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3 Best Stocks for the Housing Slowdown

The rate of home purchases has slowed dramatically. Since the start of the year, mortgage rates have doubled from around 3% to more than 6%. The affordability of homes has plummeted, as have sales. Yet individuals and families still have to live somewhere, so slowing home sales will benefit companies with residential rentals. Here are […]

Ignore the Market and Save Your Retirement

Ignore the Market and Save Your Retirement

The combination of rising living costs due to inflation and crappy stock market results have many people rethinking their retirement plans. Here are a couple of recent excerpts from the financial press. This headline comes from CNBC: 25% of Americans are delaying retirement due to inflation, survey finds Then there’s this excerpt from a Wall […]

To Hedge Your Portfolio For Free

To Hedge Your Portfolio For Free

An intriguing way to hedge your portfolio’s downside risk for essentially no cost is by using a put spread collar. A large zero-cost put spread collar was placed last week on the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)  The trader sold calls and used the proceeds to purchase a put spread.  The position will give a […]

Beat Rising Rates with These Two Stocks

Beat Rising Rates with These Two Stocks

High inflation has become a driving force in our lives. It’s challenging to invest for income and keep up with inflation, especially outside of commodity-focused investments. We have to take an extra step to ferret out investments that will perform well while inflation stays high. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve will need higher interest rates to […]

Slowing Home Sales is Great for These Two Stocks

Slowing Home Sales is Great for These Two Stocks

The pace of existing and new home sales has started to slow dramatically. Sales of existing homes fell 2.4% for April compared to March, and were down 5.9% to a year earlier. New home sales fell even harder, with April sales off 16.6% compared to March, and down 26.9% year-over-year. Rising mortgage rates thanks to […]

One REIT to Buy Now

One REIT to Buy Now

Self-storage real estate investment trusts (REITs) own, operate, and manage mini-warehouse storage facilities at which people pay to store items they do not need immediately, but do not want to discard. Recently, investors have not stored these shares for safekeeping in their portfolio. Instead, they have sent the stocks of self-storage operators straight to the […]

Top-Rated Monthly Income Stock on Sale

Top-Rated Monthly Income Stock on Sale

In a market like this, share prices are down across the board, and high-quality monthly income stocks become great bargains for investors focused on the long term. While there are many choices for income investors to grab a great deal on dividend-paying stocks, I like to use these market correction opportunities to pick up shares […]