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Top Valentines Day Stocks

Filed in BP, Gold Investing, Gold Prices, o, shares, silver by on February 3, 2011 0 Comments

Most people know when Valentine’s Day is, but in case you missed the memo, it is Monday, February 14, so if you haven’t done the shopping for your Valentine, then you better get cracking. One option is to give a gift of shares of stock in companies tha…

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Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Second Week of February

Filed in BP, dividend, o, silver by on February 3, 2011 0 Comments

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called ‘Buying Dividends’. This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to th…

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Mythbusting Gold's Volatility | www.bullfax.com

Filed in Barrick Gold, Gold, Gold Miners, Indonesian Gold, miners, o, shares by on January 26, 2011 0 Comments

Canadian gold miners tumble after bullion sell-off. Shares of Barrick Gold and other gold-mining majors fell on Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange following a nearly 4% drop in the price of gold bullion on Thursday. …

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MetLife and PNC Both Upgraded at Citigroup (MET, PNC)

Insurance provider MetLife, Inc. ( MET ) and regional banker PNC Financial Services ( PNC ) both caught some positive sentiment on Monday from analysts at Citigroup. The firm said it boosted its price target on MET to $54, which implies a 17% upside to the stock’s Friday closing price of $46.21. Citi also maintained its “Buy” rating on MET and raised its earnings estimates, citing high expected return on equity. Meanwhile, the analyst said it raised its earnings estimates for PNC through 2012, citing the company’s strong capital position and improving credit trends. Citi maintained its “Hold” rating on PNC and introduced a new $70 price target, which implies a 15% upside to the stock’s Friday closing price of $60.83. MetLife and PNC shares were both mostly flat in premarket trading Monday. The Bottom Line Shares of Metlife ( MET ) have a 1.60% dividend yield, based on Friday’s closing stock price of $46.21. Shares of PNC Financial ( PNC ) have a .66% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $60.83. MetLife, Inc. ( MET ) and PNC Financial Services ( PNC ) are both currently rated “Neutral,” holding Dividend.com DARS™ Ratingsof 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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Novartis to Buy Cancer Diagnostic Specialist Genoptix for $470 Million (NVS)

Filed in dividend, Gold, Gold Bullion prices, o, shares by on January 24, 2011 0 Comments

Swiss healthcare products maker Novartis AG ( NVS ) on Monday said it would buy U.S.-based cancer diagnostic specialist Genoptix ( GXDX ) for $470 million in cash. The $25 per-share asking price represents a healthy 27% premium over Genoptix’ Friday closing price of $19.76. Genoptix said its board of directors is recommending current shareholders accept the offer. The move comes about six weeks after Novartis acquired the remaining stake in eye care company Alcon for $12.9 billion . Novartis shares rose 27 cents, or +0.5%, in premarket trading Monday. The Bottom Line Shares of Novartis ( NVS ) have a 3.03% dividend yield, based on Friday’s closing stock price of $56.42. The stock has technical support in the $52-$54 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $60 price level. Novartis AG ( NVS ) 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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Tucson shootings the result of too much freedom?

Filed in BP, Gold Prices, o by on January 15, 2011 0 Comments

Oh boy.  You’d think this reporter worked for RT rather that ITAR-Tass – usually they’re the ones who specialize in that whole political-sadism-at-moments-of-national-tragedy shtick.  That said, this is totally being blown out of proportion.  From Kathleen Parker in the Washington…

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Oil shocks and economic recessions

Filed in BP, Gold Investing, Gold Prices, o by on January 15, 2011 0 Comments

I’ve just completed a new research paper that surveys the history of the oil industry with a particular focus on the events associated with significant changes in the price of oil. Here I report the paper’s summary of oil market disruptions and econo…

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Don Coxe webcast – updated (January 14, 2011)

Filed in BP, commodities, currencies, economy, Gold Prices, o by on January 15, 2011 0 Comments

Don Coxe has updated his popular webcast on Friday, January 14, 2011. Click through for the recording …

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Laugh out Loud: My Blackberry is not working!

Filed in BP, Gold Prices, o by on January 15, 2011 0 Comments

Ronnie Corbett and Harry Enfield star in this fruity sketch from The One Ronnie, poking fun at technology in a way that only dry British humor is capable of doing.

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Where have investors been placing their bets over the past year?

Filed in BP, Gold Prices, o by on January 15, 2011 0 Comments

Article written by Prieur du Plessis, editor of the Investment Postcards from Cape Town blog.While the global financial crisis that reared its ugly head in mid-2007 is by no means dead and forgotten, we have fortunately seen a very strong recovery in equity prices since the March 2009 lows. “Although the MSCI World Index and

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CME Refinances Debt, Prepays $421M – Analyst Blog

Filed in BP, Debt, Gold Investing, o, silver, ubs by on January 14, 2011 0 Comments

In the latest of its debt restructuring initiatives, yesterday CME Group Inc. (CME) announced a loan prepayment of $420.5 million under the three-year credit and term loan agreement that was due in August 2011. This revolving facility has further been replaced with a $1 billion multi-currency three-year revolving credit agreement that will expire in January 2014.

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Tetra Tech Buys Fransen – Analyst Blog

Filed in BP, Gold Investing, Gold Prices, o, ubs by on January 14, 2011 0 Comments

Tetra Tech Inc is set to acquire substantially all of the assets of Fransen Engineering of Richmond, British Columbia.

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