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Americans Overpay $44 Billion for Brand Name Products

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL) and the like live off the consumer appetite for branded products. It turns out that this appetite costs these consumers ...
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Key Short Interest Changes in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the July 15 settlement date is out and we have compared the defensive dividend stocks, aside of utilities, to what has happened since the June ...
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American Consumer Spending Continues to Falter

The consumer may have returned to malls and retail stores, but he remains wary about what he believes he can spend. Based on the portion of gross domestic product (GDP) ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Altria, Gap, Qualcomm, Shell, P&G and More

Stocks were trying to stage a small recovery on Friday morning, after what has been a difficult week for the stock market after the prior week's all-time highs. Investors are ...
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Short Sellers Get Aggressive in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the June 30 settlement date is out, and there were selectively an increasing number of shares short in our go-to list of defensive high-yield stocks ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the Market

July 9, 2014: Markets opened mixed on Wednesday following a lower close on Tuesday. The afternoon release of the minutes from the June FOMC meeting boosted the blue chips briefly ...
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The 4 Stocks That Sank the Market

June 30, 2014: Markets opened mixed on Monday with both the S&P 500 and the DJIA opening lower and the Dow spending most of the day in negative territory. The ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the Market

June 27, 2014: Markets opened lower for a fifth straight day on Friday and both the S&P 500 and the DJIA spend most of the day below the break-even line. ...
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The 4 Stocks That Mired the Market

June 26, 2014: Markets opened lower for a fourth straight day on Thursday and spent much of the day trying to reach the break-even line. Claims for jobless benefits fell ...
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Short Interest Screams Higher in Defensive High-Yield Stocks

The short interest data for the first two weeks of June has been released. The results show that short interest was higher in almost all our go-to list of defensive ...
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Short Sellers Get Selective in High-Yield Defensive Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the final two weeks of May have been released, and the results are somewhat surprising when it comes to the top high-yield safe dividends we ...
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How Pelé Is Making the Most of Brazil’s World Cup

Pelé is arguably the greatest soccer player of all time, and as a result of his illustrious career on the pitch, his name is worth millions. Earlier this year, Forbes ranked ...
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The Highest-Yielding Dividends That Are Safe to Hold

Dividend payments by S&P 500 companies reached an all-time high last year, totaling some $330.8 billion, according to FactSet. As of this March, 418 of the 500 companies in the ...
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Dividend Shock: Over Half of DJIA Blue Chips Outyield 10-Year Treasury

Several things are taking place ahead of the end of May, and the number of pundits getting more worried about the markets seems to be on the rise. The problem ...
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Big Portfolio Changes for Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its holdings as of the end of the first quarter of 2014. We were originally not expecting many major changes to the portfolio. ...
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