[This article details the top 5 stocks. 6-10 are here: Top 10 Stocks to Buy: Part II.]
Well, here it is, my current list of what I believe to be the top 10 stocks to buy right now. The stock market is up 23% since March 9, 2009, and we don’t want to miss out on what is likely to be a further and significant upside for buying stocks over the next year or so.
1. Google Inc. (GOOG)
I have written previously on my belief that Google is a great stock to buy, so I won’t go into too much detail here again. Suffice it to say, that Google strikes me as being quite capable of creating entirely new industries of profitability which don’t even exist now. GOOG has been more successful than is generally known with their foray into the mobile cell phone world with Android, and they are just generally in an advantageous position to benefit from the entire world’s moving onto Ye Old Information Superhighway.
Well.. I’ve already written more than I meant to. I love this company. Look for them to create many billions of dollars out of thin air over the next five to ten years.
2. The Walt Disney Company (DIS)
Disney for less than 10 times earnings? Buy this stock; it’s a bargain whenever you can get a “hundred” year-old amazing company for less than ten times its profits.
How many families are going straight to Disney World as soon as they can have a sigh of relief at the end of the recession worries? A lot.
3. Nordic American Tanker Shipping Limited (NAT)
Buy stock in this shipping company and you get in on a 11.5% dividend yield; not guaranteed of course but still. Those shippers sure like to pass on their profits!
Hopefully they arm their seamen to blast those piece-of-**** Somali pirates.
4. General Electric (GE)
This is my other top 2 stock to buy, that barometer of the American economy, General Electric stock. I will try not go into too much detail since you can find a more fleshed out analysis through that link.
Just think about this: if GE and the American economy as a whole mirror each other, then isn’t buying stock in this behemoth a great way to play the Recovery? It truly is a great mirror; what with its hands in both finance and more solid products. The stock just got way too beaten down to not buy it if you’re a long-term investor.
5. Altria Group, Inc. (MO)
Ma-ma-ma Marlboro! The greatest S&P 500 stock of the past 50 years is selling at 11.5 times earnings and giving back out 7.5% of its price tag on an annual basis right now.
Those of us who are smokers probably noticed Altria raising cigarette prices significantly a few weeks before Obama’s new huge tax on the poor went into effect on April 1, 2009. They can do that and they can still sell their cigarettes. I think it’s called an inelastic price?
Altria is as smart a company as there is at making and managing and diversifying to protect and grow profit. Maybe it’s immoral but I would suggest buying their stock.
Read the second part in this series: Top 10 Stocks to Buy: Part II.