The 3 Best Chinese Stocks to Buy Now (and They’re Not Alibaba)

The 3 Best Chinese Stocks to Buy Now (and They’re Not Alibaba)

Reading Time: 4 minutes Investors looking for Chinese stocks to buy in 2014 got an amazing opportunity with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA), the largest IPO in U.S. history, when it started trading Sept. 19. While Alibaba (which is actually based in the Cayman Islands, not China) is the biggest player in the Chinese e-commerce market, it’s not […]

5 Low Volatility ETFs for Volatile Days

5 Low Volatility ETFs for Volatile Days

Reading Time: 3 minutes Although investors usually associate volatility with a bearish stock market, it actually concerns the tendency for a stock – or even an index – to make wild swings in either direction. Since investors fear swings to the downside, bearish volatility is all that matters. Perhaps this is why the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index […]

Death Cross: Ignore the Media Frenzy and Start Buying

Death Cross: Ignore the Media Frenzy and Start Buying

Reading Time: 5 minutes Monday marked the first ‘death cross’ for the Russell 2000 index in several years. The statement alone is ominous enough to force the market into a selloff. But, death cross is actually a term used by chartists and technicians to relates to price movements. In basic terms, the 50-day moving average (average closing price over […]

4 High-Yield Stocks to Buy Now Before the Fed Hikes Rates

4 High-Yield Stocks to Buy Now Before the Fed Hikes Rates

Reading Time: 4 minutes Fear in the stock market rends to paint all of the stocks in a specific sector with the same red brush. However, this can spell opportunity as rising interest rates do not affect all REITs equally. There are a handful of companies that actually stand to benefit from the Fed’s tightened monetary policy.  Fear in […]

A Different Way to Trade Hot IPO Stocks: ETFs

A Different Way to Trade Hot IPO Stocks: ETFs

Reading Time: 3 minutes All of the excitement about Friday’s Initial Purchase Offering (IPO) of Alibaba (BABA) sparked a wave of IPO fever among those who felt that they “missed out” on all of the excitement surrounding the highly-hyped IPOs of Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR).  Those who bought Facebook at $38.23 per share on its first day of […]

Positive Earnings Surprises Will Boost These 5 Stocks

Positive Earnings Surprises Will Boost These 5 Stocks

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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 […]