Jim Nelson

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Why Texas Instruments Is a Better Income Investment Than Apple

Ten years ago, the stock market looked a lot different. Oil producers and banks made up most of the list of the top 10 larges

No Fed Rate Hike: Winners and Losers

The Fed was too afraid to hike rates earlier this month. The reason – or at least one of the reasons – was that “the st

The Real Lesson From Shell’s Arctic Drilling Gamble

Sometimes, the biggest winner in a casino is the person who doesn’t play at all. But Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A) is in

GE’s Turnaround: Bringing Good Things Back to Life

One of the most difficult things a company can do is change with the times. No company is as adept at that as General Electri

Curtain Is Lifted During Pepsi Earnings Call

Earnings season for most companies is a time to show off or to be shamed — beating analyst expectations or missing the mark

3 Solutions to the World’s Biggest Problem

With the problems we face these days in the investing world – possible rising interest rates, the Greek debt crisis and vol

The Real Reason Behind the Rash of Semiconductor Consolidation

In two separate record deals recently, Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) agreed to purchase Altera Corp. (NASDAQ: ALTR) for $17 billion in

What Offshore Drilling Tells Us About an Oil Price Recovery

One of the best ways to take advantage of a booming industry is to buy the “pick-and-shovel” plays, rather than the compa

Top 5 Dow Dividend Stocks for May

Many investors seek out both the income of long-paying dividend stocks and security of owning shares of some of the world’s

The Big Winner in the GE Capital Deal

When Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) announced on April 10 that it was buying a portion of General Electric’s (NYSE: GE) GE Capita