The Dow's worst stocks of the year

The blue-chip index is up about 20 percent on the year, but these big names still stink. Are they bargains or busts?

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Nov 7, 2013 9:04AM
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Wow! Coca-Cola & McDonald's only had total returns of 12% ... they really "stink" as the article puts it  ... what dogs ... really?  Who writes this stuff?
Just to clarify in case a thumbs down didn't get it ... this was sarcasm ...
Nov 7, 2013 9:42AM
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No date on the article ... 6 months old?  Just this week three of the "worst" have exploded upward.  Exxon, IBM and Caterpillar have sky rocketed.  Just learn the businesses, follow the flow of their raw products and laugh at the "analysts."
Nov 7, 2013 10:52AM
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Pretend money = pretend rally= pretend gains in portfolio(s)
Nov 7, 2013 8:55AM
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The NYSE is a game for the brokers in NYC and CBOT. Nothing more. The little guys are on the side-lines.  The Fed is helping the NYSE brokers get rich.
Nov 6, 2013 10:07PM
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The market is up primarily to the government monthly bond buying...nothing more.  When the bond buying stops or tapers down the market will go down and that's the Truth....
Nov 7, 2013 1:43PM
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Where in the world are the people who write this s--- coming from? Exxon Mobile, Cat & IBM are all great stocks to own. In fact just this week I bought more of each.
Nov 13, 2013 5:32AM
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The reason Mcdonalds is doing bad is because of their prices,for what they charge you can go to a family restaurant for the same price!!!! :(
Nov 7, 2013 11:19AM
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This years rise of the already bloated stock prices is the feds' last ditch orchestrated effort to boost the economy through another one of its patented bubbles. Nothing more. And the fed whores on Wall street are piling in just like the fed has directed.
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Who writes this drivel anyway?  If anyone takes the advise of the MSNBC financial writers you'll go broke.  
Nov 9, 2013 2:47PM
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agree with "who wrote this "?    research again and show us the really bad stock buys ----
also agree when the feds quit funding - this bubble is over and then watch out ....
Nov 13, 2013 5:34AM
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Plus you always have to hold up the drivethru to make sure your order is not screwed up, :( :(
Nov 9, 2013 10:33PM
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Use the ten year return on these stocks.Stop looking at one year. Who else gives you a 2% dividend?

Who else has the cash flow these corporations have?

Stop beating up the brokers who allowed you to sleep at night.

No,invest in real estate,commodities,and treasury notes.Then you can watch your money disappear,or get a whopping 1% return.

Nov 7, 2013 3:23PM
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Amount of money that investor put in to stock yesterday cause the market to go up. Today is profit taking day, so the stock just go down. Economy fix and break everyday. ???????

 

Nov 13, 2013 6:34AM
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Well when you Monsanto Genetic food
in your McCrap where do you expect the stock to go??

There burgers 20 years actually tasted like an animal, today they taste,....well, I wouldn't Know...and don't care to find out

McCrap =                   Monsanto
Congress =               Monsanto
Bought off Senate = Monsanto
diabetes =                 Monsanto
Heart disease =       Monsanto
political corruption= Monsanto
Death sentence    =Monsanto


Nov 13, 2013 8:06AM
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I drink Coke almost every day.  Strangely mostly I go to McDonald's and get a 32 oz.   Or Stripes or the convenient store.
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Nov 13, 2013 11:26AM
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No wonder the world is so F..ed up in terms of concentration of income, and focus on lowering costs, exploiting foreign workers, firing domestic workers etc.  A 12% return from Coca-Cola is considered a bust stock... are you kidding.  Wow, way to focus on the BAD...
Nov 13, 2013 10:42AM
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So now the economy is booming and the stocks up 20% over last year, the food stores and restaurants are raising their prices and will eventually go out of business then they wonder why?? At least the gas prices are coming down but most stations are GOUGING!  We're being taken!
Nov 13, 2013 11:58AM
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Way to go MSN Money.  Just kick Caterpillar and the other stocks down into the ground when the chips are already down!!   Anything for a story and the almighty dollar!!  
Nov 13, 2013 9:50AM
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Coke and McDonalds worse stock of the year?  Perhaps people are waking up to the fact obesity, diabetes and cancers are killing us. Just more Food 4 Thought....
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