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Market Wrap-Up for Jan.31 (MEE, CNX, WLT, DRI, FCX, POT, INTC, more)

As the market got started on this new week, market participants were keeping a close eye on the doings going on in Egypt, but a big coal merger put a bid into numerous energy-focused plays. Before we dig into that, I just want to remind everyone that we added a new name to our best dividend stocks list this morning, so be sure to check out the upgrade if you didn’t see the e-mail alert we sent out earlier to Dividend.com Premium subscribers. Looking at the big deal of the day, Massey Energy ( MEE ), which had long been a subject of ongoing takeover rumors, finally did catch a bid over the weekend. The company will be getting taken over by Alpha Natural Resources( ANR ) at a valuation that is about 30% below its all-time high levels hit in June of 2008. That news helped push shares like Consol Energy ( CNX ) and Walter Energy ( WLT ) nicely higher. We also saw seeing buying spread to other commodity names, including Freeport McMoran ( FCX ) and Potash Corp ( POT ). Darden Restaurant ( DRI ) shares were up on news the company is lifting its outlook. There has been a worry in the market when it comes to food/restaurant plays, and how they will be having to deal with higher commodity costs. We’ll keep an eye on the sector to see if other companies are able to dodge the rising food cost bullet as well. Lastly, Intel Corporation ( INTC ) managed to close unchanged despite news the company is cutting its earlier margins guidance, following a chip design glitch that will hit the semiconductor giant’s bottom line this coming quarter. Lots of gloomy headlines about Social Security possibly dissolving sooner than experts have been predicting last week, so I wanted to look for nuggets to write about retirement this morning. I wanted to focus on some baby boomer tips from a recent U.S. News & World Report, and add my own two cents to each. Baby Boomer Tip #1 – “Sign up for Medicare on time.” This is a no-brainer and who wouldn’t want to be able to free up money that can be saved or used for other necessities? As people continue to live longer, some of the savings from not having to pay for your own expensive plan can even go into quality dividend stocks that provide a nice yield each year. Baby Boomer Tip #2 – “Schedule your free physical…

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

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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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Market Wrap-Up for Jan.27 (QCOM, BEN, SWK, PG, CL, T, more)

Glum news out on Social Security this morning as we hear the Social Security system will run at a deficit this year and keep on running in the red until its trust funds are drained by about 2037. Congressional budget experts had expected social security to post surpluses for a few more years before permanently slipping into the red in 2016. I can’t stress enough to our readers that the time to take charge of your retirement, nest egg, or ambitions to build your own wealth — immediately! Depending on the government to provide a comfortable retirement can potentially set up many for some tough times, especially those who have saved little of what they have earned. I can’t stop saying enough that investing in dividend-paying stocks can be a huge source of extra income that you can get started building today. Many of our readers have already been putting the wheels in motion and are not waiting for rude awakening. I wanted to make a quick note regarding the website. We are in the process of upgrading our server for Dividend.com (need to accommodate the larger audience that continues to head our way – it’s a good thing!), so the site could be down sporadically at various times over the next day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing. We’ll be sure to work as hard as ever to make it up with our stock research and recommendations. I also just want to take a minute to thank the thousands of subscribers that continue to believe in our firm and the message we are delivering on a daily basis. We try to differentiate ourselves through our results and also through how we communicate. My personal style of writing is one that I hope can help anyone understand and embrace the markets. We have an amazing audience, from the novice investor to the many wealth/hedge fund managers that use our service. …

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Market Wrap-Up for Jan.19 (IBM, GS, STT, MOS, NTRS, POT, more)

I just got the results from my recent blood work and my cholesterol came back at 207. It is about the same it was three years ago, but I need to dedicate a bit more time to exercise and taking care of my body as I do my finances. Without health, what good is wealth? I was never a big fan of going to the doctor (who is?), but as I get older and have much more responsibility (family, thousands of Dividend.com Premium subscribers, etc.), I need to step up being proactive when it comes to health. I am probably one of the few Italians I know that doesn’t eat fish — not a great thing when you are trying to bring down cholesterol levels. It’s time to cut back a touch on the pasta and hit the treadmill more. Hopefully everyone out there is trying to pay attention to health and fitness as well. We all need each other on our “A” game. We are now entering earnings season and this is where there could be some stomach-turning action in the markets. There will be some good news that gets rewarded and some good news that gets sold. It’s always hard to pinpoint why the moves happen as they do sometimes, but just try and hang in there. I am always happier when earnings season is nearing the end for each quarter, so I can examine where the overreactions occurred or where the news may be a bit more gloomy than we like for names that could be on our recommended list. As for today’s action in the markets, we saw some significant selling in more of the growth plays for a change. Earnings results jolted several big-name financial plays, including State Street ( STT ), Northern Trust ( NTRS ), and Goldman Sachs ( GS ). Fertilizer play Mosaic ( MOS ) took a hit as agribusiness giant Cargill may be planning to relinquish its majority control in the company. Selling spread to other names in the sector, including CF Industries ( CF ) and Potash Corp ( POT ). One of the few bright spots that stood out was IBM Corp ( IBM ), up nicely following the tech giant’s earnings results. We’ll continue to monitor the markets closely as we have been and will keep subscribers alerted to any changes we make on our recommended list. Continuing with yesterday’s theme, here are some more common money excuses people use and my response to them: Excuse #6 – “I’ll pay it off next month!” This is where the credit card companies really get you. The minute you start falling behind is when the fees start to pile on. Pay it off quickly and learn to be consistently responsible. Excuse #7 – “Old cars just aren&#…

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Dividend Stock Leaders for the Week of Jan.3-7 (WYNN, POT, BAC, FDO, NEM, TGT, more)

Here are some of the biggest dividend stock winners and losers from the week that just ended. Company Fri. Close Weekly % Change Dividend Yield Wynn Resorts ( WYNN ) $118.73 +14.34% 0.84% KB Home ( KBH ) $15.25 +13.05% 1.64% L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. ( LLL ) $78.23 +10.98% 2.05% Moody’s Corporation ( MCO ) $29.29 +10.36% 1.57% D.R. Horton Inc. ( DHI ) $13.02 +9.14% 1.15% Potash Corporation Of Saskatchewan Inc. ( POT ) $166.92 +7.81% 0.24% Bank of America Corporation ( BAC ) $14.25 +6.82% 0.28% Newmont Mining Corporation (holding Company) ( NEM ) $56.89 -7.39% 1.02% Barrick Gold Corporation ( ABX ) $49.10 -7.67% 0.98% Macy’s ( M ) $23.31 -7.87% 0.86% Agnico-Eagle Mines ( AEM ) $70.43 -8.17% 0.91% Target Corporation ( TGT ) $55.05 -8.45% 1.82% AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. ( AU ) $44.82 -8.96% 0.33% Guess? Inc. ( GES ) $42.67 -9.83% 1.87% Pan American Silver Corp. ( PAAS ) $36.79 -10.73% 0.27% Family Dollar Stores Inc. ( FDO ) $43.90 -11.69% 1.41% 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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Market Wrap-Up for Jan.6 (TGT, GPS, MON, POT, MOS, HSY, more)

Many pundits talk about the significance of the first week of January in the markets. The old saying goes, “How goes the first week of January, goes the rest of the year for the markets.” There is statistical data that does show some truth to this adage, but at the end of the day, it’s still just one week of the long market year. Tech stocks have been flying this week, but you can’t argue a touch of the euphoria is likely tied to the CES show in Las Vegas that is starting today (as well as the recent Qualcomm deal to buy Atheros Communications). All the latest and greatest tech gadgets are on display this week, and the momentum crowd is buzzing with optimism. Optimism is a good thing, and for investors it doesn’t hurt to start feeling better about where things are today, as opposed to the low spirits many felt when the banking system was imploding a couple years ago. Now, that doesn’t mean to go crazy buying as many stocks as possible right this minute, but for some investors, there needs to be a time to get over the “Wall Street is rigged and no one can make money in the markets” mentality. I’ve been analyzing the markets for a long time, so I’m certainly not naive enough to think that there aren’t “insiders” out there that use underhanded means to profit immensely. But at the same time…

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Potash Corp (NYSE:POT), CF Industries (NYSE:CF), Mosaic (NYSE:MOS), Intrepid Potash (NYSE:IPI), Agrium (NYSE:AGU) in 2010

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The fertilizer sector was among one of the hottest in 2010, largely on the increased price of corn, although other grains were helpful as well. Companies like Potash Corp (NYSE:POT), CF Industries (NYSE:CF), Mosaic (NYSE:MOS), Intrepid Potash (NYSE:IPI) and Agrium (NYSE:AGU) pushed up on expectations the higher margins would give farmers extra capital to acquire more fertilizers. Mosaic ended

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Dividend Stock Leaders for the Week of Dec.27-31 (WLT, POT, APC, HRB, more)

Here are some of the biggest dividend stock winners and losers from the week that just ended. Company Fri. Close Weekly % Change Dividend Yield Anadarko Petroleum Corporation ( APC ) $76.16 +11.12% 0.47% Mosaic Company (the) ( MOS ) $76.36 +7.47% 0.26% Potash Corporation Of Saskatchewan Inc. ( POT ) $154.83 +7.27% 0.26% Agrium Inc. ( AGU ) $91.75 +6.57% 0.12% Walter Industries Inc. ( WLT ) $127.84 +5.31% 0.39% Monsanto Company ( MON ) $69.64 +4.56% 1.61% Consol Energy ( CNX ) $48.74 +4.26% 0.82% H&R Block Inc. ( HRB ) $11.91 -6.15% 5.04% 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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Market Wrap-Up for Dec.31 (APC, BHP, FCX, POT, MOS, MON, SCHN, more)

As we get set to wrap up 2010, we currently have 90 dividend stocks on our recommended list. Of those, only 8 of the names are currently lower from where we initially recommended the names. None of those that are lower are down more than 4%. We hope to continue to outperform as we get into 2011. At the end of the day, it comes down to results for investors and for ourselves at Dividend.com. We know the more we deliver, the better it will be for our business and our brand. It has been a relatively quiet week as is usually the case at the end of the year. We have little in the way of big stories or earnings. Anadarko Petroleum ( APC ) continued to move higher following yesterday’s rumor of a deal with BHP Billiton ( BHP ). Commodity plays ended the year in style, with Freeport McMoran ( FCX ), and Potash Corp ( POT ) seeing gains. It was a relatively good year for the markets with the Dow closing up 11%, S&P up 13%, and the Nasdaq finishing 17% higher. Looking ahead to next week, there will be some earnings we will be able to talk about. Names that are set to report include Mosaic ( MOS ), Monsanto ( MON ), Schnitzer Steel ( SCHN ), and others. Be sure to catch up with our weekend watchlists on Dividend.com Premium. There are tons of names that could be candidates for inclusion on our recommended list and the weekend posts will have all that covered. Have a great new year everybody and be safe if you’re traveling. See you in 2011! 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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Report: BHP Billiton May Offer $90 a Share for Anadarko Petroleum (BHP, APC)

According to a report in London’s Daily Mail, BHP Billiton Limited ( BHP ) could soon make a $90 per-share offer to buy fellow oil giant Anadarko Petroleum Corporation ( APC ). That offer would represent a 27% premium top APC’s Wednesday closing price of $70.73. The report didn’t specify any sources for the information, but said that BHP CEO Marius Kloppers is “desperate” to get a deal done. BHP has engaged in multiple unsuccessful takeover attempts this year, including a much-publicized failed bid for fertilizer maker Potash Corp ( POT ). BHP shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Thursday, while Anadarko shares soared 5%. The Bottom Line Shares of Anadarko Petroleum ( APC ) have a .51% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $70.73. Shares of BHP Billiton ( BHP ) have a 1.94% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $92.80. Neither Billiton Limited ( BHP ) nor Anadarko Petroleum Corporation ( APC ) are currently recommended by Dividend.com. 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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Market Wrap-Up for Dec.29 (POT, CF, MOS, MON, OXY, SHZ, MCP, REE, more)

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As we look ahead to 2011, we continue to look for names that we believe are still undervalued and where valuations can grow with company profits. This will sometimes lead us to stocks that have lower dividend yields. When we recommend lower-yielding names, we almost always note that they are better suited for aggressive investors. Typically an aggressive dividend investor is willing to give up the cushion of a higher dividend yield for stocks that can make up for it with price appreciation. Our recommended list has a nice mix of both income and aggressive dividend plays, so be sure to pick what is best for you and your investment profile. Speaking of recommendations, we added five new names to our recommended list earlier today, so be sure to check out the post if you did not read the e-mail alert we sent out. Recent data from Markit, a global financial information-services firm, calculated that as of Nov. 30, 56% more Standard & Poor’s 500 companies increased dividends in 2010 than in 2009, while the number of those reducing or suspending disbursements plunged 92%. We see the list of companies increasing dividend growing even larger as 2011 rolls around. Looking at today’s action, fertilizer plays continued to power higher with Potash Corp ( POT ), Mosaic ( MOS ), and CF Industries ( CF ) leading the way. There haven’t been a lot of analyst calls out from Wall Street this week, but upbeat comments this morning on Monsanto ( MON ) and Occidental Petroleum ( OXY ) moved those shares higher. Lastly, I wanted to mention the rare earth stocks were back at it. Check out the price action in symbol SHZ (spiked 70%) today. This company has joined the ranks of MCP and REE as the daytrader’s weapon of choice. I bring this up because I recognize a mania when I see one. This happened in the early dot-com days, early solar energy days, satellite radio mania, stem cells breakthroughs, DNA coding biotech bonanzas, and more. Anyone that is new and for that matter an experienced investor needs to steer clear of the hype. It is not impossible to make money when there is this much nuttiness, but it is usually only the nimblest and most experienced of traders that can come out of the pile usually with their head still attached, but barely. As an experienced trader myself, I can surely tell you that these manias don’t end well for the retail investor. We will continue to look for opportunities that

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Market Wrap-Up for Dec.23 (CF, POT, AGU, NKE, BBY, more)

Tom and I just wrapped up a great new video today where we run down the potential market themes dividend investors will face in 2011. As I started mentioning the past few days, I’m beginning to think the financials will see an uptrend in 2011. We see the pipeline of mergers, IPOs, rising interest rates, and rising dividends (the TARP handcuffs could be close to coming off) as the catalyst for higher prices. It’s still considered a bit of a contrarian call, but as we crunch the earnings estimates, it looks like much of the bad news has likely been already priced into most of the financial stocks. Our fear when it comes to gold is that with many retail investors embracing the yellow metal after a four-fold run-up the last few years, the gains could be a bit tougher to come by as we head into 2011. Now there could be wild cards and events that could cause gold to rally of course, but based on the sentiment we see, the gains could still be a struggle. If you have been riding the momentum higher, don’t be afraid to put a stop order in to prevent any quick pullbacks from wiping away your gains. We also talk about the rising danger facing municipalities and how pensions may not be as safe as they once were in the public sector. The importance of this is to hit home the fact that investors need several income sources as they build toward retirement. No Social Security “cost of

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