Glacier Bancorp, Inc.
Every so often I like to reread my battered copy of "Beating The Street" by investing guru Peter Lynch. I was stunned to find that of the 21 companies he recommended in Barron's in 1992 only four were still independent publicly traded companies. Almost all of the banks he recommended had been bought out by larger banks like Sovereign Bancorp's purchase by Banco Santander. Copper company Phelps Dodge more »
Banking on the Bakken shale wealth in Montana and North Dakota isn't quite as easy as in the eastern cohort, the Marcellus in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and West Virginia. I wrote a few weeks ago about playing the Marcellus with some of the banks that are handling newfound high net worth customers.
Here is a current overview of best yielding stocks (stocks with a dividend yield of more than 3 percent) that have their ex-dividend date tomorrow. If your broker settles your trade today, you will receive the next dividend. The ex-dividend date is a major date related to the payment of dividends. If you purchase a stock on its ex-dividend date or later, you will not receive the next dividend payment more »