Positive Earnings Surprises Will Boost These 5 Stocks

Positive Earnings Surprises Will Boost These 5 Stocks

Low gas prices and interest rates have left American consumers with more money in their pockets. This should lead to quarterly earnings surprises for some consumer discretionary stocks. With the Federal Reserve reiterating its low-interest rate policy, and with oil and gas prices lower thanks to the U.S. shale boom, American consumers are left with […]

Profit from a Market Correction with These 3 Strategies

Profit from a Market Correction with These 3 Strategies

The stock market is long overdue for a correction, especially in the face of a tense geopolitical environment and with rising interest rates on the horizon. Instead of pulling out of the market, investors should look for ways to profit to the downside. After all, volatility is typically greater during bear markets than bull markets, […]

Why Yearly Dividend Increases are a Must Have in Your Portfolio

Why Yearly Dividend Increases are a Must Have in Your Portfolio

One of the greatest benefits of dividend stocks is the steady payments deposited in your account each quarter, but not all dividend paying stocks are created equally. Tim Plaehn reveals his secret strategy to find companies that regularly increase their payments to shareholders. I recently wrote a not quite negative article on a high yield […]

3 Stocks for Value in an Overbought Market

3 Stocks for Value in an Overbought Market

High-flying tech stocks are building the current market euphoria. The likes of Facebook (NYSE: FB) and Twitter (NASDAQ: TWTR) trade at P/S (price-to-sales) ratios of above 10. New IPOs continue to attract novice investors into the market. The likes of GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) is up 120% since its June IPO, and TrueCar (NASDAQ: TRUE) is […]

3 Organic Takeover Plays – and the Prices to Pay for Them

3 Organic Takeover Plays – and the Prices to Pay for Them

Natural and organic foods have officially moved out of “fad” territory to become a dominant trend. Last week’s acquisition of organic packaged-foods company Annie’s by traditional industry player General Mills indicates the likelihood of more health-food takeover plays by traditional packaged-foods companies in the coming months. However, with natural and organic food stocks at rich […]

Double Your Money AND Double Your Income in 10 Years (Or Less!)

Double Your Money AND Double Your Income in 10 Years (Or Less!)

As a full-time researcher and writer about the stock market, I find it interesting that the mainstream financial news spends so little time discussing dividends, dividend focused stocks such as REITs and MLPs. They often actually discuss dividend payments as a negative for stock investing results. This is contrary to my research that shows a […]

Profit From 5 of the Market’s Summer Mistakes

Profit From 5 of the Market’s Summer Mistakes

Summer is gone. While Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, Labor Day marks the unofficial end. Everyone knows to sell in May and go away. This is when everyone takes vacations, leaving their portfolios on autopilot. There’s little trading or action. But that doesn’t mean the summer can’t be volatile? Macau casino powerhouse, […]

ETFs to Trade the Euro

ETFs to Trade the Euro

Europe is in trouble and the Euro offers potential opportunities as turbulence on the continent continues. On September 4, the European Central Bank took another step in addressing the ongoing problem of “disinflation” as the region’s economy continued to deteriorate.  On August 29, Eurostat reported that the inflation rate for the Eurozone continued to sink […]