PM : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Revealed: The Most Shareholder-Friendly Companies On The Planet

    December 11, 2014
    Over the past few weeks, I've been revealing to StreetAuthority Daily readers how my research team and I honed in on "The ...
  2. The Third Trait That Helps 'Forever Stocks' Crush The Market

    December 11, 2014
    Over the past few weeks, I've been revealing to StreetAuthority.com readers how my research team and I honed in on "The 1 ...
  3. Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry ...

    October 13, 2014
    Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry Outlook
  4. When The Market Gets Rough Turn To This ETF

    September 26, 2014
    Recent weakness in commodities and the broad market indices has led investors to start looking toward defensive sectors such ...
  5. Add Some Sin To Your Portfolio With This ETF

    August 22, 2014
    There are thousands of ETFs on the market but none dedicated to sin stocks. Here's a look at a few alternatives to consider.
  6. A 16.6% Yield From One Of The Largest Cash-Hoarding Companies ...

    August 19, 2014
    December 2, 2004 was a pretty good day for Steve Ballmer. On that day, the 49-year-old CEO of Microsoft received a dividend ...
  7. Two Compelling Ways To Invest In Sin

    August 12, 2014
    Marijuana needs to be legalized... At least that's what the editorial board at the New York Times thinks. On July 27, ...
  8. Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook

    June 10, 2014
    Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook
  9. Ronnie Moas' Latest Update On Blacklisted Stocks

    May 16, 2014
    Ronnie Moas, founder and director of research at Standpoint Research, was a guest on Benzinga's #PreMarket Prep this ...
  10. How Philip Morris International Lights Up Portfolios

    May 16, 2014
    Never mind the obvious risk, humanity's love affair with cigarettes is an enduring one. Even in an abstemous U.S., 18.1% ...
  11. The Most Shareholder-Friendly Company On Earth

    March 18, 2014
    It's one of the most controversial stocks we cover... And any time we mention it, you can be sure we'll get a couple ...
  12. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 18, 2014
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  13. How To Build The Ultimate 'Doomsday Portfolio'

    August 21, 2013
    We've managed to avoid the great Mayan prediction of the end of the world in 2012, along with countless doomsday prognostications ...
  14. The Value Of Sin Stocks

    July 31, 2013
    On the whole, these sinful stocks offer little value to society, that doesn't mean they don't have value for investors.
  15. Profiting With Straddles This Earnings Season - Know Your Options

    July 2, 2013
    Profiting With Straddles This Earnings Season - Know Your Options
  16. EU Makes Tougher Smoking Rules - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    According to media reports, the European Union has passed stricter rules for the tobacco biggies as part of the anti tobacco ...
  17. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 21, 2013
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  18. How to Build the Ultimate 'Doomsday Portfolio'

    January 24, 2013
    We've managed to avoid the great Mayan prediction of the end of the world along with countless doomsday prognostications ...
  19. Why I'm Glad About the Fiscal Cliff

    December 31, 2012
    America is looking over the precipice of the fiscal cliff and it appears that a deal will not be reached before the New Year. ...
  20. The Top 10 Stocks for 2013

    December 19, 2012
    I told you a few days ago that it's our most popular piece of annual research. Literally hundreds of thousands of investors ...
  21. 3 Consumer Staples ETFs for the Shaky Market - ETF News And Commentary

    November 9, 2012
    Now that the election is over, the focus of American investors is on the fiscal cliff. While it appears as though some compromise ...
  22. Buffett Built His Empire Using This Simple Method

    October 16, 2012
    It might be one of the most controversial statements I've ever made. You aren't likely to hear anyone else say it, as it ...
  23. 4 Dividend Stocks That Could Wreck Your Retirement

    October 5, 2012
    With interest rates at historic lows, retirees and other income investors are more likely than ever to fall into a dangerous ...
  24. Philip Morris and Other Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks Making Big ...

    September 13, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has moved up 0.3%; the S&P 500 is trading up 0.1%; and the Dow has ...
  25. Portfolio Pruning 101

    July 27, 2012
    MoneyShow's Tom Aspray takes an in-depth look at his successful Charts in Play Portfolio, as he looks to take profits on ...
  26. Invest In Consumer Staples

    June 1, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  27. Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

    May 31, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  28. Tobacco Stocks: Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em

    May 22, 2012
    Plenty of judgment can be passed on the habit of tobacco consumption and the reality is the habit has been proven to be toxic ...
  29. Time To Rotate Back Into Consumer Staples

    May 17, 2012
    The Consumer staples sector is the place to invest if the risk-on trade continues to unwind. XLP is the largest ETF of this ...
  30. 4 Hot Dividend Stocks

    May 16, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  31. 4 Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

    April 30, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  32. Tobacco Stocks Set To Light Up

    April 17, 2012
    Most of the biggest players in the Tabacco industry will be reporting their quarterly results in the coming days. Expect ...
  33. 4 Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

    February 28, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  34. Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    February 28, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  35. ETFs For Facebook IPO

    February 14, 2012
    Both the social media and IPO ETFs will likely add Facebook to their portfolios in the coming months.
  36. Tobacco Stocks Are Still Addictive

    February 7, 2012
    The tobacco industry has been one of the top performing sectors over the last decade.
  37. ETF With A Big Yield And Super Dividend

    February 3, 2012
    The Global X Superdividend ETF is trading at the best level in three months, and has a big dividend yield.
  38. 7 Hot High-Yield Plays

    January 27, 2012
    These little-known dividend payers should do well in this overall low-yield environment, says Mark Skousen of Forecasts & ...
  39. Bullish Engulfing Candle In An Uptrend

    January 17, 2012
    These four stocks are in uptrends that recently had a bullish engulfing candlestick pattern.
  40. An Easy Way to Spot Dominant Trends

    January 4, 2012
    Simply by examining opening price signals (OPS), traders can quickly identify the trend for a particular security and determine ...
  41. The Year In Tobacco Stocks

    December 27, 2011
    The year in tobacco stocks.
  42. Cigarettes Are Bad, Cigarette Stocks Aren't

    December 2, 2011
    Cigarette stocks are hitting all-time highs.
  43. 5 Stocks For a Stable, Dividend Portfolio

    December 1, 2011
    Five stocks with dividend yields above 2.5% and trade with low volatility.
  44. Tobacco's Big Yield

    November 16, 2011
    Huge yields are available in the tobacco field.
  45. The Trend Is Your Friend

    October 6, 2011
    With the primary trend heading lower, selling the bounces may be the ticket
  46. 4 Stocks With Smoking-Hot Dividends

    April 8, 2011
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  47. 5 Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    February 14, 2011
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  48. 6 Consumer Staples Yielding High Dividends

    January 12, 2011
    If it's security, stability and a dividend you're after, these stocks are worth a look.
  49. Smoking Stocks In 2010

    December 28, 2010
    It was a mixed-bag performance for cigarette makers in 2010.
  50. Treasury Shares Wreak Havoc On Retained Earnings

    December 14, 2010
    Aeropostale's retirement of 47.5 million shares in October is worth looking into.
  51. Revealing Four Companies' Earnings Quality

    August 17, 2010
    How to perform a quick quality test to ascertain a company's earnings quality.
  52. Low Prices, Weak Sentiment Means Strong Stocks

    July 21, 2010
    Weak consumer sentiment and low prices result in strong stock performance for some companies.
  53. Stocks That Protect Against Deflation

    June 21, 2010
    Although recent data suggests prices may be falling, inflation may still take over in the long term due to the excess liquidity ...
  54. Value Picks Abound

    June 2, 2010
    The market slide is a boon to value investors wanting to buy into some big names.
  55. Follow The Smart Money For Sinful Returns

    May 21, 2010
    Looking for returns in the alcohol and cigarette space could lead to big profits.
  56. Sin Stocks: The Natural Choice

    April 28, 2010
    Human nature compels people to undertake risky behavior, and it seems to have created a value opportunity with Vector Group. ...
  57. Profit From The Mizzou Playbook

    February 2, 2010
    University of Missouri Business School's real money investment fund appears to be doing quite well. Here's a look at its ...
  58. The Best Capital Allocator In Consumer Goods

    January 15, 2010
    These six stocks were chosen as favorites in the consumer goods field for 2010. Do they live up to the hype?
  59. Finding A Win In Sin

    October 30, 2009
    While socially responsible investing has its merits, investors adopting a pure moral portfolio maybe missing out some nice ...
  60. Cigarettes: The "Armageddon Trade"

    September 14, 2009
    Cigarettes: The "Armageddon Trade"
  61. Dividend Divas For July 14

    July 14, 2009
    Companies that pay a high dividend show their commitment to returning money to shareholders. Here we drill down into the ...
  62. Sinful Returns With Philip Morris

    April 27, 2009
    Philip Morris International is looking promsing given the stability of its business and sinfully-healthy growth prospects. ...
  63. Philip Morris Smokes The Competition

    February 24, 2009
    This company should be able to help its investors ride out prolonged, worldwide economic turmoil.
  64. Invest In The Original S&P 500

    February 18, 2009
    An amazing number of the original companies in the S&P 500 index are still trading. I'll pick out some interesting choices ...
  65. Philip Morris Going Up In Smoke? (PM)

    July 21, 2008
    After trying to break through previous highs, Philip Morris has lost some steam, with indicators pointing that there is more ...
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