Is Gold Making a Comeback?

Is Gold Making a Comeback?

After spending several months in decline, gold is showing signs of life. Back in 2011, the spot price of gold hit a record high of $1,895 per ounce, thanks to the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing program.  Once the Fed initiated the taper of its monthly bond purchases, there was plenty of commentary about how gold […]

High-Yield Deals on Low Risk Energy Infrastructure Companies

High-Yield Deals on Low Risk Energy Infrastructure Companies

The currently running stock market correction has been especially hard on stocks in the energy sector. The falling price of crude oil has led the drop, reducing expectations for future profit levels in the energy sector and driving stock prices down. However, the large and inclusive decline of almost all energy related stocks, including one […]

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 […]