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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday July 29, 2008. Stocks rose Tuesday, rebounding a day after their steep tumble as a jump in consumer confidence offset some of the market's increasing concerns about the financial sector.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The Short Guide to Dividend Investing With Coronavirus Spreading

China-centered Coronavirous outbreak has caused volatility and havoc in the financial and commodity markets. Last Friday’s 600 point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) pushed the weekly decline to 733 points. This decline was the worst drop for the U.S. stock market since August 2019, when recession fears gripped investors. At this time, […]

Why Wall Street Forecasts Always Fail

Why Wall Street Forecasts Always Fail

Wall Street Loves to Make Predictions. Warren Buffett famously said that forecasts don’t tell you much about the future, but they do tell you a lot about the forecaster. That’s certainly true. Imagine if you had told someone on January 1, 2019, all the raucous headlines we’d see in the coming 12 months. After learning […]

Buy My Top 2 High-Yield Dividend Picks For 2020

Buy My Top 2 High-Yield Dividend Picks For 2020

Each year I am asked by the MoneyShow folks to submit two stock picks for the new year. My picks are published on the MoneyShow website and mainstream financial websites, such as Forbes. I put out an aggressive stock pick and a conservative one. Since I am the Dividend Hunter, both stocks will be higher […]

This Hasn’t Happened in 20 Years

This Hasn’t Happened in 20 Years

Something remarkable happened on Monday. It wasn’t the action of a politician, an election, or even a Fed official. Instead, this news came from the National Association of Home Builders. The NAHB released its monthly confidence index, and it rose five points in December to 76. So why is this noteworthy? It’s important because that’s […]

These Three Stocks Pass Nearly Every Screener

These Three Stocks Pass Nearly Every Screener

Generally, I’m not a big fan of stock screeners. I’ve found that it causes investors to be overly mechanical in their approach. However, if investors use screeners as a first step in the investing process, then I think it can help them achieve their investment objectives. With that in mind, I want to share with […]

3 High-Yield REITs for Conservative Investors

3 High-Yield REITs for Conservative Investors

It has been a challenging start to 2019 for real estate investment trust (REIT) investors. At the start of the year, the REIT indexes zoomed higher. The last few weeks have investors wonder if the party is already over for the year. The financial media is placing blame in many places including trade wars, slowing […]