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 […]

Think Interest Rates Will Rise?  Buy These 3 ETFs

Think Interest Rates Will Rise? Buy These 3 ETFs

St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard created some excitement on Thursday, during an interview which followed his speech before the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Bullard remarked that the Federal Reserve could make its first increase to the federal funds rate during the first quarter of 2015. In light of the Fed’s recent efforts […]

Bankruptcy Watch List: Sell These 5 Stocks Now

Bankruptcy Watch List: Sell These 5 Stocks Now

In December of 1999, RadioShack Corp. (NYSE: RSH) stock was worth more than $76 per share. Today, RSH is worth less than $1. It has joined a group of once-profitable industry leaders that can now be classified as penny stocks. Some companies, like General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM), are able to rebound from penny stock […]