Step #8 in my Special Report: Sell DE, CAT and BHP tomorrow

Step #8 in my Special Report: Sell DE, CAT and BHP tomorrow

Today I posted Step #8 in my Special Report: 8 Steps to Protect Your Portfolio from the Global Debt Bomb. I recommended selling Deere (DE), Caterpillar (CAT), and BHP Group (BHP) out of portfolios ahead of rising yields i the bond market. (In the case of Deere, I said I would keep my position in my long-term portfolio but sell the position in my 12-18 month portfolio.) Here’s what I posted in my Special Report

Exxon Mobil in talks to acquire Pioneer Natural Resources for $60 billion–I’m selling my position on Monday

Exxon Mobil in talks to acquire Pioneer Natural Resources for $60 billion–I’m selling my position on Monday

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Exxon Mobil (XOM) is in advanced talks to buy Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) in a deal valued at $60 billion. Pioneer currently has a market cap of $55 billion. Through in th debt that Exxon would be buying and there’s not a lot of extra upside here, in my opinion. Today’s 10.45% jump in pioneer shares to care of a lot of any potential deal premium. (I’m assuming that the report is accurate. Today’s news story follows on earlier speculation that the two companies were talking.) Unless you think another bidder will emerge–difficult but not impossible at this deal size, I’d sell my shares here. I like Pioneer as an independent big dividend paye

Please Watch My New YouTube Video: Quick Pick Iron Mountain

Please Watch My New YouTube Video: Quick Pick Iron Mountain

Today’s Quick Pick is Iron Mountain (IRM). Iron Mountain has been around since the 1950s. It started off as a corporate document storage repository and has gradually moved into shredding, security and digitalization (they digitize and store important documents) and a full cloud storage and management offering. The company has 93 million square feet of storage around the world in 56 countries. It acquired about 29 companies in the last three years as the company looks to consolidate a still rather fragmented industry. It has had an average 5.6% revenue growth over the last three years. Morningstar calculates the shares trade at a 3% discount, with a PE of 31, and they pay a 4.2% dividend. I think Iron Mountain is riding a number of o-gern The long-term trends that include corporate and cyber security, as well as the need for document backup in a age of climate change. I’ll be adding this to my JubakPicks and Dividend portfolios on Monday, July 24..

10 Stocks for the AI Gold Rush–and WHY these picks

10 Stocks for the AI Gold Rush–and WHY these picks

Artificial intelligence really is a paradigm-breaking, transformative technology. Right now, investors are so enthusiastic about the sector, especially the obvious leader Nvidia (NVDA), that we’re looking at a potential bubble that will collapse with much gnashing of teeth and I-told-you-so “wisdom” casting doubt on the reality of the entire endeavor. I think a bubble is indeed possible. Nvidia did trade at a trailing twelve-month price-to-earnings ratio of 196 on May 31, after all. But I think you do want to own the sector now–because the breaking of the bubble, if it does break is, in my opinion, two quarters or more away. And you want to own the sector for the long run–say, 10 years or more–because it is such a game changer for so much of the economy. But what to own? I’ve put together a list of the 10 stocks that I think are the best way to participate in the AI gold rush.

Investors really don’t want Pioneer Natural Resources to acquire another producer

Investors really don’t want Pioneer Natural Resources to acquire another producer

On Friday, shares of Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) fell on a Bloomberg story reporting rumored talks between the Permian Basin oil shale producer and Appalachian natural gas producer Range Resources (RRC). On Monday shares of Pioneer rebounded as the company denied that it was in acquisition talks. The lesson? Investors really don’t want Pioneer to spend money on acquiring more assets.

Adding Pioneer Natural Resources to my Dividend Portfolio on 11% annual yield

Adding Pioneer Natural Resources to my Dividend Portfolio on 11% annual yield

Wednesday, February 22, Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) reported better-than-expected adjusted earnings for the fourth quarter of 2022 while revenues came up short of Wall Street estimates. Revenue was still up 18% year-over-year to $5.1 billion. Fourth quarter net income nearly doubled to $1.48 billion or $5.98 share, from $763 million, or $2.97 a share, in the fourth quarter of 2021. The company declared a quarterly total dividend of $5.58/share, made up of a $1.10 base dividend and a $4.48 variable dividend. The total annualized dividend yield is approximately 11%.Which is why I’m adding the shares to my Dividend Portfolio today.