Buy These 4 Dividend Stocks for Rising Interest Rates

Buy These 4 Dividend Stocks for Rising Interest Rates

Sometimes you can just hear the tick, tick, tick… of the bomb that the eventual return of higher interest rates will drop on the financial markets. When I made two presentations at the Las Vegas MoneyShow in May, the number one question I received was “What will happen to REITs, MLPs and other income stocks […]

Top 5 Stocks to Buy for Your Summer Vacation

Top 5 Stocks to Buy for Your Summer Vacation

More Americans will be looking to vacation this year than we’ve seen in years. And why not? The stock market is at all-time highs. Unemployment is down to 6.1%; the lowest level since September 2008. The jobs report from last week had the economy adding 288,000 jobs in June, versus expectations of only 215,000. Consumers […]

3 Blockbuster Entertainment Stocks for the Summer

3 Blockbuster Entertainment Stocks for the Summer

With employment numbers and economic growth improving, Americans are antsy to have some fun this summer! Stocks like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google – the four horsemen of tech – ride highest in the winters, when people are locked inside with their devices. Coming off a particularly harsh winter this year, U.S. consumers are especially […]

Buy These 5 Cheap Stocks on the Rise

Buy These 5 Cheap Stocks on the Rise

Investors are always looking for cheap stocks on the rise because the right ones can bring huge gains in a very short period of time. Some cheap stocks end up in the discount bin due to sell-offs in the broader markets. Take RF Micro Devices Inc. (Nasdaq: RFMD) for example. When the tech sector pulled […]

New Financial Trouble in Europe – What’s Next?

New Financial Trouble in Europe – What’s Next?

After being dormant for two years, the European banking crisis reared its ugly head again last week. It all started on June 30 when European stock markets responded to some bad news from the region’s banking sector, ahead of the European Central Bank’s upcoming round of stress testing. Italy’s Banco Popolare gave up an attempted […]

Swing Trading Strategy for Double Digit Dividend Stock Profits

Swing Trading Strategy for Double Digit Dividend Stock Profits

Income investors who have discovered the small sector of Business Development Companies (BDC) know that many of these stocks pay steady dividends with very attractive yields. I have found that the combination of a higher yield plus stable and predictable dividends often produces short term share price swings that are also quite predictable. The dividend […]

This Could End Up as the Biggest Ponzi Scheme in History

This Could End Up as the Biggest Ponzi Scheme in History

The great economist Hyman Minsky coined the term “Ponzi finance” to describe the situation when borrowers use more borrowed money to pay their debts. The U.S. government engages in Ponzi finance every day since it is incapable of repaying the more than $17 trillion it has borrowed. On a smaller scale, the Commonwealth of Puerto […]

3 Stocks to Buy for the 2014 Housing Recovery

3 Stocks to Buy for the 2014 Housing Recovery

U.S. housing still hasn’t fully recovered from the 2006-07 market meltdown. Although home sales are gaining strength, home-ownership rates still lag historical trends when adjusted for population growth, immigrant growth, and household formation. Many housing stocks have been hammered over the past six months, and now that they’re trading at a discount – and the […]

Sell These 5 Stocks with Heavy Insider Selling

Sell These 5 Stocks with Heavy Insider Selling

The stock market’s string of record highs should be making investors nervous, but the VIX Volatility Index is at a 52-week low. Stocks are overvalued at this stage of the game, and analysts agree that future price appreciation will have to come from earnings growth, since earnings multiples are already rich. It appears that the […]