Friday, June 29, 2012

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Second Week of July 2012

 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 the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets. In flat or choppy markets, you have to be extremely careful, and may need to avoid the technique during those times.

In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend during the next week or two. The list contains many dividend paying companies, all with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the market capitalization, the ex-dividend date and the yield.


Waddell and Reed Financial, Inc. WDR $2.4B 7/9/2012 3.6%
Abbott Laboratories ABT $98.2B 7/11/2012 3.3%
Mid America Apartment Com MAA $2.7B 7/11/2012 4.0%
Shaw Communications Inc. SJR $8.0B 7/11/2012 5.0%
Corus Entertainment Inc. CJREF $1.8B 7/12/2012 4.3%
 
  The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn't show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out the high yield utility stocks and the Monthly Dividend Stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com.

Dividend definitions:

Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.





Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company's books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks two business days before the record date.


Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Tesla Releases Second Electric Car

Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) has just released its second electric car, the Model S, which is much more affordable than the Tesla Roadster. Get up to 300 miles per charge. The price starts at $49,900. The Tesla stock trades at 49 times forward earnings, and will be reporting earnings on July 29.

Photo courtesy of Tesla.

Any Basketball Fans Out There?

Kyrie Irving is the 2012 Rookie of the Year from Cleveland who played at Duke last year. He gets dressed up in movie make-up to look like an 80 year old man. Then he goes to the street basketball courts in New Jersey and gets in a pick-up basketball game with a bunch of young guys. At first he plays badly and then starts playing for real.

Oil Has Dropped, Utilities Should Benefit

Fossil fuels supply about 70 percent of the electrical generation, according to the U. S. Energy Information Administration. The price of crude oil has dropped steadily, from almost $110 per barrel just three months ago, now less than $79.50 today. Even natural gas is selling for a little over half of what it was trading for a year ago.

Investors could benefit from investing in utility stocks that use oil and gas to generate electricity, since the cost savings for these companies should pass through to the bottom line. According to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, there are over 20 electric utilities with yields above 4%. Many of these companies use fossil fuels as a significant source of fuel to generate electricity, and could be the recipient of these lower prices.

For example, Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (PNW) has some fossil fuel exposures, with approximately 21% of its non-purchased electric energy coming from oil and natural gas, with the balance from coal and nuclear. This Phoenix, Arizona based electric utility trades at 16 times earnings and provides a generous yield of 4.1%. The company reports its latest earnings on August 1.

Southern Company (SO) is another utility that generates electricity from oil and gas, along with coal, nuclear, and hydro. Southern has a price to earnings ratio of 19 and pays a very decent yield of 4.2%. The company reports earnings on July 24.

For a free list of utility stocks, which you can download, update and sort, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the First Week of July 2012

 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 the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets. In flat or choppy markets, you have to be extremely careful, and may need to avoid the technique during those times.

In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend during the next week or two. The list contains many dividend paying companies, all with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the market capitalization, the ex-dividend date and the yield.


Raytheon Company RTN $18.1B 7/2/2012 3.7%
Toronto-Dominion Bank TD $69.2B 7/2/2012 3.7%
Erie Indemnity Company ERIE $3.3B 7/3/2012 3.2%
General Dynamics Corporation GD $22.4B 7/3/2012 3.3%

Universal Corp UVV $1.1B 7/5/2012 4.2%
Darden Restaurants, Inc. DRI $6.4B 7/6/2012 4.0%
Enerplus Corp ERF $2.3B 7/6/2012 9.0%
OGE Energy Corp. OGE $5.0B 7/6/2012 3.1%
UDR, Inc. UDR $6.2B 7/6/2012 3.5%
Verizon Communications Inc. VZ $124.7B 7/6/2012 4.6%

  The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn't show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out the high yield utility stocks and the Monthly Dividend Stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com.

Dividend definitions:

Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.

Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company's books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks two business days before the record date.


Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Top Facial Recognition Stocks

Consumer advocates and privacy activists may not like it, but it looks like facial recognition is here to stay. Just a week ago, Facebook (FB) announced that it had purchased facial-recognition technology company Face.com, a three year old business based in Israel. Investors are taking a closer look at this industry, and according to WallStreetNewsNetork.com, there are a dozen facial recognition companies to choose from.

There are several large players with facial recognition as a small portion of the business including 3M (MMM), with the Cogent BioTrust biometric logon software, and the CAFIS system which can integrate facial recognition authentication. Apple (AAPL) has the iPhoto software Faces. A couple years ago, Apple purchased the Sweden based Polar Rose facial recognition company for $22 million.  Google (GOOG) is also involved in facial recognition, including its use of PittPatt technology to allow Picasa to add name tags to pictures.

Safran SA owns L-1 Identity Solutions (SAFRY), one of leaders in the face recognition arena. The company provides facial biometric technology to casinos and the gaming industry. L-1 has such products as FaceEXPLORER, a mugshot booking solution, FaceIt® Argus, a security checkpoint face screening system, and the ABIS® System FaceExaminer that analyzes, searches and identifies faces of wanted subjects taken from poor quality surveillance video. Safran trades at 23 times earnings.

AuthenTec (AUTH), a seecurity and identity management company, produces the TCEFC1 TouchChip module used with the Mobile Offender Recognition and Identification System known as MORIS. The stock trades at 29 times forward earnings. 
WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has turned up a list of over ten companies involved in facial recognition. The free list can be downloaded, sorted, and updated.

Disclosure: Author owns AAPL.


By Stockerblog.com

Monday, June 25, 2012

How to Get Free Beer from your iPad

This video shows you how you can get free beer from you Apple (AAPL) iPad. I think I need to go out and buy an iPad, then I need to buy this spigot from Germany.

By the way, if you are interested in beer stocks, check out the free list of beer companies at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Last Week of June 2012

 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 the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets. In flat or choppy markets, you have to be extremely careful, and may need to avoid the technique during those times.

In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend during the next week or two. The list contains many dividend paying companies, all with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the market capitalization, the ex-dividend date and the yield.



TransCanada Corporation TRP $29.0B 6/27/2012 4.2%
Willis Group Holdings PLC WSH $6.1B 6/27/2012 3.1%
Penn West Petroleum Ltd PWE $6.5B 6/27/2012 7.7%
Starwood Property Trust, Inc. STWD $2.4B 6/27/2012 8.7%
B and G Foods, Inc. BGS $1.1B 6/27/2012 4.7%

 The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn't show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out the high yield utility stocks and the Monthly Dividend Stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com.
Dividend definitions:
Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.





Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company's books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks two business days before the record date.


Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fifth Week of June 2012

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 the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets. In flat or choppy markets, you have to be extremely careful, and may need to avoid the technique during those times.

In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend during the next week or two. The list contains many dividend paying companies, all with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the market capitalization, the ex-dividend date and the yield.


Cypress Semiconductor CY $2.0B 6/26/2012 3.3%
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. AJG $4.1B 6/27/2012 3.9%
Dow Chemical DOW $37.4B 6/27/2012 4.1%

Kraft Foods Inc KFT $68.4B 6/27/2012 3.0%
Kilroy Realty Corp KRC $3.1B 6/27/2012 3.0%
Molex Incorporated MOLX $2.2B 6/27/2012 3.8%
National Health Investors Inc NHI $1.3B 6/27/2012 5.4%
 
The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn't show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out the high yield utility stocks and the Monthly Dividend Stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com.
Dividend definitions:
Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.

Monthly Dividend Stock List


Record date: the day when you must be on the company's books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks two business days before the record date.


Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Five Stocks Under $10

According to research published in The Journal of Portfolio Management in 1980, low price stocks on a risk adjusted basis outperform high price stocks, by a substantial amount. The study defines a low price stock as one that sells for $10 or less.

Many investors like low priced stocks, but to reduce risk, some investors look for those that pay dividends. Dividends can return your capital faster, which helps to lower risk. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has a list of high yield stocks below $10 a share, turning up over a hundred different companies.

One example is Telular Corp. (WRLS), a Chicago, Illinois based provider of wireless network products and services, which currently sells for less than eight dollars a share. The stock trades at 15 times forward earnings and yields 5.7%. The latest quarterly earnings were up almost 1000%, on an incredible 58% rise in revenues. The stock is trading at less than $8 a share.

KSW, Inc. (KSW) is a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning company that yields 5.2%, and trades at 7.5 times forward earnings. The stock is at less than $4 a share.

Astro-Med Inc. (ALOT) is a producer and marketer of specialty printers and data acquisition and analysis systems. The price earnings ratio is 17 and the yield is 3.5%. The stock is currently $8 a share.

The gold mining company, Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NSU), trades at 11 times forward earnings and yields 2.8%, based on last year's dividend payments. The stock trades at less than $4 a share.

MicroFinancial (MFI) is a commercial finance company that provides equipment leasing and rental services, and other financing services. The stock, which currently sells for less than $8 per share, yields 3.5% and trades at 9 times earnings. Last November, the company increased its quarterly payout by 20%.

To access a free list of over 100 high yield low price stocks, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fourth week of June 2012

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 the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets. In flat or choppy markets, you have to be extremely careful, and may need to avoid the technique during those times.

In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend during the next week or two. The list contains many dividend paying companies, all with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the market capitalization, the ex-dividend date and the yield.


DTE Energy Company DTE $9.6B 6/18/2012 4.2%
Safeway Inc. SWY $4.6B 6/19/2012 3.6%
Xcel Energy Inc XEL $13.5B 6/19/2012 3.9%
H.J. Heinz Company HNZ $17.1B 6/20/2012 3.9%
United Utilities Group PLC (ADR) UUGRY $7.0B 6/20/2012 4.5%
Portland General Electric Company POR $1.9B 6/21/2012 4.3%
 
The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn't show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out the high yield utility stocks and the Monthly Dividend Stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com.
Dividend definitions:
Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.


Monthly Dividend Stock List


Record date: the day when you must be on the company's books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks two business days before the record date.


Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Monday, June 11, 2012

Malcolm Gladwell Said No One Will Ever Remember Steve Jobs

Malcolm Gladwell, the best selling author of Outliers, The Tipping Point, and Blink, has come out with some unusual statements about Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft (MSFT) and Steve Jobs, founder of Apple (AAPL).

He said that fifty years from now, 'no one will even remember what Microsoft is' and no one will remember who Steve Jobs is. 'People will have forgotten Steve Jobs' were his exact words. You can see it for yourself in an interview with him that took place in Canada. It was an extremely long interview; the following is from Part 3 which covers his Steve Jobs opinion. If you don't want to wade through a lot of the commentary, you can move to 9 minutes 40 seconds to hear what he says about Bill Gates, and 10 minutes 35 seconds to hear about Steve Jobs.

Unique Travel Vacation: One-Way Trip to Mars

Maybe the stock market isn't enough excitement for you. If you want some real excitement, you might want to consider a trip to Mars, a one-way trip to Mars. It almost sounds like the Twilight Zone, since you would be expected to help start a colony on the planet.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Brazil's Parsimony Economy

Brazil's policy makers recently said 'additional monetary flexibility should be conducted with parsimony.' In case you aren't sure what parsimony means, according to some online dictionaries, parsimony is thrift, unusual or excessive frugality, and the quality of being careful with money. The Brazil economy has been slow in terms of recovery, so the country's central bank has decided to drop its benchmark interest rate in July. For the first quarter of this year, Brazil's economy grew by only 0.2%, significantly lower than what analysts predicted. The government's state development bank BNDES is increasing low interest rate loans and, even better news, taxes on consumer and industrial goods have been reduced, in order to help spur on the economy.

So how have Brazil stocks been performing? Terrible! During the last year, even though the S&P 500 was up a couple percent, the iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF (EWZ) took a dive, tanking about 28%. If you think it's time for a rebound, there are about 25 Brazil companies that trade in the United States, according to the free Brazil stocks list at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. More than half of the companies have yields in excess of 3%.

Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais (CIG) is one example. It serves electric energy primarily in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The stock trades at 12 times forward earnings, and pays a decent yield of 3.6%. Earnings the latest quarter ending March 31 were up 20% on a 15.1% rise in revenues.

Here's a contrarian stock for you: Gafisa S.A. (GFA), a developer of residential buildings including luxury residences. The company trades at 15 times forward earnings. Earnings for the latest quarter were down slightly, however, revenues were up 27%. Sporadic annual dividends have been paid during the last few years.

Telefonica Brasil, S.A. (VIV), the large Brazilian telecom company, pays a substantial yield of 4.4%, and dividends have usually been paid semi-annually for over 12 years. The stock trades at nine times forward earnings. Quarterly earnings were up an incredible 128.9% on an amazing 109.2% boost in revenues.

To see other Brazil stocks, almost all of which pay dividends, go the WallStreetNewsNetwork.com to access the list of Brazil stocks that can be downloaded, sorted, and updated.

Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Warren Buffett Lunch Auctions Ends at $3,456,789

The auction for lunch with Warren Buffett, head of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) (BRK-B) has ended. There were 106 bids and the winning bid was $3,456,789.

Proceeds go towards the GLIDE Foundation in San Francisco.

For a free list of Warren Buffett stocks, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com

Warren Buffett Lunch Auction Now up to $420,600

You still have a chance. The auction closes tonight at 7:30 pm PST. The current eBay (EBAY) bid on the Warren Buffett Power Lunch for you and seven friends is only $420,600 (at the time this article is being written). Bid now, you could be the high bidder if no one else bids, the meeting with Buffett could be yours.

This is your chance to sit down to lunch with Warren Buffett, head of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) (BRK-B), and get his investing advice.  In the past, these auctions have had bidding in excess of a million dollars.

Proceeds go towards the GLIDE Foundation in San Francisco. You must pre-qualify for the auction.

For a free list of Warren Buffett stocks, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Exclusive Interview with Ken Fisher - Part 2

Stock Selection, Risk, and Being Cool

This exclusive interview is with Ken Fisher, the billionaire head of Fisher Investments, columnist at Forbes Magazine, and author of numerous books including his two latest, Markets Never Forget (But People Do): How Your Memory Is Costing You Money-and Why This Time Isn't Different and The Only Three Questions That Still Count: Investing By Knowing What Others Don't.

Stockerblog: In Chapter 9 of the Three Questions book, you said 'The stock selection has the least impact on how your portfolio performs.' Can you comment on that?

Fisher: Sure, the way most people think is, when they buy a stock and it goes up or it goes down or does whatever, that action of picking that stock associated with that subsequent movement. The fact is that the biggest single feature that determines whether a stock goes up or down is whether the stock market is going up or down, and the second biggest feature is all of the things that determine what type of stock it is, like an extremely low valuation chemical company versus a high valuation drug stock let's say. Then there are big cap and small cap, there are US and foreign, and once you can parse out what are the factors that make up a stock, stock selection is actually the features on top of that, which would be the differences between the two stocks which have the same categories.

So most folks are confusing what you can think of as the return of the market and the return of the categories with the return of the stocks. They don't really think through that once you get down to looking at a handful of big US drug companies, then at that point, you are largely down into the world of where you start to see differences because of stock selection as opposed to category selection. Most people, for good and for bad, focus on the stock market portion or the return of the stock market return of the alpha category return, and they confuse that with what they think is stock selection. It is really the other two.

The problem with category selection again, as I mentioned a moment ago, is more than just one thing. It's big cap, small cap, growth, value, industry, sector, country, and all of those things contributing together before you ever get down to the point of comparing apples to apples, and seeing if this one, category-wise identical to the other one is actually doing better or worse, which is what stock selection is about.

Stockerblog: When you talked about growth and value stocks, which I believe was in Chapter 2 of Only Three Questions, and how most definitions are incorrect especially in regards to risk, can you define risk, and does risk really matter in terms of whether a stock is worth buying or not?

Fisher: Risk is a very tricky thing to define, because risk is so many different things at once. In the Three Questions book, I talk about it. We have in our brain all kinds of things that we want at a point in time, forgetting about anything else. We've just got things we want. We don't think about that a lot of the time. What we think about are the things we want that we're not getting.

The things that we want that we're not getting, we almost immediately start taking for granted. The way our brain works, we just kind of push the "want" into the back of our mind. Risk is whatever it is that we want, whether it's in the front of our mind or not, that we're not getting now.

So for example, at one moment in time, you'll hear the investor say, "All I want is to not lose money." Until you have a strong enough market long enough that they start worrying about opportunity cost, which is a different form of risk. If you just took a basic micro and macro economic course, as you worked your way through micro, they would talk about opportunity cost risks.

But most people, when they invest, will vacillate between totally blocking out opportunity cost in their mind and, then on the other hand at that point in time, being fixated on trying to avoid downside.

A common thing you hear investors say is, "Well I want capital appreciation while preserving capital." That's a ridiculous assumption. Preserving capital is more or less equivalent to a cash equivalent. Capital appreciation assumes that you're going to have some risk, and the more appreciation you want, the more you have to take risk. Of course, you are then trying to minimize opportunity cost risk.

For example, one of the risks that motivates people to do things like the Facebook offering is, in their mind, this isn't just about money but that they won't be cool.

My buddy Meir Statman and I did a paper on this topic 17 years ago in the Financial Analysts Journal. The fact of the matter is, people have what could be thought of as a packaging risk in their mind where they want to look like they are pulling the right package off the supermarket shelf in case anybody is looking at them.

Wise guys, smart alecs, of which the investing world has an abundance, will pooh-pooh that. But the fact of the matter is, people, when it comes to investing, are very preoccupied with how they look to their spouse, friends, business associates, and what have you. Are they being cool or aren’t they being cool.

Cool is an expensive thing to do. But the avoiding of cool appears to people to be an actual investment risk.


To access a free list of stocks that Ken Fisher recommended in Forbes, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com

Stay tuned for Part 3 of the interview.

The books of Ken Fisher are available at Amazon.com.

Neither Stockerblog nor the interviewer nor the interviewee are rendering tax, legal, or investment advice in this interview. All opinions are those of Ken Fisher, and do not represent the opinions of Stockerblog.com or the interviewer.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Have Lunch with Warren Buffett for Only 50 Grand

Yes, that's right. The current eBay (EBAY) bid on the Warren Buffett Power Lunch for you and seven friends is only $50,200 (at the time this article is being written), with the next bid level at $50,300. That means for only $50,300, you could be the high bidder if no one else bids, the meeting with Buffett could be yours.

This is your chance to sit down to lunch with Warren Buffett, head of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) (BRK-B), and get his investing advice.  In the past, these auctions have had bidding in excess of a million dollars.

The auction will run from June 3 through June 8, closing at 7:30pm. Proceeds go towards the GLIDE Foundation in San Francisco. The starting bid will be $25,000 and you must pre-qualify for the auction.

For a free list of Warren Buffett stocks, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Third Week of June 2012

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 the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets. In flat or choppy markets, you have to be extremely careful, and may need to avoid the technique during those times.

In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend during the next week or two. The list contains many dividend paying companies, all with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the market capitalization, the ex-dividend date and the yield.


Ameren Corp AEE $7.8B 6/11/2012 5.0%
Public Storage PSA $22.9B 6/11/2012 3.3%
Computer Sciences Corporation CSC $4.1B 6/12/2012 3.0%
Mercury General Corporation MCY $2.4B 6/12/2012 5.6%
Medical Properties Trust, Inc. MPW $1.2B 6/12/2013 8.9%
The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. THG $1.8B 6/13/2012 3.0%
Ares Capital Corporation ARCC $3.3B 6/13/2012 9.9%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn't show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out the high yield utility stocks and the Monthly Dividend Stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com.
Dividend definitions:
Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.





Monthly Dividend Stock List


Record date: the day when you must be on the company's books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks two business days before the record date.


Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Japanese Squat Toilets May Increase Stock Price

A large shareholder of stock in Nomura Holdings, Inc. (NMR) has come up with an interesting and unusual shareholder proposal. He is suggesting that all the company's toilets be replaced with the Japanese squat style toilets. He believes that it will help the executives strengthen their lower bodies and help them 'hunker down.' He said that it will help the company stock price move above four digits.

Nomura is the Tokyo, Japan based financial services company. The stock trades for about $3 a share or less than 250 yen per share.

Electrify Your Portfolio with High Yield Electric Utilities

Did you know that electricity was originally 'discovered' through electric fish back in 2750 BC in Egypt? The word 'electricus' was coined by William Gilbert at the beginning of the 17th century, a British scientist who analyzed the attraction of two objects when rubbed together. The inventor of the incandescent light bulb was not Thomas Edison, but Sir Humphry Davy, who used a platinum filament.

A great way to invest in electricity is through electric utilities. The yields on these utilities range from 3.0% to above 7.0%, based on the free list of electric utility stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. There are over 30 different stocks that are available for investing.

One of the most diverse utilities, in terms of energy sources is Hawaiian Electric Industries (HE). This is one of the leading utilities involved in the utilization of renewable energy sources for the generation of electricity; the company even uses sugarcane waste to generate electricity. The other sources include wind, solar, photovoltaic, geothermal, wave, hydroelectric, municipal waste, and other biofuels. The latest reported quarterly earnings ending March 31 were up over 34.6% on a 14.7% increase in revenues. The stock has a 4.5% yield and trades at 16 times forward earnings.

Dominion Resources (D) yields 4.1% and trades at 15 times earnings. Earnings for the latest quarter were up 3%, however revenues were down almost 14%. This Richmond, Virginia based company provides electricity to customers in Virginia and North Carolina.

Another high yield electric utility is Ameren Corporation (AEE), which serves customers in Missouri and Illinois. The stock trades at 17 times forward earnings and pays a nice yield of 5.0%. This St. Louis based company generates its electricity from coal, nuclear, gas, and hydroelectric sources.

For a list of over 30 high yield electric utility stocks, which can be downloaded, sorted, and updated, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

 By Stockerblog.com





Don't Forget: The Warren Buffett Lunch Auction Starts Tomorrow

Here's your chance to sit down to lunch with Warren Buffett, head of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) (BRK-B), and get his investing advice. You now have the opportunity to bid on the lunch through eBay (EBAY). In the past, these auctions have had bidding in excess of a million dollars.
The auction will run from June 3 through June 8, closing at 7:30pm. Proceeds go towards the GLIDE Foundation in San Francisco. The starting bid will be $25,000 and you must pre-qualify for the auction.
For a free list of Warren Buffett stocks, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com

Friday, June 01, 2012

Latest Warren Buffett News for First Week of June

The latest news about Warren Buffett, head of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) (BRK-B):

Why did Warren Buffett buy 63 newspapers?

5 Stocks to Buy to Be Like Buffett

Is Buffett Buying Back Shares Of Berkshire Hathaway?

David Einhorn Slams Ice Cream Cone In Warren Buffett’s Face

Stocks Warren Buffett and Prem Watsa Have in Common in 2012

For a Free list of Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway stocks, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com


Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Second Week of June 2012

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 the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets. In flat or choppy markets, you have to be extremely careful, and may need to avoid the technique during those times.

In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend during the next week or two. The list contains many dividend paying companies, all with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the market capitalization, the ex-dividend date and the yield.


Avery Dennison Corporation AVY $3.1B 6/4/2012 3.7%
Banco Bradesco SA (ADR) BBD $27.4B 6/4/2012 4.1%
STMicroelectronics N.V. (ADR) STM $4.5B 6/4/2012 7.9%
Cinemark Holdings, Inc. CNK $2.7B 6/4/2012 3.6%
BlackRock, Inc. BLK $30.8B 6/5/2012 3.5%

Gannett Co., Inc. GCI $3.0B 6/6/2012 6.2%
Genuine Parts Company GPC $9.7B 6/6/2012 3.2%
Kimberly Clark Corp KMB $31.2B 6/6/2012 3.7%
Potlatch Corporation PCH $1.2B 6/6/2012 4.3%
Public Service Enterprise Grou PEG $15.4B 6/6/2012 4.7%
PPL Corporation PPL $16.0B 6/6/2012 5.2%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn't show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out the high yield utility stocks and the Monthly Dividend Stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com.
Dividend definitions:
Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.



Monthly Dividend Stock List


Record date: the day when you must be on the company's books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks two business days before the record date.


Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

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