With 2018 just over a week old, many investors will have set about rebalancing their portfolios for the year. Don’t worry… this isn’t another asset allocation article that you can find anywhere. Everyone knows you should have a mix of stocks, bonds, precious metals, and cash. The weighting of each class is largely determined by […]
Author: Martin Denholm
And investors’ No. 1 worry going into 2018 is… Geopolitical risks. In a poll on MarketWatch’s Twitter site last week, such concerns narrowly edged out the possibility of a bitcoin crash as the top reason for investor angst. If you listen to market experts, though, they’re more concerned with the current bull market hitting the […]
Do you believe in the power of positivity? If so, roll up to Wall Street… because it’s abundant. According to the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism index, investor optimism is at its second-highest level. The survey of 1,015 Americans with $10,000 to spend outside of their retirement funds recently hit 140 points – just […]
With the tech sector outperforming all others, fund managers are actually reducing their holdings. Whether it’s year-end profit-taking or fears of a bubble, here are two critical stocks set to endure for the long term.
Excerpt: Vanguard founder John Bogle has already issued some 2018 market predictions – and he’s projecting lower growth ahead. By nature, this means higher volatility, too. But these two stocks can help you dodge it, as they continue to grow regardless.
If you just emerged from hibernation and didn’t know what time of year it is, the television would quickly tell you. That’s because the holiday season advertising bombardment is in full swing. And it will reach maximum madness over Thanksgiving next week. Not even temporarily being back in my native England is a safe haven. […]
Whether you think the U.S. bull market is overcooked or not, valuations and growth potential still remain greater overseas. Here are three stocks to take advantage of the upside.
Growth, growth… and yet more growth.
Did you know that around 85% of the companies on the S&P 500 now pay a dividend? Talk about shooting fish in the proverbial barrel if you’re looking for dividend stocks. Most companies now figure they should offer some sort of incentive in return for investors buying into their businesses. However, while finding dividends is […]
Last week marked the 30th anniversary of “Black Monday.” Here’s the short version of what happened: Global stocks got absolutely smashed. The massacre began in Asia and spread west, as Europe and the United States awoke to the carnage and reacted accordingly. At the closing bell on Wall Street, the Dow had shed 508 points […]
Are you open or closed? No… I’m not talking about your personality type! I’m talking about open-end funds versus closed-end funds (CEFs). It’s a question we often get from readers, so allow me to give you a quick rundown on CEFs and follow that with a few specific CEF investments that yield some healthy dividends. […]