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Dividend Stocks Picks for 2012

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Its time to think about dividend paying stocks for 2012 that also offer growth potential.  Identify the companies that have the best technology and products that will be used for the next 3 to 5 years.  That comes down to three great companies: Microsoft (MSFT), Corning (GLW) and Verizon (VZ).

Cisco on the Mend (NASDAQ:CSCO)

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)

Shares of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) were battered this year with shares trading well below the $22.34/share high it had earlier this year.  However, shares appear to be gaining some traction in the past few months and the company may be on the road to recovery.

Taking a Position in Marathon Oil

Shares of Marathon Oil Corp (NYSE:MRO) have been appreciating well since October of this year.  If you are interested in picking up some shares of Marathon Oil, you may want to consider making some money on the stock before you even buy it.

Boeing Shares: The Diamond in the Rough

Boeing Company

Boeing Co. (BA) is doing all it can to keep U.S. equities from falling into the red on the usual European madness. 

Short Squeeze Stock Candidates (NASDAQ:VRA),(NYSE:B),(NYSE:ONE)

Today’s short squeeze candidates include Vera Bradley, Barnes Group, and Higher One Holdings (NASDAQ:VRA),(NYSE:B),(NYSE:ONE).

A Way to Win with Wynn (NASDAQ:WYNN)

Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN)

Looking to pick up some shares of Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) but can’t quite pull the trigger?  Well, why not use a cash generating strategy to earn your profit up front and get a little insurance on some Wynn shares?

Qwikster.com re-routes to NetFlix.com

Netflix

Qwikster.com is over, it now takes you right to NetFlix.com.  NetFlix Inc (NFLX) is backpedaling fast, the result of a 46% decline in its shares since Sept 14th.

Time to Buy Stocks?

NYSE Floor - Traders

BusinessWeek's Elizabeth Amon points out that an elevated risk premium for stocks may be a buy signal, but only if you think the U.S. will shake off its current economic difficulties.

One Trade that's Working - Volatility via the VXX

Volatility (NYSE:VXX)

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (NYSE:VXX) is the fund that has been working, more so than gold.  The VXX is up an incredible 109% in the last 30 days while the Dow Jones has plunged 13.6%.  Volatility, its what's for dinner.

Long or Short or Volatile (NYSE:SSO),( NYSE:SDS),(NYSE:VIXY)

Buy?  Sell? Or just play the volatility?

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