Why I Won’t Invest In AIG

The following post is written by Hank Coleman. The AIG Bailout Earlier last week, American International Group (NYSE Stock Symbol: AIG) announced that they would begin issuing their first dividend since being bailed out by the United States government in 2008. I’m a free market capitalist at heart, and never agreed with the government bailouts during the financial crisis. And, I’m definitely not a fan of sinking my money back into companies that have lost my trust. In September 2008 during ...

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Big Blue Chips Down Under

Australia and Canada have quite a few things in common. Notably both countries originated from British colonies, and share a similar parliamentary and legal system based on British Common Law. Both countries also share a similar GDP (Gross Domestic Product). From an investing point of view, the similarities are even more striking, with both countries being heavily dependent on resource economies. Both countries also share a similar exchange heavily weighted on financials (banks) and materials (mining ...

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Dividend Investing – Telecom, Real Estate and Energy

The following is a guest post by Donald Dony, who is the technical analyst and author behind the Technical Speculator. Bell Aliant: 7.11% The telecom giant has gone through a much needed transformation over the last few years.  From multiple mergers to restructuring the company into deferent components, the company has transformed its self into a communication company giant. Based in Atlantic Canada, with over 9,000 employees, this company is still 44% owned by its larger parent company of Bell  ...

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Opportunity in the Canadian Mining Sector

I’ve written a guest post over on The Dividend Pig. It was easy to get my post approved. 🙂 The post is titled, Opportunity in the Canadian Mining Sector.  It is a review of three Canadian mining stocks listed on the NYSE, and is intended for U.S. investors who may not be familiar with Canadian resource companies. I review the sector in relation to its possible value play, as well as briefly review three company fundamentals. Here is a snippet: “Many investors don’t think of mining ...

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