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Dividend Stock Leaders for the Week of Feb.14-18 (WTW, FDO, CF, WMB, BVN, 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 Weight Watchers International Inc ( WTW ) $64.72 +47.22% 1.08% Family Dollar Stores Inc. ( FDO ) $52.55 +19.00% 1.37% Valmont Industries Inc. ( VMI ) $110.26 +17.10% 0.60% Williams Companies Inc. (the) ( WMB ) $30.37 +12.52% 2.63% Compania Buenaventura S.A. ( BVN ) $44.84 +11.99% 1.34% Cimarex Energy Co ( XEC ) $114.62 +8.26% 0.28% Halliburton Company ( HAL ) $48.11 +7.77% 0.75% J.M. Smucker Company ( SJM ) $67.33 +7.33% 2.61% Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc ( DPS ) $36.41 +7.21% 2.75% Mosaic Company (the) ( MOS ) $83.02 -6.00% 0.24% Masco Corporation ( MAS ) $13.30 -6.14% 2.26% CF Industries Holdings Inc. ( CF ) $137.87 -8.29% 0.29% CenturyTel Inc. ( CTL ) $41.23 -8.58% 7.03% 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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EURUSD Weekly Summary: Bullish flag broken, Euro could continue the bullish run

Filed in euro, Gold, o, silver by on February 19, 2011 0 Comments

EURUSD Weekly Summary: Bullish flag broken, Euro could continue the bullish run to 1.3860 or higher The EURUSD slipped below 1.3500 this week, but found a good support around 1.3420 area before bounced significantly higher and hit 1.3714 on Friday. As you can see on my daily chart below, the bullish flag is broken out to the upside, suggests potential bullish continuation scenario which started from 1.2873. This fact not only open the door for further bullish run testing 1.3800 – 1.3860 key resistance area, but could create a bigger bullish scenario testing 1.4200 – 1.4300. Immediate support is seen around 1.3650 followed by 1.3550. A break below 1.3550 could cancel the bullish flag upside scenario re-testing 1.3420 key support level. Have a great weekend and see you guys next week.

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Market Wrap-Up for Feb.18 (JWN, CF, DLR, SWK, EOG, WTW, more)

We’re saw a gradual rise for the DOW as other indices remained fairly flat, finishing what has been a generally solid week for the averages. We added a new yield-focused name to our recommended list today, while also removing three growth names from our list as well. Be sure to check out Premium for those stories if you did not read the e-mail alerts we sent out earlier today. Elsewhere, earnings results are lifting shares of Digital Realty Trust ( DLR ), a recent addition to our recommended list. Nordstrom ( JWN ) bounced off of earlier levels and closed higher following the company’s earnings report, as well as news the company was buying a private sales e-commerce company. Wall Street upgrades pushed several stocks higher, including Stanley Black & Decker ( SWK ), EOG Resources ( EOG ), and Raytheon ( RTN ). On the downside, fertilizer play CF Industries ( CF ) sold off after reporting better-than-expected results. Weight Watchers ( WTW ) also gave back just a smidgen of yesterday’s huge gains. The speculation in the venture capital space continues to rage on as we continue to hear about huge rounds of money being raised at ever-climbing market valuations. Mark Cuban just came out with some comments that echoed what I have been saying about the “game” that is going on, where eventually regular investors get burned with the usual late invitations to participate (post-IPO after the insiders have already cashed…

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Look! Gold and Silver Company Warrants Dramatically Outperform …

Filed in African Gold, Bank Gold, Gold, o, warrants by on February 18, 2011 0 Comments

Isn’t it time investors, analysts and commentators conveyed the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth when it comes to investing in gold bullion and gold-related securities? This article will do just … Most financial writers and advisors are of the mistaken impression that warrants are just associated with penny stocks – the ‘juniors’ – but as the breakout of commodity-related companies with LT warrants*by market cap below shows that is not entirely the case: …

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TD Ameritrade (AMTD) Joins GE (GE), Coke (KO), McDonalds (MCD), Visa (V), AT&T (T) As USOC Sponsor

TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) has reportedly signed on to be a sponsor for the U.S. Olympic Committee, the first in the online broker segment to do so.They will join others like Acer, Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), Visa (NYSE:V), Anheuser-Busch (NYSE:BUD), AT&T (NYSE:T), Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW), Atos Origin, BMW Group NA, BP (NYSE:BP), General Electric (NYSE:GE), McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD), Procter

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National Bank of Greece (NBG) Bid Rejected by Alpha Bank

Filed in Gold Bullion prices, National Bank of Greece, NBG, o by on February 18, 2011 0 Comments

The $3.8 billion unsolicited from National Bank of Greece SA (NYSE:NBG) for Alpha Bank SA, was rejected as an inadequate offer by Alpha’s board.National Bank of Greece SA is the largest in the country and Alpha Bank is the third-largest bank in Greece.When making the offer for Alpha on January 18, National Bank asked for Alpha to give the bid “serious consideration.” National Bank said the new

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Gold, Silver Prices Today Rise to 30-Year High on Unrest in Middle East

Ongoing unrest in the middle east is causing investors to push up the price of gold and silver today, with silver reaching a 30-year high, and palladium also rising to its highest levels in 10 years.Physical demand for gold in the middle east has been skyrocketing, increasing 39 percent in the fourth quarter, according to World Gold Council, as locals in the region see the potential for

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Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM): Tech Turnaround

Filed in Bank Gold, economy, lead, o by on February 18, 2011 0 Comments

Filed under: China , Newsletters , Stocks to Buy “Taiwan’s economy and its stock market should post solid growth in 2011; we also see warming relations between the island of Taiwan and mainland China,” suggests global specialist Yiannis Mostrous . The editor of The Silk Road Investor explains, “Technology should be a major beneficiary of these near-term themes and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ( TSM ) is our favorite stock for exposure to the technology turnaround. “Demand for notebook computers remains solid and mobile phones are expected to sell strongly during the Chinese New Year holiday this week, which will lead to inventory restocking. Continue reading Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM): Tech Turnaround Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM): Tech Turnaround originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 18 Feb 2011 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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How to Buy Yukon Gold Stocks

Filed in BP, Ford, Gold, Gold Exploration, Gold Market, gold-stocks, Lear, New Gold, o, target by on February 18, 2011 0 Comments

For the past few weeks, I’ve been urging investors to take a close look at a quality gold exploration companies working in Canada’s Yukon Territory… But with so many Yukon gold stocks to choose from, it can be difficult for investors to determine which companies deserve the most attention. And that’s exactly why I put this article together for you today. For the first time ever, I’ll be publishing some of the guidelines I’ve been personally using to buy Yukon gold stocks. The very first thing investors should know is that the Yukon gold story is just getting started. Last year, nearly 80,000 new gold claims were staked in the Yukon. But this represents only 4% of the Yukon’s total land mass. There is still plenty of staking potential. In 2011, however, it’s very likely we’ll see several companies make big gold discoveries. In an average year, only about $20 or $30 million is spent exploring for gold in the Yukon. Now that the price of gold is breaking record highs, about $100 million is spent in an average year. But in 2011, the Yukon Geological Survey estimates almost $330 million will be spent for work programs and drilling this summer in the Yukon. With so much exploration going on, someone will no doubt find gold. Almost 20 million ounces of placer gold have been taken out of the Yukon Territory over the century. The Yukon overall has the biggest placer gold signatures in the world— meaning there are very large sources of gold in the Yukon from whence this gold sprang. Geologists generally agree that the source of the placer deposits is typically 10 times larger than the amount of placer gold discovered in an area. In the case of …

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Cotton Closes Above $2 per Pound as Market Remains in Chaos

Filed in commodities, New Gold, o, South African Gold, Spot Gold by on February 18, 2011 0 Comments

Filed under: Major Movement , Industry , Market Matters , Commodities , Agriculture The cotton market is in a state of chaos. On Friday, March cotton on the ICE exchange closed at $2.1102 per pound, up the 7 cent daily limit, the Financial Times reported. The market opened limit up at $2.1102. That means that you cannot buy cotton even if you wanted to. The market is frozen. Commodities are much different from stocks. Commodities are a zero sum game. Contracts usually last for three months. At the end of the three months, the longs take delivery from the shorts who deliver their cotton, and zero contracts are left. Continue reading Cotton Closes Above $2 per Pound as Market Remains in Chaos Cotton Closes Above $2 per Pound as Market Remains in Chaos originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 18 Feb 2011 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Urban Magnets for Disaster

Filed in BP, deflation, economy, Ford, Gold, inflation, o, silver, ubs, US Dollar by on February 18, 2011 0 Comments

When it comes to bad stuff the sky’s the limit. It’s gonna happen, eventually…one way or another. And it could be real bad. And when bad stuff happens, you’re better off being somewhere else. Where? Generally, bad stuff seems to happen most often in cities. Why is that? Cities are where most people live. It is where governments are. And it is where the labor force is most specialized. There are no subsistence farmers living in cities. Nor do urban populations “live off the land.” Instead, they depend on complex networks of commerce. The typical city dweller produces neither food nor energy. He sits all day in an office — completely dependent on others to provide power and food. Then, he goes home — still completely dependent on the division of labor for his most important needs. Progress can be described as the elaboration of the division of labor. In man’s most primitive state, specialization is extremely limited. From what we’ve been told, the early man was the hunter. Early woman gathered…that’s about the extent of it. As the tribe grows larger, specialization increases. One person might tend the fire. Another might be in charge of making clothes or arrows. The advent of sedentary agriculture and towns caused a big leap forward in human progress and, not coincidentally, the division of labor. Some townspeople went out to tend the fields. Others began to focus on woodworking…or iron mongering…or making weapons…or clothes. Some played cards and hung around at bars. There was soon a homebuilding industry…and, not long after, merchants, prostitutes and bankers…and even shyster lawyers and tax collectors. As the division of labor expanded, the average person became richer…and more dependent on others. In order to eat, someone else had to plant…and till…and harvest…and hunt…and gather. And then, when agriculture became mechanized, he depended on faraway people who produced oil and gasoline…and people who built …

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ConocoPhillips (COP): Portfolio Anchor

Filed in Bank Gold, commodities, Conoco, earnings, HAL, o, revenue, Tegra by on February 18, 2011 0 Comments

Filed under: Newsletters , ConAgra Foods (CAG) , Commodities , Oil , Stocks to Buy “ConocoPhillips ( COP ) is not only my favorite integrated oil company, it is also on the short-list of my favorite stocks, period,” says Nathan Slaughter . The editor of Street Authority Market Advisor explains, “The company is raking in cash; the integrated oil giant pocketed $2.0 billion in net profits last quarter on $53.2 billion in revenues. “For all of 2010, earnings soared nearly 160% to $11.4 billion. That percentage gets cut in half when you exclude one-time gains and charges. Still, it’s a good time to be a shareholder. Continue reading ConocoPhillips (COP): Portfolio Anchor ConocoPhillips (COP): Portfolio Anchor originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 18 Feb 2011 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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