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  • Is Apple the Best Value in Technology?

    By Ken McGaha - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, GOOG, HPQ

    Great businesses that are valued like a weak one offer investors who act the opportunity to reap fantastic returns as share prices return to fair value. The recent dramatic decline in the share price of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) appears to provide just such an opportunity today.

    The competition

    Yahoo! Finance lists Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), and BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) as the main competitors to Apple. Ironically, Yahoo! Finance more »

  • 3 Stocks for Big Gains in Big Energy

    By Ken McGaha - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: BHI, HAL, SLB

    Making large gains in the stock market is all about buying businesses with proven management teams in enduring industries. When those businesses can be purchased at valuations equal to or less than projected growth rates, it's time to back up the truck. Today, energy is the enduring industry, and the stocks of service providers are offering the  most tempting discounts to their growth rates.

    Higher prices equal higher profits more »

  • Should Intel Buy Its Way Into Mobile Devices?

    By Ken McGaha - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: CRUS, INTC, STM

    There is no question that Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) has long been established as the 800-pound gorilla of the personal and laptop computer industry. There is also no question that they were horribly slow in recognizing the need to gain entry into the mobile device market and have since struggled to gain momentum and market share in that space. With a new CEO committed to bold and decisive action, will Intel more »

  • Buy This Tech Giant Before It Rises 50%

    By Ken McGaha - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT

    One thing that is certain when it comes to investing in technology stocks is that what is loved today will soon be hated and share prices of hated businesses will be beaten down to absurdly low valuations. That appears to be the case today with shares of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). One of the great technology brands of our time is selling at a bargain-basement price compared to other tech giants more »

  • Digging Profits Out Of The Mining Industry Collapse

    By Ken McGaha - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: VALE, FCX, SCCO

    The recent collapse of stock prices in the mining sector presents investors who act now with an opportunity to collect solid double-digit annual gains for years to come. Even better, those who choose wisely can also collect generous dividend yields while waiting for these world-class mining businesses to return to fair value.

    Mining supplies the basic foundation of our lives

    Copper wiring brings electricity into our homes and delivers it more »

  • Buy Offshore Banks for Faster Growth and Bigger Gains

    By Ken McGaha - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: BBVA, BSBR, CIB

    With the U.S. economy projected to grow only an anemic 1.9% this year, many developing countries are becoming more dependent on their own quickly growing middle classes to drive economic growth and demand for domestic goods and services.The banking industry almost always benefits greatly from growing economies like these, and investors seeking current income and exceptional growth potential need look no further than our neighbors to the more »

  • Double Digit Gains in Cheap Banks

    By Ken McGaha - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: RY, BNS, TD

    Much has been written and said regarding the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy and the negative impact it has and will continue to have on the U.S. dollar. Much less has been written about how investors can protect the value of their dollars from depreciating while also generating exceptional returns and avoiding high risks. Those objectives can be achieved by investing in businesses that conduct their daily affairs in more »

  • Can Investors Pocket Big Gains From Apple’s “Innovation?”

    By Ken McGaha - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CRUS, NVDA

    I am quite sure that I was no different from most people in my thinking of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) as one of the most innovative businesses in the world. However, upon closer investigation, it is pretty easy to find that many of Apple’s supposedly innovative advances actually resulted from acquisitions. The current McIntosh operating system was built around NeXT, which was acquired in 1996 from Steve Jobs, who returned more »

  • Proven Profits in Tough Times, Explosive Gains to Come

    By Ken McGaha - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: VALE, FCX, NEM

    The mining industry can be a risky place to invest, since it is prone to great volatility and tremendous boom and bust cycles. However, those investors who select businesses that can maintain profitability in tough conditions can make a fortune when commodity markets strengthen. By selecting strong businesses whose shares have been punished alongside their weaker counterparts yet continue to pay solid dividends, prudent investors can not only enjoy the more »

  • Looking For Big Gains in Technology? Remember Memory

    By Ken McGaha - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: SNDK, STX, WDC

    While our dependency on technology and instant access to information continues to grow, our methods for accessing and storing that information are constantly evolving and advancing. While many will seek added storage capacity in the cloud, there will continue to be large demand for data storage inside our ever smaller devices. Investors today have the opportunity to take advantage of this trend and profit for years to come by selecting more »

  • 3 Businesses We Can’t Live Without and 2 You Should Own

    By Ken McGaha - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: DD, MON, SYT

    Everyone must eat to survive. As the population grows and development increases, there is less land to cultivate the rising amount of food required to feed the population. Investors who act now have the opportunity to acquire food production companies at prices roughly equal to the average valuation of the broad market. Fill your plates with these stocks.

    A global industry dominated by three businesses

    While there are a plethora more »

  • Two Stocks That Double Your Chances For Big Gains

    By Ken McGaha - May 30, 2013 | Tickers: IPXL, MYL, QCOR

    Virtually every investor is quite familiar with the names of big pharmaceutical giants such as Glaxosmithkline, Eli Lilly, and Abbott Labs and the fortunes that have been made by investors in these enormously successful businesses. What many investors fail to spend time considering is that a much of the growth of these large businesses came from buyouts of smaller faster growing companies within the pharmaceutical industry that were priced cheaply more »

  • Buying Great Businesses When There Is Mayhem on the Street

    By Ken McGaha - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CRUS, TXN

    As shares of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) have collapsed over the past few months due to concerns over loss of market share in the smartphone space, shares of one of its suppliers, Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ: CRUS), have been decimated.

    Eighteenth century British nobleman Baron Rothschild, of the famed Rothschild banking family, once famously said: “The time to buy is when there is blood in the streets.” The view that this statement more »

  • Buying Winners and Avoiding Losers in Home Entertainment

    By Ken McGaha - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: CMCSA, DTV, DISH

    While the war to become the dominant supplier of home entertainment content will probably continue on ad infinitum, it is becoming clear that DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) and Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) have, to this point in time, been two of the major winners and DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) has been one of the many losers.

    Maybe not too late but certainly too early for this broken DISH

    DISH Network has had more »

  • Driving Home Solid Gains in Automotive

    By Ken McGaha - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: AXL, DAN, MGA

    I like to follow economic treads and the effects of those trends of consumer behavior. One thing about Americans that is pretty clear is that we have a love affair with vehicles. Another thing that is clear about our behavior is we tend to buy them when we believe the economy is good or improving. If consumers are buying more vehicles, that action should create conditions that will drive sales more »

  • Big, Low-Risk Profits From Natural Gas In An Unexpected Place

    By Ken McGaha - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: DD, FLR, KBR, DOW

    Massive new supplies of natural gas discovered in the U.S. have caused the domestic price to fall as much as 70% below the price paid in other countries. While these low prices have not been favorable for the operating results of the businesses selling natural gas, it is creating a windfall for businesses that are big consumers of it: But the big profits for investors will come from the more »

  • Three Stocks to Avoid When Buying for Dividend Yield

    By Ken McGaha - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: AEP, ETR, FE

    Regular readers of my work will be well aware of my affinity for dividends. When investing for yield, it is important to make sure the dividend is safe and paid from profits generated from real earnings. Utility stocks come to my mind when I think of safe dividends in a stable industry that is almost guaranteed to profit.

    Always be careful about what you think you know

    The three businesses more »

  • Is Big Tech Still Really Cheap?

    By Ken McGaha - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CSCO, MSFT | Editor's Choice

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) at a recent price of $453.26 is up 17.7% from its 52-week low, hit less than a month ago. At a recent $21.27, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) has risen 42.8% from its 52-week low established last July. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has gained 26.4% from its low of $26.26, established in December of last year and Intel has jumped 24.2% off more »

  • Building An Income Fortress With Dividends Part II

    By Ken McGaha - May 16, 2013 | Tickers: JNJ, TWGP, WMT

    As promised at the end of Part I of this two-part article, in Part II, I am presenting three more selections that will help investors round out a well-diversified, income-producing portion of their investment portfolios that will provide them with a safe, growing stream of dependable dividends to supplement their overall investment strategy. In Part I, the three options presented provide exposure to the commercial real estate, technology, and private more »

  • Building an Income Fortress With Dividends

    By Ken McGaha - May 15, 2013 | Tickers: CSCO, KKR, O

    The investment universe today is littered with CDs, bonds, and Treasury notes that produce yields slightly above 0% and don’t even come close to exceeding the rate of inflation. Income-oriented investors seeking a reasonable return on their capital can still achieve a solid, safe and growing stream of dividend income if they select their picks carefully. However, selecting investments based on nothing more than a high current yield can more »

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