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.
6 Reasons to Buy Ford Now
Items in the plus column include Ford's expansion in emerging markets including Russia, India, and China; its competitive array of models; and the deep executive bench at the company. "Ford's ace CFO, Lewis Booth, announced his retirement [last week], as did Global Product Development Chief Derrick Kuzak," John noted. "Ford has been preparing for these departures for some time, and their capable successors ... should have seamless transitions."
In the keep-in-mind column, John lists overseas operations as weighing on earnings and notes that "Ford's strategy of adding premium features to bread-and-butter models to command premium pricing may not be working quite as planned."
Read the article for the full rundown on Ford's prospects.
Diversify With These 5 Dividends
Dividend stocks can add balance to your portfolio, but it's also important to diversify among different types of stocks that offer a payout, Fool contributor Patrick Martin noted. For example, he said, investors shouldn't get stuck with just consumer-goods companies or just utilities.
He offered up five suggestions, including four that he already owns shares of. Johnson & Johnson
Going in another direction, Intel
Read the article to see all of Patrick's stock suggestions.
Electric Vehicles May Be Worth Another Look
Fool contributor Travis Hoium brought investors a nugget of truth that could help them figure out whether and when to jump on the electric-vehicle bandwagon. "It's an age-old adage but it's true today for EVs: Sex sells."
"Some manufacturers are figuring out that EVs shouldn't look like something undesirable, and maybe the opposite should be the reason people are attracted to EVs," Travis wrote.
Read the article for more, and leave a comment on that page telling your fellow Fools whether you agree with Travis that "EVs may be leaving their pimply, teenage years and entering a more mature stage of development."
Fool online editor Kris Eddy owns no shares of any stocks mentioned in this article.
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