The Fed’s Dilemma Is Our Problem!

The Fed’s Dilemma Is Our Problem!

Pundit Bill Bonner predicts: “Most likely, the stock market will crash sometime before the 2020 election. We can’t know when. …. The end of the stock market boom, too, is unpredictable. But each passing day brings us a day closer to when it will crash and burn.” Bonner’s prediction is in line with our 2017 article, “An […]

Is Market Volatility Done For The Year?

Is Market Volatility Done For The Year?

2019 has certainly seen its share of ups and downs in the financial markets. There were quite a few spikes in market volatility this year – usually related to China trade war news or concerns over the direction of interest rates. There has also been a lot of talk about the US falling into a […]

These 5 REITs Are Expected to Raise Dividends in December

These 5 REITs Are Expected to Raise Dividends in December

We are almost at the end of another year, and I hope your dividend income stream has marched steadily higher throughout 2019. Tracking your dividend income and managing your portfolio to grow that income makes it easier to go through market corrections as we saw in the final quarter of last year. (If you’re having […]

A Conservative Way to Play the 5G Revolution

A Conservative Way to Play the 5G Revolution

This week I want to explain to you why 5G is such a big deal. Everyone is talking about it, and the ramifications are going to be big, not just with investing but also with communications and entertainment. Let’s start at the beginning. 5G is shorthand for the fifth generation of technology. 5G is superior […]

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3 High-Yield Buyout Candidates to Pad Your Portfolio

I remain intrigued by what I see as an investor hatred of stocks of companies that own infrastructure assets, primarily assets that support the energy sector.    Despite solid earnings reports, and growing cash flow coverage of dividends, share prices in the group remain low and fall even farther on any piece of perceived negative […]

Ground Hog Day Turns Into A Decade

Ground Hog Day Turns Into A Decade

It’s been three months since I took a break to deal with some cancer issues. As I began to catch up, it was Déjà vu…. Déjà vu… “The strange feeling that in some way you have already experienced the present situation.” Like “Ground Hog Day”, I’ve experienced the same warnings for the last decade. John […]

The Latest Cold Front Is Heating Up Natural Gas Options

The Latest Cold Front Is Heating Up Natural Gas Options

It’s always funny to read about energy prices going up whenever there’s a cold front. It’s like people forget that there’s such thing as weather and (depending on where you live) it changes with the seasons. As the temperature starts cooling in the fall, you’ll often see headlines like “Heating Oil Prices Up on Colder […]

The Fed Just Cut Rates: What to Do Now

The Fed Just Cut Rates: What to Do Now

So the Federal Reserve cut interest rates. This was their third rate cut in the last three months. The new target range for overnight interest rates is 1.5 to 1.75%. That’s below the rate of inflation. There are three things you should do right now. #1. Don’t panic. #2. Seriously, don’t panic. #3. Make sure […]