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The Investment Case for Contract Drillers

Although the group has been out of favor, some offshore contract drillers offer an attractive combination of defensive qualities and exposure to long-term growth trends. The key is identifying names that have exposure to the business lines that offer the … Continue reading

Two Ginnie Mae Funds for Good, Safe Income

Among the many challenges investors face these days is how to generate decent income at low risk. One of the best solutions for risk-averse investors is to consider no-load mutual funds that invest in Ginnie Maes.

September’s Specialty ETFs

After a lull in August, this month’s pace of ETF launches has been torrid. But not all of these newly launched ETFs are worthwhile.

Met Coal Stocks and Railroads Get Slammed on Lower Coal Shipments

Warnings of lower coal shipments from both Walter Energy and Alpha Natural Resources have investors dumping all coal producers and coal shippers. A close analysis reveals that the problem is not industry-wide, but limited only to met coal producers. Buying … Continue reading