20 Highly Recommended Basic Material Stocks | Top Stock Buy List
Basic material stocks became popular with the increase in raw material prices due to the strong growth of China from the recent year. Not only directly commodity mining stocks exploded, also supplier of mining equipment started to boom. The basic material sector is a small investment field with around 600 listed companies. I made a list of the best stocks picks for next year. My criteria are:
Best Dividend Paying Stock List As Of December 2012
The best equity investment is a stock with good fundamentals and a convincing equity story. If this stock is also attractive valuated it could promise good returns. I’ve tried to summarize some significant fundamentals in order to screen the whole capital markets by interesting dividend stocks. Every month, I create a quick dividend list (from low-yield to high-yield paying stocks) of stocks with interesting performance and valuation figures. Stocks from that list are mid- and large caps (market capitalization of more than USD 1 billion) with double-digit long-term earnings growth rates. The companies are traded at AMEX, NYSE, NASDAQ and part of the Dow Jones, S&P 500 or Nasdaq Composite. The list is selected by the following criteria and sorted by dividend yield.
Many of the leading base metal producing stocks are struggling to catch a bid this morning. Rio Tinto Plc (NYSE:RIO) is a leading stock in the base metals and materials sector that is coming under some early selling pressure. This market leader is declining by $1.31 to $60.22 a share. The decline in this market leader comes despite a strong copper, gold, and silver market today.
This morning, the U.S. Dollar Index futures (DX H2) are trading higher to start the day. As we should all know by now, when the dollar starts off strong the major stock indexes will usually be weak. That is certainly the case this morning as the major stock indexes come under early selling pressure. Very often, the U.S.