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Stock and Option Plays for the Week of May 11, 2009
Choppy markets have sent dividend yields to “unbelievably high” levels, says Jim Nelson. This makes today a great time to start income investing. Jim says Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS:A/RDS.B) and BP (NYSE:BP) are two cash-rich companies with consistent dividend payments and “absurdly” high yields right now.
The buzz on Capitol Hill is that Congress could pass an updated version of the bailout bill before the end of the week. But Shah Gilani in Money Morning says taxpayers are being “force-fed a political solution, instead of a sound economic market-based solution to a financial crisis.” He says the the bailout bill has eight key failings.