Considering�how difficult the lending environment is for mid-size private companies, it only makes sense to take a hard look at the business development companies (BDCs).
It’s been a catch 22 for the banks. They are awash in cash,� but after getting shell shocked by the recession they aren’t willing to put that cash in the system in the form of new small-business loans as the Fed had intended under its current policy.
Hot Trucking Stocks To Own Right Now: iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (SHY)
iShares Lehman 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund (the Fund) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the short-term sector of the United States Treasury market as defined by the Lehman Brothers 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Index (the Index). The Index includes all publicly issued United States Treasury securities that have a remaining maturity of between 1 and 3 years, are non-convertible, are denominated in United States dollars, are rated investment grade (Baa3 or better) by Moody�� Investors Service, are fixed rate, and have $250 million or more of outstanding face value. Excluded from the Index are certain special issues, such as flower bonds, targeted investor notes (TINs), and state and local government bonds (SLGs), and coupon issues that have been stripped from assets already included in the Index.
The Index is a market capitalization-weighted index. The Fund invests in a representative sample of the securities in the Index, which has a similar investment profile as the Index. The Fund�� investment advisor is Barclays Global Fund Advisor.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Donald van Deventer]
Shorter-duration Treasury Exchange-Traded Funds: (SHY), (SHV), (IEI), (BIL), (TUZ), (FIVZ), (DTUL), (VGSH), (DTUS), (DFVS), (DFVL), (SST), (ISTB), (TBZ).
5 Best High Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2014: Numerex Corp.(NMRX)
Numerex Corp. provides business services, technology, and products used in the development and support of machine-to-machine solutions for the enterprise and government markets worldwide. The company offers Numerex DNA that includes hardware and smart devices, cellular and satellite network services, and software applications that are delivered through Numerex FAST (Foundation Application Software Technology). Its customers subscribe to device management, network, and application services through hosted platforms. The company distributes its products through value added resellers, system integrators, and original equipment manufacturers. It serves security, energy and utilities, healthcare, financial services, government, transportation, and supply chain markets. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By John Udovich]
Small cap Machine-to-Machine (M2M) stock CalAmp Corp (NASDAQ: CAMP) has given investors a relatively flat performance since spiking earlier this year but shares are still up some�538.5% over the past five years (according to Google Finance) ��meaning its worth taking a closer look at the stock along with the performance of other M2M stocks like Digi International Inc (NASDAQ: DGII), Numerex Corp (NASDAQ: NMRX) and Sierra Wireless, Inc (NASDAQ: SWIR). I should mention that we recently added CalAmp Corp to our SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfolio based around�our�ongoing�Internet of Things growth theme plus the company appears well positioned�in the M2M space for the next few years.
5 Best High Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2014: Janus Capital Group Inc (SLS)
Janus Capital Group Inc., and its subsidiaries (JCG), incorporated on January 23, 1998, provide investment management, administration, distribution and related services to financial advisors, individuals and institutional clients through mutual funds, other pooled investment vehicles, separate accounts and sub advised relationships (collectively referred to as investment products) in both domestic and international markets. JCG provides investment management competencies across a range of disciplines, including fundamental the United States and global equities (growth and value), mathematical equities, fixed income and alternatives through its subsidiaries, Janus Capital Management LLC (Janus), INTECH Investment Management LLC (INTECH) and Perkins Investment Management LLC (Perkins). JCG's investment products are distributed through three primary channels: retail intermediary, institutional and international.
The institutional channel serves the United States corporations, endowments, foundations, Taft-Hartley funds and public fund clients and focuses on distribution direct to the plan sponsor and through consultants. As of December 31, 2012, assets in the institutional channel totaled 24% of total Company assets under management. The international channel primarily serves professional retail and institutional investors outside of the United States, including central and local government pension plans, corporate pension plans, multi-managers, insurance companies and private banks. International products are offered through separate accounts, sub advisory relationships and Janus Capital Funds Plc, a mutual fund trust. As of December 31, 2012, assets in the international channel totaled 11% of total Company assets under management. JCG operates international offices in London, Paris, Milan, Munich, Frankfurt, The Hague, Dubai, Zurich, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Melbourne and Taipei. The retail intermediary channel serves financial advisors, third-party intermediaries and retirement platf! orms in the United States. In addition, this channel serves existing individual investors who invest in JCG products through a mutual fund supermarket or directly with JCG. As of December 31, 2012, assets in the retail intermediary channel totaled 65% of total Company assets under management.
Janus manages primarily growth equity portfolios. As of December 31, 2012, Janus managed 63% of total Company assets under management. The Janus Overseas Fund is included in the assets managed by Janus and represented approximately 6% during the year ended December 31, 2012.
INTECH has managed institutional portfolios. INTECH's investment process is based on a mathematical theorem that seeks to add value for clients by capitalizing on the volatility in stock price movements. As of December 31, 2012, INTECH managed 26% of total Company assets under management.
Perkins has managed value-disciplined investment products. With its fundamental research and careful consideration for downside risk, Perkins has established itself as a value manager. Perkins offers value equity investment products across a range of the United States asset classes and global equity. As of December 31, 2012, Perkins managed 11% of total Company assets under management.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Victor Selva]
In addition, leading the solid rocket propellant market should ensure increased annual revenue. The new Space Launch System (SLS), for which ATK is working with the NASA, is expected be as successful as the Space Shuttle program years ago.
5 Best High Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2014: Light SA (LIGT3)Light SA, formerly TRIAL Participacoes SA, is a Brazil-based holding company primarily involved in the energy sector. Light SA is a parent of the Light Group. The Company operates through four segments, such as Power Distribution, Power Generation, Power Trading and Others, through which the Company is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and marketing of electric power and other related services. The Company distributes energy to approximately 31 municipalities in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Additionally, the Company is engaged in the manufacture of two-wheeled electric vehicles. The Company operates through subsidiaries, such as Light Servicos de Eletricidade SA, CR Zongshen E Power Fabricadora de Veiculos SA, Light Energia SA, Lightger SA, Itaocara Energia Ltda, Amazonia Energia SA, Light Esco Prestacaoo de Servicos SA, Lightcom Comercializadora de Energia SA, Light Solucoes em Eletricidade Ltda, Axxiom Solucoes Tecnologicas SA and Instituto Light. Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Ney Hayashi]
Oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4) contributed the most to the gauge�� advance as crude climbed. BR Properties SA rose the most since July 2012 after saying it will buy back shares. Phone company Tim Participacoes SA rebounded from a five-week low. Power utility Light SA (LIGT3) rallied after posting third-quarter earnings that beat analysts��estimates.