Prudential Public Limited Company (ADR)
With American stocks edging higher, investors might have more trouble finding good opportunities in domestic equities. Bargains, however, abound in European markets. Those Eurozone stocks that trade in the US through an ADR can be particularly attractive. One such stock is ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING) ING is a Dutch-based multinational financial company, specializing in banking and insurance. Its retail banking segment is strong in the Netherlands, Belgium, and more »
Dividends can be very attractive in a low rate environment, such as the one we currently find ourselves in; the Fed has vowed to keep target rates low through mid-2015. Worth noting is that dividend stocks are not without risks, however we look to limit risk by ensuring the companies can afford to pay dividends throughout an extended economic contraction.
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Financials may still present a bad memory for many investors, but that's exactly the point: The sector is overly beaten down. With that said, there are some stocks where risk still outweighs reward, mainly due to operational inconsistency and the presence of a preferable competing investment.
MetLife (NYSE: MET): Don't Let Risk Deter You
Analysts currently recommend buying shares of the life insurer - rating it a 1.9 more »