Sell These 4 Popular High-Yield Stocks

Sell These 4 Popular High-Yield Stocks

With extremely high chances of dividend reductions that could send their stock prices plummeting, these four stocks should not be in any investor’s portfolio in 2016. Given their popularity, there is a good chance you own at least one. Plus: Tim Plaehn previews the entire high-yield investing environment for 2016. In some ways, 2015 was […]

Top 3 Small Caps to Own for 2016

Top 3 Small Caps to Own for 2016

With screaming fast earnings growth and very favorable valuations, these three stocks have great chances of handsomely rewarding their shareholders in the New Year. After a difficult 2015, investors should look forward to strong stock performance in 2016. For example, 2016 is a Presidential Election year and since 1979, the S&P 500 Index has risen […]

7 REITs Boosting Their Dividends 10% or More

7 REITs Boosting Their Dividends 10% or More

Add some dividend growth horsepower to your portfolio with any of these seven REITs increasing their dividends by double digits and start collecting a growing stream of income. One of my goals for 2016 is to add some more dividend growth horsepower to my dividend-focused investing strategy. My best results in 2015 have been from […]

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 […]