The Best REIT to Buy Today

The Best REIT to Buy Today

During the three weeks or so of each quarterly earnings season, I either listen to or read the transcripts of 100+ earnings conference calls. The calls can be invaluable to learn about management team goals, plans, and how well those plans are working out. My top “don’t miss” call each quarter comes from a high-yield […]

4 Stocks That Won the GOP Debate

4 Stocks That Won the GOP Debate

A couple major political issues took center stage at the first GOP debate last Thursday. It’s highly likely these topics will dominate the conversation as the campaigns continue. These four stocks stand to benefit most, especially if a Republican takes over the White House in 2016. While the Republican Presidential candidate front runner, Donald Trump, […]

What Does the Future Hold for Linn Energy?

What Does the Future Hold for Linn Energy?

As its free-fall has plateaued, Tim Plaehn investigates why there is still merit in this beaten down stock. It trades at an undeservingly low valuation and, although decidedly risky, Linn has the potential to return to former highs. Linn Energy LLC (Nasdaq:LINE) and its parallel shares LinnCo LLC (Nasdaq:LNCO) suspended distribution payments starting in the […]

Finding Profit Opportunities in this Oversold Sector

Finding Profit Opportunities in this Oversold Sector

The majority of stock market participants focus on short-term news and events. That can easily be proven by looking at the 52-week high and low stock prices of any company with a stable business. Most of the time you can see large differences in the two numbers, even when not much has changed in that […]

Big Pharma’s Big Strategy to Avoid Slowing Growth

Big Pharma’s Big Strategy to Avoid Slowing Growth

It’s no secret that many analysts believe big pharma and biotech stocks are in a bubble. However, some companies are using this high-risk strategy to generate new growth opportunities while staving off a slowdown. Parts of the pharma space has been a real head-scratcher of late. Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: TEVA) pursuit of Mylan (NYSE: MYL) […]

Sell This Dangerous REIT You May Own

Sell This Dangerous REIT You May Own

Within a sub-sector of all REITs lies a seemingly attractive group of equities that offer high dividend yields around 10%, but the real story about the safety of those dividends is much different. They are highly leveraged and any change in interest rates can be catastrophic to your investment.  Finance REITs, those that own or […]

It’s Time to Buy These Energy Stocks

It’s Time to Buy These Energy Stocks

I heard a term today: “Stealth bear market,” and the energy sector is definitely experiencing one, but the recent drop in crude prices have pulled away the “stealthy” part. I cover the master limited partnership –MLP– type of companies that operate in the energy sector, and values have been hammered across the board, pointing to […]

Revealed: Donald Trump’s Personal Stock Portfolio

Revealed: Donald Trump’s Personal Stock Portfolio

Despite his enormous wealth from real estate and other deals Donald Trump may not be the best example for all investors to follow in terms of portfolio selection. With his recently released Public Disclosure Report (required of the Presidential candidates) we get a peek into “The Donald’s” stock portfolio, and it’s not pretty.  Donald Trump, […]

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How to Triple Your Investment With This Asset Class

The last time crude prices fell as fast and as sharp as this year was in the ’08-’09 financial crisis. But some wise MLP investors tripled their money by buying at the bottom. Find out why history could be repeating itself and how you can capitalize. Over the last year, the price of the benchmark […]

Buy This Energy Buyout Candidate

Buy This Energy Buyout Candidate

The price of WTI crude has dropped from the low $60’s to around $50 in just a couple of weeks. Investors are freaking out, and share prices of energy companies across the board have been hit.While the values of almost all energy stocks are falling, not all companies have business operations tied to the price […]