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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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Bank of America Ordered to Stop ALL foreclosures in Nevada a non-judicial state – Attorney seeking Possible Class Action Status

Filed in economy, gld, Gold Spot Market, o by on January 26, 2011 0 Comments

The judge ruled they can only foreclose with a judges order, which is only for judicial state foreclosures. The non-judicial states do not need court orders for foreclosing, the companies can simply foreclose after advertising the foreclosure for 4 weeks.

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Weekend: A Digital Pearl Harbor

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. From Sun Tzu to “Stormin’ Norman” Schwarzkopf, the goal of every military commander has always been pretty simple: to kill people and break things. Beat the other guy, and your name will find its way into the history books… The only thing that changes is the technology. From the longbow to the ballistic missile, the arms race is one that never sleeps. One of the fastest growing fronts in this struggle is in cyberspace. Today’s style of combat is geek versus geek. But don’t believe for a second that it’s not just as dangerous… Because while it doesn’t involve tanks or fighter squadrons, cyberwar’s ability to disrupt an enemy is just as effective, and often equally destructive. It’s war by other means — one that focuses on using computer code to strike an enemy’s Achilles’ heel. Full-scale cyberwar The recent discovery of a computer worm called Stuxnet is a perfect example of the damage a hacker armed with code can create. Using the “most advanced and aggressive malware in history,” cyberwarriors have now set Iran’s nuclear ambitions back by two years, according to most estimates. (Not surprisingly, Israel and the United States are at the top of the suspect list.) The worm itself attacked controllers critical to operations at Natanz, a sprawling enrichment site in Iran’s desert. As operators stared blankly at their screens, the bug’s centrifuges spun wildly out of control, tearing systems apart. “This was nearly as effective as a military strike, but even better since there are no fatalities and no full-blown war. From a military perspective, this was a huge success,” said Ralph Langer, a top German Security expert. “It will take two years for Iran to get back on track.” This is only the latest cyber skirmish… Back in 2007, Estonia fell victim to what Wired Magazine dubbed “Web War One”. Hounded by three weeks of digital assaults, Estonia’s electronic Maginot Line proved as feeble as the original. The country’s firewalls withered as a flood of data sent by the nation’s unknown opponents quickly crashed one system after another, crippling numerous vital public services. Websites of government ministries, banks, and newspapers all fell victim. And while the rest of the world watched the attacks with a combination of curiosity and indifference, military planners…

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Top Picks 2011: Aeropostale (ARO)

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Top Picks 2011: Aeropostale (ARO)

Filed under: Newsletters , Stocks to Buy , Best Stocks for 2011 This post is one in a series in which more than 60 newsletter advisors share their Top Stock Picks for 2011 . This special report is courtesy of TheStockAdvisors.com . “A financial crisis, severe recession, a supposedly ‘tapped out’ U.S. consumer — none of it has been enough to derail Aeropostale ( ARO ), the New York City-based teen clothing retailer,” says John Reese . The editor of Validea Hot List Newsletter explains, “While other companies have struggled to survive in the past few years, the mall-based firm upped both earnings and sales in 2007, 2008, and 2009, and it’s on track to do so again in 2010. Continue reading Top Picks 2011: Aeropostale (ARO) Top Picks 2011: Aeropostale (ARO) originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sat, 08 Jan 2011 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Weekend: Eye of the Tiger

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. While America stumbles and bumbles through the long, dark night… A young upstart is about to knock Uncle Sam and the rest of the Western world right down the creaky old steps. Whether you realize it or not, China is in it to win it, and she’s taking no prisoners. If you doubt that, take a look at this article that appeared earlier this week in The New York Times . Entitled “To Conquer Wind Power, China Writes the Rules,” it details how China plays the role of puppet master in working to corner the production of another market— this time in wind power. Advertisement Radical technology promises to break Big Pharma profit records One small American company’s “cell-shock” technology will soon be the global Gold Standard for the treatment and prevention of all the major cancers, influenza, malaria, HIV, and more… It’s expected to save millions of lives — and bring over 10,000% returns to investors of this medical miracle. Click here to earn 1,000 times your money… China flexes her muscles Acting the part of the 800 pound gorilla, the Chinese have now grabbed more than 85 percent of the wind turbine market, aided by rules that stack the deck prohibitively in Beijing’s favor. From requiring at least 70% of the equipment in their wind farms be domestically produced to low-interest loans and cheap land from the government, Beijing is a Chinese working man’s best friend. You see in China, they actually base every decision around what we have been so slow to see. They realize it’s about keeping the masses employed and working to use every single advantage they can to keep the wheels turning. And if that involves bending the rules in their favor, so be it. China, in other words, is all about China— today, tomorrow, and for the next 500 hundred years. Our time horizon, meanwhile, extends only as far as the next election or earnings release. It’s bloody pathetic. That long-range outlook — so ingrained in the way the Chinese look at world — was on full display when I hit the money quote at the end of the article. Drawn from a gathering of hundreds of big executives from around the world, it involves the mindset of Li Junfeng, overseer of the Chinese renewable energy industry: “ You cannot be called a winner if you are the leader for three or five years,” Mr. Li told the Chinese executives. “You can only stand on the top line if you are the leader for 100 or 200 years.” The Chinese presidents sat quietly and respectfully, chins down. Senior executives from the foreign manufacturers — including Vestas, G.E. and Gamesa — sat alongside them, staring straight ahead in stony silence.” Maybe they realized they’d stepped into the ring with Clubber Lang, and he wasn’t going to be happy until all of them hit the mat… It is simply war by other means ; the wind turbine industry is just one of the many ways we are fighting a losing battle. Another battle we’re struggling to keep up with is rare earth elements, also known as REEs. With obscure names like neodymium, europium, or praseodymium , these all important metals are used in a wide range of applications: high-tech and defense products, car engines, and clean energy. In fact, these industries cannot function without them. The problem is the Chinese have a stranglehold on them— controlling 95 percent …

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Weekend: 2011 Stock Market Forecast

Weekend: 2011 Stock Market Forecast

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. It’s not often that Bloomberg’s headlines give me much pause, but this one sure did. Bullish to the max, it quoted an analyst named Brian Barish from Cambiar Investors who believes the S&P 500 will gain 17% from here. In fact Barish believes the S&P 500 will rise to 1,300 by June 30, and to 1,380 by the end of year based on the weighted average of estimates by Cambiar’s nine analysts. Advertisement The Video Footage that has Electric Companies Terrified They won’t announce it yet, but your utility company is shaking in its boots… That’s because one tiny engineering firm just demonstrated a technology that could put every last utility out of business— by harnessing your own solar energy at any time, from any window ! Before the first big ticket contract comes through — doubling the share price — click here to see exclusive footage. Propelled by energy and industrials, 2011 will be marked by a “multi-speed recovery” that will completely lay waste to the “new normal” thesis put forward by the likes of PIMCO and your humble analyst. Instead, Barish believes, “the bleeding has stopped” as low market multiples will give way to an environment where multiples expand. In short, it’s the classic bullish argument, since the price-to-earnings ratio is now 15— below the 16.4 average for the index going back to 1954. But as every market watcher knows, Barish’s thesis eventually comes to rest where all of them do. In the end, it will always be all about earnings. That’s why we aren’t so eager to help ourselves to all of this bullish Kool-Aid talk of late — especially as Goldman Sachs boosts their outlook to 1450 (!!) for 2011. Now for those of you keeping score at home, Goldman’s latest forecast would put the S&P 500 right back within a whisper of its 2007 highs, going back to the days of the housing bubble peak. How they arrive at that figure, I’ll never know… After all, is there anything that leads you to believe we are going see to the type of real economic activity we witnessed before it all fell apart? A return to the 2007 peaks? I would even argue the two-year peaking cycle — circled in the chart below — was nothing more than an illusion brought on by cheap credit and the bubble atmosphere it created. Without them, in other words, that peak encompassed by the circle never would have happened. In many ways, it really was mirage. Simply put, the market overshot at the top the same way it overshot at the bottom. It was, in the purest sense, a function of our bubble-based economy — similar to the market action after the dot-com bust. Of course, that doesn’t mean another stock market bubble cannot form anew. The FED is actually working overtime…

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Lowe’s Price Target Boosted at Goldman Sachs (LOW)

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Home improvement warehouse operator Lowe’s Companies, Inc. ( LOW ) on Thursday saw its price target raised by analysts at Goldman Sachs. The firm said it now expects shares of LOW to reach $27, which implies a 14% upside to the stock’s Wednesday closing price of $23.75. Goldman noted the company stands to benefit from a higher market multiple, and thus maintained its “Buy” rating on the stock. Lowe’s shares fell 25 cents, or -1.1%, in premarket trading Thursday. The Bottom Line Shares of Lowe’s ( LOW ) have a 1.85% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $23.75. The stock has technical support in the $20-$21 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $25-$27 price levels. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. ( LOW ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. 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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Utility Trio: Income Experts’ Power Plays

Filed in Bank Gold, commodities, o by on November 17, 2010 0 Comments
Utility Trio: Income Experts’ Power Plays

Filed under: Newsletters , Commodities , Oil , Stocks to Buy , Southern Company (SO) “Rising demand for electricity has been among the surest trends on which you could bet for the past 100 years;” says utility sector and income expert Roger Conrad . The contributing editor to Personal Finance explains, “That’s money in the bank for the companies that produce and distribute power, including these three Income Portfolio power plays: Dominion Resources ( D ), Southern Company ( SO ), and Xcel Energy ( XEL ). “After a dip in 2008-09, Americans’ power use is climbing again, as more and more electricity-using devices become essential to modern life. Continue reading Utility Trio: Income Experts’ Power Plays Utility Trio: Income Experts’ Power Plays originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 17 Nov 2010 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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What Would You Do if Your Income Disappeared?

Filed in citigroup, deflation, economy, silver, ubs, US Dollar by on October 25, 2010 0 Comments

What would you do if your sole source of income dried up tomorrow? Would you be prepared? Do you have a plan? In the Age of Turmoil, many income sources that were considered ‘stable’ in the old system will be at risk; this includes retirement pensions, investment income, salaries and wages, and small business profits. For example, retirees living on company pensions could easily see their monthly stipends fall due to corporate bankruptcies. And while public pensions like Social Security are unlikely to change in the short-term, this broken system will undoubtedly see massive restructuring in the next decade. Meanwhile, many small business owners and self-employed professionals may suffer reduced revenue as market conditions and consumer priorities shift; this has already happened to many businesses in the retail and real estate sectors. For salaried workers, we live in a rather bizarre time when corporate profits are surging, yet revenue growth is lackluster.  Companies are cutting back on expenses by reducing their headcounts and squeezing every ounce of productivity out of a smaller workforce. Millions of people are now unemployed and without a backup plan. Politicians make empty speeches about hope and better times ahead, but they offer little more than hot air and higher deficits. The thing is, there is a way out… self-reliance is the way to survive and thrive in this Age of Turmoil that we have entered. When you think about it, this isn’t the only tough time in history; just a few hundred years ago, new settlers in the United States, Canada, and that penal colony down under had to brave harsh terrain, hostile natives, war, disease, etc., all without the convenience of modern technology. Their only assets were their labor, ingenuity, and whatever they could carry on their backs. Despite difficult conditions, though, these pioneers carved out a new life with their bare hands, and they didn’t rely on government handouts or incompetent central bankers to do it. Back then, settlers were economically independent; they built their own homes, fetched their own water, and put their own food on the table. Now, I’m not saying we should all go out and live off the land, but I think the same lessons of economic independence apply today. In fact, in keeping with the theme from the last several days, I believe that declaring economic independence is the third pillar of self-reliance. At the end of the day, we only have ourselves to rely on, and our own livelihood and that of our families hinges on this fact. As such, it’s critical to declare economic independence by seeking alternate sources of income . Alternate sources of income can take a variety of forms. For those with a secure job and a fair amount of investment capital tucked away, income can be derived from any number of passive assets like high yielding securities, productive land, …

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Dividend Stock Leaders for the Week of Sept.20-24 (CAT, FCX, STRA, X, GS, MS, more)

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Dividend Stock Leaders for the Week of Sept.20-24 (CAT, FCX, STRA, X, GS, MS, more)

Here are some of the biggest dividend stock winners and losers from the week that just ended. Company Fri. Close Weekly % Change Strayer Education Inc. ( STRA ) $174.48 +10.78% Caterpillar Inc. ( CAT ) $79.73 +8.95% McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. ( MHP ) $33.18 +8.61% Companhia Vale ( VALE ) $30.04 +7.86% Viacom Inc. [[VIA.B]] $30.04 +7.86% Lowe’s Companies Inc. ( LOW ) $22.48 +6.95% Freeport-McMoran ( FCX ) $86.61 +5.98% Goldman Sachs ( GS ) $147.28 -2.45% Walt Disney Company ( DIS ) $33.58 -2.84% Morgan Stanley ( MS ) $25.15 -4.99% U.S. Steel ( X ) $43.23 -6.43% 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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Goldman Sachs Cuts Estimates for The TJX Companies (TJX)

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Goldman Sachs Cuts Estimates for The TJX Companies (TJX)

Discount clothing and home goods retailer The TJX Companies, Inc. ( TJX ) on Wednesday saw its earnings estimates lowered by analysts at Goldman Sachs. The firm said it cut its estimates for TJX through 2012, citing lower expected margins in upcoming quarters. Goldman maintained its “Neutral” rating and $46 price target, which represents a potential 10% upside to the stock’s Wednesday closing price of $41.78. TJX shares rose 58 cents, or +1.4%, in premarket trading Wednesday. The Bottom Line Shares of TJX have a 1.44% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $41.78. The stock has technical support in the $38-$40 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $44 price level. We would remain on the sidelines for now. The TJX Companies, Inc. ( TJX ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. 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 Aug.17 (POT, AGU, CF, MOS, JNJ, more)

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Market Wrap-Up for Aug.17 (POT, AGU, CF, MOS, JNJ, more)

We’re getting a market rally today, but look at what’s leading the charge: none other than the momentum-driven commodity sector names. Potash Corp ( POT ) ramped up huge this morning on news the company received an unsolicited acquisition bid from BHP Billiton ( BHP ) . This lit a fire under other companies in the space, such as CF Industries ( CF ) , Mosaic ( MOS ) , and Agrium ( AGU ) . This was great news for traders that are holding these momentum plays. Despite paying dividends (very puny ones), we are not interested in playing in the manic-style turns the sector is now known for. We have seen sporadic jumps in the space, and we all know M&A could propel the sector into a mini-bull market as well, but unless you possess the discipline and timing skills to maneuver through, I would avoid the “who’s the next takeover” temptation. We also see news out this morning that legendary investor Warren Buffett has nearly doubled his stake in Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) . Mr. Buffett likes to “prune the garden” at various times when it comes to his holdings, and we employ the same strategy here at Dividend.com at times. There will be circumstances when some names get a bit ahead of themselves in terms of price, and the risk/reward is not as good as other areas of the market. Thus, we remove names from our “Recommended” list until we feel their valuations are more appropriate. Mr. Buffett did that with JNJ — we cut Berkshire’s holdings in that name from 64 million shares at the end of 2007, all the way down to 24 million in March 2010. Now, his company has upped its position back to 41 million shares. Getting back to the commodity buzz I mentioned earlier, I am not thrilled by the news of consolidation in the commodity sector. Less players can sometimes mean higher prices on the back end. The last thing we want to head toward is stagflation, where unemployment and inflation is high and economic conditions are weak. That’s it for today, folks! As always, check out our Best Dividend Stocks List for our top dividend recommendations. Plus, if you haven’t done so already, test out our new Monthly Dividend Income Generator tool, which makes scheduling your dividend income payouts easy. See you tomorrow! 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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