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  1. #1 Which stocks to buy? 
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    McDonald's has a 4-star ranking (5-star stocks have been the best performers).
    Its dividend yield is 3.4%
    So does Coca Cola.

    On the other hand, the consumption of junk food contributes to a growing of health problems.

    What do you think about McDonald's? Would you buy any McDonald's stocks?


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    Coca-cola is syphoning off water from native population in India, they are potential targets of a boycott. McDonalds, have you seen super-size me?

    If you want to reward companies that have a greater chance of being part of the solution instead of being part of the problems we face you might want to look into or ask a financial advisor about ethical funds, there are many available, each focusing on a set of values, find one that matches your values. :wink:


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    In the short run the newest trend is green products and green energy so that would be the place for some short term gains. As far as long term gains you guess is as good as anybody else.
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    I have a preference for high-yielding stocks, so 3.4% doesn't sound great to me, but I imagine now that is a lot better. While I'm not well versed in the US stock market (Aussie here ), I would imagine that McDonalds is a 'blue-chip' stock. What this means it is a reliable, established company that has solid growth prospective.
    Now I have no idea where you are getting that 4/5 star rating from, but I would advise you that a company's balance sheet, long term growth, debt, corporate governance, assets and goodwill cannot be boiled down to a generic x/5 rating.
    If you are looking at the long term, then you should research the fundamentals of the company you are looking at. Download the annual report, have a look at its profit/loss, growth, assets, employee liabilities, governance, etc. This should give you a good idea of the company itself. Then have a look at its industry, is it saturated? Does it have good growth prospective? You could also do some research on the company's board and management team, do they have prior experience in this industry? Have their previous companies been successful?
    The most useful hint I can give you is that the old military maxim of "Knowledge is power", is still valid today.

    note: Not sure about US law, but you should always seek a second opinion and the above is in no way financial advice.
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    This is just a quick note to inform our readers that we have bought the following positions in today’s trading, and we are giving BUY signals on the same securities:
    We have bought more stock in Agnico Eagle Mines, AEM, at US$59.17, more than doubling our position in the company. We have bought more stock in Kinross Gold Corp, KGC, at US$18.28, doubling our position in the stock. We have also bought Call Options in Kinross Gold Corp. We have bought a significant amount of Jan09 contracts with a $20.00 strike price, for an average price of US$2.50.
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    I think this was a setup thread.

    Chris Polpoff posts a question. William George posts an answer, which happens to link to his website in his signature. Essentially link spam, but it looks legitimate and so is less likely to be removed.

    Moderators, be warned. This is a very clever type of link spam.
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    OP in itself is fishy. Like,

    My location: Gaza.
    I want to invest in Caterpillar.


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    Now that u mentioned it, it does look like a spam thread.
    ~ One’s ultimate perfection depends on the development of all the members of society ~ Kabbalah
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pong
    OP in itself is fishy. Like,

    My location: Gaza.
    I want to invest in Caterpillar.


    Any Canadian knows what I'm talking about.
    lol, clever :P
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