Real Estate

Maximizing Your Real Estate Return Without Losing Your Shirt

Maximizing Your Real Estate Return Without Losing Your Shirt

Investing in real estate seems like the most stable way of making money and earning an income that will ensure a comfortable retirement, but, as with anything, delving into real estate does have its share of risks. It’s essential to ensure success by following some common sense rules and doing your due diligence in choosing properties for […]

February 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Real Estate Bubble Looks Eerily Like Early 2006

The Real Estate Bubble Looks Eerily Like Early 2006

We called the real estate bubble top in late 2005, just before it began to burst in early 2006. So did Jim Stack, a newsletter writer in Whitefish Montana. Now Jim has a Housing Bubble Bellwether Barometer that’s flashing a sell signal after going up 80% last year. All our alarms are going off as […]

Personal Finance

20 Money Moves That’ll Make You Really Rich

20 Money Moves That’ll Make You Really Rich

Money moves typically depicts the series of steps and actions that one needs to take in order to build wealth. No one basically becomes wealthy doing nothing. Becoming rich connotes action, passion, consistency and focus. Being rich is a legitimate desire for most of mankind. Attracting riches into our lives is definitely another matter. However with the right information and […]

February 14, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Top 4 Financial Milestones To Consider Reaching Before You Retire

Top 4 Financial Milestones To Consider Reaching Before You Retire

Today I have the honor of featuring a guest post from a terrific writer. James Paul is a financial educator and blogs about money management, personal finance, college financing and retirement. His personal finance blog delves into financial wellness topics and the integration of money matters into life. Enjoy the post! Planning to retire anytime soon? Have […]

February 2, 2018 | By | Reply More

Stocks

What’s Causing This Market Craziness And How You Can Profit From It

What’s Causing This Market Craziness And How You Can Profit From It

Another day, and another big loss in the markets. Times like these may try investors’ souls, but at the end of the day they are necessary to ensure a true bubble doesn’t form and then lead to a crash. But what exactly causes such crazy volatility as we saw on Monday, when the markets saw […]

February 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
3 Stocks For Real Blockchain Investors, Not Speculators

3 Stocks For Real Blockchain Investors, Not Speculators

The latest buzzword on Wall Street is blockchain. There is a logic to the interest since the research firm Markets & Markets forecast that the market for blockchain-related products and services will reach $7.7 billion in 2022. The market for such products was a mere $242 million in 2016. That has led investors to jumping on […]

January 26, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More

Dividend Stocks

9 Dividends Due For A Raise In March

9 Dividends Due For A Raise In March

Dividend growth is the key to retirement because it fends off the effects of inflation. Even amid low inflation of 2% to 3% a year, a stagnant dividend will actually lose 2% to 3% of purchasing power a year. The only way to actually grow your income over time, then, is to invest in companies […]

February 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
2 High-Yield Dividend Stocks To Buy Before The Next Correction

2 High-Yield Dividend Stocks To Buy Before The Next Correction

At least several times a week, I get a note from a newsletter subscriber or other investor who has heard a stock market correction or bear market is coming soon. The next statement is that the investor either plans to sell his stocks until prices drop or wait for the prices to drop before buying […]

January 24, 2018 | By | Reply More

ETFs

Evaluating Dividend ETFs

Evaluating Dividend ETFs

My site is read by readers from all walks of life. We have those with no experience investing, to those who have been through the ups and downs of the past half a century (and even longer). We also have a variety of readers, who are interested in the concept of dividend growth investing, but who […]

February 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
3 ETFs To Buy The Blockchain In 2018

3 ETFs To Buy The Blockchain In 2018

No bitcoin fund? No problem. While regulators are telling ETF issuers to scrap plans for funds based on the cryptocurrency, new avenues for digital currency are emerging: blockchain ETFs promising exposure to blockchain companies. Among financial technologies, blockchain is fairly new. Originally created as a centralized ledger and record-keeping system for digital currency transactions, blockchain […]

January 31, 2018 | By | Reply More

Commodities

9 Best Energy Stocks To Own Before Earnings

9 Best Energy Stocks To Own Before Earnings

Earnings season is in full swing, and at the sector level, 100% of the  S&P 500 companies in the Energy and Utilities sectors are reporting earnings above estimates. So far this earnings season, energy stocks are the real winners. The Energy sector is also reporting the largest upside aggregate difference between actual earnings and estimated earnings (+13.1%). […]

February 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Time To Buy Gold For 2018 As The Run-Down Starts?

Time To Buy Gold For 2018 As The Run-Down Starts?

The price of gold could rally to $4,200 as the Federal Reserve tries, and fails to normalize monetary policy over the next few years according to analysts at CLSA. CLSA has long been a gold bull, advocating the yellow metal for its model portfolio since 2002. So far, this trade has yielded mixed results. After the price […]

January 8, 2018 | By | Reply More

Other Recent Posts

How You Can Invest In Real Estate Using A Self-Directed IRA

How You Can Invest In Real Estate Using A Self-Directed IRA

What is a Self-Directed IRA? An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is a type of savings account that is designed to help you create a healthy nest egg for your retirement while offering multiple tax benefits. However, regular IRAs limit your investments the more traditional assets options such as to mutual funds, stocks and bonds. Whereas […]

January 22, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Paying Yourself First: The Saving Rule That Is Helping Me Build Wealth

Paying Yourself First: The Saving Rule That Is Helping Me Build Wealth

If you have done your homework, then you have probably read about one of the “golden rules” of finance. Finance experts are telling you to do it, money how-to books are shoving it down your throat, most finance blogs are praising it, but what the heck does it really mean? For the longest time, I […]

January 19, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
7 Best Technology ETFs For 2018 And Beyond

7 Best Technology ETFs For 2018 And Beyond

These technology ETFs could be leaders through the rest of the year You don’t need me to tell you that technology was the best-performing sector in the S&P 500 last year. The Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLK), the largest technology ETF by assets, jumped 34.3% in 2017, easily topping the 21.7% returned by the broader market. Of course, 2018 […]

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