Position Your Portfolio for a Global Ebola Outbreak

Position Your Portfolio for a Global Ebola Outbreak

Ebola is making the news and could become a factor in global financial markets. Individual stocks and ETFs could offer opportunity should this deadly disease continue to spread. You have been reading about the frenzy which media attention has brought to the companies involved in the battle against Ebola. The wall-to-wall coverage has driven the […]

Rising Volatility Could Mean Trouble for the Market

Rising Volatility Could Mean Trouble for the Market

As the market rises and falls like a roller coaster, a deeper look at the intense volatility reveals some troubling news. Here is what you need to do now to protect your portfolio from a prolonged market correction. Market health and volatility are inversely correlated. With volatility soaring over the last few months, it’s inevitable […]

A Quick and Dirty Guide to the Recent MLP IPOs

A Quick and Dirty Guide to the Recent MLP IPOs

Investing in the right master limited partnership will reward you with high dividend yields and share price growth, but how can you distinguish which are worth your money? Tim Plaehn  shows you what to look out for in this hot topic.  The market for master limited partnership (MLP) IPOs is really starting to heat up. […]

High Growth MLPs to Buy During This Market Correction

High Growth MLPs to Buy During This Market Correction

Just in time for fall to start turning to what’s predicted to be another brutal winter these two MLPs are trading at attractive entry prices with the broader market price pressures. Both have the backing of much larger energy firms with a vested, and monetary, interest in their success. This is a good time for […]

Gain Exposure to Futures with these Managed ETFs

Gain Exposure to Futures with these Managed ETFs

ETFs offer a seemingly endless number of investment choices and now managed futures are slowly becoming more popular and well known. Ever since State Street Advisors launched the first ETF in 1993, the ETF universe has continued to expand and evolve.  As a result, the “little guy” or the retail investor, has been able to […]

The Case Against Monthly Dividend Stocks

The Case Against Monthly Dividend Stocks

This may sound like heresy to some of you reading this, but I am becoming more and more convinced that monthly dividends are a lazy management team’s way to get out of providing attractive dividend growth for investors. Over the last several years, a significant number of high yield master limited partnerships (MLPs), real estate […]

Your Alma Mater is a Better Investor than You: Here’s Why

Your Alma Mater is a Better Investor than You: Here’s Why

True market enthusiasts are always interested in new strategies — more importantly, market-beating strategies, and we’ve found one at your local university. With some universities returning 20.2 percent for fiscal 14, we have a lot to learn.  It’s that time of the year that major university endowments are releasing their results for fiscal 2014. You […]