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Barrick Gold Stock: Good Value Now

Back in November, when gold was red hot, I warned investors against making big bets on gold or gold-related assets in the 4th quarter of 2009.  I was on target here.  During the week of that writing (November 16-20), gold was trading in the $1,130-$1,150/oz. range.  It hit a peak of $1217.40 on December 3,…

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Why USEC is Worth Betting On

One of the most important swing states in American politics is Ohio.  It’s been almost half a century—when John F. Kennedy was elected in 1960—since anyone became President of the United States without winning the vote in the Buckeye State. 1  In the 2008 election, Ohio cast 20 electoral votes, the seventh highest number of electoral…

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How to Make Capital Gains or Get 12% Dividends with ING Cumulative Preferred Shares

Life is full of second chances, sometimes even in investing. In that connection, ING’s (ING) cumulative preferred shares plunged with the shares of the broader financial services community when the financial crisis reached its depths. ING’s 6.2 % perpetual debt securities issued in 2003 with a $25 a share denomination (ISP) reached a low of…

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Diana Shipping: Will Rise from Growth in Asia

Do you believe that Asian economies like China and India will lead the economic recovery, and you’re looking for a way to make money from that? Take a look at Diana Shipping (DSX). At current prices, Diana is about significant upside and limited downside. The shipping industry, which is characterized by incredible volatility, is facing…

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Altria: Good to Accumulate for the Long Term

WARNING: If you’re an investor looking for stocks that will soar in the economic recovery (if it happens), look elsewhere. But if you’re a patient investor willing to accumulate and hold a stock for years to get a good return, read on. The basic investment case for Altria Group (MO), the holding company for Philip…

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E*Trade: Steady as She Goes

Last week marked the culmination of a series of events regarding E*Trade that provide clarity for investors on what it will take for E*Trade to execute a successful turnaround: E*Trade raised over $600 million in equity from a larger than expected common stock offering at $1.10 a share and an earlier equity purchase program1 E*Trade…

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Pfizer

The story that the market sees is all about Liptor, the wildly successful treatment for high cholesterol. The patent for Liptor expires in 2011, and the market is concerned that Pfizer won’t be able to pick up the slack when generics close in on Liptor’s market when the patent expires. A subtext to this is…

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E*Trade

The E*Trade story is familiar:  a successful company ventures out of its core business and gets burned.  E*Trade was doing just fine as one of the top online brokerage platforms in the industry, but it expanded big into mortgages and that’s where the trouble began. Any serious look into E*Trade requires some consideration of numbers—and…

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Ford

Looking for a stock that will perform when the recovery hits?  Take a look at Ford ($3.25 closing price on April 3, 2009).  It may seem surprising given the turmoil of the U.S. auto industry, but consider the following to start: •    It is now clear that Ford’s financial condition is materially different from U.S.…

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