Railroad Stocks Offer Excellent Long-Term Investment Opportunities

One of the best sectors to invest for the long-term is the North American railroad sector. Railroad stocks offer many unique advantages over stocks from other sectors. For instance, the industry is dominated by a handful of companies effectively making it an oligopoly. Moreover for many shippers or locations, railroad companies are a monopoly. I …

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Dividends Can Help Beat The Scourge of Inflation

There are many reasons to invest in dividend-paying stocks. One of the reason for example is to earn income. Another critical factor to invest in these equities is to keep pace with or exceed the rate of inflation. Inflation is the mysterious force that stealthily decreases the purchases power of the dollar. So for example, …

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The FTSE 100 Is Trading At Lower Levels Now Than in 1999

The FTSE-100 Index of the UK is still trading at levels below where it was in 1999 ! Indeed the index has gone nowhere on a price only basis all the way from 1999 when the dot com mania was in full swing. The index reached 6,930 in December, 1999. Yesterday it closed at 6,772. …

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Financial Transaction Tax Rates in Europe 2021: Chart

Investing in many European equities involve a tax called Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). This tax was implemented in some countries in Europe after the Financial crisis of 2008-09. In the basic sense, FTT is a levy or duty charged just for the privilege of transacting in certain financial securities including stocks. The following chart shows which …

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