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  1. Beware These Dividend Red Flags

    April 17, 2012
    Companies paying out more than half their earnings or offering very rich yields might be riskier then investors reckon, says ...
  2. Global Growth Still Driving The Coca-Cola Story

    April 17, 2012
    Coca-Cola continues to gain share in the beverage market, but still represents no bargain.
  3. Femsa Keeps Chugging Along

    April 17, 2012
    This past year was another good one for the producer of Coca-Cola and operator of OXXO convenience stores. Up 35.6% in the ...
  4. Your Grandparents' Favorite Stocks

    April 13, 2012
    You won't make quick money buying these boring stocks, but you probably won't lose your shirt either.
  5. PepsiCo Looking To Tweak Its Prospects

    April 2, 2012
    Pepsi needs to better compete with its archrival. Coca Cola has posted slightly higher average sales and earnings growth ...
  6. 6 Overbought Stocks To Watch

    March 30, 2012
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered overbought territory because these could be candidates for a ...
  7. More Recession-Proof Stocks

    March 30, 2012
    Before searching for bulletproof consumer staples, take a look at some reliable alternatives.
  8. Dividends That Will Keep Growing

    March 26, 2012
    The value that these companies have created over the years is mainly due to the dividends they pay out to investors.
  9. The Dow's Most Overbought Stocks

    March 3, 2012
    Even after moving sharply higher in February, these four leading Dow stocks still have significant upside, but are close ...
  10. Growth And Income From These Stocks

    March 1, 2012
    It's almost always a combination of dividends and stock price appreciation that creates the greatest shareholder returns.
  11. Pick Stocks Like Peter Lynch

    February 28, 2012
    By researching companies whose products and services you use on a daily basis and understanding their financial situation, ...
  12. More Recession-Proof Stocks

    February 27, 2012
    Before searching for bulletproof consumer staples, take a look at some reliable alternatives.
  13. Obama’s Corporate Tax Proposal: Which Companies Will Take A Hit?

    February 24, 2012
    President Obama has proposed corporate tax cuts that will lower corporate income taxes from 35% to 28%, but claims he willl ...
  14. The 10 Must-Know Market Forces for 2012

    February 14, 2012
    For the first time since 2007, investors have multiple ways to succeed this year. Understanding how the lingering effects ...
  15. Emerging Market Exposure By Investing Locally

    February 14, 2012
    Emerging markets undoubtedly will be the growth engines of the future. For investors, playing that growth doesn’t necessary ...
  16. PepsiCo Needs To Go Further

    February 13, 2012
    PepsiCo's mediocre performance and uninspiring strategic plan don't inspire much demand in its stock.
  17. Coca-Cola Still Priced For Premium Performance

    February 9, 2012
    Coca-Cola's consistent execution keeps the stock trading at full value.
  18. Open Your Portfolio to Closed-End Funds

    February 8, 2012
    Closed-end funds offer individual investors benefits that would otherwise be difficult to find, says Maury Fertig. Today, ...
  19. Top Super Bowl Ad Spenders In the Last Decade

    February 1, 2012
    The game between the New York Giants and New England Patriots is expected to be the most-watched event of the year, and it ...
  20. Colgate-Palmolive Has Growth, But It'll Cost Ya

    January 30, 2012
    Colgate has great growth, but a valuation to match.
  21. Watch Out For Shooting Stars

    January 4, 2012
    After reversing 2012's strong start, many stocks ended the day with shooting star patterns.
  22. More Recession-Proof Stocks

    December 28, 2011
    Before searching for bulletproof consumer staples, take a look at some reliable alternatives.
  23. Canadians, Look Before You Leap South

    November 22, 2011
    Before painting their portfolios red, white, and blue, Canadian income investors need to understand the drawbacks of playing ...
  24. Recession-Proof Your Portfolio

    November 16, 2011
    Regardless of day-to-day stock price swings, not all businesses suffer recession-like setbacks during a recession.
  25. Soft Drink Stocks: A Refreshing Choice

    November 15, 2011
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  26. Investing By The Book

    November 15, 2011
    Buying below book value can provide investors with a safe and consistent investment approach.
  27. Coca-Cola: A Great Company, An Iffy Stock

    October 21, 2011
    Coca-Cola may be a safe play, but overpaying will erode that benefit.
  28. What Is Walgreen's Next Trick?

    September 30, 2011
    Walgreen is doing okay today, but tomorrow is a much bigger question.
  29. Berkshire Buys Shares And Controversy

    September 29, 2011
    Berkshire announced its intention to buy back shares, but what does that mean for investors?
  30. Five Socially Responsible Stocks

    September 28, 2011
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  31. Recession-Proof Your Portfolio

    September 26, 2011
    Regardless of day-to-day stock price swings, not all businesses suffer recession-like setbacks during a recession.
  32. Stocks That See No Recession

    September 21, 2011
    Regardless of day-to-day stock price swings, not all businesses suffer recession-like setbacks during a recession.
  33. 4 Defensive Names Near All-Time Highs

    September 2, 2011
    Consumers are continuing to spend in certain categories, and some discretionary names have notched new price highs, even ...
  34. Diageo Standing Out In A Dispirited Market

    August 26, 2011
    Diageo is bucking a disappointing trend in the beverage industry.
  35. 2 Global Funds with a Large-Cap Tilt

    August 19, 2011
    Joe Pitzl and Jason Good say retail investors can benefit from some exposure to large caps, including global stocks. They ...
  36. Boring Blue Chips

    August 17, 2011
    With most of the market commentary filled with dire predictions, many long-term investors are now carefully looking for value.
  37. Kellogg Reaps Pricing Benefits

    August 4, 2011
    Kellogg turned in a solid second quarter performance, as they've been able to make the pricing issue work for them.
  38. 2 Key Concepts for All Investors

    July 24, 2011
    Whether you’re a beginning or experienced investor, these weekly updates are designed to give you specific investment advice, ...
  39. Ways To Invest In A Growing Brazil

    July 19, 2011
    Brazil is no sleeping gaint; this resource-rich country has transformed itself into a nation exceptionally worthy of long-term ...
  40. Investing For Growth And Value

    June 28, 2011
    Growth at reasonable prive (GARP) allows investors an alternative to portfolio diversification in risk management.
  41. 5 Refreshing Beverage Stocks

    June 21, 2011
    This summer, expect to see the beverage sector heat up, so let’s cover some top stocks to buy, suggests Louis Navellier of ...
  42. Is A Tax Holiday On The Way?

    June 21, 2011
    Publicly traded companies have over $1 trillion in cash waiting overseas. Will a tax holiday bring it home?
  43. 2 Quality Stocks Trading Below Book Value

    June 17, 2011
    Book value is not a assurance that a business is cheap, but it can be a meaningful metric in a company's valuation.
  44. Stocks For An Inflationary World

    June 8, 2011
    It's important to recognize the characteristics of inflation before it's too late.
  45. The New SODA King?

    May 20, 2011
    Making soda pop at home could be the next big thing in the world of carbonated beverages.
  46. Watch For The Rotation Into Consumer Staple Stocks

    May 18, 2011
    The consumer staples sector has been showing relative strength during the recent market weakness.
  47. Yum Goes Deeper Into China

    May 17, 2011
    Yum's offer to buy Chinese restaurant chain Little Sheep will extend Yum's considerable presence in China.
  48. 3 Reasons To Own Loews

    May 12, 2011
    Since February 2009 Loews is up 111% compared to 83% for the DJ US Total Stock Market Index. Is it still a buy?
  49. Dividends To Avoid

    May 4, 2011
    A company that offers dividends isn't always a safe long-term bet. Find out which dividend-issuing companies you should avoid.
  50. 5 Fun Stocks For A Glum Economy

    April 29, 2011
    Americans are gravitating toward the simple pleasures in life - and where consumers go, investors are wise to follow.
  51. Coke Runs Into Rising Expectations

    April 29, 2011
    Coke had another good quarter but was slowed down some by rising input costs.
  52. It's Time To Invest In Brazil

    April 20, 2011
    Brazil is no sleeping gaint; this resource-rich country has transformed itself into a nation exceptionally worthy of long-term ...
  53. Pick Stocks Like Peter Lynch

    April 15, 2011
    By researching companies whose products and services you use on a daily basis and understanding their financial situation, ...
  54. Silgan Packs Away Another Deal

    April 14, 2011
    Silgan is a quality packaging company making a very smart deal.
  55. 4 Stocks With Smoking-Hot Dividends

    April 8, 2011
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  56. Product Demand Elasticity

    March 25, 2011
    Demand elasticity is the ultimate measure of how consumer shopping patterns will change with economic conditions.
  57. Higher Costs Are Climbing Up The Value Chain

    March 23, 2011
    Even premium brands are vulnerable to higher costs.
  58. Popeyes On A Tasty Growth Trajectory

    March 15, 2011
    AFC Enterprises isn’t a household name, but it is working to build the brand awareness of Popeyes Chicken, which it owns ...
  59. America's Biggest Food Companies

    February 23, 2011
    These five companies may be synonomous with one or two products, but you'll be surprised to see how diversified each brand ...
  60. Dr. Pepper Snapple’s Sales Challenge

    February 22, 2011
    It’s difficult to see annual double-digit total returns for Dr. Pepper Snapple shareholders over the long term.
  61. The 2011 Billionaire Investment Portfolio

    February 16, 2011
    Find out where the extremely wealthy are putting their cash in 2011.
  62. Playing The Latin American Pullback

    February 16, 2011
    Latin America represents a great long-term opportunity and the current asset redemptions make an ideal time to add the sector ...
  63. The Marvel That Is Coca-Cola

    February 11, 2011
    Coca-Cola continues to defy the rules and produce excellent results.
  64. 5 Low-Beta Stocks To Know In 2011

    December 29, 2010
    Check out five low-beta stocks that can help you to diversify your portfolio.
  65. Big Dividends In Large Caps

    December 17, 2010
    These five stocks pay good dividends and can help balance an otherwise unstable portfolio.
  66. Large Cap Dividend Stocks For 2011

    December 17, 2010
    Investors interested in yield for the new year might want to consider a package of solid, stable, large cap stocks which ...
  67. 5 Low-Beta DJIA Stocks To Know

    December 14, 2010
    Check out five low-beta stocks that can help you to diversify your portfolio.
  68. Emulate Buffett For Fun And Profit - Mostly Profit

    December 14, 2010
    We take a peek at some of Berkshire Hathaway's top holdings to see what Warren Buffett sees.
  69. Brazillian Stocks To Watch In 2011

    December 8, 2010
    Brazil is no sleeping gaint; this resource-rich country has transformed itself into a nation exceptionally worthy of long-term ...
  70. Soft Drink Stocks: A Refreshing Choice

    December 8, 2010
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  71. Inflation Insurance Stocks

    November 29, 2010
    Believe it or not, there are inflation-beating businesses that can sustain return on equity and exceed the inflation rate.
  72. 5 Consumer Staples Yielding High Dividends

    November 17, 2010
    If it's security, stability and a dividend you're after, these stocks are worth a look.
  73. IPO Wars: Fresh Market Vs. SodaStream International

    November 10, 2010
    These two IPOs from early November have taken off like gangbusters, but which is the more promising of the two?
  74. America's Biggest Food Companies

    October 27, 2010
    These five companies may be synonomous with one or two products, but you'll be surprised to see how diversified each brand ...
  75. Coke Continues Profit Growth

    October 21, 2010
    Coke turned in a strong third quarter earnings report, lead by continued growth in emerging markets.
  76. 6 Overbought Stocks To Watch

    October 20, 2010
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered overbought territory because these could be candidates for a ...
  77. This Month's Biggest Gainers

    September 29, 2010
    A month may be a short period in the world of stock trading, but it's plenty of time to make a tidy sum.
  78. 3 Companies You Can't Live Without

    September 28, 2010
    These companies may not be sexy, but their slow-and-steady growth makes them irresistible all the same.
  79. What's Your Brand's Social Media Quotient?

    September 27, 2010
    Is there a correlation between a company's social media presence and its stock price?
  80. Top 5 Global Brands

    September 27, 2010
    Several American companies topped Interbrand's list of the most valuable global brands.
  81. 5 Fun Stocks For A Glum Economy

    September 16, 2010
    Americans are gravitating toward the simple pleasures in life - and where consumers go, investors are wise to follow.
  82. Boost Your Dividends With These Large Caps

    August 20, 2010
    These stocks will inject higher dividends into your portfolio.
  83. The BCS Portfolio: Playing College Football Sponsors

    August 13, 2010
    College football's biggest bowls, along with the BCS title game, are sponsored by blue chip names you might want to consider ...
  84. Pepsi Buyout Obscures Good Quarter

    July 23, 2010
    Pepsi's buyout of its bottlers hid some of the best points this quarter.
  85. Value Picks Abound

    June 2, 2010
    The market slide is a boon to value investors wanting to buy into some big names.
  86. The World Cup 2010 Portfolio

    June 2, 2010
    Stocks that could really score during the World Cup 2010.
  87. Warren Buffett's Portfolio

    May 25, 2010
    Buffett's long-term investing approach may not be for everyone, but it has sure worked for him.
  88. A Focus On Portfolio Income With ETFs

    April 28, 2010
    The time is right for investors to return to dividend-based investing.
  89. Investing In America's Hottest Brands

    April 15, 2010
    What's in name? Can a company's brand help it outperform the market? Find out here.
  90. Do As Buffett Does - Not As He Says

    April 9, 2010
    Warren Buffett sometimes breaks his own rules, but that's part of the reason for his success.
  91. Grandpa's Favorite Stocks

    April 8, 2010
    You won't make quick money buying these boring stocks, but you probably won't lose your shirt either.
  92. Value-able Investing Lessons From Yacktman Funds

    March 10, 2010
    Yacktman's investing techniques can help individual investors outperform the market over the long haul.
  93. Fuel Cells In Bloom

    March 5, 2010
    Fuel cells are getting some attention, and we look at a number of ways (including Bloom Energy) that investors can play.
  94. 4 U.S. Companies With High Currency Exposure

    February 24, 2010
    The U.S. dollar has been strengthening against the euro which is a bad sign for the U.S. exporters as the goods become more ...
  95. Coca-Cola Drinks In The Profits

    February 11, 2010
    Coca Cola put the finishing touches on another year of impressive profitability, which came despite severe global economic ...
  96. J&J: The Most Recession-Resistant Stock In The World?

    January 27, 2010
    This consumer products giant continues to demonstrate why it's top of its class.
  97. Buying The World A Coke Through Its Bottlers

    January 20, 2010
    Coke may be a classic portfolio play, but its international bottlers are where the action is.
  98. Does The Heineken Deal Taste Good To Femsa?

    January 20, 2010
    Heineken announced January 11 that it was buying Femsa's beer operations. This is good for Heineken, but is it good for Femsa, ...
  99. Diageo Is Worth Toasting

    January 14, 2010
    Diageo's superior financial stability and record of strong operating results makes it worthy of a toast.
  100. Why Bottled Water May Be Back In 2010

    December 14, 2009
    A recent study may stem the current unpopularity of bottled water.
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