Investing Strategies

Bedrock Wealth: How To Get It And How To Keep It

Bedrock Wealth: How To Get It And How To Keep It

It’s hard to build wealth. The coronavirus outbreak in early 2020 illustrates how quickly a long-term plan can go bust and accumulated wealth can disappear. From my 30 years of being part of the investment world, my biggest recommendation is to have a strategy that is flexible enough to adapt with changing markets. Let’s start […]

It’s Hard to Be a Contrarian Investor, Here Are Some Tips to Make it A Little Easier

It’s Hard to Be a Contrarian Investor, Here Are Some Tips to Make it A Little Easier

“The time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets.”-Baron Rothschild Many years ago, I heard this statement: “Life is hard; however, once you understand that, it gets a little easier.” Out of your life’s many pursuits, this statement applies especially to investing your money. Most investment decisions are emotion-driven. You have heard that […]

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 […]