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  • Brief Thoughts on the World's 10 Biggest Companies [View article]
    The most profitable companies, given in the article are the leaders in the market. Exxon takes part in the most profitable energy company with P/E ratio of 13.29 and EPS of 56.41%. Similarly, General Electric paid a good dividend yield of 2.81% and it is a promising company. When looked at the market capitalizaiton of the these top 10 profitable companies, it is not surprising to be faced with the great numbers, as well.
    May 9, 2011. 06:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 11 Consumer Companies Paying Substantial Dividends [View article]
    I noticed that the companies are among the firts mover in the market, looking at their foundation dates. I am not surprised about the profitability of investing in consumer goods sector since it is nonvolatile and does not affected hugely from economic fluctuations. Therefore, this situaton in a way guarantees the stability on returns.
    May 9, 2011. 09:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 6 Oil & Gas Transporters Paying Substantial Dividends [View article]
    In 2008, the cost of oil and gasoline reached its peak high records. And with them, public transit ridership also hit. As you suggested the strong correlation between oil and gas transportation in the long run is an important issue regarding the investment in such transporter companies. For example,a current study by Paulakidas and Joutz demonstrates that the variation of tanker rates is due to the price of oil carried, and 40% is due to the other factors. (economics.lafayette.ed... ) Investment in energy transporter sector is exclusively profitable with their offered high P/E ratio and promising EPS rates.
    May 9, 2011. 09:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Brief Analysis of Berkowitz's Top Holdings [View article]
    Given companies constitute the different investment areas from insurance company to bank holding company. Berkowitz has avoided investment opportunities with above average risk during his career. However, at some certain periods the companies he has owned portfolio had a loss.In 2009 St. Joe's revenue is reported as declined 30.5% and it has not had a positive net income since 2007. Similarly, although AIG has still suffer from the financial crisis and couldn't get rid of the disaster effect exactly, his five-year cumulative return hit of 60.80%. I infer that the changes in financial did not affect the Berkowitz's returns and he goes on to make money.
    May 9, 2011. 08:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Electric Utilities Paying Substantial Dividends [View article]
    U.S. households consume 21% more electricity now than they did in 1978, and according to the Edison Electric Institute U.S. electricity use to rise by 30% by 2030 and U.S. household use to increase by 11%. As can be seen, there is an increasing tendency in consumption of electricity. All the economic relations are directly connected with the demand and supply issue therefore we are higly interested in electric utilities paying great dividend. Rise in demand for electricty requires a significant investment in the transmission lines,and other equipment and services that bring electricity into the homes and businesses. With the given high P/ E ratios and great market capital, these 5 energy utilities are nice for investment as well as safety they offered.
    May 9, 2011. 05:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Mid-Cap Energy Stocks With Great Dividend Records [View article]
    Japan has been affected badly from the catastrophe both socially and economically. Even in the areas not directly affected from eartquake and tsunami, many factories are closed. People have difficulties in finding the goods they need. Also we can consider the huge companies in Japan like Toyoto, Honda ,Nissan. The news reports that the factories of these giant companies are closed until the rest of the week. I think making investment in the energy stocks is confident when the situation of nuclear plants in Japan are considered.
    Mar 15, 2011. 01:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hedge Yourself Against Rising Oil Prices [View instapost]
    The politic chaos and conflictions in North African Countries dramatically have been affecting the global economy. Libya is one of the most important countries in having crude oil and in oil export. Actually, these conflictions and restless conditions in that region caused a decrease in oil supply. In the news, it is written that speculations have made oil prices go up. You offered that investment in energy stocks is good to gain money and make profit.It is a good point because tha data you gave above shows the high correlation between retail oil prices and energy stocks.In the period in which oil prices have growing trend, making investment in energy sector is quite rational for investors.
    Mar 9, 2011. 11:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Growing Energy Stocks with Great Dividends [View instapost]
    There is an intensively global oil consumption especially in developed countries. Oil is an substantial raw material that is used in various ways. Therefore, oil need in the global world by the suppliers is inevitable. This brings a huge demand in terms of firms and producers to invest in oil sector in order to make more profit. I have inferred from the list given above that these companies somehow engaged in oil production, oil marketing,etc to have been getting great profit. I believe that it is related with the elasticity of the oil.
    Mar 8, 2011. 06:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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