I have never been a big fan of gold investing personally. The yellow metal is, of course, the premier non-performing asset in the world. Gold accomplishes nothing when held as an investment. It creates no jobs, no products and no ideas. It simply remains in a vault. However, its scarcity makes it an excellent hedge against inflation, something which the Fed’s current monetary policy has only bolstered. However, nothing lasts forever, and the sun will set on the Fed’s policy of cheap money. Is it then worth the risk to invest in these gold stocks before the big price plunge?
Best ETF Stocks For 2013: Mitel Networks Corporation(MITL)
Mitel Networks Corporation provides integrated communications solutions to the small-to-medium sized enterprise market in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, Caribbean, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. It offers Internet protocol (IP) telephony platforms, including IP telephony software that performs various functions comprising multi-media call control and communications, which allow business users to reach each other, share information, and collaborate; appliances; and desktop devices, such as IP and digital phones, specialty desktop devices, and peripherals. The company also provides a suite of UCC applications, which consist unified communicator advanced, mobility, customer interaction solution, unified messaging, speech auto attendant, telecollaboration solution, teleworker solution, and business dashboard, as well as audio, video, and Web conferencing for integrating voice, video, and data communications with business applications. In addi tion, it offers network services that include local access services; long distance services; mobile voice and data services; data services, such as Internet access and private networking services; hosted offerings, which comprise network monitoring and management, audio conferencing, Web conferencing, hosted secure Internet access, and Web hosting; and hosted IP telephony services. Further, the company provides managed services, including project management, installation, training, maintenance, professional, consulting, business requirements review, and disaster recovery planning services; support services; and financing of its solutions. It serves education, government, healthcare, hospitality, and retail markets through wholesale distributors, solution providers, system integrators, authorized channel partners, and other technology providers. The company is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.
Best ETF Stocks For 2013: Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc.(IDIX)
Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery and development of drugs for the treatment of human viral diseases in the United States and Europe. Its primary research and development focus is on the treatment of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV). The company?s HCV discovery program focuses on various classes of drugs, including nucleoside/nucleotide polymerase inhibitors, protease inhibitors, non-nucleoside polymerase inhibitors, and NS5A inhibitors. It develops products and drug candidates for the treatment of patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type-1, and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The company principally has a collaboration agreement with Novartis Pharma AG for the development and commercialization of telbivudine, a drug for the treatment of HBV under the Tyzeka/Sebivo names. Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Best ETF Stocks For 2013: Domino’s Pizza UK & IRL Plc(DOM.L)
Domino?s Pizza UK & IRL plc, together with its subsidiaries, holds the master franchise to own, operate, and franchise Domino?s Pizza stores in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. As of March 30, 2011, it operated 672 stores, which include 530 stores in England, 47 in Scotland, 27 in Wales, 18 in northern Ireland, 1 on the Isle of Man, 48 in the Republic of Ireland, and 1 mobile unit. The company, through its subsidiary, Intergrowth Enterprises Limited, also operates two stores in Berlin, Germany. Domino?s Pizza UK & IRL plc is headquartered in Milton Keynes, the United Kingdom.
Best ETF Stocks For 2013: Luxor Industrial Corp.(LRL.V)
Luxor Industrial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets wooden building components for the construction of floor and wall systems in residential and light commercial buildings primarily in Canada and the United States. The company?s products include interlocking bridging system, an engineered bridging that controls bounce and vibration in floors; architectural wood products; and wood products consisting of survey stakes, conventional bridging, fireplace and door mantles, and prefabricated window and door openings. It also offers glulam beams comprising large, straight beams for commercial projects; curved and arched glulam; stock beams; GL3000 beams for engineered floor systems; fabricated beams and glulam trusses; and turned round columns. In addition, the company provides specialty cutting services, such as multi-ripping, custom-ripping, custom cutting, and precision end trimming. Luxor Industrial Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
Best ETF Stocks For 2013: Cherokee Inc.(CHKE)
Cherokee Inc., together with its subsidiary, SPELL C. LLC, engages in marketing and licensing brands and trademarks for apparel, footwear, home, and accessories primarily in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Europe, and South Africa. It owns various trademarks, including Cherokee, Sideout, Sideout Sport, Carole Little, Saint Tropez-West, Chorus Line, and All That Jazz. The company also assists other brand-owners, companies, wholesalers, and retailers in identifying licensees or licensors for their brands or stores. As of January 29, 2011, it had 30 licensing agreements. The company has a strategic relationship with Target Corporation (Target) that grants Target the exclusive right in the United States to use the Cherokee trademarks in certain categories of merchandise. Cherokee Inc. was founded in 1988 and is based in Van Nuys, California.
Best ETF Stocks For 2013: BESPAK GBP0.10(CSRT.L)
Consort Medical plc engages in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of specialty medical drug delivery devices and services to the pharmaceutical industry in Europe, the United States, and internationally. Its products include metered dose inhaler valves, dry powder inhalers, integrated dose counters, actuators, compliance aids, disposable auto injectors, needle-free reusable jet injectors, disposable facemasks, breathing circuits, laryngeal tubes, video laryngoscopes, point of care diagnostics devices, and medical check valves to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. The company is based in Hemel Hempstead, the United Kingdom.
Best ETF Stocks For 2013: TTM Technologies Inc.(TTMI)
TTM Technologies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides printed circuit board (PCB) products and backplane assemblies worldwide. Its PCB products include conventional, high density interconnect, flexible, and rigid-flex PCBs, as well as backplane assemblies and IC substrates. The company also offers various services, such as design for manufacturability support during new product introduction stages, PCB layout design, simulation and testing services, quick turnaround production, and drilling and routing services. Its customers include original equipment manufacturers and electronic manufacturing service companies that primarily serve the networking/communications, aerospace/defense, high-end computing, cell phone, and medical/industrial/instrumentation end markets of the electronics industry. TTM Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.