Real Estate

5 REITs To Buy For Big-Time Gains This Year

5 REITs To Buy For Big-Time Gains This Year

REITs are among the biggest bargains these days Despite the evidence that real estate investment trusts (REITs) actually do well during periods of tightening, the sector has been hit particularly hard as the Federal Reserve has ratcheted-up rates. Over the last six months, the Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ) is down by roughly 5%. That decline plays […]

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7 Things To Consider Before Making Your First Real Estate Investment

7 Things To Consider Before Making Your First Real Estate Investment

Investing in real estate can be a good strategy, no matter what your end goals are. It could be an outlet to generate revenue through rental properties, an opportunity to cash in on property appreciation in a lucrative area, or just a chance to build equity while paying for your living expenses. That said, real estate never […]

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The Gradual And Then Sudden Collapse Of The Housing Market

The Gradual And Then Sudden Collapse Of The Housing Market

“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.” – “A Farewell To Arms” – Hemingway Zillow Group stock plunged 24% this morning after reporting Q3 numbers that missed revenue and net income estimates. In addition, the Company revised Q4 lower. ZG is down 52% after hitting an all-time […]

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Personal Finance

Value Creation: The Best Approach To Wealth Building

Value Creation: The Best Approach To Wealth Building

Value creation is the oft overlooked concept that will help anyone achieve wealth and financial success. It’s value creation, not hard work that makes people become rich. After all, so many people work really hard. Yet they remain poor. Now you may be working hard, really hard. But that’s not the point. The main issue […]

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Should You Consolidate Your Debt?

Should You Consolidate Your Debt?

If you are wallowing in debt from credit cards, student loans, and medical bills, it probably seems that ads for debt consolidation companies are everywhere. At least you’re very aware of them. They bombard you from every angle with promises to solve your problems, lower your interest rates, and eliminate your debt in one easy […]

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Surround Yourself With Winners

Surround Yourself With Winners

Motivational speaker Jim Rohn has a great quote that’s highly memorable: “You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Now, you could quibble with the numbers a little bit. But there’s a simple theme we can take away from this. And we can apply that theme in our investing activities, […]

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Stocks

The Fed Changed Strategy On Interest Rates – Here’s What It Means

The Fed Changed Strategy On Interest Rates – Here’s What It Means

The Federal Reserve just took the monetary policy equivalent of a sharp 90-degree turn. On Jan. 30, the U.S. central bank signaled that it was done raising benchmark interest rates after two years of aggressive rate hikes. As such, the Fed held its target rate steady at a range of 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent. […]

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How Can I Invest Internationally?

How Can I Invest Internationally?

There are many excellent public companies with stock market upside outside of North America. How does one go about purchasing a stock on a foreign exchange or otherwise obtain some exposure to foreign companies and what considerations should be taken into account? While there are others, the major worldwide stock exchanges include: NYSE (New York Stock Exchange), NASDAQ, Japan […]

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4 Stocks That Deserve Your Attention In 2019

4 Stocks That Deserve Your Attention In 2019

We’ve heard numerous times that the stock market isn’t looking too hot, especially going into 2019. Many top fund managers, investors, and CEOs believe have expressed concerns over the United States slipping into a recession, likely by the end of this year. What could cause such a downturn and make top money-makers nervous of what’s to […]

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Dividend Stocks

Surround Yourself With Winners

Surround Yourself With Winners

Motivational speaker Jim Rohn has a great quote that’s highly memorable: “You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Now, you could quibble with the numbers a little bit. But there’s a simple theme we can take away from this. And we can apply that theme in our investing activities, […]

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My 3 Favorite “Dogs Of The Dow” For 2019

My 3 Favorite “Dogs Of The Dow” For 2019

The “Dogs of the Dow” is one of the simplest, most well-known dividend strategies on Wall Street. And investors who choose to jump in during 2019 will be shooting for their fifth straight year of market-beating returns. Of course, by being a little more selective, you and I can beat even the Dogs – just […]

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3 Lithium Stocks Set For Explosive Growth

3 Lithium Stocks Set For Explosive Growth

The lithium mining and battery industry has enjoyed increasing attention from investors and the financial media in recent years. There is good reason for this, as the industry has experienced rapid growth over the past decade due to the explosive growth of the electronics industry. Lithium is a key mineral used in the production of […]

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ETFs

3 Defensive ETFs To Protect Yourself From Another Market Selloff

3 Defensive ETFs To Protect Yourself From Another Market Selloff

The time to get defensive is now The tail end of 2018 didn’t shape up to be great for the investing public. The markets — down 6%-plus for the full year — fell into a turmoil and it looked as if the bulls were finally rolling over into a big bear market. Stocks, commodities and […]

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The Best, And Worst, Ways To Buy Preferred Shares

The Best, And Worst, Ways To Buy Preferred Shares

As you near (and enter) retirement you probably favor bonds, which provide income with less drama than stocks. However, less drama means less potential upside. With retirees living longer than ever before, it’s important to not go too conservative too early in life. And fortunately today, even 65 or 70 may be too early! One […]

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Buy This ETF That You Can Redeem For Real Gold

Buy This ETF That You Can Redeem For Real Gold

One of the best investing maxims ever from legendary investor Sir John Templeton is this: “People are always asking me where the outlook is good, but that’s the wrong question. The right question is: Where is the outlook most miserable?” Templeton would often also say, “invest at the point of maximum pessimism.” Maximum pessimism certainly […]

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Commodities

Have Gold And Bitcoin Seen The Worst Of Their Bubble Bursts?

Have Gold And Bitcoin Seen The Worst Of Their Bubble Bursts?

You know I’ve been fighting the gold bugs for a long time. Gold is an inflation hedge, not a deflation hedge. Turn to gold for safety during a deflationary period and you’ll get your ass handed to you on a golden platter! Gold is simply another commodity and it burst in the 30-year cycle top between 2008 and 2011, […]

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5 Things That Precede Major Bottoms In Gold

5 Things That Precede Major Bottoms In Gold

The following post was originally published on TheDailyGold.com The recent weakness in Gold and gold mining stocks is not over. In fact, we are worried about another leg down getting underway. Long-term oriented investors and speculators should be aware of the near term trends but they should also be aware of the conditions that will lead […]

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Buy This ETF That You Can Redeem For Real Gold

Buy This ETF That You Can Redeem For Real Gold

One of the best investing maxims ever from legendary investor Sir John Templeton is this: “People are always asking me where the outlook is good, but that’s the wrong question. The right question is: Where is the outlook most miserable?” Templeton would often also say, “invest at the point of maximum pessimism.” Maximum pessimism certainly […]

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Value Creation: The Best Approach To Wealth Building

Value Creation: The Best Approach To Wealth Building

| February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Value creation is the oft overlooked concept that will help anyone achieve wealth and financial success. It’s value creation, not hard work that makes people become rich. After all, so many people work really hard. Yet they remain poor. Now you may be working hard, really hard. But that’s not the point. The main issue […]

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Using Covered Calls To Increase Your Return In Twitter

Using Covered Calls To Increase Your Return In Twitter

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

I’ve just returned from the Orlando MoneyShow and was very impressed at the amount of investors and traders looking to learn more about options strategies. I had the opportunity to deliver two different presentations to the options-oriented folks. One of the topics I spent quite a lot of time on was covered calls. Of course, […]

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Troubled Cryptocurrency Exchange Files For Protection

Troubled Cryptocurrency Exchange Files For Protection

| February 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The popular cryptocurrency exchange platform, QuadrigaCX filed for creditor protection in the province of Nova Scotia Canada as it’s on the hook for about $250 million Canadian, or $188 million USD. As many as 115,000 account holders are now forced to wait, and don’t know when or even whether or not they’ll see their assets […]

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