This income IPO has a major surprise coming

This income IPO has a major surprise coming

As part of my investment research, I check out, review and track new companies coming into the income stock universe via initial public offering (IPO). Energy master limited partnerships (MLPs) are a hot sector for income investors, and IPOs of these types of companies provide unique and repeatable opportunities for some extra profits. An IPO […]

2 Stocks Set To Rebound on Strong Technicals

2 Stocks Set To Rebound on Strong Technicals

With the stock market regularly hitting new all-time highs, now is not the time to go hunting for value. Instead, you should be looking for momentum stocks – the stocks that are hitting new highs themselves and taking the broad-market averages along for the ride. But why not try to identify bullish stocks that have […]

Top 5 Stocks to Buy that Hedge Funds Own

Top 5 Stocks to Buy that Hedge Funds Own

Although only a handful of investors can afford to invest in hedge funds, all retail investors can learn from them. The hedge fund industry has some of the smartest and most successful investors. Goldman Sachs puts out a quarterly list of the most owned stocks by hedge funds. This list covers over 775 hedge funds. […]

7 housing stocks to buy before the rebound

7 housing stocks to buy before the rebound

The U.S. housing market has improved over the past few years, but new builds are still far short of the peaks during the housing boom. While we may never return to those levels, it has additional upside from current rates. In addition, commercial construction has started to recover domestically. The impact from an improving construction […]

Sell These 5 Stocks in May

Sell These 5 Stocks in May

Few things are more costly than being invested in the wrong companies at the wrong time. For example, it wasn’t long ago that the world’s largest gold producer Barrick Gold (ABX) was as hot as molten metal. Today it’s hard to find an analyst who would encourage an investor to touch it with a ten-foot […]

3 high-yield funds with at least 10% upside

3 high-yield funds with at least 10% upside

Over the last several weeks, my interactions with income-focused investors have revealed a tremendous interest in alternative – not common stock shares – higher yield investment types. The alphabet soup of investment types includes closed-end funds (CEFs), where I like to dig for high-yield opportunities. CEFs are a target-rich environment for yield, with over 300 […]

These 3 stocks offer both value and growth

These 3 stocks offer both value and growth

Investors typically have to pick their poison: Value or Growth. Value-oriented investors seek out a “good deal” – an undervalued stock that’s trading at a discount to its fair-market value. Growth-oriented investors look for stocks with explosive earnings growth and share-price momentum. Rarely does a stock qualify as both a value and a growth stock. […]

Buy These 5 Undervalued Stocks for the Summer

Buy These 5 Undervalued Stocks for the Summer

When looking to buy shares of well-managed companies there are essential characteristics that savvy investors look for. Four that top my list are: The company is profitable; its revenue and free cash flow are growing. The company is a leader in its sector and area of expertise. The company believes in its future enough to […]

Semiconductor sector looking semi-sweet

Semiconductor sector looking semi-sweet

Why is the semiconductor sector looking semi-sweet? Because the Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) is almost at a perfect entry point. If it were a few dollars lower, it would be looking real sweet. Since the beginning of 2013, the overall market has been on a great run. The S&P has gained just under 30% […]