Golden Cross - Indiana Jones

The market may have been down today, but underneath the hood quite a few charts are setting up well from a technical perspective.

Here are the Master's picks:

Dividend Stocks

Mastery recommends 5 stocks with growth potential and a dividend to boot.

Mastery is interested in stocks that will actually increase this year, throw in a dividend and its the perfect combination for a valued based stock.  Making the cut early this year are the following dividend stocks:  Verizon (VZ), New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYMT), Microsoft (MSFT), CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) and Corning Inc. (GLW). 


Dividend Stocks

Forget High Yield CDs, they only offer up 1% at best for a year.  Go with our dividend stock picks.

Fellow Masters, the best 'high yield CD' you can buy will only give you 1 to 1.2% yield that locks your money away for an entire year.  We would rather buy a high yield dividend stocks that pay a 8% to %13 dividend yield plus whatever the stock gains in 2012.  Making the cut are New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYMT), CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) and Vale (VALE).

Dividend Stocks

The best a high yield CD can pay you is 1% a year.  Mastery would rather invest in 6% to 13% high yield dividend stocks.

The term 'high yield cd' means nothing in 2011 - 2012, you have to turn to high yield securities, and that means dividend stocks.  Mastery turns to New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYMT), CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) and Vale (VALE).