3 Resilient Tech Stocks to Add to Your Portfolio

3 Resilient Tech Stocks to Add to Your Portfolio

Stocks in general took a bearish turn for most of August, but they’ve experienced a mini-recovery over the past two weeks. The broad-market S&P 500 remains in a downtrend, though, as do industrial stocks like the blue-chip components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Tech, by contrast, has been resilient, and tech stocks look like […]

3 Under-the-Radar, High-Yield, Small-Cap REITs

3 Under-the-Radar, High-Yield, Small-Cap REITs

My hunt and follow up research for income stocks focuses on finding higher-yielding stocks that should increase the dividends paid over time. I have no limits when it comes to size of companies or what sector or type of business structure. However, some structures, such as real estate investment trusts (REITs) have a natural advantage […]

New Economic Numbers Suggest a Big Move is Near

New Economic Numbers Suggest a Big Move is Near

Sometimes the market gets it wrong. These times are prefect buying opportunities for discipled investors. Hiring is the strongest it’s been in nearly a decade, with businesses and consumers growing more and more confident about the economy. There’s a lot of data pointing to a strong and growing economy. Last week’s jobless claims were down […]

3 ‘Old Economy’ Small Caps to Buy Today

3 ‘Old Economy’ Small Caps to Buy Today

The exuberant bull market of the past year has redefined traditional terms like “value” and “growth,” just as low interest rates have redefined “high yield.” With market caps still swollen, the old definition of “small caps” – previously defined as stocks with between $300 million and $2 billion in market capitalization – has been adjusted […]

Why Ebola and Ukraine Could Lead to Emerging Market Weakness

Why Ebola and Ukraine Could Lead to Emerging Market Weakness

Emerging markets could be under increased stress due to slowing global growth, geopolitical problems in Ukraine and the Ebola epidemic. Pay close attention to the responses given by stock market analysts when they are asked about the outlook for emerging markets. How many attempt to completely dodge the question? It is also interesting to note […]

Growing Dividends or Falling Stock Prices: Pick a Side

Growing Dividends or Falling Stock Prices: Pick a Side

The last couple of weeks have shown how a handful of negative news items can lead to very unpleasant stock market results. Especially galling were those market days that, after a down day, started the morning with a nice positive pop in stock prices and then through the day the market gradually moved from a […]

3 Stocks for Big Dividends From High Gas Prices

3 Stocks for Big Dividends From High Gas Prices

Although the price of a gallon of gas has dropped a bit from the mid-summer highs, where I live the price is still 60 cents per gallon higher than back in the Spring. A cure for the pain at the gas pump is to buy shares of refining companies that profit from high gasoline prices. […]

5 Stocks Selling for Cheap After Earnings

5 Stocks Selling for Cheap After Earnings

We’re just over halfway through the second quarter earnings season. And the numbers have been good. Perhaps too good. With nearly 80% of the companies that have reported thus far having beat Wall Street’s expectations, the market has come to expect an earnings beat from every company. As a result, just a minor earnings miss […]

2 Dividend Growth Stocks for 40% Gains

2 Dividend Growth Stocks for 40% Gains

I stay constantly and quietly amused by the financial news networks. All of the talk is about day-to-day events and every up or down day has big meaning if you have to talk about it for a living. Yet I rarely see (OK, never) mention of one type of stock market investment that has produced […]