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Touchstone Value Opportunities Fund Portfolio Manager's Top Two Five Star Value Picks
Eddie Lampert (ESL) - billionaire hedge fund manager- Q1 trades
Lampert, the famous billionaire hedge fund manager, who was kidnapped a few years ago, has done nothing with Sears, though a lot of pundits think he will still pull off a great investment. He is now braving the world of homebuilders and mortgage lenders. His track record picking stocks and trading them is a lot better than his ability to run a company.
Wedbush Morgan Analyst Rates Activision (ATVI) Strong Buy- sets $45 price target (34% above current price)
Sandler O'Neill Analyst Recommends Sallie Mae (SLM)
Relational Investors, $6 billion fund acquires $1 billion in Home Depot and $500 million in Sovereign Bank
The company is not a dividend aristocrat but a dividend champion. In fact, this stock never crossed my radar, untill I found about the dividend champions list. The company has been increasing its dividends for the past 40 consecutive years. Over the past 10 years the stock has delivered an average total return of 7.20% annually to its loyal shareholders.
A smart way to protect yourself from rising gas prices is by hedging your annual usage using one ETF. A hedge is an investment that is taken out specifically to reduce or cancel out the risk in another investment. The ETF is UGA- United State Gasoline Fund L.P. It trades on the NYSE just like any other stock like Microsoft, IBM or Apple.
A good starting point for income investors is the S&P Dividend Aristocrats list, which features companies that have increased their annual dividend payments every year for more than 25 consecutive years. I have selected the 20 highest yielding stocks in the index, along with their ticker, P/E ratio, dividend yield and dividend payout ratio.