Real Estate

Crowdfunding Real Estate Investing: The New Way To Fundraise And Invest

Crowdfunding Real Estate Investing: The New Way To Fundraise And Invest

Crowdfunding has revolutionized the traditional fundraising system. Through crowdfunding, the funds are raised from a large number of investors in small proportions to finance a particular project, venture or an idea. Crowdfunding is emerging rapidly at a global level. A World Bank report estimates a $93 billion market size for this alternative approach as compared to $34 […]

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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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Personal Finance

Recovering From Financial Mistakes Like The Wealthy

Recovering From Financial Mistakes Like The Wealthy

Regardless how experienced or educated you are, you will still make financial mistakes, some of them humdingers. Personal finance blogs and media outlets frequently share basic financial mistakes to avoid: spend less than you earn, invest in index funds, avoid debt and so forth. All this is good advice, but it goes a lot deeper […]

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Should I Pay Off Debt Using Retirement Money?

Should I Pay Off Debt Using Retirement Money?

Many people come to a financial crossroad. That moment when you finally realize you have more debt than your budget can handle, and you’re ready to make a change. An immediate change. Like, right now. You want to pay everything off and start fresh, and continuing to make monthly payments feels too slow. Since you’ve […]

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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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Stocks

7 Cheap Stocks Under $5 That Could Soar

7 Cheap Stocks Under $5 That Could Soar

Stocks under $5 aren’t the highest quality stocks, but the right ones can stage huge rallies Stocks under $5 usually aren’t the best stocks. After all, almost every company prices their initial public offering at $10 per share or more. Thus, if a stock is trading under $5, that means the stock has most likely […]

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Should You Invest In Marijuana Stock?

Should You Invest In Marijuana Stock?

Like any other investment, Marijuana stocks are an investment and carry a certain amount of risk and reward associated with taking that risk.  As it has been proven time and again, the higher the risk you take the greater the rewards you shall reap.  As an investor, no matter how risk-seeking or risk-averse is your investment mindset, it is […]

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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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Dividend Stocks

How To Supplement Your Income With Stocks

How To Supplement Your Income With Stocks

Wouldn’t it be great to replace some of your income with stock investing profits? Whether you’re currently working and want some additional incoming cash or you’re retired and looking to replace your old working income, the right stocks can add a lot to your bank account. The best way to earn steady income from investing […]

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5 Dividend Stocks That Haven’t Yet Rallied – But Will

5 Dividend Stocks That Haven’t Yet Rallied – But Will

We contrarians stayed calm through the market’s fourth quarter hissy fit. We not only held onto our shares through November and December but we also added dividend payers opportunistically to our portfolios. Now, it’s time for us to be a bit more conservative. Most US stocks have rallied so much that they are now “overbought.” This […]

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Sell These 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks About To Cut Their Dividends

Sell These 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks About To Cut Their Dividends

There is a tremendous appeal to owning shares of high-yield stocks. In a world where you are lucky if a bank account pays 2%, income stocks that pay 8%, 9% or even 11% can be very attractive. However, high yield stocks are not a bank account or government bond. Dividend cuts happen and when they […]

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ETFs

I Love CEFs – But I Hate These 212 Loser Funds

I Love CEFs – But I Hate These 212 Loser Funds

Closed-end funds (CEFs) are increasingly becoming favorites of retirees looking for income. And why not? Many pay 5%, 6% and even 7% or more today. In a world where stocks yield 2% and bonds just 3% or so, the extra dividends can be the key to a comfortable retirement. The “closed” in CEF technically means […]

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The 10 Best ETFs You Can Buy

The 10 Best ETFs You Can Buy

The best ETFs can be found in many asset classes and objectives Given the sheer expanse of the U.S. exchange-traded funds (ETFs) market, which is home to over 2,300 products, what constitutes the best ETF can vary from investor to investor. For some investors, the best ETFs are the ones with the lowest fees while other investors […]

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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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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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Recovering From Financial Mistakes Like The Wealthy

Recovering From Financial Mistakes Like The Wealthy

| March 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Regardless how experienced or educated you are, you will still make financial mistakes, some of them humdingers. Personal finance blogs and media outlets frequently share basic financial mistakes to avoid: spend less than you earn, invest in index funds, avoid debt and so forth. All this is good advice, but it goes a lot deeper […]

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Crowdfunding Real Estate Investing: The New Way To Fundraise And Invest

Crowdfunding Real Estate Investing: The New Way To Fundraise And Invest

Crowdfunding has revolutionized the traditional fundraising system. Through crowdfunding, the funds are raised from a large number of investors in small proportions to finance a particular project, venture or an idea. Crowdfunding is emerging rapidly at a global level. A World Bank report estimates a $93 billion market size for this alternative approach as compared to $34 […]

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I Love CEFs – But I Hate These 212 Loser Funds

I Love CEFs – But I Hate These 212 Loser Funds

| March 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Closed-end funds (CEFs) are increasingly becoming favorites of retirees looking for income. And why not? Many pay 5%, 6% and even 7% or more today. In a world where stocks yield 2% and bonds just 3% or so, the extra dividends can be the key to a comfortable retirement. The “closed” in CEF technically means […]

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