Fools were out and about this past week in an investing world jam-packed with actions and ideas. Here are three articles you might find useful as you decide how to invest your money.
What to Expect From Autos in 2012
Fool contributor John Rosevear brings readers insight about what the year will hold for some top auto stocks.
Read the article to get John's full rundowns on GM, Ford, Toyota, Honda, and Tesla.
3 Reasons I'm Avoiding China
Fool contributor Jeremy Bowman lays out some facts about the real estate situation in China, including that residential real estate construction now accounts for a tenth of China's GDP and that the average home price in China is about nine times the mean annual income.
"Real estate prices have now started declining, which will have an impact on everything from prices for commodities like iron, copper, cement, and coal to a slowdown in the global credit market," Jeremy wrote. "With the risk of the bubble bursting, I'd avoid any companies that are involved in the Chinese financial mess or supplying resources needed for construction."
Read the article to find out more about the caution flags Jeremy sees in China and for the names of companies he thinks are good plays on China's changes.
4th-Quarter Dividend Champions
The gold-star winner among Fool contributor Sean Williams' list of fourth-quarter dividend champions is coal company Alliance Resource Partners
Read the article to see all of what Sean had to say about these two stocks as well as Silver Wheaton, Amgen, and VF.
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Fool online editor Kris Eddy owns no shares of any stocks mentioned in this article.
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