5 Stocks Selling for Cheap After Earnings

5 Stocks Selling for Cheap After Earnings

We’re just over halfway through the second quarter earnings season. And the numbers have been good. Perhaps too good. With nearly 80% of the companies that have reported thus far having beat Wall Street’s expectations, the market has come to expect an earnings beat from every company. As a result, just a minor earnings miss […]

2 Dividend Growth Stocks for 40% Gains

2 Dividend Growth Stocks for 40% Gains

I stay constantly and quietly amused by the financial news networks. All of the talk is about day-to-day events and every up or down day has big meaning if you have to talk about it for a living. Yet I rarely see (OK, never) mention of one type of stock market investment that has produced […]

Profit from China’s Economic Development With These 2 ETFs

Profit from China’s Economic Development With These 2 ETFs

Since early May, most of the commentary concerning China’s economy has been relatively upbeat, while at the same time, providing some apprehensive discussion about the downside risks which lie ahead. The June, 2014 edition of the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report had this to say about China’s economy: Growth for China is expected to […]

3 Gold Miner Stocks to Buy – And 3 to Avoid

3 Gold Miner Stocks to Buy – And 3 to Avoid

As of the end of last week, gold prices are down 46% from their September, 2011 peak. The share prices of gold miners, which normally trade in tandem with gold, are also down 46% from their highs – but they’re up 39% year-to-date, in a rare instance in which gold-miner stocks have significantly outperformed gold. […]

Buy These 2 MLPs with 9.7% Yields for Merger Profits

Buy These 2 MLPs with 9.7% Yields for Merger Profits

July 24, 2014 was a big day for the small, high-yielding upstream MLP sector. In a sector dominated by $10 billion market cap Linn Energy LLC (Nasdaq: LINE), the rest of the handful of companies were valued in the $1 to $3 billion range. With business models that require these oil drillers to acquire assets […]

These 3 Stocks Could Fall by More Than 25% This Year

These 3 Stocks Could Fall by More Than 25% This Year

Stock market valuations have gotten so far out-of-hand that the Federal Reserve has been chided by fellow international bankers at the BIS (Bank of International Settlements) and the IMF (International Monetary Fund), which aren’t exactly known as paragons of financial restraint. Now even Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen has expressed concern: “Valuation metrics in some sectors […]

Top 3 Ways to Profit From the Tax Inversion M&A Craze

Top 3 Ways to Profit From the Tax Inversion M&A Craze

Tax inversions are fueling the latest merger and acquisition craze. The euphoria surrounding tax inversions is that it allows U.S. based companies to get a lower tax rate. The U.S. corporate tax rate can be as high as 40%, which is nearly double the global average. Inversions allow U.S.-based companies to relocate via acquisitions that […]

Sell These 5 Stocks Ahead of Next Week’s Earnings

Sell These 5 Stocks Ahead of Next Week’s Earnings

Earnings season is underway, and so far the results have been mixed. Many high-profile companies have already reported, and several more are slated to between now and the end of this week – but a total of 1,567 companies will issue their quarterly earnings reports next week, between July 28 and August 1. The list […]

3 Stocks to Buy When the Market Corrects 10%

3 Stocks to Buy When the Market Corrects 10%

Thursday last week, July 17, the stock markets gave investors a taste of what may be the early signs of a true market correction, which would be a drop in the major market indexes of at least 10%. Since the bottom of the last bear market, there have been three 10% or greater corrections, in […]