Five Agricultural Equipment Income Investments to Purchase as Pugnacious Putin Punctures Peace

By: ,

Five agricultural equipment income investments to purchase as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine punctures peace offer ways to dodge the missiles and cluster bombs that have killed thousands and turned more than 2.5 million innocent people into refugees who have fled to Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and other neighboring nations.

The five agricultural equipment investments to purchase feature three stocks and two funds that are poised to profit as pugnacious Putin’s perilous policies puncture peace and threaten to pummel the agricultural sales of both Russia and Ukraine as grain-producing powers. Prices of agricultural products should rise as Ukrainian men aged 18-60 and volunteers protect their country against an estimated 150,000 troops that Putin has positioned in the adjacent nation to Russia in waging war by razing residential areas, hitting 34 hospitals and shelling more than 200 schools.

Putin has given no indication of withdrawing his troops back to Russia, despite facing firm resistance from Ukrainians trying to defend their homeland and freedom under the leadership of the nation’s democratically elected President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who is rallying his countrymen to fend off the invaders. Zelenskyy gave rousing remarks to the British Parliament via a live video presentation from Ukraine on March 8, appearing to channel former U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill during World War II by vowing, “we will not give up and we will not lose.”

----ADVERTISEMENT----

Five Agricultural Equipment Income Investments to Purchase as Pugnacious Putin Punctures Peace

Even though Zelenskyy said Ukrainians will fight for their land, “whatever the costs,” the toll in innocent lives has been high with Russian missile strikes killing at least 564 civilians, including 41 children, while injuring 982 other people, with 52 of them children, since hostilities began on Feb. 24, according to the United Nations (UN). However, the exact figures are likely much higher, as the invasion and Russia’s unrelenting attacks hinder reports about casualties in many parts of Ukraine. For example, the city council in the Ukrainian port of Mariupol has reported that 1,582 civilians have been killed there by Russians troops since Putin ordered them to invade the peaceful country on Feb. 24.

As far as military deaths, Russia and Ukrainian officials each acknowledge that thousands on each side, ranging from invading troops to defenders, have been killed. The number of injured usually is about three times as many as those who die, based on other wars.

In the aftermath of Russia’s attack, Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy asked for his country to be admitted to the European Union on a fast-track basis. European Union leaders have expressed support but Germany and the Netherlands are calling for a traditional review of the membership request that typically takes years.

Pugnacious Putin’s War Positions Five Agricultural Equipment Income Investments to Purchase

----ADVERTISEMENT----

“The scale and strength of Ukrainian’s resistance continues to surprise Russia,” according to U.K. Defence Intelligence.

However, Russian troops are targeting populated areas in multiple locations, including the Ukrainian cities of Kharkiv, Chernihov and Mariupol and most recently the capital of Kyiv, in an apparent effort to weaken morale of the defenders, the agency reported. Russia previously put in play similar tactics in Chechnya during 1999 and in Syria during 2016 by using both air and ground-based munitions, British Defence Intelligence added.

In Russia, more than 13,000 people have been arbitrarily arrested for holding peaceful, anti-war protests, despite new criminal code amendments to impose heavy fines and prison terms of up to 15 years for reporting information deemed fake by the authorities or criticizing what Putin calls a “special military operation.” The UN expressed concern about these and other “overly broad and repressive laws,” as well as reports of torture to those detained, that restrict freedom of expression, such as media reports, and curb other civil and political rights.

Chart generated using Stock Rover. Activate your 2-week free trial now.

Former Army Paratrooper Picks One of Five Agricultural Equipment Income Investments to Purchase

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), a Columbus, Indiana-based global manufacturer of diesel and alternative fuel engines, electrical generators, components and technology, serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in 190-plus countries and territories. Despite the market’s volatility, Cummins remains a recommendation of Jim Woods, a former U.S. Army paratrooper who leads the Intelligence Report investment newsletter, which has a long position in diesel engine maker’s stock.

“Shares of Cummins, Inc. have been hit because of the war in Ukraine, as the company announced that it expected ‘some impact’ to its business in Russia and is analyzing and preparing for current and anticipated sanctions,” Woods said. 

Paul Dykewicz meets with Jim Woods, editor of Intelligence Report.

Income investors may like the 3.06% dividend yield of Cummins. Dividend-paying stocks typically fall less than the market during downturns such as the current one triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“The recent pullback in CMI shares represents a good buying opportunity for long-term investors looking for value as well as a good dividend yield,” said Woods, who also leads the Successful Investing newsletter, as well as the Bullseye Stock Trader and High Velocity Options trading services.

Chart courtesy of www.stockcharts.com

Cummins Ranks as One of Five Agricultural Equipment Income Investments to Purchase as Putin Punctures Peace

Since its first engine for agriculture was built in 1919, Cummins has powered equipment for some of the world’s largest manufacturers. Roughly 1 million Cummins engines are in operation worldwide in applications from combine harvesters, tractors and sprayers to specialist and autonomous equipment.

Cummins’ agriculture engines, ranging from 2.8 to 19 liters, are tailored for farm performance. The company’s products are designed to work in North America’s hayfields, South America’s nut orchards and Asia’s vegetable farms. The equipment powers more than 20 agricultural original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and its worldwide service reaches more than 190 countries across six continents.

Pension Chief Chooses MOO Among Five Agricultural Equipment Income Investments to Purchase

Investors should consider the ETF VanEck Agribusiness (MOO), said Bob Carlson, a pension fund chairman who also heads the Retirement Watch investment newsletter. The fund seeks to track the MVIS Global Agribusiness Index, which is composed of companies that generate at least 50% of their revenues from agrichemicals, animal health and fertilizers, seeds and traits, farm/irrigation equipment, farm machinery, aquaculture, fishing, livestock and more, Carlson counseled.

Bob Carlson, head of Retirement Watch, speaks with columnist Paul Dykewicz.

MOO’s largest holdings recently were Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE), 8.25%; Nutrien (NYSE: NTR), 7.66%; Bayer (OTCMKTS: BAYRY), 7.24%; Zoetis (NYSE: ZTS), 6.51%; and Archer-Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM). It owns 55 stocks and has 58% of the fund in the 10 largest positions.

MOO is up 3.23% in the last four weeks, 4.94% over three months and 1.96% for the year to date. For the past 12 months, MOO is up 15.64%.

Chart courtesy of www.stockcharts.com

Perry Picks Two Stocks for List of Five Agricultural Equipment Income Investments to Purchase

One of two agricultural equipment investments favored by seasoned investment professional Bryan Perry is AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO), an farm machinery manufacturer founded in 1990 and headquartered in Duluth, Georgia. AGCO designs, produces and sells tractors, combines, foragers, hay tools, self-propelled sprayers, smart farming technologies, seeding and tillage equipment.

Paul Dykewicz interviews Bryan Perry, who heads the Cash Machine newsletter.

Western companies seeking fertile opportunities to step up their production of agricultural equipment may be interested in buying tractors and related machinery from AGCO. The stock also offers a modest current dividend yield of 0.65%.

AGCO’s fourth-quarter earnings, reported on Feb. 9, showed record sales and margins, buoyed by strong agricultural markets worldwide. The company’s share price jumped 5.01% on March 9, while it fell 1.75% during the past month. AGCO’s three-month return reached 4.03% and its year-to-date gain hit 6.80%, while it slid 3.57% in the past year.

Chart courtesy of www.stockcharts.com

Deere Is Perry’s Second Pick Among Five Agricultural Equipment Income Investments to Purchase

A second stock that Perry picked among the five farm equipment investments to buy is Deere & Co., of Moline, Illinois. The company manufactures agricultural machinery, heavy equipment, forestry machinery, diesel engines and drivetrains used in heavy equipment and lawn care equipment.

The prospect that additional farm equipment may be needed to fill any supply void left by Russia and the Ukraine adds to Deere’s appeal, Perry told me. Perry, who leads the Cash Machine investment newsletter, as well as the Premium Income, Quick Income Trader, Breakout Options Alert and Hi-Tech Trader services, is a Wall Street veteran.

Chart courtesy of www.stockcharts.com

Ex-Portfolio Manager Offers Her Pick for Five Agricultural Equipment Income Investments to Purchase

Michelle Connell, CFA, president and owner of Portia Capital Management, of Dallas, Texas, told me she likes Deere and said it makes sense to invest in industrial companies that are at the forefront of the “green” movement. These companies will help the U.S. offset its long-term dependence on foreign oil, she added.

“Deere is considered one of the sustainability champions of agriculture and construction equipment,” Connell said.

The company has aggressive goals for sales of electric and hybrid equipment, as well as carbon footprint reduction, Connell continued. While the stock is one of the few winners of 2022, up 8% so far, she predicted its upside potential is 15%.

Five Agricultural Equipment Income Investments to Purchase Is JPMorgan Fund

The dream to go “green” also is a reason to buy shares in JPMorgan Sustainable Leaders Fund (JIISX), Connell said. The fund only launched in September 2021 but is appealing due to its focus on companies that provide climate policy solutions and assist in the transition to a low carbon economy, she added.

“JPMorgan has one of the best research teams in the investment world,” Connell counseled.

For investors who want environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) friendly investments that still provide investment results, JPM has the money and intellectual talent to deliver, Connell commented.

Michelle Connell, CEO, Portia Capital Management

A U.S. ban on Russian oil imports announced by President Biden on March 9 could boost prices for the black gold to $150 per bbl., a new all-time high, as markets brace for further supply disruption, said Ben Laider, a global markets strategist at social investment network eToro. Such a ban is not one all of Europe is ready to take.

“These U.S. restrictions will likely be unilateral, with Europe remaining on the restriction sidelines for now, given its much greater dependence on Russian energy,” Laider said. “Russia produces 11% of the world’s oil but supplies 30% of Europe’s oil needs and 40% of its natural gas. By contrast, Russian oil imports make up under 1% of U.S. oil consumption.

“Soaring oil prices will worsen the near-term global economic outlook, by both slowing growth and boosting already high inflation. The only silver-linings are that global growth is currently robust.”

COVID-19 Cases Near 80 Million in the United States, While Deaths Top 6 Million Worldwide

COVID-19 deaths worldwide topped 6 million to total 6,035,208 on March 11, according to Johns Hopkins University. Cases across the globe neared 455,000,000, with the number hitting 454,995,702 on March 11.

U.S. COVID-19 cases, as of March 11, topped 79,506,369, with deaths rising to 967,114. America has the dreaded distinction as the nation with the most COVID-19 cases and deaths.

As of March 11, 254,379,621 people, or 76.6% of the U.S. population, have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the CDC reported. The fully vaccinated totaled 216,497,318, or 65.2% of the U.S. population, according to the CDC.

The five agricultural equipment income investments to buy for profiting from Putin puncturing peace between Russia and Ukraine provide opportunities to produce positive returns, despite the market’s volatility and oil prices reaching new highs. With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine inflicting heavy civilian deaths and injuries, as well as threatening the agricultural sales prospects for each country, the five agricultural equipment income investments to purchase could help to plow profits for portfolio owners.

Paul Dykewicz, www.pauldykewicz.com, is an accomplished, award-winning journalist who has written for Dow Jones, the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, USA Today, the Journal of Commerce, Seeking Alpha, GuruFocus and other publications and websites. Paul, who can be followed on Twitter @PaulDykewicz, is the editor of StockInvestor.com and DividendInvestor.com, a writer for both websites and a columnist. He further is editorial director of Eagle Financial Publications in Washington, D.C., where he edits monthly investment newsletters, time-sensitive trading alerts, free e-letters and other investment reports. Paul previously served as business editor of Baltimore’s Daily Record newspaper. Paul also is the author of an inspirational book, “Holy Smokes! Golden Guidance from Notre Dame’s Championship Chaplain,” with a foreword by former national championship-winning football coach Lou Holtz. The book is great as a gift and is endorsed by Joe Montana, Joe Theismann, Ara Parseghian, “Rocket” Ismail, Reggie Brooks, Dick Vitale and many others. Call 202-677-4457 for multiple-book pricing.

X
Search Dividend Investor