A Stock Replacement Strategy for Emerging Markets

A Stock Replacement Strategy for Emerging Markets

The benefits of options are numerous, as anyone who has traded them can readily tell you. We often talk about the leverage, flexibility, and definable risk characteristics of options as clear benefits to using them. Options strategies can be wonderful tools for risk management as well as speculation. What’s more, options can serve as an […]

Two Dividend Paying Stocks Profiting from Insuring Against High Drug Costs

Two Dividend Paying Stocks Profiting from Insuring Against High Drug Costs

The science of medicine, as well as pharmaceutical companies, is moving more and more toward personalized medicine. That is, specialized cell and gene therapies designed to attack a patient’s unique condition. Curing a patient of once-fatal diseases will save our healthcare system an enormous amount of money… but only over the long-term. These treatments require […]

Buy These 5 REITs Increasing Dividends in February

Buy These 5 REITs Increasing Dividends in February

With the start of a new year, it is natural to look for ideas to help your stock portfolio grow during the year. One bit of assistance I like to provide is to list those real estate investment trusts (REITs) that should announce higher dividend rates in the upcoming months. This knowledge can give you […]

A Simple, Short-Term Hedge On Real Estate

A Simple, Short-Term Hedge On Real Estate

Undoubtedly, most investors were hoping that the first rally of the New Year was going to stick around for more than just a few days. The jury is still out whether or not the market is going to continue its bearish trend. But, the surprising news from Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) certainly casts a shadow over […]

Buy These 3 High-Yield Contrarian Stocks for Income and Gains

Buy These 3 High-Yield Contrarian Stocks for Income and Gains

Investing in stocks with strong dividend growth has historically proven to be a powerful total return strategy. Mathematically, for a stock to stay at a certain yield, the share price must increase at a rate that equals the annual dividend growth rate. Long term results show that dividend growth stocks produce average annual returns that […]

3 Stocks Positioned for Growth in the Gig Economy

3 Stocks Positioned for Growth in the Gig Economy

The recently released “Freelancing in America” study found that almost 57 million Americans are now part of the freelance market to some degree. An NPR/Marist poll found that one in five American jobs are now contract jobs. And, Forbes estimates the economic impact of independent workers last year at $1.3 trillion in the U.S alone, […]

A Priceless Christmas Gift

A Priceless Christmas Gift

During the holidays I generally share mentoring ideas. A top article, in terms of positive reader feedback, appeared three years ago. As we have quadrupled our readers since then, my wife Jo suggested I update it – the message is timeless. We recently celebrated our 60th high school class reunion. I love to meet old friends […]

My Top 2 High-Yield Picks for 2019

My Top 2 High-Yield Picks for 2019

Each year I am asked to participate in the MoneyShow “Top Picks” report. The folks at MoneyShow “ask the nation’s leading advisors for their favorite investment ideas for the coming year.” The Top Picks are run in series in January on the MoneyShow.com website. Highlights of the picks will also be featured on Forbes, TheStreet […]