Could This Industry Be the Top Performer of 2015?

Manufacturing is a sector that is not known for the same volatility as high beta areas of the market such as biotech or social media stocks. Outside a global recession or a major earnings miss stocks in the sector like Honeywell (NYSE: HON) or United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) sport betas in line with the overall […]

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Using MLPs to Play the Energy Recovery

If you haven’t been watching closely, you may have missed the fact that the price of crude oil has started to rally, and quite strongly. The energy sector stocks have experienced an actual bear market, and investors who recognize the recovery cycle can get in early and ride the upswing. Now, I want to show […]

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Top 5 Stocks to Avoid This Earnings Season

This earnings season is shaping up to be one of the worst in years. So far we have seen multiple stocks fall over 20% on bad earnings, and these five stocks are no different. Avoid these value traps at all costs. Earnings overreactions are real. Back in January, we talked about profiting from earnings overreactions. […]

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How to Supercharge Your Dividend Investment Returns

Use this one strategy to give your returns from dividend investments a huge boost. Over time, it has the ability to turn your traditional dividend investments into unbelievable tools for financial freedom. And the best part is everyone can do it! For the dividend-focused investor, a dividend reinvestment plan can supercharge returns over time. Traditionally […]

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2 Companies Revolutionizing the Way We Do Business

These two companies are changing the way the world does business. And, with revenues growing at better than 20% and 40% annually, the growth story is not over for these stocks. Invest in these stocks and get in on a global trend that is only just getting started. Last week we chatted how Facebook (NYSE: […]

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3 Trends The “Experts” Got Dead Wrong

One thing that can be said with almost certainty, take what you hear on the mainstream financial media outlets with a grain of salt. Here are the three biggest trends going on right now, how the mainstream “experts” got them wrong, and three investments that take advantage of the media’s missteps. It always amazes me […]

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Big Upcoming Catalysts for these 2 Small Biotechs

One thing that I have developed over the past couple of decades investing in the small biotech space is learning to recognize when a company and its stock start to have positive catalysts happening and also on the horizon. This is critical in spotting potential big winners in the market. In spring of last year […]

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2 REITs Raising Dividends in May

With my dividend and yield focused investment strategy, one of the best moments is getting that email which states that one of my holdings is increasing the company’s dividend rate. A stock that pays a stream of steadily growing dividends will produce a total return that works through all stock market cycles. A luxury that […]

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Sell These 7 Stocks Insiders are Dumping

A lot of my focus has been bigger picture, such as the strong dollar and the routing of oil prices. Looking at things from a macro perspective is useful, but sometimes you can miss the simple signals that can be your most powerful tools. One such signal is insider trading, just not the illegal kind. […]

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The Best and Worst Investments for a Rate Hike

What will happen to my dividend paying investments when the Fed hikes rates? That is a question every income investor should be asking as it is certain that a rate hike will come. The answer? Some will have their profit margins squeezed while others will be boosted, find out which will happen to your investments […]

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2 Firms Turning This $500 Billion Industry Upside Down

It is hard to fathom how much has changed from the ways we consume both information, media, and advertising over the past decade. 10 years ago who would have thought that an upstart like Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) could be on their way to 100 million global subscribers by 2020, along the way winning Emmys for […]

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Two Biggest Trends in The Market’s Hottest Sector

The industry we are profiling today has outperformed the overall market for five straight years. A first for any of the 10 major sectors. And, it still has many strong economic tailwinds propelling it higher. Read on to gain actionable knowledge about this red hot sector and participate in the rising tide. The healthcare sector, […]

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Buy This High-Quality REIT on Sale Today

For 2014, REITs were one of the hot, hot sectors in the stock market. The REIT indexes and ETFs put up total returns for the year in excess of 30%. In an income-focused sector like REITs, that level of returns is not sustainable. If you own some REIT shares, you know firsthand that the market […]

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