This fast-food giant is set for growth

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MCDONALD’S CORP. $180 (New York symbol MCD; Income-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 770.9 million; Market cap: $138.8 billion; Dividend yield: 2.6%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.mcdonalds.com) is the world’s… Read More

Key Strategies for Spotting top Value Investing Stock Picks

Key Strategies for Spotting top Value Investing Stock Picks

Adding the best value-investing stock picks to your portfolio starts with looking for hidden assets and overall investment quality
When you look for value-investing stock picks, it’s best to focus on shares of quality companies that have a consistent history of sales and earnings, as well… Read More

Q: Hi, Pat. Regarding Newmont Mining, your “buy” recommendation is always tempered with “for investors who want to own a gold stock.” Can you explain why investors might want to own a gold stock, and the pros and cons of owning a gold stock?

A: We don’t see golds as an essential part of a sound portfolio, and, in fact, gold investing is a poor choice for most investors. For one thing, it involves considerably more guesswork than other aspects of investing.

The markets for widely traded goods like gold… Read More