Understand the Good vs. Bad Mortgage REITs

Understand the Good vs. Bad Mortgage REITs

Over the past weekend I was an invited speaker at the Seattle MoneyShow. One of my presentations was a Master Class titled, “Not All Dividend Investments are Created Equal!” In the two-hour discussion I covered all of the different types of exchange traded income investments, including real estate investment trusts (REITs). REITs fall into one […]

These 5 Dividend Aristocrats Have High Yields and Growth

These 5 Dividend Aristocrats Have High Yields and Growth

There are a handful of basic, popular strategies for investing in the stock market. Growth stock investing gets the headlines. This strategy involves buying stocks that are going up in price, with the assumption that the share prices will continue to rise. Investors like the idea of maybe buying the next Amazon (AMZN) or Apple […]

Buying a Covered Call On Chipmaker Up 75% YTD 

Buying a Covered Call On Chipmaker Up 75% YTD 

There are primarily two companies known for producing the majority of computer graphics cards (GPUs). Most investors are familiar with NVIDIA (NVDA), which tends to be a high-flying, headline grabbing stock. However, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is also a huge player in the industry – but can often fly under the investment community’s radar. Lately […]

Burning The Candle At Both Ends

Burning The Candle At Both Ends

I was frustrated. I need solid, safe income. The bank bailouts will eventually cause high inflation. Interest rates were not keeping up. Investors, desperate for income, had few choices and the stock market was setting records. How do you invest, earn safe income while protecting your capital and buying power all at the same time? […]

Three Blue Chips about to Raise their Dividends

Three Blue Chips about to Raise their Dividends

Last year, the Federal Reserve said it planned to hike interest rates three times in 2019. Thanks to the market’s slide late last year, those plans have been shelved. Now there are some folks on Wall Street who think the Fed will cut interest rates three times this year. How times have changed! With lower […]