The Everyday American Portfolio Experiment
By J. Mintzmyer:I very rarely agree with the trading ideas of Jim Cramer; however, when I decided to watch an episode of Mad Money last night (watch video here), I found myself in agreement with several key points. Primarily, there are several strong investments right under our noses. As Jim went through his "morning routine," I found myself nodding in agreement to the virtues of an investment in Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) 3.6% dividend yield, Pepsi's (PEP) massive food and beverage arsenal, or commodity-drop play General Mills (GIS). These stocks all three boast dividend yields of over 3%, have steadily increased payouts over the past 5 years, and have paid concurrent dividends for over twenty-five years. In addition, all three companies boast strong historical earnings and a history of share repurchases.
Run Away from Treasuries
At a time when treasuries, especially 10 year notes, are near historic lows, I believe that itComplete Story »