Swing Trading Strategy for Double Digit Dividend Stock Profits

Swing Trading Strategy for Double Digit Dividend Stock Profits

Income investors who have discovered the small sector of Business Development Companies (BDC) know that many of these stocks pay steady dividends with very attractive yields. I have found that the combination of a higher yield plus stable and predictable dividends often produces short term share price swings that are also quite predictable. The dividend […]

This Could End Up as the Biggest Ponzi Scheme in History

This Could End Up as the Biggest Ponzi Scheme in History

The great economist Hyman Minsky coined the term “Ponzi finance” to describe the situation when borrowers use more borrowed money to pay their debts. The U.S. government engages in Ponzi finance every day since it is incapable of repaying the more than $17 trillion it has borrowed. On a smaller scale, the Commonwealth of Puerto […]

3 Stocks to Buy for the 2014 Housing Recovery

3 Stocks to Buy for the 2014 Housing Recovery

U.S. housing still hasn’t fully recovered from the 2006-07 market meltdown. Although home sales are gaining strength, home-ownership rates still lag historical trends when adjusted for population growth, immigrant growth, and household formation. Many housing stocks have been hammered over the past six months, and now that they’re trading at a discount – and the […]

Sell These 5 Stocks with Heavy Insider Selling

Sell These 5 Stocks with Heavy Insider Selling

The stock market’s string of record highs should be making investors nervous, but the VIX Volatility Index is at a 52-week low. Stocks are overvalued at this stage of the game, and analysts agree that future price appreciation will have to come from earnings growth, since earnings multiples are already rich. It appears that the […]

The Hottest Sectors of the First Half

The Hottest Sectors of the First Half

What have been the hot sectors so far in 2014 and what might be hot for the rest of the year? At halftime for 2014, let’s look back at the first six months of the year to examine the hottest stock market sectors so far and what that might tell us about opportunities for the […]

Top 3 Stocks to Buy This Summer

Top 3 Stocks to Buy This Summer

Everyone has heard of the saying “sell in May and go away.” The idea is that investors should sell their stocks and take the summer off because the market is relatively inactive during the summer months. But why sell? Why not buy stocks that will be solid performers during the summer? It’s true that the […]

3 High-Yield MLPs to Buy On Higher Crude Prices

3 High-Yield MLPs to Buy On Higher Crude Prices

Recently the market price of crude oil has jumped significantly, offering the potential for crude oil producers (exploration and production or E&P in energy sector jargon) to rack up some extra profits. Investors have several avenues to pursue stock market profits resulting from higher oil prices. Corporate E&P companies typically plow profits back into drilling […]

3 Stocks to Capitalize on the U.S. Shale Boom

3 Stocks to Capitalize on the U.S. Shale Boom

The U.S. shale boom has caused an increased interest in midstream energy MLPs. Now with the amount of U.S. oil production exceeding domestic refining capacity, the government has relaxed the ban on the export of unrefined petroleum products. The shale boom has created opportunities in the midstream energy MLP space – and this even extends […]