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Not All Dividends Are the Same, Even When They Are

2010-10-15

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Introduction The better informed the investor is, the better the investment decisions they can make. But being an informed investor can be a very arduous task, and some would even say that conducting research on common stocks is a real snoozer. Poring over mounds of financial data and trying to piece this information into meaningful […]

Larry Ellison: Oracle’s Profit Oracle

2010-10-13

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There are many adjectives that can be used to describe Larry Ellison, the charismatic leader and founder of Oracle Corp (ORCL). Detractors could call him brash, arrogant, rude and perhaps flamboyant. Fans would describe him as candid, forthright and straight to the point, brave and not afraid to speak his mind or tell it like […]

Fishing for The Six Best U.S. Dividend Stocks

2010-10-08

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There is a running argument regarding whether or not dividend paying stocks are interchangeable for bonds. The pro-bond side argues in favor of the stability of bond prices and the predictability of bond interest. The pro-dividend paying stocks side argues in favor of the potential for increasing dividend income coupled with possible capital appreciation. In […]

Costco vs. Wal-Mart: Who Wins the Stock Price Wars?

2010-10-07

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Headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, Costco (COST) reported fiscal year fourth quarter earnings Wednesday that beat street estimates only to see its shares slide. Although earnings were two cents better than estimated, revenues came in a little short. So far, the media is attributing Wednesday’s stock slide to the revenue miss and slightly slower September sales […]

Ten Prominent Defense Stocks That Pay Dividends, Part II

2010-09-30

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Introduction In Part I of this two-part series we pointed out how proposed spending cuts by Defense Secretary Robert Gates are designed to hold the growth of the $680 billion defense department budget to only 1% or 2% for the next few years. We further pointed out that these pending spending cuts were casting a […]

Ten Prominent Defense Stocks That Pay Dividends, Part I

2010-09-29

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There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the future of the defense industry under the Obama Administration and Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Proposed efficiency initiatives call for a realignment of defense spending indicating only modest growth in the defense budget of 1% to 2% over the next few years. “Learning to do more without more” […]

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