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  1. Earnings Expectations for the Week of July 15

    July 14, 2013
    The earnings season ramps up this week, providing plenty of perspective on how the financial and technology sectors fared ...
  2. Reynolds Reaches 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    Shares of tobacco chain Reynolds American Inc. reached a new 52-week high of $50.57 on Jul 9
  3. Reynolds American Kept at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    On Jun 28, we retained our Neutral recommendation on Reynolds American Inc. as the company reported softer sales but higher ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. Stock Market News for June 24, 2013 - Market News

    June 24, 2013
    Benchmarks finished mixed on Friday following Bernanke’s comments on Wednesday regarding slowing and ending of the ...
  6. Altria Steps into E-Cigarettes - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    The giant tobacco maker Altria Company's subsidiary, Nu Mark LLC, has revealed its plans to foray into the popular and successful ...
  7. Top Ranked Consumer Staples ETF in Focus - ETF News And Commentary

    January 24, 2013
    Uncertain economic conditions and a shaky stock market have left investors anxious about their returns. In this regard, defensive ...
  8. World MoneyShow Focuses on Income

    January 14, 2013
    The World MoneyShow came to Chicago last weekend, bringing thousands of curious investors to hear speeches, seminars, and ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. Mixed 3Q for Lorillard - Analyst Blog

    October 24, 2012
    Lorillard Inc. (LO) delivered third quarter 2012 adjusted earnings (excluding expenses incurred in conjunction with the acquisition ...
  11. Stock Market News for October 19, 2012 - Market News

    October 19, 2012
    Disappointing quarterly results from Google combined with mixed economic reports dragged the benchmarks into negative territory. ...
  12. Philip Morris and Other Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks Making Big ...

    October 18, 2012
    The Nasdaq has declined 0.3%, the S&P 500 has remained steady and the Dow is up 0.1% after the morning's trading. These are ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. The Controversial Advice That Warren Buffett Uses To Beat The ...

    October 9, 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 ...
  15. 4 Global Growth Casualties

    October 3, 2012
    These four well-known stocks were hit last quarter by weakness in emerging markets, but technical analysis points to upcoming ...
  16. Stock Market News for October 2, 2012 - Market News

    October 2, 2012
    Stocks ended mixed on the first trading day of the fourth quarter as positive manufacturing data was somewhat offset by discouraging ...
  17. 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 risen ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. Lorillard Misses EPS, But Up Y/Y - Analyst Blog

    July 25, 2012
    Lorillard Inc. (LO) delivered second quarter of 2012 adjusted earnings (exclude expenses incurred in conjunction with the ...
  20. Invest In Consumer Staples

    June 1, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  21. 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 ...
  22. Oversold Market Leads To Opportunities

    May 22, 2012
    A market pullback can lead to stocks being on sale.
  23. 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 ...
  24. 4 Hot Dividend Stocks

    May 16, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  25. Staples Stack-Up

    May 1, 2012
    Staples Stack-Up
  26. Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    April 13, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  27. Q&A with a Top Income Fund Manager

    April 11, 2012
    It's always valuable to get the insights of an income fund pro to gauge the risks and opportunities that are facing investors ...
  28. The Price of Morality Investing

    April 7, 2012
    The question about socially responsible companies is, whose moral values do we use as the litmus test? So asks Matthew Delman ...
  29. Navellier's Top Dividend Picks

    March 2, 2012
    Louis Navellier reviews the top dividend-paying stocks in his portfolio, which has an overall yield of over 4%. Louis, ...
  30. Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    February 28, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  31. Fire Behind the Smoke for These 5 Stocks

    February 14, 2012
    Tobacco stocks may not be the most popular products in the eyes of many, but their stocks’ growth and dividend potential ...
  32. Tobacco Stocks Are Still Addictive

    February 7, 2012
    The tobacco industry has been one of the top performing sectors over the last decade.
  33. 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.
  34. The Hot ETF for 2012

    January 11, 2012
    Here's a look at the method behind the picking my annual Hot Hand, so even if the pick misfires, at least you can buy into ...
  35. Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    January 9, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  36. 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 ...
  37. The Year In Tobacco Stocks

    December 27, 2011
    The year in tobacco stocks.
  38. 5 Stocks For a Stable, Dividend Portfolio

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

    November 16, 2011
    Huge yields are available in the tobacco field.
  40. Top Picks In Consumer Staples

    November 16, 2011
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  41. 4 Companies Swimming In Cash

    September 1, 2011
    Learn more about four companies that have managed impressive operating cash flow amid August's unstable markets.
  42. Top Picks In Consumer Staples

    August 17, 2011
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  43. Big Dividends In Big Tobacco

    August 10, 2011
    Stocks continue to fall, making RAI's $2.12 annual dividend that much more appetizing.
  44. Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    August 9, 2011
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  45. 4 Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

    May 27, 2011
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  46. Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    April 20, 2011
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  47. 4 Stocks With Smoking-Hot Dividends

    April 8, 2011
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  48. Time To Invest In Consumer Staples

    March 30, 2011
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  49. 6 Overbought Stocks To Watch

    March 28, 2011
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered overbought territory because these could be candidates for a ...
  50. Why Insiders Like These Three Stocks

    March 2, 2011
    These three stocks have been seeing quite a bit of insider activity recently, and are trading at attractive valuations.
  51. 5 Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    February 14, 2011
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  52. 5 Important Earnings Announcements For February 10

    February 9, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 5 earnings announcement for February 10 to check out.
  53. Sinfully Good Dividends

    February 2, 2011
    While socially responsible investing has its merits, investors adopting a pure moral portfolio may be missing out some nice ...
  54. 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.
  55. Smoking Stocks In 2010

    December 28, 2010
    It was a mixed-bag performance for cigarette makers in 2010.
  56. 5 Market Beating Sinful Stocks

    December 17, 2010
    Even in a bear market, Sin stocks still provide positive returns.
  57. 3 Attractive International Consumer Staple Stocks

    September 9, 2010
    One of the best places to ride out economic uncertainty is in the customer staples group.
  58. Low Prices, Weak Sentiment Means Strong Stocks

    July 21, 2010
    Weak consumer sentiment and low prices result in strong stock performance for some companies.
  59. Light Up Your Portfolio With These Tobacco Stocks

    July 2, 2010
    Does it pay to be bad? Tobacco is one of the sin stocks making a strong case.
  60. Big Dividends In Consumer Goods

    June 21, 2010
    Investors looking for income may want to take a look into the consumer goods sector.
  61. 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 ...
  62. Value Picks Abound

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

    May 21, 2010
    Looking for returns in the alcohol and cigarette space could lead to big profits.
  64. Steady Stocks That Keep You In The Race

    May 14, 2010
    In booming markets, anyone can make money. In declining markets, not everyone can prevent significant capital loss. These ...
  65. 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.
  66. 4 Stocks With Smoking-Hot Dividends

    March 18, 2010
    Cigarettes may be bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  67. Addictive Dividends

    March 10, 2010
    Income investors should take a look at the tobacco sector for steady cash flows and large growing yields.
  68. 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?
  69. Smoking Stocks Of 2009

    December 29, 2009
    Little action in this sin stock group led to solid performances by the major cigarette makers in 2009.
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. Protect Against Pullback: Non-Cyclicals With Strong Dividends

    June 22, 2009
    The sideways market could mean that we're nearing a pullback. Grab some solid securities while you can.
  73. Radiant Raytheon And Other Sin Stocks

    April 1, 2009
    Don't be scared off by so-called "sin stocks." They may be the long-term gainers you've been looking for.
  74. General Dynamics A Sweet Sin Pick

    March 9, 2009
    The market for sin industries never fails to resurface, which keeps investors coming back for more.
  75. 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 ...
  76. This Vice Play Gives Downside Protection

    January 22, 2009
    Philip Morris International combines favorable long-term prospects with significant downside protection in the current global ...
  77. What's In Your Cart?

    October 24, 2008
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  78. Caterpillar Sheds Its Cyclical Cocoon

    April 24, 2008
    Cat can't get credit for redefining itself as a true global titan. It's no longer a cyclical stock and has earned a higher ...
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