Aren't you ashamed of yourself talking about MONEY at time like this when your brother has just died?
From McCain to Clinton, they were all talking about the end of the Syrain president, Bashar, within months. Hilary left but the Syrain dictator is still ruling, albeit in a destroyed country.
.Syria's conflict is between US and Russia. Most of the fighting members of (Jabhat al Nusra--Al Qaida in Syria) are foreign fighters, Chechens, Afghans, British, Australians, Tunisians, Libyans, Egyptians, Saudi's, Turks, and so on.
PFE performed quite well compared to its peers, and diversified companies like ABT and JNJ did very well too but foreign pharmas really shone. Here is a summary and the figures are approximate (for the last 52 weeks).
BMY rose only 6% and the dividend yield is 4.4%
MRK rose 11% and the yield is 4.2%
JNJ rose 14% and the yield is 3.5%
PFE rose 21% and the yield is 3.9%
ABT rose 22% and the yield is only .9%
NVS rose 24% and the yield is 3.9% like PFE
Roche, the Swiss giant (RHHBY) rose 30% but I am not sure about the dividend if they pay annualy or quarterly?
The question is: how the top of CIA cannot hide his affair with all the technology, secret houses here and there, top analysts, etc? Amazing.