Strategies

A Fighter Pilot Approach to Investing

A Fighter Pilot Approach to Investing

To put it politely, the market has been choppy for higher yielding stocks. Less politically correct, it has been downright crappy to own many names in the MLP and REIT sectors. I know it is tough when a stock you picked up a few months ago with great confidence is now down about 15% and […]

Who Gives You the Best Deal on Investment Advice?

Who Gives You the Best Deal on Investment Advice?

In today’s society, consumers never lack for choice when it comes to finding services to help manage their investments. Some are better deals than others, and some should be outright avoided. So, are you sure that you’re getting the best deal out there? Last week, the Investors Alley team was at the Las Vegas MoneyShow. […]

What Dr. Strangelove Can Teach Us About Market Corrections

What Dr. Strangelove Can Teach Us About Market Corrections

The full title of the classic 1964 movie is “Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”. Income focused stock market investors need to follow the advice of Dr. Strangelove and get ready to “love the correction” that many news hosts and experts are forecasting for the stock market. Financial […]

3 Stocks to Buy Before the Fed Raises Rates

3 Stocks to Buy Before the Fed Raises Rates

Since these three companies will start making more money once the Fed raises rates, adding them to your portfolio should be a no-brainer. Every time the market has a pullback because the Fed is mentioned, you will know that your portfolio will continue to make you richer. Rates are nearing an inflection point. The Federal […]

Do You Own the Wrong Kind of High-Yield Dividend Stock?

Do You Own the Wrong Kind of High-Yield Dividend Stock?

In this article, Tim Plaehn reveals a major red flag that investors should learn to recognize within any potential high-yield investment. It’s something that many people could easily overlook, but so important that this one thing makes the stock an instant do not invest. If you invest for income, learning this strategy could help save […]

Sell Gold and Invest In These U.S. Industries

Sell Gold and Invest In These U.S. Industries

Low oil prices are stealing all the headlines right now, and the media has decided to focus only on the negatives. However, in America there are strong headwinds building that will only propel the American economy higher. Investors would be wise to invest in these sectors and avoid gold. It’s no secret that gold is […]

Don’t Miss the Best Time to Buy in Four Years

Don’t Miss the Best Time to Buy in Four Years

With midterms being last week, you’re already behind on one of the most consistent buy signals of all-time. During the third year of presidential terms since 1945 the S&P 500 has seen on average 16.1% growth! With numbers like that, now is the best time to invest. For the stock market, the third year of […]

What We Can Learn From October’s Volatility

What We Can Learn From October’s Volatility

Knowledge is power, and there’s a lot to be learned from October’s volatility. When investors see volatility they think risk, but rather they should be seeing opportunity. Here’s our best insight on how to make volatility work for you instead of against. The market is a constant teacher. The curriculum for this month has been […]

5 Low Volatility ETFs for Volatile Days

5 Low Volatility ETFs for Volatile Days

Although investors usually associate volatility with a bearish stock market, it actually concerns the tendency for a stock – or even an index – to make wild swings in either direction. Since investors fear swings to the downside, bearish volatility is all that matters. Perhaps this is why the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index […]