Blue Chips

3M: A Boring, Beautiful Dividend Machine

When 3M reports quarterly earnings Thursday, it won't get nearly the same attention as most of its Dow brethren. But it should. More 

Is the Russell 2000 Fund a Pointless ETF?

In recent years, the archetype iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF hasn’t shown any stronger returns than its large-cap counterpart, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. More 

Goldman: Buy Large-Cap U.S. Banks for 2013

Goldman Sachs has been wrong on some of its annual "best ideas," but there's a lot to like in the investment bank's call for more outperformance in big banks. More 

Blue Chips Slow on European Woes

With the ECB now projecting a decline in the eurozone's 2013 GDP, investors might be better off targeting U.S. blue chips with more domestic revenue streams. More 

Will the Market Attack Its Old Highs?

Breadth was solid in favor of the bulls and group rotation has been steady. More 

Exxon Stock a Buy Despite Stumbling Before Record High

Exxon Mobil has pumped out strong returns in the past few months, but shares in this dependable dividend stock are still priced to buy. More 

2012 Won’t Be CAT’s Year. But Stick Around

Have patience: Caterpillar's bargain valuation still makes it a long-term buy, despite its admission that the nearer term is looking much glummer than expected. More