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Semiconductor sector looking semi-sweet

Semiconductor sector looking semi-sweet

Why is the semiconductor sector looking semi-sweet? Because the Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) is almost at a perfect entry point. If it were a few dollars lower, it would be looking real sweet. Since the beginning of 2013, the overall market has been on a great run. The S&P has gained just under 30% […]

3 high-yield BDCs for monthly dividend paydays

3 high-yield BDCs for monthly dividend paydays

Last week I gave a couple of presentations to income focused investors at the Las Vegas Money Show. When answering questions and talking with investors, our team receives a lot of feedback concerning topics of high interest for dividend income focused investing. Business Development Companies (BDCs) were a topic that generated significant interest. Getting so […]

Buy These 5 Stocks on the Market’s Overreaction

Buy These 5 Stocks on the Market’s Overreaction

The stock market can be fickle and hasty at times. Stocks often see large selloffs due to earnings misses or unforeseen events. But in many cases the selloffs are due to near-term pressure that doesn’t impact the long-term growth story. Billionaire Warren Buffett famously said that “price is what you pay, value is what you […]

Buy These 3 High-Yield Safety Stocks

Buy These 3 High-Yield Safety Stocks

For investors looking to generate the highest potential dividend yield from a stock portfolio, it’s not difficult to find stock market investments with yields greater than 10%. However, a well-known market adage is that the higher the yield, the higher the risk. The worst possible outcome¬† for an income stock investor is a dividend cut […]

2 Energy Stocks Under $10 Poised for 50% Gains

2 Energy Stocks Under $10 Poised for 50% Gains

One of the few consistent bright spots in the U.S. economy over the past half dozen years has been the huge boom in domestic energy production. Oil production within the 48 states is up better than 50% over the past five years and domestic natural gas prices are at 25% to 40% the levels they […]

Dividend stocks vs. dividend ETFs: Which is better?

Dividend stocks vs. dividend ETFs: Which is better?

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer many benefits for investors who want to invest in broad or narrow sectors of the investment markets without the need to make specific stock or other individual security investment choices. And you’ve probably at least once thought about getting the best of both worlds with dividend-focused ETFs: income + a basket […]

Buy These 3 Dividend-Paying Gold Stocks

Buy These 3 Dividend-Paying Gold Stocks

While gold provides a hedge against economic financial disruptions and higher inflation, any money you put into gold based investments can be viewed as dead money – i.e. producing no income — while you wait for the price of gold to soar. As a result, buying gold as a long term investment could take a […]

5 MLPs to buy at a 10% discount

A visit to acronym city will let us walk out with a handful of investment choices that offer attractive, tax-advantaged yields couple with strong prospects for growth. To more quickly get to the money-making good stuff let’s start with a few definitions: Master limited partnership (MLP): A business structure where investors own limited partnership units […]