Technical Analysis

3 REITs to Sell Now Before Rates Rise

3 REITs to Sell Now Before Rates Rise

Investors in the residential mortgage backed securities owning real estate investment trusts (RMBS REITs) enjoyed a great run in 2017. These stocks have had share price gains of around 20% while paying double-digit dividend yields. The danger is that a quick upward spike in interest rates could quickly wipe out the recent gains. Finance REITs […]

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Fool Me Once, Shame on You. Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me!

In 2007 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told America that, despite soaring prices, the real estate market was fine and derivatives were nothing to worry about. In 2008 America was “surprised” when the Fed went into a crisis mode. Congress passed the controversial Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). It was supposed to be a one-time […]

Buying Illinois Debt – BOLD or Bad?

Buying Illinois Debt – BOLD or Bad?

The Illinois debt saga continues. The state operated without a budget since 2015. In June, just before their fiscal year end, both S&P and Moody’s downgraded Illinois’ credit rating to one level above “junk bond” status. Moody’s said: “Legislative gridlock has sidetracked efforts not only to address pension needs but also to achieve fiscal balance, allowing […]

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Retirement is NOT Like Being On A Permanent Vacation

During an interview with David Holland on his “Plan $tronger” television show he said, “Retirement is NOT like being on a permanent vacation”. Having been retired for over a decade I believe he is spot on! During spring break we put over 1,000 miles on the car driving grandchildren all over Arizona. Our youngest remarked, “Grandpa, being […]

Profit from Volatility Pt. 3: Betting on Tech

Profit from Volatility Pt. 3: Betting on Tech

Place the recommended trade in this article for the chance to profit from a spike in volatility in the tech sector. After the mini-crash in June and the upcoming earnings season, the tech sector could be in for a dramatic move either up or down. Here’s how to profit no matter which way the stock […]

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Don’t get caught in the debt trap!.

Hardly a day goes by without an article blaring about record levels of debt and warning of a collapse. Irresponsible borrowing can adversely affect everyone, including those who lived within their means. Reuters reports, “Americans’ debt back at record high after nearly a decade”: “Americans’ debt level reached a record high this year, surpassing the […]

Buy and Hold This 12% Yield Dividend Stock Forever

Buy and Hold This 12% Yield Dividend Stock Forever

This double-digit dividend stock keeps proving that it’s the best possible income stock to buy right now. With two dividend increases in the last 12 months and a rock-solid business model, this stock that trades for under $20 is sure to deliver cash flow and growth for years to come. Much of what passes today […]

The 6.1% High-Yield Technology Stock You Need to Own

The 6.1% High-Yield Technology Stock You Need to Own

Because Tim Plaehn writes and follows high-yield stocks, it’s not often that he comes across a stock that has exposure to the technology sector but also pays a nice dividend. However, the stock he covers today does just that. You can earn a 6% dividend while also participating on the strong gains of the Nasdaq […]

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Almost Two Million Young People Are Not “Emerging”

I love the line in the country song,“Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys”. …”Cause they’ll never stay home”. Thousands recently graduated from high school and college. Despite the motivational commencement address about moving on to the next stage of life, many graduates will continue living at home for a decade or […]