Small Cap Stocks

Trade of the Week: Small Caps

Trade of the Week: Small Caps

Options trading continues to be very active in this market, even though daily volatility of stocks moves has dropped in recent weeks. Index and ETF options remain popular methods for trading market direction. They are also very useful instruments for hedging long stock portfolios. For instance, iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) can be used as […]

Why These 2 “Laggards” Need to Be in Your Portfolio

Why These 2 “Laggards” Need to Be in Your Portfolio

Do you believe in the power of positivity? If so, roll up to Wall Street… because it’s abundant. According to the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism index, investor optimism is at its second-highest level. The survey of 1,015 Americans with $10,000 to spend outside of their retirement funds recently hit 140 points – just […]

3 Little-Known Dividend Stocks to Buy for Growth and Income

3 Little-Known Dividend Stocks to Buy for Growth and Income

Unlike many dividend stocks, these three picks have the potential to hand investors share price gains and big dividend checks. Find out what makes these under-the-radar growth stocks smart additions to your portfolio. In general, the best opportunities for dividend income-focused investors can be found in the mid-cap sector of the stock market. In many […]

2 Dividend Stocks with Bond-Like Safety

2 Dividend Stocks with Bond-Like Safety

In a small sub-sector of the dividend stock universe, you can find stocks that name the United States Government as their sole customer. Backed by strong contracts from the most reliable customer in the world, these stocks can be counted on for income no matter where the market moves. While we may argue about the […]

3 Stocks with Bullish Insider Buying

3 Stocks with Bullish Insider Buying

It’s this column’s second consecutive week of two minnows and a monster. Routinely, stocks that trade for under $10 and have insider buying are highlighted. But… once again, it was a struggle to find three small fish keepers. There is nuttin’ wrong with a wallhanger (taxidermed trophy fish) now and then. If not for a […]

Buy These 3 Stocks That Insiders Love

Buy These 3 Stocks That Insiders Love

When the CEO of a company purchases $6 million worth of stock in short order, investors should take notice. Buys of that magnitude from insiders do not come around often. See the three stocks that have confident insider buying you shouldn’t ignore. Normally this column focuses on stocks with insider buying that trade for less […]