Global Markets

High Dividend Yield Stock Tips for Income Investors

Looking back at S&P 500 returns from 1926 – 2004, it’s estimated that dividends comprised 35% of total market price appreciation. Pretty substantial right? Wait, the case supporting dividends gets even stronger when you add in the impact of dividend…
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Why Chinese Banks Won’t Default

The Chinese government ordered the nation’s five largest banks to raise their coverage on bad loans to 150% of the current amount in default. Previously, the banking industry looked to cover 130% of bad loans; however, weakening exports have sent…
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America, Take Note of China’s Stimulus

The Chinese stimulus package is already enjoying progress after new reports show that auto sales and investment growth in China are strong, even as exports weaken. New tax cuts and an increase in infrastructure spending are proving to be a…
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Are You Making These 5 Investment Mistakes?

Successful investing takes discipline, commitment, and the courage to ignore what the crowd thinks. However, it’s easy to succumb to these 5 investment mistakes when you lose focus. 1. Not Doing your own Research – Folks it shocks me that…
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New Changes on the DJIA?

Are changes coming soon to the Dow Jones Industrial Average Components? By my reckoning, there currently are 5 DJIA Components of the 30 total trading under $10/share: Alcoa (AA) Bank of America (BAC) Citigroup (C) General Electric (GE) and General…
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China Starts Bottom Picking — Should You?

In order to secure its standing in the commodities market when the economy does eventually recover, the Chinese sovereign wealth fund will be deploying up to $200 billion in new purchases. A Great Move China isn’t buying the minerals or…
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Why Dollar Cost Averaging is Your Best Friend

Today’s stocks are so incredibly cheap that the estimated PE ratios are under their historical average, and the market as a whole is already more than 50% cheaper than just one year ago. In just one credit crunch, the market…
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Want Guaranteed 8% Gains? Look to China

The best opportunity for investing in China has just opened, with the Chinese government pledging to do all it can to ensure that the 8% target growth rate is met in 2009. The current stimulus package, as it stands, will…
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Will Chinese Drivers Spike Oil Prices Again?

Automotive sales around the world have fallen sharply, even in China. Lower fuel prices and a sense of tightening credit have sent many car shoppers to the used lot – and many more into the same car. The Car Economy…
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