ABB Ltd. looks to resume growth

ABB Ltd. looks to resume growth

Today’s extreme market volatility as a result of COVID-19 has created massive disruptions. However, after markets fall, they always recover. And our goal at The Successful Investor is to ensure that our readers are well-positioned with their investments when that happens. You’ll benefit most from… Read More

Don’t overlook these updates on your stocks

TENNANT CO., $75, is a hold for investors. The company (New York symbol TNC; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 18.3 million; Market cap: $1.4 billion; P.S. ratio: 1.2; Divd. yield: 1.2%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.tennantco.com) gives you exposure to a niche manufacturing segment: the… Read More

iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF taps global leaders

A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his advice on an ETF that tracks this European nation’s top big-cap and mid-cap stocks.

Switzerland has a stable, export-oriented economy, which regularly ranks among the most competitive in the world. Pat notes that the fund… Read More

Switzerland is a global export leader

Switzerland has a stable, export-oriented economy, which regularly ranks among the most competitive in the world. In addition, it is home to some of the world’s top-performing and best-known companies.
Here is one ETF that provides exposure to leading Swiss publicly traded companies.
ISHARES MSCI SWITZERLAND… Read More

Narrower focus will pay off for these two

In the past few years, activist investment firms have pressured ABB and BHP to sell their unprofitable operations. That has freed up cash for share buybacks and dividends.
ABB LTD. ADRs $20 (New York symbol ABB; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; ADRs outstanding: 2.1 billion;… Read More

Q: Pat, I want to invest in Swiss stocks and was wondering what your thoughts are on Switzerland, in general, and the iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF, in particular? Thank you.

A: Switzerland has a strong economic system where the country’s revenue exceeds its expenses, so there is no deficit. That improves its self-reliance and the stability of its currency.

The country also has flexible labour markets, high productivity and an emphasis on high-value exports that are… Read More