Adding speculative stocks to your portfolio keeps things interesting and gives you the opportunity to have a stock double or more in a short period of time. You will not double your money in a name like Procter & Gamble or Colgate in 52 weeks, but you definitely could with a stock like Mueller Water Products (NYSE: MWA). In fact, over the last 52 weeks, they have gained 91.13%. Some more »
Per an amended 13D SEC filing last week, Relational Investors has upped its stake of Timken (NYSE: TKR) to 7 million shares, or 7.3% of the company. According to Relational's third quarter 13F filing, the fund owned only 3.2 million Timken shares, making it its 15th largest holding. In a 13D filing during late November, Relational had its stake up to only 5.89 million shares. By more »
Many nations have embarked on the mission to clean the world and to achieve economic growth that is environmentally sustainable. Businesses have increased the use of green energy and have started to promote environmentally friendly policies. The recent surge in oil prices has increased the number of alternative energy production initiatives, which are increasingly receiving support from a number of governments around the world. The quest to clean the world more »
I like to think I’m an investor with a conscience. I’ll stay away from owning cigarette companies, even knowing that if I had invested in Altria Group back when I became old enough to buy their products I’d be a rich man.
Then there are companies I’d like to own because I want to be a part of achieving what I consider moral imperatives. To this more »