Hot and Cold Sectors in 2014: Looking Back

Hot and Cold Sectors in 2014: Looking Back

A quick “glance under the hood” shows us which sectors have been hot in 2014, which have not and which could be leaders for 2015. The nine SPDR Sector ETFs have been telling us about the advances and declines of the various sectors throughout the year.  While many of us had our own expectations about […]

Buy These 3 Dividend Stocks to Profit from European Growth Efforts

Buy These 3 Dividend Stocks to Profit from European Growth Efforts

This past week, both the U.S. stock markets and European stock values rallied strongly on announcements by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi indicated that the ECB was preparing a series of powerful monetary stimulus policies to kick start growth and inflation for the Eurozone economies. The economies of most of the European financial zone […]

Strong Headwinds Will Propel Transport Stocks Higher

Strong Headwinds Will Propel Transport Stocks Higher

The transportation sector has made a strong rebound from the recent stock market correction.  After October’s V-shaped decline and rally, we have become used to watching the Dow Jones Transportation Average reach new record highs on an almost-daily basis. This is taken as a bullish sign for the overall stock market and economy as the […]

Logistics Focused MLPs Immune to Energy Price Volatility

Logistics Focused MLPs Immune to Energy Price Volatility

The surprising drop in the price of a barrel of crude into the $70’s, down from around $95 earlier this year, has thrown the energy sector into turmoil. Stock market participants have lumped together price dependent energy companies with non-price dependent companies, driving down the values of all. This handful of companies that are immune […]

More Opportunity and Trouble in the Oilfield

More Opportunity and Trouble in the Oilfield

Oil prices continue to tumble and this dramatic price action offers both potential trouble and opportunity for oil market investors. Oil investors have been experiencing a good deal of pain lately.  West Texas Light Crude is down roughly 30% from its summer highs and Brent crude is in the same bear market territory, down some […]

A Once-in-a-Decade Opportunity to Lock in 12%+ Yields

A Once-in-a-Decade Opportunity to Lock in 12%+ Yields

Upstream MLPs have built fortresses around their profits protecting them from the price volatility of crude oil. This long-term strategy protects the distributions of these companies and also ensures that you receive your check every quarter. Give your income portfolio a huge boost and buy these stocks while they’re still cheap. The core businesses of upstream MLPs include […]

King Dollar is Back: Here’s What to Own

King Dollar is Back: Here’s What to Own

A strong dollar is great news for a handful of companies that operate in the United States. These companies will see their dollars pile up, and if you invest now you will be right there with them. Here’s our top investing ideas for the continued dominance of King Dollar.  The dollar is the strongest it’s been […]

Don’t Miss the Best Time to Buy in Four Years

Don’t Miss the Best Time to Buy in Four Years

With midterms being last week, you’re already behind on one of the most consistent buy signals of all-time. During the third year of presidential terms since 1945 the S&P 500 has seen on average 16.1% growth! With numbers like that, now is the best time to invest. For the stock market, the third year of […]