Buy These 4 Undervalued High-Yield Stocks Today

Buy These 4 Undervalued High-Yield Stocks Today

Income focused investors start feeling uncomfortable with a stream of new record highs every week for the major indexes as it makes it hard for them to put money to work with the purchase of new stock shares. My email box fills up every day with notices that dividend stocks on my watch list have […]

The hottest bank stock to buy now – and 2 to sell

The hottest bank stock to buy now – and 2 to sell

The S&P 500’s financial-sector components are the third-worst performing group of 2014, with only consumer-discretionary and telecommunications stocks performing worse. The big Wall Street firms that caused the financial crisis and received multi-billion-dollar bailouts are dragging down the sector as a whole. Nevertheless, there are some promising bank stocks with ample potential for growth, and […]

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. […]