March 13, 2008
As discussed in Chapter 2 of The Disciplined Investor, stock screens can be used effectively to help search for stocks that can help to provide downside protection while positioning a portfolio for the upturn if /when markets stabilize. The fact is that the key in this environment is to look for large cap stocks paying dividends with:
- Low Debt
- PEG Ratio below 1
- Stable outlook
- High Rating Read more
January 25, 2008
A simple list of the top 25 highest yield stocks from the S&P 500. It is a good time to look for deep value and many of the names produced by these types of screens will provide just that. Be careful not to fall into the trap of chasing yield as that is a sure-fire way of losing hard earned capital.
Look at the list as a starting point for more research.
Finally, with the markets showing great headwinds in front of it, many of the names toward the top of the list may need to be reviewed from a debt and capital standpoint. Make sure the none of these are overburdened with debt as it could become a problem for the dividend into the future.
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Disclosure: Horowitz & Company clients may have positions in stocks mentioned in this article.