2 Dividend Growth Stocks for 40% Gains

I stay constantly and quietly amused by the financial news networks. All of the talk is about day-to-day events and every up or down day has big meaning if you have to talk about it for a living. Yet I rarely see (OK, never) mention of one type of stock market investment that has produced […]

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3 Stocks to Buy When Listening to the Right Analysts

Technology has changed the investment landscape exponentially in the terms of information available to the average investor. This is especially true in regards to the reports from analysts that are now accessible to the retail investor. A couple of decades ago the only way an investor got significant access to analyst opinions on individual stocks […]

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Profit from China’s Economic Development With These 2 ETFs

Since early May, most of the commentary concerning China’s economy has been relatively upbeat, while at the same time, providing some apprehensive discussion about the downside risks which lie ahead. The June, 2014 edition of the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report had this to say about China’s economy: Growth for China is expected to […]

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3 Gold Miner Stocks to Buy – And 3 to Avoid

As of the end of last week, gold prices are down 46% from their September, 2011 peak. The share prices of gold miners, which normally trade in tandem with gold, are also down 46% from their highs – but they’re up 39% year-to-date, in a rare instance in which gold-miner stocks have significantly outperformed gold. […]

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Buy These 2 MLPs with 9.7% Yields for Merger Profits

July 24, 2014 was a big day for the small, high-yielding upstream MLP sector. In a sector dominated by $10 billion market cap Linn Energy LLC (Nasdaq: LINE), the rest of the handful of companies were valued in the $1 to $3 billion range. With business models that require these oil drillers to acquire assets […]

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3 Tech Stocks to Buy on Shareholder Activism

I find it quite amazing how shareholder activism has evolved over the last few decades. In the 1980’s the primary activist agents were corporate raiders that acquired a significant stake in a company and then push for what was called “greenmail” at the time – basically for the company to buy back their position at […]

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These 3 Stocks Could Fall by More Than 25% This Year

Stock market valuations have gotten so far out-of-hand that the Federal Reserve has been chided by fellow international bankers at the BIS (Bank of International Settlements) and the IMF (International Monetary Fund), which aren’t exactly known as paragons of financial restraint. Now even Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen has expressed concern: “Valuation metrics in some sectors […]

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Top 3 Ways to Profit From the Tax Inversion M&A Craze

Tax inversions are fueling the latest merger and acquisition craze. The euphoria surrounding tax inversions is that it allows U.S. based companies to get a lower tax rate. The U.S. corporate tax rate can be as high as 40%, which is nearly double the global average. Inversions allow U.S.-based companies to relocate via acquisitions that […]

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3 Energy Stocks to Buy on Real Growth

One of the hallmarks of the rally in the stock market over the past year and a half has been driven by multiple expansion and not by earnings growth. The market has rallied some 40%, including dividends, over the past 18 months while earnings have only improved approximately 10% over that same time frame. In […]

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3 Dividend Stocks to Sell Before the Stock Market Drops 10%

After a June and July of regular record highs for the major U.S. stock indexes, the markets are starting to look shaky, and an overdue market correction may be closer than a lot of analysts realize. As I write this the market has experienced two significant down days out of the last three. The higher, […]

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Sell These 5 Stocks Ahead of Next Week’s Earnings

Earnings season is underway, and so far the results have been mixed. Many high-profile companies have already reported, and several more are slated to between now and the end of this week – but a total of 1,567 companies will issue their quarterly earnings reports next week, between July 28 and August 1. The list […]

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3 Contrarian Miner Stocks to Buy Before the Correction

The last five years have provided one of largest surges in U.S. equities in history. Coming off a financial crisis and with the backing of an extremely supportive Federal Reserve, the S&P 500 has almost tripled off its lows of early March 2009. It has been an unloved but very lucrative rally for those with […]

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3 Stocks to Buy When the Market Corrects 10%

Thursday last week, July 17, the stock markets gave investors a taste of what may be the early signs of a true market correction, which would be a drop in the major market indexes of at least 10%. Since the bottom of the last bear market, there have been three 10% or greater corrections, in […]

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