3 Deep Value Picks to Buy Today

3 Deep Value Picks to Buy Today

Finding cheap stocks isn’t easy with the market trading near all-time highs. Now is the time to take a contrarian approach for finding the top stocks for 2016. 2015 was a great year for growth stocks. The FANG group really killed it this year. Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) is up 34% this year, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) up 114%, […]

This Little-Known Tech Stock Will Pay You a 10% Yield

This Little-Known Tech Stock Will Pay You a 10% Yield

Bankrolling some of the hottest tech startups in the country, this must-own stock gives you exposure to a fast-growing sector while getting consistent income. Now is the time to pick up shares of this below-the-radar, high-yield company. New technology companies are a driving force in the current economy. With overall growth flat or declining in […]

4 Dividend Stocks Giving a New Year’s Pay Raise

4 Dividend Stocks Giving a New Year’s Pay Raise

Higher dividend rates are right around the corner for these four stocks. The increased payouts should bring higher share prices too, which could be a nice bonus for your portfolio to begin 2016. Regular readers of my writings know that I preach that a REIT worth owning should reward investors with regular dividend increases. The […]

The Winners and Losers of the Fed Rate Hike

The Winners and Losers of the Fed Rate Hike

Now that the Fed has increased interest rates for the first time in a decade, investing strategies must be changed to reflect a higher rate environment. Find out which stocks stand to be the biggest winners and losers. The Fed finally did it; the near decade of no interest rate hikes is over. My colleague, […]

6 Strong Buys for the Fed Rate Hike

6 Strong Buys for the Fed Rate Hike

With an almost certain increase in the Fed funds rate for this Wednesday, it is time to look ahead into the stocks that will outperform in a higher rate environment. These six stocks fit the bill and can offer investors both stable high yields and strong share price appreciation in the year to come.  As […]

The 2 Best Ways to Play Retail for Growth

The 2 Best Ways to Play Retail for Growth

Looking for a “new” way to play retail? It’s not enough to just look at the best-performing part of the industry, that’s why equities analyst Marshall Hargrave dug deep to find what might be the most underrated retail plays around for growth. The major retailers like Macy’s (NYSE: M) and Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) have been blaming […]

7 Best Buys for the Year-End Rally

7 Best Buys for the Year-End Rally

When Santa comes to town, the market typically starts to rally. It has happened 24 out of the last 27 years. These seven stocks should serve as nice stocking stuffers through the end of the year. Santa Claus is coming to town in a few weeks. Granted, many of us stopped believing in the jolly […]

5 Stocks to Buy Before January Dividend Increases

5 Stocks to Buy Before January Dividend Increases

Give yourself a pay raise every year with these five REIT stocks that are growing their dividends at impressive rates. Be sure to buy them soon as all five have histories of raising their dividends in early January. A REIT worth owning should reward investors with regular dividend rate increases. The typical REIT announces a […]

Buy These 4 REITs Increasing Dividends

Buy These 4 REITs Increasing Dividends

These four recent REIT IPOs are growing their cash flows and look ready to pay out their first dividend increase. And, since the market isn’t expecting an increase this early, a small bump to their dividend could result in a nice pop in their share price. The best income investments are stocks that currently pay […]

Stock Buybacks = BS 101

Stock Buybacks = BS 101

I was in “Basic accounting 101.” The professor wrote “RULES” on the blackboard (an ancient visual communication device). Rule #1 – debits on the left, credits on the right. Rule #2 – Assets minus liabilities = net worth. While the blackboard may be obsolete, the rules still apply today. A recent Zerohedge article includes a […]