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Crossover Bonds: The Sweet Spot

Tickers: CJNK

On the credit ratings scale a sweet spot exists where corporate bond yields are juicy but risk is moderate. That’s the point where corporates straddle…


Disney: Media Opportunities

Tickers: DIS

The featured stock — my pick for the #1 blue chip — is among the world's most recognized brands, notes growth and income expert Briton Ryle, editor…


Upside Stocks: Revving up RVs

Tickers: PATK, THO

We tend to be skeptical of companies that rely on acquisitions for all their growth; the two acquirers below have solid organic growth rates, explains…


Leidos: Logistics, IT and Homeland Security

Tickers: LDOS

We are initiating coverage of a provider of technology and engineering services to defense, intelligence, homeland security, and healthcare customers,…


"Healthy" Picks for Dividend Growth

Tickers: ABBV, AMGN

To be chosen for the Dividend Growth tier of our model portfolio, investments must have a strong history of dividend increases and indicate both…


Seasonal Strategies

Tickers: XLB

Jeffrey Hirsch is the advisory industry's leading expert on market cycles and seasonal trading; here, the editor of Stock Trader’s Almanac discusses…


Cheesecake: A Quality Slice

Tickers: CAKE

In 1978, David Overton opened a restaurant in Beverly Hills to showcase his mother’s cheesecakes; the restaurant was an immediate success, notes…