Warren Buffett Wants to Buy These 3 Stocks

Warren Buffett Wants to Buy These 3 Stocks

The Oracle of Omaha is famous for making large purchases in companies like IBM and Coca-Cola, but this isn’t where he made all of his biggest returns. The investments that made Buffett worth $72 billion are in smaller, lesser-known companies with higher potential for growth and protection from competition. Hands down, Warren Buffett is one […]

3 REITs Boosting Dividends in September

3 REITs Boosting Dividends in September

One of the primary, if not the top, benefit of dividend-focused investing is to own shares that regularly increase their dividend payments. That is because dividend increases lead to share price appreciation and increase investors’ total returns. Buy these three REITs now to profit from the coming dividend boosts. One of the primary, if not […]

The Best REIT to Buy Today

The Best REIT to Buy Today

During the three weeks or so of each quarterly earnings season, I either listen to or read the transcripts of 100+ earnings conference calls. The calls can be invaluable to learn about management team goals, plans, and how well those plans are working out. My top “don’t miss” call each quarter comes from a high-yield […]

4 Stocks That Won the GOP Debate

4 Stocks That Won the GOP Debate

A couple major political issues took center stage at the first GOP debate last Thursday. It’s highly likely these topics will dominate the conversation as the campaigns continue. These four stocks stand to benefit most, especially if a Republican takes over the White House in 2016. While the Republican Presidential candidate front runner, Donald Trump, […]

What Does the Future Hold for Linn Energy?

What Does the Future Hold for Linn Energy?

As its free-fall has plateaued, Tim Plaehn investigates why there is still merit in this beaten down stock. It trades at an undeservingly low valuation and, although decidedly risky, Linn has the potential to return to former highs. Linn Energy LLC (Nasdaq:LINE) and its parallel shares LinnCo LLC (Nasdaq:LNCO) suspended distribution payments starting in the […]

Finding Profit Opportunities in this Oversold Sector

Finding Profit Opportunities in this Oversold Sector

The majority of stock market participants focus on short-term news and events. That can easily be proven by looking at the 52-week high and low stock prices of any company with a stable business. Most of the time you can see large differences in the two numbers, even when not much has changed in that […]

Big Pharma’s Big Strategy to Avoid Slowing Growth

Big Pharma’s Big Strategy to Avoid Slowing Growth

It’s no secret that many analysts believe big pharma and biotech stocks are in a bubble. However, some companies are using this high-risk strategy to generate new growth opportunities while staving off a slowdown. Parts of the pharma space has been a real head-scratcher of late. Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: TEVA) pursuit of Mylan (NYSE: MYL) […]

Sell This Dangerous REIT You May Own

Sell This Dangerous REIT You May Own

Within a sub-sector of all REITs lies a seemingly attractive group of equities that offer high dividend yields around 10%, but the real story about the safety of those dividends is much different. They are highly leveraged and any change in interest rates can be catastrophic to your investment.  Finance REITs, those that own or […]

It’s Time to Buy These Energy Stocks

It’s Time to Buy These Energy Stocks

I heard a term today: “Stealth bear market,” and the energy sector is definitely experiencing one, but the recent drop in crude prices have pulled away the “stealthy” part. I cover the master limited partnership –MLP– type of companies that operate in the energy sector, and values have been hammered across the board, pointing to […]

Revealed: Donald Trump’s Personal Stock Portfolio

Revealed: Donald Trump’s Personal Stock Portfolio

Despite his enormous wealth from real estate and other deals Donald Trump may not be the best example for all investors to follow in terms of portfolio selection. With his recently released Public Disclosure Report (required of the Presidential candidates) we get a peek into “The Donald’s” stock portfolio, and it’s not pretty.  Donald Trump, […]