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This Technology Could Lead to the Downfall of Amazon

This Technology Could Lead to the Downfall of Amazon

As part of being somewhat of a contrarian investor, I like to look for possible investments in areas where the Wall Street hype machine went crazy, but then the ‘hot air balloon’ was punctured. One such area in technology has to be 3D printing, which is also known as additive manufacturing. Valuations in this sector […]

3 Stocks to Harness the Power of Dividends

3 Stocks to Harness the Power of Dividends

You like free money? Yeah, I do, too. It’s why I love dividend stocks. Companies that offer dividends are so confident in their businesses that they’ll pay you some free “thank you” money, just for holding their shares. If your portfolio doesn’t include stable, dividend-paying stocks… well, you’re missing out on free money. History bears […]

A Low-Risk Big Payoff on the Market Moving Higher

A Low-Risk Big Payoff on the Market Moving Higher

We’re close to entering the final quarter of 2017, and the S&P 500 is continuing to set record highs above the 2,500 mark. So where will it be when 2018 hits? Will the record-setting highs continue? Are we going to pull back in the fourth quarter? Or, is it going to be mostly sideways action […]

Owning the Top Preferred Stock for High-Yield and Safety

Owning the Top Preferred Stock for High-Yield and Safety

Preferred stock shares can be viewed as a hybrid of common stock shares and corporate bonds. Preferred shares pay a fixed dividend rate, similar to bond interest. Technically preferred shares are equity like common shares. The preference feature is that preferred dividends must be paid before any dividends can be paid on a company’s common […]

3 Stocks and 1 ETF for Profits From the Bitcoin Surge

3 Stocks and 1 ETF for Profits From the Bitcoin Surge

Things have certainly got interesting lately for the leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, and the investor rush into initial coin offerings (ICOs). For those of you unfamiliar with ICOs, they are somewhat similar to an IPO… but with a cryptocurrency twist. To put it simply, an ICO is a fundraising by a start-up company that gives ‘investors’ […]

Using Options To Trade Metals and Mining

Using Options To Trade Metals and Mining

One of the great benefits to options trading is the flexibility it gives traders to execute a strategy as they see fit.  With options, even traders who share an opinion on a trade thesis can go about the execution in vastly different manners.  This flexibility allows savvy traders to fine tune their trading strategy as […]

The Safest Way to Own Bitcoin

The Safest Way to Own Bitcoin

If you’re in the financial markets at all, it’s something you can no longer ignore. Even CNBC gave it extensive coverage last week. I’m speaking about the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. It grabbed headlines as the digital currency soared past the $4,000 mark for the first time in its nine year history. Its rise has been remarkable, […]

3 Stocks for the Growth in Automation

3 Stocks for the Growth in Automation

The latest quarterly earnings report from Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) was a darn good one and sent the stock upward. The buzz continues to build as the 10th anniversary iPhone nears. But I could care less about the iPhone. That’s yesterday’s success story. If Apple is to continue rewarding its shareholders, it needs a new kind […]