In investing, history can be a useful guide to what to expect moving forward. However, its usefulness only goes so far. There’s always something new and surprising in the financial markets that investors have never seen before. Last year it was negative oil prices. This year, it’s the stock squeezes occurring with names like GameStop […]
The recent stock market crash shows how Wall Street is not looking out for individual investors. The analysts and marketing departments on the Street don’t care about the small guy. The big financial firms focus on gathering assets on which they earn fees. Here are a few items about the Wall Street crowd that I […]
With the major stock indexes now in correction territory, there are fears that the market is headed for a full-blown bear market drop of 25% or more. The safe way out is to go to cash, but if you guess wrong you will miss out on further gains as so many people did after the […]
I was a senior, Sally was a freshman. We would hold hands and walk to the small lake on the other side of her family’s farm. The bank was angled, and we would lean back and stare at the distant sky and cloud formations. Sally (Name is changed but the story is real) was my […]
People move about the world for different reasons; climate, health, employment, family and to escape for a better life. Our forefathers risked their lives for a dream of a brighter future. Legendary golfer Phil Mickelson, a California native, complained about the state having the highest taxes in the nation and he was (gasp!) considering moving […]
Last week a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ruling sent the MLP and energy infrastructure stocks into a tailspin. The news release caused an immediate 10% drop in the MLP indexes. Prices recovered to close at a 5% decline. A closer read of the facts shows the fears were overblown and this steep drop may […]
In a recent interview with Chuck Butler, he warned us that we may be in for a significant “Minsky Moment”. The federal reserve is raising interest rates and unloading trillions in their US debt holdings. Countries that normally buy our bonds are slowing down their purchases or reducing their holdings. With fewer buyers, what happens […]
When they see a weakness, short sellers can sharply and rapidly drive down the share price of a targeted stock. If you own shares of one of these stocks attacked by short seller, the price drop can make you question your investment decision. The logical approach is to look at the short thesis and determine […]
For the last three months, the value of Uniti Group Inc. (Nasdaq: UNIT) has been a real turkey for high yield stock investors. Since late July share owners have experienced a decline of the UNIT share price from the mid $20’s to a recent low under $14. With the recent earnings report out of Uniti, […]
Whether you think the U.S. bull market is overcooked or not, valuations and growth potential still remain greater overseas. Here are three stocks to take advantage of the upside.
Growth, growth… and yet more growth.