By Vineet Dutta:The global market is awash with uncertainty ranging from the debt crisis in Europe to a possible real estate bubble in China bursting. With so much uncertainty looming one might want to consider a mega cap multinational that will give you protection on the downside as well allow for capital appreciation and at the same time paying a 3.1% dividend yield.
By Stock Croc:Concerns around weakening Chinese demand, the lackluster nature of the U.S. recovery, and cresting commodity prices, suggest a period of more subdued growth in the basic materials sector. Arguably, the fallout from the global financial crisis has been felt least in the land down under ... Australia. The Australian dollar is at 30 day highs, nearly at par with the U.S. dollar. It may follow that good companies to invest in may make Australia their home!
Money Morning submits: By Jack BarnesIn the banking crisis we learned that a group of U.S. banking and insurance firms are allegedly "Too Big To Fail." Now the world's largest mining company BHP Billiton Ltd.