The Real Estate market looks to be recovering with home prices rising by the largest percentage in seven years. They are up 2.5% in June and 6% over the previous quarter, according to Corelogic Inc. a real estate data firm. Freddie Mac, which uses different variables to measure growth, shows a 4.8% quarterly increase in home prices. Attractive mortgage rates and a dwindling supply of homes on the more »
As a buy and hold investor I'm always trying to the follow the advice of the "Wiz", Warren Buffett, and find great companies at fair prices. With the markets flying high domestically I have turned my attention toward Europe to find long term value stocks. Europe's economic downturn has created buying opportunities. One promising stock is Volkswagen AG (ADR) (NASDAQOTH: VLKAY).Here’s why.
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Monsanto (NYSE: MON), Syngenta (NYSE: SYT), and DuPont (NYSE: DD) are all poised to grow as the corn crop shrinks with the drought. Whether or not you're from the Midwest you will soon feel the impact of the worst drought to hit the area since the 1950s. It's had a drastic effect on corn production throughout the Midwest. If you think this is not a big deal, think more »
Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) has endured a week to forget. Scratch that, Netflix has endured a year to forget. As we all know, the slide started in mid- 2011 when CEO Reed Hastings made the ill-fated decision to announce that Netflix would split in two: a stream only service (Netflix) and (Qwikster) the DVD-only service. Hasting also announced that DVD subscribers would be hit with a rate increase, putting an end more »