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.
Did you know that around 85% of the companies on the S&P 500 now pay a dividend? Talk about shooting fish in the proverbial barrel if you’re looking for dividend stocks. Most companies now figure they should offer some sort of incentive in return for investors buying into their businesses. However, while finding dividends is […]
You often hear buzzwords like the Internet of Things (IoT), but may wonder what the heck it really means. Probably the simplest definition for it is that the IoT describes a growing network of connected “things” that contain sensors, chips, processors and the ability to interact with other “things” on a network. With each day […]
Being from western Pennsylvania, I am quite familiar with the whole idea of zombies. One of the great cult horror film classics, directed by the late George Romero, was the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. The story centered on seven people trapped in a rural western Pennsylvania farmhouse that are attacked by a […]
Investing is not a game. The stakes are very real. If you make a mistake, real money is lost… money that you have worked very hard to attain. Mess up here and you can foul up your plans for your ‘golden years’ Or perhaps helping your children with skyrocketing college costs. Or whatever you’re planning […]
High-yield stock Uniti Group Inc. (Nasdaq: UNIT) has declined by 25% over the last month. The drop was triggered by the dividend suspension announcement from Windstream Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: WIN). UNIT was spun off by WIN in 2015. The master lease with WIN provides about 70% of UNIT’s revenue. The UNIT stock chart looks ugly. […]