Top Safest Stocks To Own Right Now

Widows and orphans have had a tough few months.   Long-term U.S. Treasury bonds – often cited as the safest investment on the planet and suitable for the most cautious investors – lost more than seven years' worth of income in just the past four months.   Lending money to the U.S. government for 30 years in exchange for a 2% yield turned out not to be such a good idea. Yields are now 50% higher than they were back in July. And these Treasury bonds, or "T-bonds," have collapsed in price.   But that has given us a fantastic risk/reward setup today…   Let's start by looking at this chart of the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT)…  

Top Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Fuel Tech, Inc.(FTEK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fuel Tech (NASDAQ:FTEK) issued its earnings results on Monday. The industrial products company reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, reports. Fuel Tech had a negative net margin of 17.57% and a negative return on equity of 2.86%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Avago Technologies Limited(AVGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) is a key component supplier to smartphone giant Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). It provides chips to handle key functionality such as Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity, wireless charging, and radio frequency (RF) front end.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) surged on Friday, rising 7.7% by the time the market closed. The stock’s gain followed the company’s third-quarter earnings release, which featured double-digit revenue and earnings-per-share growth and a huge jump in free cash flow.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    This makes sense if you expect a positive outcome from the final chapter in Qualcomm’s buyout struggles. And why not? Qualcomm recently had President Trump himself reach in and chase away an unwelcome hostile takeover bid from Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO). With friends in high places, Qualcomm should be able to overcome nearly any roadblock along the way.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. purchased a new position in Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ:AVGO) during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm purchased 14,706 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock, valued at approximately $3,568,000.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And the short interest in Broadcom Ltd. (NASDAQ: AVGO) shrank to 7.00 million shares from the previous level of 7.58 million. Shares were last seen trading at $254.10, in a 52-week range of $221.98 to $285.68.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    With the S&P 500 up nearly 7% year to date (on top of a 19% gain last year), attractive dividend stocks are dwindling in number. But a close analysis reveals there are still some good deals for income investors. Two underperforming stocks seem particularly compelling. Not only do these two companies boast nice dividends, but they are also quality market leaders: media juggernaut Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) and semiconductor supplier Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO). Here’s a look at each:

Top Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Towerstream Corporation(TWER)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Magyar Telekom Tavkozlesi Nyrt (OTCMKTS:MYTAY) and Towerstream (OTCMKTS:TWER) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Global Eagle Entertainment (OTCMKTS: TWER) and Towerstream (OTCMKTS:TWER) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability.

Top Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Hitachi Ltd (HTHIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The vast dealer network, built up over the more than 90 years that Caterpillar has been in operation, is the key competitive advantage that the company possesses. While Caterpillar’s products are renowned for quality and low downtime, it is the availability of the support service on an international level in tandem with a reputation for product quality is what gives Caterpillar its edge, and has given it pole position among the world’s construction machinery manufacturers in 2017 based on construction equipment sales, outranking Komatsu Ltd. (OTCPK:KMTUF) (OTCPK:KMTUY), Hitachi Ltd. (OTCPK:HTHIF) (OTCPK:HTHIY), Volvo (OTCPK:VOLVF) (OTCPK:VOLVY), the privately-held Liebherr group, the Chinese government-owned XCMG Group, the Doosan Infracore subsidiary of the Doosan Group conglomerate, Sany (OTCPK:SNYYF) (OTC:SNYYY), and John Deere & Co.

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    Some of the larger companies that have begun incorporating blockchain into their industries include:

    Overstock.com (OSTK) , once a retail company, has become one of the biggest blockchain options on the stock market. The company has developed tZERO, a cryptocurrency and blockchain-based registry that complies with the regulations of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. IBM (IBM) has developed blockchain technology that they are using with a large variety of partners in a large variety of industries. One example is their partnership with food retailers, most notably Walmart, to help quickly, efficiently, and securely track the supply chain to help ensure ideal food safety. They have also partnered with Maersk to work on a blockchain platform for global trade. Hitachi (HTHIF) , the Japanese conglomerate that has worked on social infrastructure and IT systems, among other industries, has begun dabbling in blockchain. It has released reports about how it believes the technology can positively impact the financial sector, and how it could potentially be used to create new services for businesses.

    There are also ETFs that one can invest in that hold a number of stocks related to blockchain. For example, the Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF (BLCN) holds stocks in all of the examples above, as well as Intel (INTC) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) .

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