Buy These 4 High-Yield Small Cap REITs

Buy These 4 High-Yield Small Cap REITs

The universe of real estate investment trusts (REIT) currently consists of about 200 companies. Ten percent of that total falls into the subsector of agency mortgage REITs, which are little more than leveraged bets that interest rates will not rise. I continue to review and analyze companies from the remaining majority of property owning or […]

Buy These 2 Potential Takeover Targets

Buy These 2 Potential Takeover Targets

The stock market has been on a prodigious bull run since last summer, and with the major indices hitting new all-time highs with regularity, many analysts feel valuations have gotten out of control. Most investors, after all, buy stocks with the hope of selling them at a higher price at a later date – their […]

Avoid these 3 stocks in the hot SaaS industry

Avoid these 3 stocks in the hot SaaS industry

“Software as a Service” and “cloud computing” were the hottest bull-market buzzwords of last summer. Leaders in the “SaaS” industry include Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), Workday (NYSE: WDAY), and ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW). These companies distribute software via the Web, using a subscription-based licensing model. Software is centrally hosted on “the cloud” (a connected “server of servers”) […]

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 […]