Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

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 […]

My Favorite Income Stock is On Sale

My Favorite Income Stock is On Sale

Dear Investor, There is no better feeling than when a stock with a large and stable dividend goes “on sale.” The knowledge that a dividend will continue to be paid makes it easy to buy shares when the investing public is selling. You’re getting that same future dividend stream for a lower price And that’s […]

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Check Out This Exciting New Income ETF

Dear Investor, The last six-to-eight months have seen a handful of new, income-focused ETFs hit the market. I think these funds give investors attractive and conservative investment options. Their dividend yields are in the 6%–7% range, with lots of potential for dividend growth. One interesting aspect of these new funds is that each uses a […]

Three Easy Dividend Fund Picks

Three Easy Dividend Fund Picks

Dear Investor, For the last two years, much of what passes as investment advice, or recommended investment products, attempted to guess and benefit from short-term trends. However, many investors need long-term strategies and solutions to meet their financial and retirement goals. Finally, over the last few months, fund management companies have launched several new funds […]

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A New Breed of Dividend Growth ETFs is Here

Dear Investor, As technology stock investors rotate out of money-losing, used-to-be growth stocks, focusing on dividend growth should serve investors well in these volatile times. Two newer ETFs, offering both current yield and potential dividend growth, may be just what investors are looking for. With a dividend growth strategy, dividend income provides a current cash […]

When a Drop in Share Price is a Good Thing

When a Drop in Share Price is a Good Thing

Dear Reader, Last week, one of my recommended stocks, Starwood Property Trust (STWD), announced a $400 million secondary offering of common stock. The new shares will go to institutional investors and typically get priced at a discount to where the stock currently trades. As a result, the STWD share price dropped 3.5% the day after […]