Using MLPs to Play the Energy Recovery

Using MLPs to Play the Energy Recovery

If you haven’t been watching closely, you may have missed the fact that the price of crude oil has started to rally, and quite strongly. The energy sector stocks have experienced an actual bear market, and investors who recognize the recovery cycle can get in early and ride the upswing. Now, I want to show […]

Top 5 Stocks to Avoid This Earnings Season

Top 5 Stocks to Avoid This Earnings Season

This earnings season is shaping up to be one of the worst in years. So far we have seen multiple stocks fall over 20% on bad earnings, and these five stocks are no different. Avoid these value traps at all costs. Earnings overreactions are real. Back in January, we talked about profiting from earnings overreactions. […]

How to Supercharge Your Dividend Investment Returns

How to Supercharge Your Dividend Investment Returns

Use this one strategy to give your returns from dividend investments a huge boost. Over time, it has the ability to turn your traditional dividend investments into unbelievable tools for financial freedom. And the best part is everyone can do it! For the dividend-focused investor, a dividend reinvestment plan can supercharge returns over time. Traditionally […]

2 REITs Raising Dividends in May

2 REITs Raising Dividends in May

With my dividend and yield focused investment strategy, one of the best moments is getting that email which states that one of my holdings is increasing the company’s dividend rate. A stock that pays a stream of steadily growing dividends will produce a total return that works through all stock market cycles. A luxury that […]

Sell These 7 Stocks Insiders are Dumping

Sell These 7 Stocks Insiders are Dumping

A lot of my focus has been bigger picture, such as the strong dollar and the routing of oil prices. Looking at things from a macro perspective is useful, but sometimes you can miss the simple signals that can be your most powerful tools. One such signal is insider trading, just not the illegal kind. […]

The Best and Worst Investments for a Rate Hike

The Best and Worst Investments for a Rate Hike

What will happen to my dividend paying investments when the Fed hikes rates? That is a question every income investor should be asking as it is certain that a rate hike will come. The answer? Some will have their profit margins squeezed while others will be boosted, find out which will happen to your investments […]

Buy This High-Quality REIT on Sale Today

Buy This High-Quality REIT on Sale Today

For 2014, REITs were one of the hot, hot sectors in the stock market. The REIT indexes and ETFs put up total returns for the year in excess of 30%. In an income-focused sector like REITs, that level of returns is not sustainable. If you own some REIT shares, you know firsthand that the market […]

Major Headwinds for Oil Prices Still Ahead

Major Headwinds for Oil Prices Still Ahead

The recent spike in the price of oil stems from a report showing U.S. production finally leveling off. But, U.S. oil production does not equal global production. With many strong headwinds building, including more global supply to come, be wary of investing in oil just yet. Oil markets have bounced back in recent weeks. After […]