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Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks to Survive Split Government

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks to Survive Split Government

The midterm elections left the U.S. with the House of Representatives controlled by the Democrats, Republicans tightened their hold on the Senate, and President Trump has the bully pulpit and veto power. That is a formula for real bi-partisan compromise or a government that will have trouble just passing a budget. I will be a […]

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Is The Fed Engineering A Market Crash?

Can the Fed cause a market crash? In 2017 Fed Chair Janet Yellen reassured us: “Would I say there will never, ever be another financial crisis? …. That would be going too far but I do think we’re much safer and I hope that it will not be in our lifetimes and I don’t believe it will […]

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks Thriving With Higher Fed Rates

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks Thriving With Higher Fed Rates

Last week the Federal Reserve Board increased its Fed Funds Target rate for the second time this year, to 1.75%. The Fed Funds rate controls yields on the short end of the yield curve. Rate increases typically push fear-driven investors to sell the income stock categories like REITs and Utilities. Informed investors use these sell-offs […]

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3 High Yield Stocks That Benefit from Fed Rate Hikes

Typically, when the Fed raises interest rates, there is a knee-jerk reaction by investors to sell dividend paying income stocks. As with almost every change in the financial world, there are companies that will be hurt by higher rates and others that will see a benefit. Investors who understand the effects of higher rates on […]

3 High Yield Stocks to Sell on the Fed Rate Increase

3 High Yield Stocks to Sell on the Fed Rate Increase

Last week the Federal Reserve Board announced another interest rate hike. The Fed increased its target short term interest rate by 0.25% to a range of 1.25% to 1.5%. The new Fed Funds rate is up from 0.50% a year ago, after three quarter point increases this year. While many investor fears concerning higher interest […]

This Is The One Easy Trade to Make Before December

This Is The One Easy Trade to Make Before December

Thanksgiving is in two weeks, if you can believe it, and that means 2017’s trading year is coming to a close.  By December 15th or so, volume will dry up dramatically and many investors will close shop until next year.  But does that mean stocks are done moving for the year? While September and October […]