Growth Investing

Amy Calistri's picture
Junk Bonds Living Up to Risky Reputation as Defaults Climb

Junk bonds can be classified as high risk, high reward. These hefty yielders have come under further scrutiny as several have defaulted on their payments. It isn't touted as a safe investment, but these bonds have become increasingly speculative.

by Amy Calistri | July 11, 2009
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An African ETF That Gets You Into the Last Great Resource Frontier

Money is flowing back into emerging and frontier markets. Africa is a mix of the two, and arguably has the best growth prospects of any region in the world. Abundant in natural resource holdings like metals, oil and diamonds, this African ETF is already up +15% on the S&P. As commodity prices come off their lows, shares of this ETF are poised to rise-- but you still have time to catch the rally.

by Paul Tracy | May 28, 2009
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Protect Your Portfolio with These All-Weather Securities

President Harry Truman once said he wanted to hire a one-armed economist. When asked why, he replied, so the economist couldn't say "on the other hand." For Barack Obama, finding a one-armed economist is even more pressing. Obama is faced with deciding which limb of the three-armed monster--deflation, inflation or stagflation--could be most damaging to the nation's well-being. Unfortunately, we income investors face the same dilemma.

by Carla Pasternak | May 28, 2009
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These Shares Will Absolutely Go Into Orbit After They Launch on May 14th

We've all watched the movies where intelligence agents in some high-tech room use satellites to get the pictures they need to save the world. Alas, that's not really the way it is. In the United States, in fact, the key provider of satellite images used by intelligence agencies isn't even the military. It's a pair of high-tech suppliers who operate their own spy satellites. One of them is about to go public. Investors who snap up these shares are going to make a killing, all courtesy of Uncle Sam.

by Andy Obermueller | May 27, 2009
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These Two Drug Makers Are Benefiting as Governments Stockpile Flu Medication

The U.S. government has mounted an admirably quick response to the swine-flu outbreak and will continue to work with state medical officials and international health agencies to respond to the crisis. So far, two drugs have proven capable of fighting the potentially deadly influenza strain now known as H1-N1. As the world begins to respond to a potential pandemic, governments will stockpile and use millions of doses of these important medicines. That's good news for the people who will be treated.

by Andy Obermueller | May 27, 2009
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The One Bank Stock That Deserves to Be in Your Portfolio

What if I told you that one of the most enticing stocks I've found for readers of StreetAuthority's Half-Priced Stocks needs only $0.20 in overhead to bring in $1.00 of revenue and recently posted its 10th straight year of earnings increases? Not only that, it's also a defensive company that yields nearly 5% -- and has raised distributions six times since the beginning of the financial crisis. Now what if I told you that this juicy stock pick was a bank that specializes in mortgage lending? It's what happens when banks don't get greedy -- they prosper. And so do their shareholders.

by Nathan Slaughter | May 18, 2009
Carla Pasternak's picture
Low Input Prices Bode Well for this Growing Fertilizer Company

Terra Nitrogen is battling decreased demand in this weakened economic environment by keeping costs low. Fertilizer may not be a flashy investment, yet TNH continues to boast high yields year after year.

by Carla Pasternak | April 07, 2009
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Rising Unemployment Spells Rising Profits for For-Profit Education Firms

The Fed's latest outlook is for unemployment to steadily rise over the next year and even peak at 10%.  While this is bad news for the economy and most industries, there is one market sector that stands to profit.

by Paul Tracy | March 03, 2009
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Attention, GARP Investors: 4 High-Upside Small-Cap Stocks

In a market with few bargains, these small companies stand out for their combination of growth prospects and bargain prices.

by David Sterman | December 31, 1969