Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Why Supreme Court Case Should Have Wal-Mart on Everybody's Watch List

Oral arguments were recently heard on the Wal-Mart sexual discrimination suit, which could result in the largest such claim in history with the potential of over a million plaintiffs. Luckily for Wal-Mart the Supreme Court is distinctly conservative and it is unlikely the class-action will be certified. The whole article can be found at Seeking Alpha.

- Jeff

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Best Dividends in Restaurants

This article looks at the top 8 dividends in the restaurant industry including Yum! Brands (YUM), Darden Restaurants (DRI), Brinker International (EAT), and the best in terms of yield and growth: McDonald's (MCD). The list can be found at Seeking Alpha.

- Jeff

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Verizon Investors Shouldn't Worry: Recent Telecom M&A Is No Threat

Two days ago AT&T surpassed Verizon as the nation's number one cellphone service provider with their purchase of T-Mobile. But given the success of Verizon Fios, the room to grow in the smartphone industry, the Verizon iPhone sales, and a 5.4% dividend yield; Verizon is still a stock to be holding. The full article can be found here.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Analysis of the Shipping Market: Eyeing Drybulk Carriers

An in depth look into the global shipping market...the article can be found at


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Is B&G Foods' 4.6% Dividend Worth the Gamble?

This article looks at the amazing run B&G Foods has been on since raising their dividend 24% on 2/2/11 and announcing stellar earnings on 3/1/11. But now that their price has caught up their increase in yield is there room for further growth? You'll have to read it at Seeking Alpha to find out.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

In Defense of Johnson & Johnson: Half a Century of Increasing Dividends

Johnson & Johnson has been taking a lot of heat recently from the media and analysts a like, but JNJ has been one of the greatest companies in the country for well over a century. Aside from that they offer a lucrative dividend that has been increasing for 48 years with a rise coming next quarter. A breakdown of some of their threats and why they are still a buy can be found here.


Front Page Exposure

A strong article, written by Andrew, made it to the front page of Seeking Alpha . Congratulations!

-The Matador Group

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

How to Play the End of QE2

In this article we explore possible investment strategies and ways to profit off the ending of the Fed's so-called QE2. The full article can be read here.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Adding American Vices to Your Dividend and Growth Portfolios

Right the market is very shaky so it is important to invest in companies who provide products with strong brand names and price inelasticity. The best examples are liquor and cigarettes. Liquor consumption will remain relatively constant despite an economic turn down, offering a good growth play for investors and cigarette stocks offer amazing dividend yields which are helpful in generating current income in times like these. The whole article can be found at Seeking Alpha.


Railroad Stocks: 2 Strong Engines for Every Investor's Portfolio

As the rail industry continues to expand, a few interesting investment opportunities have presented themselves. This article explores 2 companies that will become profitable as our country continues to expand out of the worst recession since the 1930s. The whole article can be found at Seeking Alpha.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Ranking the Discount Variety Retailers

This article takes a look at the three biggest names in the Discount Variety Retail industry: Wal-Mart (WMT), Costco (COST), and Target (TGT). We first see that there are many more Wal-Mart's than Costco's or Target's, especially outside of the country. The article then looks to explain why Costco may not be your best bet given their recent run and the dips of the other two which may offer some very solid entry points. The article can be found at Seeking Alpha.


Friday, March 4, 2011

Results Page!

To see how our stocks have been performing, please click here . The graphs will show how almost all our picks are up considerably. Our analysis and research is second to none.

4 Stocks I Wouldn't Mind Picking Up Near 52 Week Highs

It is not often advised to buy a stock at a 52 week high. But there are exceptions to this, mainly when you a picking a strong company, with dominant brands, and proof of earnings growth. In these cases you may have to invest in an unconventional way to profit and here are four companies that you may have missed out on if you waited for a dip. The article can be found at Seeking Alpha.

This article also made the Editors' Picks list right above someone clearly speaking blasphemy on JNJ.

It also found a way onto the Most Popular Articles list.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

4 Golden Apples for Every Food Industry Investor

When a new investor comes to the market with hard earned income, it can be quite overwhelming when deciding where to put this money. Does one invest in bonds, stocks, currencies, commodities, etfs...ect? Of course, the option does depend on your preference of yield and risk. The point being there are many different options available, and viable ones indeed. The purpose of this commentary is to provide a list of companies that will make great additions to one's portfolio, no matter your preference of risk or investment experience. I will begin with my usual macro-analysis and then outline an industry that is certain to benefit from improved consumer demand across the globe: Food. The article can be found here at Seeking Alpha .


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

How Fast Food Restaurants Are Dealing With the Cost of Beef

Commodities prices have been soaring as of late and volatility is incredibly high because of political unrest overseas, but American fast food companies have found a way to combat this by raising prices. The article also takes a look at 5 big names in the industry with short assessments. The article can be found here at Seeking Alpha.


Molson Coors: Increasing Market Share and Dividends

The writers on this blog are hockey fans/players above all else so I took the opportunity to look into the NHL's new seven year deal with Molson Coors, who has a 42% stake in its America joint venture, Miller Coors. Looking past the deal, TAP is poised for long term growth with a strong market share in North America and their sound fundamentals. The entire article can be found here at Seeking Alpha.

The article was also featured on a list along side James Altucher, one of my favorite financial writers.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Another Popular Article

You can read one of the most popular article from last week regarding Sirius XM here .