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STOCKS

A New Take on the Aristocrats

Tickers: AFL, ADM, CVX, XOM, GPC

The S&P Dividend Aristocrats is a list of S&P 500 stocks that have increased their dividends for at least 25 consecutive years. Typically around…

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Box: "It's a Huge Hit"

Tickers: BOX, AMZN, MSFT, IBM

Box (BOX) is a small, rapidly growing company that's taking advantage of the broad-based shift to the cloud, asserts growth expert Mike Cintolo,…

STOCKS

Smooth Sailing for Royal Caribbean

Tickers: RCL

We are upgrading our rating on Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) to "buy" with a target of $116 per share, asserts John Staszak of Argus Research.…

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Derivatives: Dangerous CrossCurrents

Our long held theory is that excessive growth in the utilization of derivatives has added greatly to systemic risk and has impeded long term economic…

STOCKS

Fidelity Laggards Set to Rebound?

Tickers: FDEGX, FCNTX

Human nature being what it is, the temptation is always great to buy last year's "winning" funds and to sell your losers, suggests mutual fund…

STOCKS

Intrexon: Chimeras, CRSPR and Gene Therapy

Tickers: XON

Intrexon (XON) has made a small yet strategic acquisition in buying GenVec (GNVC); with the purchase, XON gets AdenoVerse, a platform of adenovirus…

GLOBAL

Magal: Speculative Bet on Border Fences

Tickers: MAGS

For investors who may wish to make a more speculative investment, I have a company that could profit handsomely from one of President Trump's biggest…

HEALTHCARE

Healthy Values: Biogen & Merck

Tickers: BIIB, MRK

John Buckingham, editor of The Prudent Speculator, focuses on a widely-diversified portfolio of value-oriented stocks; here, he reviews two leading…

STOCKS

Time for Utilities?

Tickers: XLU

One sector that begins its seasonally favorable periods in March is utilities, explains Jeffrey Hirsch, seasonal timing expert and editor of Stock…

COMMODITIES

The Best ETF for Silver Profits

Tickers: AILJ

Money is flowing into precious metals and the price action is strong. It looks like a classic "flight to safety" that should have some legs, explains…

TECHNOLOGY

9 Reasons to Buy Texas Instruments

Tickers: TXN

Our lasted featured recommendation is a tech name with a storied past - Texas Instruments (TXN), notes Nicholas Vardy, editor of Vardy's Alpha…