3 High-Yield Stocks to Pick Up in a Troubling Market

3 High-Yield Stocks to Pick Up in a Troubling Market

I admit it; this market is making me crazy. But, these three stocks are giving me a moment of clarity in this troubling market. The fear of rising interest rates has pushed down the values of the higher yielding finance related stocks. The falling price of oil has hit the MLP space hard, and when […]

Dump These High-Yield Stocks Now With the End of QE

Dump These High-Yield Stocks Now With the End of QE

Quantitative Easing is ending and that means interest rates are going up. Investors should beware of a certain group of stocks that will plummet when this happens. These companies are directly affected by rising interest rates, and everyone invested in these stocks should sell now.  On October 29th, the U.S. Federal Reserve announced it would […]

What Does the End of QE Mean for the Market?

What Does the End of QE Mean for the Market?

The end of Quantitative Easing (QE) is bringing uncertainty into the market, and rumors are spreading that without the stimulus the market will crash. Most of the time rumors are just fear mongering, but decided to take a deeper look into the effects of QE ending.  Did the scariest chart in finance just get a […]

Solar Sector Struggling to Shine

Solar Sector Struggling to Shine

The solar sector and solar stocks have been struggling lately, but got a big pop on Friday. Taking a look at the charts for the most popular stocks from the solar sector might motivate you to mimic the little boy from the movie The Sixth Sense, whose famous line was:  “I see dead people.” In […]

Finding Market Beating Gains With Variable Dividend Paying MLPs

Finding Market Beating Gains With Variable Dividend Paying MLPs

There exists a small, interesting, little understood, and sometimes very profitable sector in the MLP space. This group consists of the master limited partnerships (MLPs) that pay variable distributions based on quarterly profit results. These partnerships have both variable raw material costs and variable pricing for the products they sell. The partnerships are set up […]

3 MLP’s Yielding Over 10% to Buy Today

3 MLP’s Yielding Over 10% to Buy Today

Upstream master limited partnerships offer unique dividend investing opportunities. These partnerships can lock in distribution rates for years ahead meaning that, despite volatility in the prices of oil, these high yields are safe. Tim Plaehn has found 3 undervalued stocks that will continue to pay you big dividends no matter what happens in the economy. […]

What We Can Learn From October’s Volatility

What We Can Learn From October’s Volatility

Knowledge is power, and there’s a lot to be learned from October’s volatility. When investors see volatility they think risk, but rather they should be seeing opportunity. Here’s our best insight on how to make volatility work for you instead of against. The market is a constant teacher. The curriculum for this month has been […]

Economics of Ebola Pt. 2

Economics of Ebola Pt. 2

A few weeks ago, I wrote a column for Investors Alley, Position Yourself For A Global Ebola Outbreak, and since then Ebola has continued to spread around the world and now is slowly starting to impact broader financial markets. Hardest hit are the economies in Africa which have been decimated, and global companies doing business […]

The Next IPO to Buy in a Red Hot MLP Market

The Next IPO to Buy in a Red Hot MLP Market

Many investors think tech when they hear the term IPO, but lately one of the hottest IPO sectors has been with master limited partnerships. Much of this interest is generated by the fact that that, unlike tech companies that IPO and can remain unprofitable for years, MLP IPOs are bringing in cash for investors almost […]