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How Do You Pick Good Investments Out of Newsletters?

When David Galland approached me about writing an investment newsletter, I said, “I’m not a stock picker, I try to pick them out of newsletters. Sometimes I even screw that up!”. David asked me to explain. Expensive lessons In the late 1990’s I self-managed our retirement fund. The market soared; between 1995-2000 the S&P went […]

Buy These 3 Stocks to Profit From Marijuana Legalization

Buy These 3 Stocks to Profit From Marijuana Legalization

For many years, both the large beverage companies and the large tobacco companies have been in search of growth. That’s because, in both cases, their main products – tobacco, alcohol and sugary drinks – have been deemed to be unhealthy and therefore fewer consumers are using their products. But now there is a FOMO (fear […]

High Yield Plus Safety from These 3 Commercial Mortgage REITs

High Yield Plus Safety from These 3 Commercial Mortgage REITs

The financial crisis of a decade ago was triggered by skullduggery by banks with their mortgage securitization businesses. One after effect of the crisis is that non-bank companies have taken over a larger share of the residential and commercial mortgage markets. Many of these non-bank mortgage companies are organized as real estate investment trusts (REITs). […]

Buy These 3 REITs Increasing Dividends In November

Buy These 3 REITs Increasing Dividends In November

2018 has been volatile but so far into the year yielded a flat return for income stock investors. If you look at the Vanguard REIT Index Fund (NYSE: VNQ) you see that in 2018 investors have been hot and cold about REITs. Each time the Fed has increased short term rates, REITs have sold off. […]

A Quick Way to Make 488% on The Resurgence In Volatility

A Quick Way to Make 488% on The Resurgence In Volatility

It seemed like we were in for a quiet October. The Fed made its expected rate increase and didn’t have any other surprises in its FOMC statement from September. There isn’t another FOMC meeting until November. Mid-term elections will certainly be big news but also aren’t until November. All the ingredients were there for an […]

Self-Directed IRA SDIRA documents on a desk.

Rolled Your 401(k) Into A Self-Directed IRA? What Comes Next?

Today I can fess up to a secret… Lou Betancourt, founder and president of Street Authority contacted me. I was flattered when someone as highly respected as Lou asked for permission to publish some of our articles. Street Authority has several subscription investment publications and a mailing list 100+ times bigger than our little publication. […]

Buy These 2 Electricity Stocks Powering the World’s Smartphones, Tablets, and Other Devices

Buy These 2 Electricity Stocks Powering the World’s Smartphones, Tablets, and Other Devices

It’s the dirty little secret of the digital world we live in… technology is an electricity hog. Demand for computing power globally from internet-connected devices, emails, high-resolution video streaming, surveillance cameras, the new generation of smart TVs and other devices is increasing 20% a year, according to Swedish researcher Anders Andrae. Dire Power Consumption Forecast […]