Archive for January, 2011

Dividend.com Weekend Edition – Hustle and Be Positive

Filed in dividend, Ford, Gold Investing, Gold Investment, Lear, o, upgrade by on January 30, 2011 1 Comment

It has been a crazy last 12 hours for us at Dividend.com as we have just upgraded to a brand new server that will be accommodating our ever-expanding audience. It is quite an amazing thing to see what we have been trying to accomplish when I step back and look at what our small and very hungry team has been able to achieve. You can say that the biggest risk you will ever take is launching a start-up. I guess it is par for the course for me, as I spent years making money as a trader – not an easy task for sure. As we grow, there will be some hiccups along the way technically. For example, we had to re-do all our premium articles from the last 3 days this morning. Nothing like coming back from church this morning to hear from the technical team that we needed to get all hands on deck to clear up some of the glitches from the server switchover. I try to make Sunday my least intense day work-wise and spend some quality time with the family, but when you own your own business/firm, you are never really off. It’s funny because I have worked my share of Sundays for many years, whether it was my early jobs in the pizzeria or deli, or helping my family run our food business in New York, which was open 7 days a week of course. My family knows the responsibility we have at Dividend.com and does a great job to support the efforts that need to be made to keep users happy. It is definitely a labor of love or none of us would put in the time that we do to keep everything running smooth and more importantly deliver solid RESULTS! The stringent research we do and data we interpret is going to be the difference in our future success as a firm. We know we have to be at our best at all times since there are other financial services/newsletters that we compete with. As we look to the week that was, the big story is unquestionably the chaos taking place in Egypt. The market sure felt the pain of the uncertainty on Friday with the indices seeing lots of red across the board. For dividend investors, sell-offs like this eventually turn into opportunities to buy quality names at better prices. The one thing to remember is not to over-think things and get paralyzed in fear. The only thing we can do for you here at Dividend.com is provide you the best names possible to invest in, but it is up to you to get your capital in your brokerage accounts…

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Weekend: Tomorrow’s News Today

Welcome to the Wealth Daily Weekend Edition— our insights from the week in investing and links to our most-read Wealth Daily and sister publication articles. As the markets continue to feed the bulls with yet another push to the upside, it’s but a sideshow to the world’s entrepreneurs. Deaf to market chatter, they simply go about their work as the talking heads on CNBC like Cramer and Maria take it all into overdrive. And while the markets matter in the grand scheme of things, to the truly creative types, it only provides a faint background noise. Instead, they are busy doing what they have always done: pushing their dreams down the unknown road. As always, the ascent of man reaches for a higher place. That’s why the future is so hard to predict. Innovation alters the world in ways we don’t always expect. So what can we look forward to over the course of the next five years? Advertisement The Biggest Investment of the 21stCentury It’s called the smart grid… and it’s about to revolutionize the way we use our electricity. GE and Google have already committed billions to this technology… But a handful of “super-ups” are poised to dominate this $297 billion/year industry… Get their names and ticker symbols here. According to IBM’s (NYSE: IBM ) latest “Five in Five,” technology will change people’s lives in the following ways… 1. You’ll beam up your friends in 3D. In the next five years, 3D interfaces (like those in the movies) will let you interact with 3D holograms of your friends in real time. Movies and TVs are already moving to 3D, and as 3D and holographic cameras get more sophisticated and miniaturized to fit into cell phones, you will be able to interact with photos, browse the Web, and chat with your friends in entirely new ways. 2. Batteries will breathe air to power our devices. In the next five years, scientific advances in transistors and battery technology will allow your devices to last about 10 times longer than they do today. And better yet, in some cases, …

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Dividend Stock Leaders for the Week of Jan.24-28 (GLW, HAL, WWE, SLE, RSH, more)

Filed in dividend, Gold Investing, o by on January 29, 2011 0 Comments

Here are some of the biggest dividend stock winners and losers from the week that just ended. Company Fri. Close Weekly % Change Dividend Yield Rock-Tenn Company ( RKT ) $66.14 +15.67% 1.21% Baker Hughes Incorporated ( BHI ) $67.29 +14.11% 0.89% Corning Incorporated ( GLW ) $21.80 +12.78% 0.92% Halliburton Company ( HAL ) $43.88 +11.97% 0.82% Harley-Davidson ( HOG ) $39.37 +9.39% 1.02% Rockwell Automation Inc ( ROK ) $80.34 +7.95% 1.74% Abbott Laboratories ( ABT ) $45.49 -5.07% 3.87% Norfolk Souther Corporation ( NSC ) $60.38 -5.32% 2.65% Sara Lee Corporation ( SLE ) $17.17 -8.18% 2.68% Murphy Oil Corporation ( MUR ) $66.13 -8.56% 1.66% World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. ( WWE ) $11.97 -11.33% 12.03% Radioshack Corporation ( RSH ) $15.20 -13.69% 1.64% Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Dividend Stock Leaders for the Week of Jan.24-28 (GLW, HAL, WWE, SLE, RSH, more)

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Here are some of the biggest dividend stock winners and losers from the week that just ended. Company Fri. Close Weekly % Change Dividend Yield Rock-Tenn Company ( RKT ) $66.14 +15.67% 1.21% Baker Hughes Incorporated ( BHI ) $67.29 +14.11% 0.89% Corning Incorporated ( GLW ) $21.80 +12.78% 0.92% Halliburton Company ( HAL ) $43.88 +11.97% 0.82% Harley-Davidson ( HOG ) $39.37 +9.39% 1.02% Rockwell Automation Inc ( ROK ) $80.34 +7.95% 1.74% Abbott Laboratories ( ABT ) $45.49 -5.07% 3.87% Norfolk Souther Corporation ( NSC ) $60.38 -5.32% 2.65% Sara Lee Corporation ( SLE ) $17.17 -8.18% 2.68% Murphy Oil Corporation ( MUR ) $66.13 -8.56% 1.66% World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. ( WWE ) $11.97 -11.33% 12.03% Radioshack Corporation ( RSH ) $15.20 -13.69% 1.64% Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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The Met office and the BBC- caught cold

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The Met office and the BBC- caught cold

From the blog autonomous mind, a cold ill wind blows from Britain. At least this time, FOI requests weren’t quashed like they were with CRU.  Below are excerpts. The photocopy of the email from the FOI request is telling. autonomous … Continue reading →

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The Egyptian intifada and what it may mean for Israel/Palestine

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The Egyptian uprising against the Mubarak regime is historic and important in its own right. But it may also lead to significant changes in the region that could be positive for the Palestinian cause. Israel is worried about a reliable ally being toppled next door. The Mubarak dictatorship is a core pillar of the U.S./Israeli order in the Middle East, an order that completely ignores the wishes and aspirations of people on the ground. The U.S. and Israel are scared of the new order that is to come.

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Mohamed ElBaradei: “If Not Now, When?”

Filed in Bank Gold, gld, Gold Spot Market, lead, o by on January 29, 2011 0 Comments

If Western leaders, who have backed the dictator Mubarak for 30 years, cannot stand before the Egyptian people today and say unequivocally, “we support your right of national self-determination,” when can they do it? That’s the question that Egyptian democracy leader and Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei has put before Western leaders today.

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Gun ownership in Eqypt

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The rate of private gun ownership in Egypt is 3.52 firearms per 100 people

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Pentagon official died after assault

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John P. Wheeler III, a former Pentagon official and the first chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, “died as a result of blunt force trauma after being assaulted,” the Delaware medical examiner’s office said Friday. A toxicology analysis also was done during the autopsy, but the results were not released. Police are still trying to determine who committed the crime.

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Lastest How To Buy Gold Bullion News | Old School Economics

Filed in Bank Gold, Gold, Indonesian Gold, o by on January 28, 2011 0 Comments

It’s time to buy gold stocks . Top-down “macro” analysis indicates that the bull market in gold stocks still has a long way to go. And bottom- up analysis tells me that gold stocks are cheap. Buying opportunities in this asset class will …

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'Fear and Love Make Gold Strong' | SHOUTing GORIlla

Filed in Australian Gold, Gold, o, outperform, silver by on January 28, 2011 0 Comments

This hopefully has reversed the trend of the last couple years where bullion outperformed the stock . Junior gold mining companies, on average, returned roughly twice the gain of gold bullion , but some of those names were fairly silver …

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Potash (NYSE:POT) Poised for Strong volumes, Demand, Pricing

Filed in Gleacher and Company, Gold Prices, Guidance, o, Potash, potash corp, silver by on January 28, 2011 0 Comments

The agriculture sector continues to have a strong outlook, including fertilizer giant Potash Corp. (NYSE:POT), which is expected to have a strong year in 2011. Gleacher noted, “while management is confident that global spot prices are likely to rise on strong demand, their guidance did not include higher potash prices, though they do see the potential for prices to move higher as the gap between

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