Consumer Staple Stocks May Provide Shelter

The S&P 500 is down 4.25% YTD. The consumer staples sector in the S&P 500 index is down only 2.11% YTD. In 2008 when the global credit crisis ravaged markets worldwide, consumer staples was the best performing sector with a decline of 16.61%. For example the financials were down about 50% that year.(Source: Periodic Table …

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The Complete List of Railroad Stocks Traded on the NYSE

In November 2009, Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway agreed to buy the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)  railroad for $34B. The railroad is the largest second largest railroad in the country and is also the biggest mover of food products like corn and coal. As one of the largest railroads, BNSF also transports the large amount …

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List of all European Utility ADR stocks !!!

In this post lets review the [tag]utility ADRs[/tag] of continental Europe. There are nine stocks in this category with two each from Germany and France. Utility stocks form an integral part of any well diversified portfolio for many reasons. Utilities usually provide stable, consistent,growing [tag]dividend yields[/tag], offer stability to the portfolio and grow slowly. [tag]European …

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