Retail Investments

Fake News Means These High-Yield Stocks Just Got Cheaper

Fake News Means These High-Yield Stocks Just Got Cheaper

The financial news media has been pushing the retail apocalypse belief for the last several years. It comes from the closing of numerous North American brick-and-mortar retail stores. The theory is that online retailing will take over most retail sales and that real estate retailing will continue into a death spiral. Malls and shopping centers […]

This Retailer’s Stock Has Out Performed Amazon Since 2008

This Retailer’s Stock Has Out Performed Amazon Since 2008

On Friday, the government released two economic reports that were emblematic of what’s been happening with the U.S. economy for several months. To skip all the technical jargon, consumers are quite happy while factories are not. To be more specific, consumer spending remains fairly robust. Folks are out there at the malls buying things at […]

3 Stocks Positioned for Growth in the Gig Economy

3 Stocks Positioned for Growth in the Gig Economy

The recently released “Freelancing in America” study found that almost 57 million Americans are now part of the freelance market to some degree. An NPR/Marist poll found that one in five American jobs are now contract jobs. And, Forbes estimates the economic impact of independent workers last year at $1.3 trillion in the U.S alone, […]

Buy These 2 Retailers That Can’t Be Amazoned

Buy These 2 Retailers That Can’t Be Amazoned

Despite the recent Grinch of a market, retail sales this holiday season are expected to rise almost 5% over last year. A report on holiday spending by PWC says 84% of consumers will spend the same or more than they did last year, with individuals expected to spend $1,250 on average. The largest increases in […]

Buy These 3 REITs Increasing Dividends In November

Buy These 3 REITs Increasing Dividends In November

2018 has been volatile but so far into the year yielded a flat return for income stock investors. If you look at the Vanguard REIT Index Fund (NYSE: VNQ) you see that in 2018 investors have been hot and cold about REITs. Each time the Fed has increased short term rates, REITs have sold off. […]

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Picking Out the Good Mortgage REITs From a Market Filled With Bad Ones

Individual real estate investment trusts (REITs) fall into one of two distinct categories. Equity REITs own commercial properties, including apartments, hotels, offices, industrial properties, and even prisons. Finance REITs operate on the lending side of real estate, either by making residential or commercial mortgages or owning a portfolio of mortgage backed securities. Finance REITs can […]