Death Cross: Ignore the Media Frenzy and Start Buying

Death Cross: Ignore the Media Frenzy and Start Buying

Monday marked the first ‘death cross’ for the Russell 2000 index in several years. The statement alone is ominous enough to force the market into a selloff. But, death cross is actually a term used by chartists and technicians to relates to price movements. In basic terms, the 50-day moving average (average closing price over […]

4 High-Yield Stocks to Buy Now Before the Fed Hikes Rates

4 High-Yield Stocks to Buy Now Before the Fed Hikes Rates

Fear in the stock market rends to paint all of the stocks in a specific sector with the same red brush. However, this can spell opportunity as rising interest rates do not affect all REITs equally. There are a handful of companies that actually stand to benefit from the Fed’s tightened monetary policy.  Fear in […]

A Different Way to Trade Hot IPO Stocks: ETFs

A Different Way to Trade Hot IPO Stocks: ETFs

All of the excitement about Friday’s Initial Purchase Offering (IPO) of Alibaba (BABA) sparked a wave of IPO fever among those who felt that they “missed out” on all of the excitement surrounding the highly-hyped IPOs of Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR).  Those who bought Facebook at $38.23 per share on its first day of […]

Positive Earnings Surprises Will Boost These 5 Stocks

Positive Earnings Surprises Will Boost These 5 Stocks

Low gas prices and interest rates have left American consumers with more money in their pockets. This should lead to quarterly earnings surprises for some consumer discretionary stocks. With the Federal Reserve reiterating its low-interest rate policy, and with oil and gas prices lower thanks to the U.S. shale boom, American consumers are left with […]

Profit from a Market Correction with These 3 Strategies

Profit from a Market Correction with These 3 Strategies

The stock market is long overdue for a correction, especially in the face of a tense geopolitical environment and with rising interest rates on the horizon. Instead of pulling out of the market, investors should look for ways to profit to the downside. After all, volatility is typically greater during bear markets than bull markets, […]

Why Yearly Dividend Increases are a Must Have in Your Portfolio

Why Yearly Dividend Increases are a Must Have in Your Portfolio

One of the greatest benefits of dividend stocks is the steady payments deposited in your account each quarter, but not all dividend paying stocks are created equally. Tim Plaehn reveals his secret strategy to find companies that regularly increase their payments to shareholders. I recently wrote a not quite negative article on a high yield […]

3 Stocks for Value in an Overbought Market

3 Stocks for Value in an Overbought Market

High-flying tech stocks are building the current market euphoria. The likes of Facebook (NYSE: FB) and Twitter (NASDAQ: TWTR) trade at P/S (price-to-sales) ratios of above 10. New IPOs continue to attract novice investors into the market. The likes of GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) is up 120% since its June IPO, and TrueCar (NASDAQ: TRUE) is […]

3 Organic Takeover Plays – and the Prices to Pay for Them

3 Organic Takeover Plays – and the Prices to Pay for Them

Natural and organic foods have officially moved out of “fad” territory to become a dominant trend. Last week’s acquisition of organic packaged-foods company Annie’s by traditional industry player General Mills indicates the likelihood of more health-food takeover plays by traditional packaged-foods companies in the coming months. However, with natural and organic food stocks at rich […]