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

Keep Your Finances Moving Forward

Keep Your Finances Moving Forward

We’re coming up on the end of the year, yes already! During this time of year, we sometimes feel pressured to make specific New Year’s resolutions/goals. As it relates to finance, we may have resolutions like I will get rid of all my debt next year or I will invest triple the amount into the […]

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Is Early Retirement Using Stealth Wealth Gaming The System?

Is Early Retirement Using Stealth Wealth Gaming The System?

I have been told by some people who I’m routinely in contact with that I’m hard to figure out. I’m always dressed casually, drive some older but uniquely memorable cars, and they know I don’t work in any conventional sense. Yet I am able to live in a somewhat high-cost area. I am seen all […]

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Invest On Behalf Of Your Kids Now

Invest On Behalf Of Your Kids Now

As parents, we want to be able to provide for our kids. Part of providing is to make smart financial decisions that can help them in the future. One way to do this is to take their money out of a savings account that’s earning a measly 1% of interest and instead investing it into […]

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Stocks

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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What Is Volatility, And How Can It Affect My Stock Positions?

What Is Volatility, And How Can It Affect My Stock Positions?

In the stock market, as in life, we must expect some volatility.  But what exactly is volatility, and what do we need to know about it? Often Used, Often Misunderstood If you listen to the talking heads on financial television programs, sooner or later you’ll hear the term “volatility.”  The thing is, they don’t bother to […]

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Recession Preparation – How To Survive The Looming Bear Market

Recession Preparation – How To Survive The Looming Bear Market

NASDAQ CHART: Dow Jones: NASDAQ was trading in a range above 7000 in January 2018. Once August rolled around, it was trading over 8000. Then comes October, and it has since been in a declining trend since. We’ve witnessed the market’s relentless economic and stock market growth for almost a decade now, and every stock market pundit […]

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Dividend Stocks

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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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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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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5 REITs To Buy For Big-Time Gains This Year

5 REITs To Buy For Big-Time Gains This Year

| January 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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My 3 Favorite “Dogs Of The Dow” For 2019

My 3 Favorite “Dogs Of The Dow” For 2019

| January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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4 Stocks That Deserve Your Attention In 2019

4 Stocks That Deserve Your Attention In 2019

| January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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