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During the week, our Motley Fool Twitter feed (@themotleyfool) shares lots of articles. In case you missed it, here are the top five most popular articles that were tweeted this week.
1. @TheMotleyFool: A fresh batch of 3 stocks near their 52-week low that look compelling. http://mot.ly/uNH8vo (via @TMFUltraLong)
One stock near its 52-week low is SodaStream's (Nasdaq: SODA ) prime competitor -- Primo Water (Nasdaq: PRMW ) . After setbacks with its anticipated FlavorStation product, the stock's price has plunged 80% since August. Given its quarterly growth, Fool Sean Williams thinks this stock is definitely worth following.
Read more about Primo Water and discover the other two stocks near 52-week lows that offer opportunity.
2. @TheMotleyFool: Don't believe inflation's just around the corner? These 6 charts might change your mind: http://mot.ly/tcSyeK
These six charts show a scary trajectory -- that inflation may be at hand. For example, since 2005, the price of a bushel of corn has increased from $2.00 in 2005 to $6.70 in 2011. If inflation is on your mind after seeing these charts, don't leave your portfolio exposed.
See the six charts and read tips to inflation-proof your portfolio.
3. @TheMotleyFool: You love 'em, you hate 'em, and they just keep on winning. The Tim Tebows of the stock market: http://mot.ly/uEho3M
Tim Tebow, the quarterback for the Denver Broncos, has a group of supporters, yet the "experts" can't stand him. Regardless of controversy or opinion, he keeps winning. That sounds pretty similar to three stocks, including Sirius XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI. ) Sirius has beaten analyst estimates in three of the past four quarters. But there are plenty of non-believers as well -- the stock was the most shorted stock on the Nasdaq in October.
Find out which other two stocks have Tim Tebow qualities.
4. @TheMotleyFool: The Day The Music Died (Or, More Accurately, Got Pulled From Streaming by Labels Because No One Was Buying It). http://mot.ly/uecTWC
STHoldings, a U.K.-based independent record label distributor, pulled its 238 record labels from streaming websites such as Spotify and Napster. And they're not the first ones to do so. With the rise of streaming services, artists are seeing their Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL ) iTunes revenue and overall digital revenues fall.
Read more about how streaming sites are affecting smaller artists and why some distributors are walking away.
5. @TheMotleyFool: Want to rake in dividends? @DanCaplinger's simple secret could help you pick more potent payouts: http://mot.ly/u5Yvci
When it comes to dividend investing, it's tempting to focus solely on the dividend yield. And its easy to spot lofty yields -- American Capital Agency (Nasdaq: AGNC ) and Invesco Mortgage sport yields of 19.9% and 21.6%, respectively. But instead of chasing high yields in the short term, a lower yield today may be the better option. For example, Lowe's (NYSE: LOW ) and Walgreen (NYSE: WAG ) have seen their yields increase from a falling stock price.
Check out more about smart dividend strategies.
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