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Is Gerdau the Perfect Stock?

 Everyone would love to find the perfect stock. But will you ever really find a stock that gives you everythingyou could possibly want? One thing's for sure: If you don't look, you'll never find truly great investments. So let's first take a look at what you'd want to see from a perfect stock, and then decide if Gerdau(NYSE: GGB) fits the bill.

 

Tim Hortons' Dividends May Not Last Forever

 Whether you're a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Not only do companies that have quarterly or annual payouts provide you with a steady stream of income, they also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can give your portfolio what almost no other investment can -- both income and growth.

 

Is Chimera Investment's Management Creating Value?

 Warren Buffett's partner, Charlie Munger, once said, "I think I've been in the top 5% of my age cohort all my life in understanding the power of incentives, and all my life I've underestimated it. And never a year passes but I get some surprise that pushes my limit a little farther."

 

4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Kimberly-Clark

 Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, consumer-goods giant Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) earned a respected four-star ranking.

 

4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Dean Foods

 Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, milk company Dean Foods (NYSE: DF) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

 

4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Deere

 Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, farm equipment maker Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE)has earned a respected four-star ranking.

 

Is PDL BioPharma the Perfect Stock?

 Everyone would love to find the perfect stock. But will you ever really find a stock that gives you everything you could possibly want?

One thing's for sure: If you don't look, you'll never find truly great investments. So let's first take a look at what you'd want to see from a perfect stock, and then decide whether PDL BioPharma (Nasdaq: PDLI) fits the bill.

 

Rising Stars Buy: Telefonica

 This article is part of our Rising Stars Portfolios series. You think 10% unemployment is bad? Try 20% -- that's the unemployment number right now in Spain, one of the many Eurozone countries getting dragged down by anemic growth, massive debt, and a rigid labor market. And now that Ireland has officially accepted an EU/IMF bailout for roughly $90 billion in external support, many speculators think Spain might be the next domino to fall.

 

5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Novartis

 Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis (NYSE:NVS) has earned a respected five-star ranking.

 

These Tech Stocks Will Make Me Rich

 Welcome to week 119 of my stock-picking throwdown with Mr. Market. Let's get right to the numbers.