The Best Stock Tip You’ll Get All Year

The Best Stock Tip You’ll Get All Year

How much attention would you pay to an investment theme that had a very good probability of generating 20% to 25% annual total returns for the next half decade or longer. Yes, there are a handful of companies out there that should put those types of returns into your brokerage account, year after year. This […]

3 High-Yield Stocks 20% Off

3 High-Yield Stocks 20% Off

Pick up these three companies at a 20% discount as the market is indiscriminately selling off high-yielding stocks on fears of a rate hike. Lock-in great yields and strong growth at fire-sale prices as these businesses will actually benefit from a higher rate environment. ​ On June 17th, the Federal Reserve Board released its latest […]

Top 4 Buyout Targets in Homebuilding

Top 4 Buyout Targets in Homebuilding

A buyout boom is coming to the homebuilding space, where the recent Standard Pacific and Ryland merger could finally set off a consolidation wave. Bidding interest will be high in these four companies that hold valuable assets and sport small market caps The big news in homebuilding of late is the Standard Pacific (NYSE: SPF) […]

A Fighter Pilot Approach to Investing

A Fighter Pilot Approach to Investing

To put it politely, the market has been choppy for higher yielding stocks. Less politically correct, it has been downright crappy to own many names in the MLP and REIT sectors. I know it is tough when a stock you picked up a few months ago with great confidence is now down about 15% and […]

What’s Next for Twitter?

What’s Next for Twitter?

The big news this week is that Twitter’s CEO is out. Because of his subpar stewardship, there is going to be a major shakeup in their near future, and the media is buzzing about what may happen. We believe a big buyout is imminent and here’s why. Well, Dick is out at Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: […]

Everything You Need to Know about Dividends

Everything You Need to Know about Dividends

Investing in dividend paying stocks is a sure fire way of creating long-term wealth. Money will keep coming in every quarter and eventually your money will start growing exponentially due to compounding interest. Tim Plaehn is an expert at using dividends to achieve this and he wants to show you everything he’s learned. As the […]

Time to Pick Up Some Lodging REITs: The Summer’s Top Choice

Time to Pick Up Some Lodging REITs: The Summer’s Top Choice

Hotel/lodging REIT, Summit Hotel Properties, Inc (NYSE:INN) is poised to start rapidly increasing its dividend rate. On that expectation, I have recently added Summit to our recommendations list. Background Summit Hotels launched with a February 2011 IPO. At that time the company owned about 65 hotels. Since the IPO, INN has purchased 49 additional hotels […]

Is Targa Resources the Next Energy Midstream Buyout?

Is Targa Resources the Next Energy Midstream Buyout?

The steep declines in the energy commodity prices have led to speculation about mergers or acquisitions in the sector. I primarily follow the MLP and related companies, and so far in 2015, acquisition activity has been light. Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (Nasdaq:VNR) has agreed to acquire a couple of smaller upstream MLPs and Enterprise Product […]

When to Put MLPs Into a Retirement Account

When to Put MLPs Into a Retirement Account

Master limited partnerships (MLPs) offer the combination of attractive current yields, distributions that often grow every quarter, and exposure to the energy sector through the ownership of infrastructure assets that keep the sector operating. When I make presentations at investor conferences, a question that always comes up is: “Can I own MLPs in my retirement […]

2 Speculative Stocks to Sell Today

2 Speculative Stocks to Sell Today

There’s a boom in the market right now fueled by cheap debt. Buybacks and M&A are at frothy levels as companies attempt to keep share prices higher without organic growth. The economy is starting to show cracks, and stocks are likely in for a turbulent summer. These two stocks in particular may soon buckle. Just […]