Today begins the first day of the 4th quarter, and many
market-watchers expect the same themes to continue to work.
If they are correct, that means commodity names could certainly
see more days trading in the green. Again, many of these names have
miniscule dividend payouts so the names would be better-suited for
investors that are actively getting in and out of the market. If
you do not have much experience trading, I would recommend staying
the course of building your portfolio with higher-yielding dividend
plays on our
Best Dividend Stocks
Oil prices began to get back up to the $80 a barrel level
yesterday, so keep an eye on this development as we move forward.
Inflation-watchers are warning commodities could be ready to spike
dramatically. The U.S. dollar continues to weaken by the day, and
we are watching this as well. For multinational dividend plays we
follow, it could mean a short-term pop for earnings.
Earlier today, we added a new dividend stock to our list of
recommended names, so be sure to check out the
if you did not read the e-mail alert sent out this morning. Looking
at some of the standouts in today's action, Accenture (
) rose 4% following the company's Q4 earnings beat and dividend
raise. Hewlett Packard (
) landed their new CEO today, but the market appeared to be
unimpressed with the stock down closing 3% lower. Elsewhere, EOG
) and Occidental Petroleum (
) both gained 3% with crude oil closing at the week's high,
As we look ahead to next week, we will see a trickle of earnings
out from the likes of Mosaic (
) , Yum Brands (
) , and PepsiCo (
) . Be sure to catch up with our latest watchlist updates this
weekend, as well as the latest
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articles as I attempt to bring the world of personal finance into
an easy-to-understand format. I'd like everyone to gain the money
knowledge they need to navigate through other parts of their
financial life outside of investing.
Have a great weekend everybody and thanks for reading!
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