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EU Farming Subsidies for the Royal Family Must Stay Secret

Filed in Bank Gold, Gold Spot Market, o, ubs by on February 20, 2011 0 Comments

‘Ministers have ordered an information blackout on the massive farming subsidies paid to the Queen, Prince Charles and dozens of other wealthy landowners. Payouts, which in past years have amounted to £500,000 to the Queen and more than £100,000 t…

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FedEx (FDX): Still Set to Deliver?

Filed in Bank Gold, EPS, euro, Guidance, o, ubs by on February 16, 2011 0 Comments
FedEx (FDX): Still Set to Deliver?

Filed under: Newsletters , FedEx Corp (FDX) , Stocks to Buy “It’s not too often that a company lowers its guidance and the stock rises, but such is the case with FedEx ( FDX ),” says Geoffrey Seiler . The editor of BullMarket .com explains, “The company cut its fiscal Q3 guidance; but given the terrible weather, which impacted a number of airports across the U.S. and Europe, and higher fuel costs, it was largely expected. “The package delivery firm now expects to produce adjusted EPS of 70-90 cents, down from prior guidance of 95 cents to $1.15. Analysts were expecting EPS of $1.04 for the quarter. Continue reading FedEx (FDX): Still Set to Deliver? FedEx (FDX): Still Set to Deliver? originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 16 Feb 2011 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Market Wrap-Up for Feb.8 (MCD, CL, AET, CLX, AVP, more)

The second interest rate hike in China in less than a month is being digested by Wall Street right now with a ho-hum reaction this morning. At some point the market will begin paying a bit more attention. With numerous M&A deals still being announced, and IPOs lining up on the runway, we’re not sure when the buying streak will begin to ease up, but we are carefully examining possible scenarios. Gold prices seem to be perking up today, as the last four months have been nothing but sideways action. At some point soon, we will see either a coiled spring effect and higher prices, or impatient investors heading for the exits. Elsewhere in the markets, shares of McDonald’s ( MCD ) got a nice boost from solid January sales. Colgate-Palmolive ( CL ) was also rallying on some takeover rumblings. Aetna ( AET ) and Clorox ( CLX ) had some decent buying following positive analyst comments. Avon Products ( AVP ) went in the opposite direction following lackluster earnings results. I was reading numerous accounts of AOL’s acquisition of the popular news site The Huffington Post yesterday. I tend to pay attention to what is happening in the web media space closely, as our firm is often grouped into that space, since “.com” is part of our brand. You have to question the uncanny love that is expressed for the deal, with the word “innovation” being tossed around in seemingly every other compliment. Sorry, but what is innovative about having 6000 contributors writing free content for your website, as Ms. Huffington managed to achieve? The company does only have 200 employees and can be described as lean and mean, but innovative? I’ve also seen a lot of insults leveled toward “old media” (newspapers, magazines) regarding their new goals of putting up so-called “pay walls” (which just means you charge users to access your content). If I were running the New York Times or any other major paper, I would’ve put some sort of pay wall up years ago. Why charge for a print version and give it away online for free! The lack of vision has costs thousands and thousands of jobs in the newspaper and magazine industries. Some people may say “who cares, it’s free now, I can get the same information anywhere on the web.” I don’t know about you, but reading articles created by content farms that pay writers $3 a post (if that) isn’t exactly very appealing. Unfortunately, that’s the direction that many online media plays are heading. I am not going to knock Arianna Huffington and her major payday, but at the end of the day, it wasn’t so much about innovation, as it …

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The Metal People are Dying For

The Metal People are Dying For

Maybe the weak are simply being weeded from the gene pool so the strong may survive… This theory might help explain why people keep electrocuting themselves to death, cutting into live power lines to extract copper. Stories of deaths related to copper thefts have been all over the news: Last summer, a 42-year-old Appalachian man died while trying to steal copper from a live power line. Charleston Daily Mail reported “American Electric Power says copper thieves are becoming increasingly brazen, and their tactics have resulted in four deaths so far this year in the Appalachian service region.” An Illinois man hit a live wire while scrapping for copper last fall and was electrocuted. Police said this is a recent trend, with similar activity in Granite City, Venice, Brooklyn, Washington Park, and Belleville. In October, a couple from Southern California attempted to steal copper from an electrical vault. The man was electrocuted to death; the woman suffered severe burns from attempts to pull the man from the vault when it exploded. And just last month , a man attempted cutting live copper wires with a bolt cutter. He suffered from electric shock and fell 30 feet from his ladder, later dying at a Charlotte hospital. I could go on, but I think you get the point. I guess these people aren’t bright enough to know that rather than risk electrocution, it’s easier to rob someone’s house and …

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AT&T’s Estimates Cut at Morgan Stanley (T)

Filed in dividend, earnings, Gold Investing, o, shares, target, ubs by on January 31, 2011 0 Comments

Telecom giant AT&T Inc. ( T ) on Monday saw its earnings estimates lowered by analysts at Morgan Stanley. The firm said it cut its estimates for T 2012, citing negative effects of higher smartphone subsidies. Wireless carriers often pony up substantial sums to subsidize the cost of expensive smartphones in order to lure in customers. Still, Morgan Stanley left its “Overweight” rating and $32 price target on T unchanged. That target implies a 12% upside to the stock’s Friday closing price of $27.49. AT&T shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Monday. The Bottom Line We have been recommending shares of AT&T ( T ) since Mar.12, 2009, when the stock was trading at $23.35. The company has a 6.26% dividend yield, based on Friday’s closing stock price of $27.49. AT&T Inc. ( T ) is a “Recommended” dividend stock, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.5 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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Varian Semiconductor’s (NASDAQ:VSEA) Core Semi Business Driving Growth

Filed in Gold Bullion prices, Guidance, Needham, o, silver, ubs, Varian Semi by on January 28, 2011 0 Comments

Varian Semiconductor (NASDAQ:VSEA) remains the top pick of Needham in their sector, driven by several catalysts, including a growing core semi business. Needham says, “VSEA reported a solid F1Q11 (Dec) quarter and provided substantially better than expected guidance. VSEA remains our top mid/large-cap pick in the space, based on our thesis that: 1) new implant applications are driving its core

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MIPS Technologies (MIPS): Sell-Off Creates Opportunity

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MIPS Technologies (MIPS): Sell-Off Creates Opportunity

Filed under: Newsletters , Stocks to Buy “MIPS Technologies ( MIPS ) fell sharply after announcing its quarterly results; nevertheless, we think the long-term bullish thesis is intact,” says tech sector specialist Paul McWilliams . The editor of Next Inning explains, “It appears that Wall Street is focusing on slicing and dicing pennies rather than taking time to understand the story. Here’s our assessment. What we want from MIPS are license deals in its focus market (it signed three new licenses in the mobile sector last quarter), increasing unit royalties (it reported royalty on a record 173M units, up from 157M last quarter and 126M one year ago). Continue reading MIPS Technologies (MIPS): Sell-Off Creates Opportunity MIPS Technologies (MIPS): Sell-Off Creates Opportunity originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Uranium’s Bull Market Pushes Forward

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Uranium’s Bull Market Pushes Forward

Uranium prices are breaking out. A pound of U3O8 hit $70 yesterday, up 12% already for the year. And thanks to increasing demand and tight supply, prices could be headed even higher. When uranium prices bottomed out last summer, Wealth Daily took notice and started telling you about it… Back in August, Ian Cooper told readers: “Uranium just became the hottest story of the year — and quite possibly the ‘supply-demand’ buying opportunity of a lifetime.” Why we’re investing in uranium: increasing global demand production shortfalls mine closings diminishing secondary supplies significant price increase growing speculation He hit the nail on the head. Since that time, the price of uranium has increased some 60%. Ian told subscribers, “One company set to benefit significantly is Cameco (NYSE: CCJ), the co-owner of the world’s biggest uranium mine.” Wealth Daily members who bought CCJ on Ian’s recommendation have returned a 52% gain so far. But Ian wasn’t the only Wealth Daily editor telling you about uranium… A few weeks later, Chris DeHaemer wrote: “The downtrend [in uranium prices] has been broken and we’ll start to see higher highs as well as higher lows.” In his article, Chris talked about Uranium One (TSX: UUU) and Denison Mines (AMEX: DNN), which have returned 70% and 119% gains respectively since he wrote the article. Even Angel Publisher Brian Hicks wrote to you a few months back, calling Uranerz Energy (AMEX: URZ) “the single uranium stock you need to own right now.” At the time, he urged Wealth Daily subscribers to buy shares of Uranerz Energy at $1.50: “Buy URZ at current levels for triple-digit gains in the coming months.” Since that time, shares of URZ have more than tripled, paying investors a 267% gain . Shares of uranium miners like Uranerz and the others have been reacting positively to surging commodity prices. Uranium prices spike 67% in six months Since bottoming out at $42 in June, the price of uranium-oxide (U3O8) jumped to $70 per pound this week for the first time since April 2008 as demand…

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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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The Great American Snooze Button

The Great American Snooze Button

I’ve been known to hit the snooze button on occasion. My long-suffering editor can attest to that. Just ten more minutes, then I’ll… Imagine if each press of the snooze button made the next BEEP-BEEP-BEEP happen a little bit sooner than the last. Eventually, you wouldn’t be able to sleep at all. Time to either wake up or smash the alarm clock. America has been hitting the fiscal snooze button for the last 30 years. The alarm is getting shriller these days, and it beeps more often than it used to. So, what’s the plan? In essence: smash that stupid alarm clock to bits and worry about consequences later. Social Security, and pensions, and Medicare, oh shit my! In 2011, Social Security will pay out $130 billion more in benefits than it collects in revenue. The program’s deficit this year would have been a paltry $45b, if not for Obama’s one-year deal lowering SS payroll deductions from 6.2% to 4.2%… The CBO admits the system will be completely drained by 2037. But even their own analysts don’t buy that, as reported by the Christian Science Monitor . By the way, did America really enact a tax break that lasts one year ? Yes, we did. The social security payroll tax cut is a 12-month deal— for now. Short-sightedness is at all-time highs in D.C. Now don’t get …

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Netflix (Nasdaq:NFLX) in Another Blowout Quarter, Adds Another 3.1 Million Subscribers

Shares of Netflix (Nasdaq:NFLX) soared in after hours trading as the company had another blowout quarter, this time adding another 3.1 million subscribers. Netflix generated $47 million in earnings in the fourth quarter, or 87 cents a share, a gain of 52 percent over $31 million, or 56 cents a share in the same period last year. Analysts had been looking for 71 cents a share. Revenue soared 34

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Market Wrap-Up for Jan.26 (ROK, BA, COP, ABT, DD, more)

I’m sure most people could have written the script we heard last night on what the U.S. needs to do to turn things around. The problems are obvious (lack of jobs), but the solutions are not. Unfortunately the problem with politicians is that most of the time, they recant the issues we already know – get the standard applause when they say things need to change – but rarely offer up any solutions. I find it fairly comical how the mood shifts occur and all of a sudden what the President is saying is good for the market. I’ve got news for everybody: the market already expected what the President was going to talk about. Folks, we have gone from Dow 6600 to Dow 12,000 in a matter of 20 months. What, you didn’t think the President would get business-friendly? I have never met a politician that hasn’t changed his/her stripes to get on the right side of the track when their political career is on the line. If you toughed out the bear market by just putting capital into names that were still on our recommended list at the time, your returns would be unbelievable right now. Despite the recent rally, we are still looking for more buying opportunities going forward. The job of putting capital to work never stops and neither does our job in finding the best dividend stocks for your investment portfolio. I remember my baseball coach yelling at one of the kids at our team that loved to get on base by just watching pitches and walking. If you don’t swing the bat, you’ll never know how special a player you can become, and that holds true for investors too! Sitting in cash is the equivalent of just taking walks. Don’t worry about getting an uptick the minute you buy shares, or waiting for that magical perfect entry point. Just get back in the game already! Speaking of swinging the bat, we added two new names to our recommended list today (there have been a total of six new names added this week). Be sure to check the link below for the names in case you didn’t read the e-mail alert we sent out earlier. The markets briefly touched over Dow 12K on the back of the State of the Union euphoria as well as the Federal Reserve deciding to leave rates once again (certainly …

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