lower first-quarter operating profits.

Standard Chartered, which earns 84% of its profits in Asia, delivered a slight improvement in first-quarter revenue. However, increased charges for bad....More>>>

Hot Financial Stocks To Invest In 2014

Bloomberg News, iStock; photo composite by Gerardo Tabones

The Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday filed charges against a group of brokers in a scheme wherein wealthy investors used variable annuities with death benefits to wager on the lives of the terminally ill.

The complaint targeted brokers Michael A. Horowitz of Los Angeles and Moshe Marc Cohen of Brooklyn, N.Y.,....More>>>

10 Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now

As the summer travel season heats up, vacationers who are traveling by plane naturally want to know if their flights will arrive on time this summer. The last thing most travelers want to do is spend lots of extra time in the airport, rather than on the beach!

Unfortunately, the summer tends to be the worst season for air travel delays. Since demand is higher from June to August than for....More>>>

Top 10 Financial Companies To Watch For 2014

Times have changed, and women are stepping in to close the gender gap in corporate America. More and more researchers are looking at the impact women have in the business world. And what they’re finding is that companies that embrace gender diversity — on their boards and in their management ranks — are reaping measurable financial rewards. 

Consider a research study conducted....More>>>

Top 10 Financial Companies To Watch For 2014

Times have changed, and women are stepping in to close the gender gap in corporate America. More and more researchers are looking at the impact women have in the business world. And what they’re finding is that companies that embrace gender diversity — on their boards and in their management ranks — are reaping measurable financial rewards. 

Consider a research study conducted....More>>>

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2014

The Flash Memory Summit 2013 has just concluded. As the name implies, the flash memory summit is where the movers and shakers in the flash business meet, greet, and eat once a year and tell each other all the secrets about the past year’s activity on moving flash (NAND) technology along that wonderful line called Moore’s Law (I call it Moore’s Observation). As with most of these....More>>>

Top Penny Companies To Own For 2014

Foolish investors have been longtime fans of first-movers in a new space, and Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ: CLNE  ) has certainly been in on the ground floor in the effort to build out a national network of natural gas fueling stations. Now, the challenge for it will be to outpace some of its newer, larger competitors.

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A  ) announced recently....More>>>