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Thursday, September 26, 2013
|English: A sample of crude oil from Haenigsen, Germany. Deutsch: Flasche mit Erdöl (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Sydney, Sept.26, stock watch .- Spot gold continues to test support at $1300/ounce. Failure of support would visit the primary level at $1200/ounce, while respect would test $1440. Breach of the downward trend channel indicates the primary trend is slowing, but recovery above $1440, and a primary up-trend, seem some way off — as does recovery of 13-week Twiggs Momentum above zero.
The two-hourly chart shows breakout above resistance at $1330. Retracement that respects the new support level would signal a rally to test $1375, improving the chances of a bottom.
Dollar IndexThe Dollar Index broke primary support at 80.50, warning of a primary down-trend. Follow-through below 80 would confirm. A 13-week Twiggs Momentum peak at zero also suggests a down-trend. A falling dollar would boost gold prices. Recovery above 81 is unlikely, but would warn of a bear trap.
The yield on ten-year Treasury Notes broke support at 2.70 percent, warning of another test of 2.40 percent. Penetration of the rising trendline would strengthen the signal. Falling treasury yields are also likely to lift precious metal prices (because of the lower opportunity cost).
Crude OilNymex light crude broke support at $103/barrel and its rising trendline, warning that the up-trend is slowing. A test of medium-term support at $98/barrel is now likely. The wider spread with Brent Crude is an indication of tensions over Syria which threaten supply.
CommoditiesCommodity prices continue to fall, with the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index headed for another test of 124 despite a resilient Shanghai Composite Index. Recovery above 130 is unlikely, but would confirm the earlier double-bottom reversal and a primary up-trend.
* Target calculation: 130 + ( 130 - 125 ) = 135 ...
- Stephen Twigg: More academies, more freedom - my plan to keep London top of the class (standard.co.uk)
- FX, Index and Commodity chart notes - 25 September (cmcmarkets.com.au)
- Learn Forex: Trendline Trading Tactics (xe.com)
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Chicago, Sept.26, stock trade .- It's one of our most popular pieces of annual research. Literally hundreds of thousands of investors have read -- and profited -- from this advice.
And since we first started publishing our annual Top 10 Stocks list, we've beaten the market seven out of 10 years. For comparison, shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B) have only beaten the market five out of the past 10 years.
I've shared one of these stocks with you already. Last week, I told you about Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM). This tobacco company, while hated by most people, has raised its dividend nearly 85% since spinning off from its parent company in 2008.
And in today's article I'll tell you about another one of my "Top 10 Stocks for 2014."
But before I continue, I want to make something clear. I can't provide you with all 10 of my "Top 10 Stocks for 2014" here. I've reserved the report exclusively for my Top 10 Stocks advisory subscribers. It wouldn't be fair to them to give this list away to everyone.
But I can give you something even more valuable than just a couple of stock picks...
I think my 2014 ideas may end up being the most profitable in our history. As you can see in my chart, this group of 10 stocks has already beaten the S&P during each of the past five years -- that includes the sharp bear market we saw in 2008 and the powerful bull market we enjoyed in 2009 and 2010.
In fact, if you had invested $10,000 into this group of stocks just five years ago, your investment would be worth $22,950 as of the end of September -- a 129.5% total return. The same investment in the S&P would be worth just $14,590 -- a 45.9% return.
So what's the secret behind this performance?
Well, after years of research, I've found that companies with a few basic characteristics are the ones that consistently beat the S&P...
-- Companies that enjoy huge (and lasting) advantages over the competition.
-- Companies that are buying back massive amounts of their own stock.
-- Companies that pay investors each and every year by dishing out growing dividends.
I've found that more often than not, companies that match these three simple criteria are the ones that make you the most money long term.
It makes sense -- strong companies that take care of their shareholders tend to do better over the long run. These are the stocks that consistently create value for their investors year after year, delivering some of the market's biggest returns.
Take Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EPD), for example. EPD made my "Top 10 Stocks for 2014" list precisely because it meets two out of the three characteristics listed above.
Does EPD enjoy huge advantages over its competition? Absolutely.
The company is one of the largest pipeline companies in the U.S., with 50,000 miles of onshore and offshore pipelines.
Does it pay a steadily growing dividend? You bet.
Since 1998 EPD has raised its dividend 202%... from $0.225 per share every quarter to $0.68.
It doesn't take a Ph.D. to understand that this is the sort of stock that should continue to make money for its investors year after year.
And in recent years, EPD has done just that. Since 2008, shares have returned roughly 170%. That includes a nearly 20% gain since the start of the year.
Performance like this proves investing doesn't have to be complicated. There's nothing complex about investing in simple businesses that dominate their industries and return billions of dollars to their investors through dividends and buybacks. Yet it works.
Keep this in mind. It might be the most profitable investing lesson you'll ever learn.
Note: For more information about the rest of my Top 10 Stocks For 2014 --including several names and ticker symbols -- you can follow this link.
- The Most Hated Company On Earth... A Top 10 Stock For 2014 (insidermonkey.com)
- WGL Holdings Keeps Dividend Steady (fool.com)
- Here's What This $22 Billion Money Manager Has Been Buying and Selling (fool.com)
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
|This is the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the last 40 years. (Photo credit: The_Smiths)|
Even the broad-based S&P 500 closed below 1,705, a near-term inflection point. Its next support is its 50-day moving average at 1,679. But volume was high on last week’s advance and has declined on the blue chips’ pullback. The bright side of the blue chips’ near-term weakness is that some big, profitable names can be bought at reasonable prices like my Top 6 Stocks to Buy for October
- Only Part of This Market Appears to Be Out of Gas (stocktipsinvestment.blogspot.com)
- Major Indexes: Midday Snapshot (tsrmurthy.wordpress.com)
- Module 1: Investment Basics | Blog 1-2: Stocks and Other Investments by David S. Krause (appliedinvesting.wordpress.com)
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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- How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Monday (seattlepi.com)
- How the Dow Did on Monday (hispanicbusiness.com)
- Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500: Investors Need To Be Cautious (etfdailynews.com)
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
|Dow Corning Chairman, President and CEO Stephanie A. Burns (Photo credit: Saginaw Future Inc.)|
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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