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 […]

Apple (AAPL) Could Get Back To $200 In A Year

Apple (AAPL) Could Get Back To $200 In A Year

When we’re in a bear market (defined by a 20% correction from the top), it’s not unusual to see investors scrambling for value. Looking for good stocks that have been dropped into the bargain bin is at least one way to feel optimistic about the future. After all, it’s not like there’s much in the […]

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks to Survive the Bear Market

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks to Survive the Bear Market

Last week the Federal Reserve Board announced the expected 0.25% increase in the Fed Funds interest rate. Despite doing the expected, the stock market swung from a 1.5% gain for the day to down as much as 2.5%. That’s an 800 point swing by the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Bloomberg noted “…no matter what the […]

Is Gold Finally Going To Catch A Bid in 2019?

Is Gold Finally Going To Catch A Bid in 2019?

Despite the harsh selloff in stocks this December, gold hasn’t seen a major influx of investors. As the quintessential precious metal, gold tends to attract investment dollars in times of uncertainty and investor concern. Yet, with the S&P 500 down nearly 7% in December, gold is only up about 2%. That’s not to say gold […]

Buy These 3 Global Dividend Payers to Beat the Market

Buy These 3 Global Dividend Payers to Beat the Market

In the current stock market, the stocks that look to be the best place to hide are those conservative, dividend-paying stocks. But here’s something about dividend stocks that you may not know, even though I’ve written about this subject before… Dividend growth is much faster overseas than here in the United States. US Dividend Growth […]