This Will Be the next Bear Market Sector

This Will Be the next Bear Market Sector

This industry has become an overhyped story on Wall Street, and retail investors are about to pay the price. None of the top operators look compelling at these prices, and these widely owned stocks should be sold immediately. It all started back in 2008 when the industry was hit with ultra-high oil prices and tightening […]

4 Stocks to Buy for a Lifetime of Increasing Dividends

4 Stocks to Buy for a Lifetime of Increasing Dividends

If you are playing catch up with your retirement savings or are still years away, these are the type of stocks that you want to own in your portfolio. Their unmatched track record of increasing dividends regardless of bear markets, international worries, or recessions will systematically increase your wealth year after year. As a cash […]

Secure a Rare 60% Yield in This 1 Stock

Secure a Rare 60% Yield in This 1 Stock

Although it yields 60%, it is not at risk of going bankrupt and even has the potential to hand investors a whopping 100% or more total return in 2016. Those are numbers that are hard to ignore, and investors would be wise to look into this investment opportunity. The energy sector crash has resulted in […]

4 Stocks Under $10 Paying Great Dividends

4 Stocks Under $10 Paying Great Dividends

Take the fear and volatility out of investing in small-caps by focusing on the cheap ones that pay dividends. These four stocks fit the bill with strong balance sheets, great dividends, and profitable investment opportunities. Investing in small-caps is volatile. However, history shows that they outperform. Since 2000, the Russell 2000 index, which tracks the […]

Buy This Stock That Could Pop 10% Next Week on Earnings

Buy This Stock That Could Pop 10% Next Week on Earnings

Earnings announcements for investors are like Santa Claus and birthday parties for kids, a lot of anticipation and full of surprises. Four times a year, publicly traded companies unwrap their quarterly finances for Wall Street to admire or criticize. Each week this column will identify companies scheduled to release their quarterly report cards. The idea […]

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5 REITs Increasing Dividends in April

A big dividend increase that sends a share price rallying is just what your portfolio needs to remedy this volatile market. Income analyst Tim Plaehn profiles five companies likely to increase their dividends in April based on historical data. Get in before the stock prices rally on the announcements. After an ugly start to 2016, […]

1 Stock That Pays a Safe and Growing 13% Yield

1 Stock That Pays a Safe and Growing 13% Yield

A yield this high can bring in extraordinary income for investors, but many will not go near a stock with a 13% yield because they fear it is loaded with risk. Although in many cases this is true, Tim Plaehn shows through cash flow analysis how this company can comfortably afford this growing yield. While […]

The 3 Stock High-Yield Income Portfolio

The 3 Stock High-Yield Income Portfolio

To keep things simple, here are three stocks that together should make up the core of a dividend-focused investment portfolio. Their average yield is 5.8%, and the portfolio will generate a growing income with cash flow growth of four to five times the current inflation rate. I review, research, and recommend (or dissuade, mostly dissuade) […]

Warren Buffett’s 4 Favorite Stocks for 2016

Warren Buffett’s 4 Favorite Stocks for 2016

The Oracle of Omaha made some large purchases heading into 2016 and it looks like he’s pivoting his investments into safe dividend stocks. Plus, many of these stocks are now available for even cheaper than what Buffett paid back in the fourth quarter of 2015. Warren Buffett has been having a tough go of late. […]