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Dividend Paying Stocks Reduce Risk in Playing European Turnaround

Excerpted from the July 2012 Issue

What do you do when you can’t solve a problem? One approach is to give up, declare victory and go home. This appears to be what European leaders did at their summit meeting in late June.


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United States of Europe?

What’s the difference between Illinois and Greece? The biggest similarity is that they are both reported to be virtually bankrupt. But the big difference is that Illinois is part of the United States and Greece is part of the European Union. 


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A Reader Asks, "Now that Greece's latest bailout is complete, is it safe to buy European stocks again?"

We’re not at all sure that either Greece’s or Europe’s troubles are truly behind them. But that said, we also believe that it makes sense to have some European exposure in your portfolio. The advice we gave in the November 2011 issue still holds...
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A Reader Asks, "What is your opinion on investing in foreign turnaround companies?"

There are certainly good opportunities in foreign turnarounds, but also very significant risks as well. The market inefficiencies that provide unusually high return potential for turnarounds here in the U.S. are probably even greater in foreign markets. However, there may be special, local features that affect foreign companies that we may not understand when we view them from afar.
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Nothing Happened in October, Right?

The S&P 500 is up about 0.6% for the month. That makes the month seem pretty uneventful and benign. But for anyone following the stock market day-by-day, October seemed anything but uneventful and benign. Learn how contrarians can leverage this information for value stock opportunity. Read More.

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