5 REITs Increasing Dividends In November

5 REITs Increasing Dividends In November

2017 has been volatile but so far into the year yielded a flat return for REIT investors. If you look at the Vanguard REIT Index Fund (NYSE: VNQ) you see that in 2017 investors have been hot and cold about REITs. The result is a sector that is just above breakeven for the year. Over […]

A Simple Way to Play Financials if Rates Rise

A Simple Way to Play Financials if Rates Rise

Among the investment community, it’s easy to find commentary on popular tech and retail stocks. Given what’s been happening in Washington, there’s also plenty of discussion on healthcare companies. But one sector that’s been getting very little attention lately is financials, particularly banks. While the banking industry has been relatively calm the last couple years, […]

The 6 Stock High-Yield Portfolio in an Amazon World

The 6 Stock High-Yield Portfolio in an Amazon World

The Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) juggernaut has been and continues to be a disruptive force across a wide sector of the U.S. economy. Much of the financial news focuses on how Amazon’s growth may put traditional retailers out of business. The perception of massive e-commerce growth has hurt retail store and mall owning real estate […]

Hand putting check mark with red marker on Lesser Evil.

Retirement Investing – Picking the Lesser of the Evils

When the Federal Reserve bailed out the banks, interest rates hit historic lows. Safe, good yielding fixed income investments disappeared. Investors were forced to put more of their capital at risk to earn a decent return. A recent article by Matthew Kerkhoff in the Dow Theory Letters titled, “Where Did TINA Go?” grabbed my attention. The bailouts […]

3 High Growth Stocks for the Rise of Robots

3 High Growth Stocks for the Rise of Robots

In the course of my research project, the Singularity, the absolute favorite of all the fast-growing industries I uncovered was robotics. More specifically, industrial robots and cobots that will be a major part of manufacturing in the future. I believe that the robotics industry will be much larger than most now foresee. That will translate […]

Quick Profits from Renewed Interest in Solar Stocks

Quick Profits from Renewed Interest in Solar Stocks

Is solar power becoming a lucrative investment again? It seems like solar energy companies have taken a backseat to other, more exciting tech companies over the past few years. However, new energy policies may shift solar back into the… well… light of day. Currently, solar power only provides about 1% of electricity in the US. […]

3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks for Oil Over $50

3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks for Oil Over $50

After what seemed like it had hit a glass ceiling for weeks, WTI crude has again climbed above $50 per barrel. It has been four months since a barrel was above the $50 mark. This price level seems to be a strong trigger for the entire energy sector. If it holds, income focused investors can […]