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Investors looking for yields may want to consider owning tobacco stocks. Dividend yields for tobacco stocks are more than double the yield of the S&P 500 index. Tobacco companies have been some of the most reliable dividend payers in American
Travel & Delicacy Beauty never Ends Ecological Environment Associated Press 2008-11-07 04:24 AM As investors slowly start buying commercial paper again, the frozen market for longer-term corporate debt is also showing small, tentative signs of thaw...
An arbitration panel has determined that 6 out of 15 states failed in 2003 to diligently enforce laws that require escrow payments from the cigarette manufacturers that have not signed the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA). The states enacted these
This time, the ongoing crises in Syria and Egypt have rattled the international markets and sent many emerging markets down sharply. All the while, the S&P 500 continues to hold up, posting solid year-to-date gains despite the recent dip. If you're a
Critics of the strategy frequently cite the social stigma of tobacco, as well as statistics showing the decline in smoking rates in the United States and the ire of the health-conscious consumer...The company behind Marlboro, in addition to many
Tobacco companies are facing more headwinds than ever before, including regulation, taxation, and litigation. The FDA is enforcing regulatory control and cigarette sales volume has declined...All of these headwinds would lead one to think that this
Investors often love to quote Warren Buffett's timeless mantra, Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful. However, very few investors ever put those wise words to good use. Instead, they sell at the bottom of bear markets
Electronic-cigarettes or E-Cigarette's, are battery-powered devices that heat liquid nicotine in a disposable cartridge and produce a vapor that's inhaled. Consumers can buy refill cartridges in various flavors, and often customize nicotine levels.
The best companies in the world invest huge amounts of money and energy into building name awareness. The right name can be worth tens of billions of dollars to a company, making it all the more important for companies to make the best choice. Often,
Matthew is a member of The Motley Fool Blog Network -- entries represent the personal opinion of the blogger and are not formally edited. One of my favorite industries for the long term, and this surprises a lot of people, is the tobacco industry.