Friday, August 23, 2013

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) Earn a 6.3% Yield From a Dividend Grower

Every Daily Profit reader knows that I’m a huge fan of dividend growth.

I think it’s the best strategy for building wealth and collecting income along the way.

I like dividend growth for its simplicity. All that’s required is finding high quality stocks led by executives who are committed to the shareholders.

Just buy and hold a portfolio of dividend growers for the long term, and watch your portfolio grow.

As the years roll by, rising streams of cash roll in. Because investors are willing to pay a higher price for more income, the share price rises with rising dividend payouts.  (more)

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BNN Top Picks

Jason Donville, President & CEO, Donville Kent Asset Management give his Top Picks; RIFCO Inc. (RFC TSX-V) , Cipher Pharmaceuticals (DND) , Constellation Software (CSU TSX)

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Cemex (NYSE: CX) is in Danger of Plunging 50% -- Sell Now

During the past few months, an economic slowdown in China has led to a series of economic headwinds for many of the country's key trading partners. Indeed, for the first time in several years, economists have raised the prospect of a possible recession in Asia and Latin America, joining the ranks of major European economies already mired in a slump.
For Mexico's Cemex (NYSE: CX), the world's third-largest cement maker and producer of concrete, any additional slowdown could cause real distress for its rebounding stock. For investors who have managed to profit from this stock's heady two-year rally, now is the time to book profits as shares could give back those gains if cash flow doesn't improve.
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Even before the recent slowdown in China and elsewhere, Cemex was having a tough time. Anemic levels of construction have hurt pricing and demand for cement, leading this company to bleed cash. Cemex had -$639 million in free cash flow in 2012, and is on track to post another -$410 million loss in free cash flow this year. Negative free cash flow is a real problem for any company carrying more than $15 billion in long-term debt.  (more)
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Default: The Student Loan Documentary

Default: the Student Loan Documentary chronicles the stories of borrowers from different backgrounds affected by the student lending industry and their struggles to change the system. No matter when their loans were taken, many borrowers find themselves in a paralyzing predicament of repaying two, three or multiple times the original amount borrowed, with no bankruptcy protection, no cap on fees and penalties and no recourse to the law. The consequences are dire, with stories of borrowers in financial and emotional ruin.

This version was released on PBS late October 2011 and has since gone on to screen at over 142 public broadcasting stations, screened at over 200 college campuses and events, featured in over 200 media outlets including The Nation, Forbes, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.

We are happy to release the documentary for free online, for anyone who wants to learn more about student debt and for groups who want to organize for change. 
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Gartman on Stocks vs. Gold

If Dennis Gartman had to commit $10,000 right now, this is where he would put it, with CNBC’s Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
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Cameco (NYSE: CCJ) & Denison Mines (NYSEMKT: DNN): 2 Companies With Explosive Growth Potential

Last week, we looked at a few of the success stories — namely Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT: LNG) and Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE: ETE).

Well, now we’re going to look at couple of companies that have underperformed.

I’m talking about uranium producers Cameco (NYSE: CCJ) and Denison Mines (NYSEMKT: DNN).

Since we unveiled The 10 Must-Own Energy Stocks of 2013 way back in December, Cameco has edged down a little more than 3%, and Denison is down about 1.5%.

That’s not terrible, but we were expecting more — gains at the very least.

Here’s why…(more)

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Hindenburg Omen Is About Marketing, Not Markets

The actual Hindenburg disaster took about 35 seconds from ignition to crash. The eponymous market omen has been triggered multiple times over the last several months, starting at the end of May. Thus far the Hindenburg Omen has yet to trigger a market crash.

Naturally, believers don't regard this as any sort of proof that the technical indicator is somehow flawed. The indicator doesn't come with a specific time frame. It's more along the lines of a vague suggestion that trouble may be afoot. A quick survey of market omens and prognostications reveals that they tend to come without deadlines. That's largely because they are a function of the imagination and salesmanship more than actual markets.

"They would make an indicator based on how many times your neighbor's dog pooped on your yard if they could," says Jonathan Hoenig, founding member of hedge fund Capitalistpig. "The history of markets is that they have a tendency not to crash. The last hundred years you're looking at five or so legitimate crashes."  (more)

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