ETFs

7 Of The Best Healthcare ETFs To Purchase For 2020

7 Of The Best Healthcare ETFs To Purchase For 2020

These ETFs address many different corners of the exciting healthcare space The healthcare sector is off to a decent start in 2020 with the S&P 500 Health Care Index higher by 2%, indicating some market participants are embracing the group’s defensive and well-valued characteristics. This is a time for investors to focus on the healthcare […]

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3 Monthly Dividend ETFs For Reliable Income

3 Monthly Dividend ETFs For Reliable Income

These monthly dividend-payers offer steady income and some compelling buying opportunities after sharp drops The Federal Reserve took interest rates to near zero and Treasury yields are tumbling, putting added emphasis on steady streams of income, including monthly dividend ETFs. As their name implies, exchange-traded funds with monthly dividends deliver distributions each month, whereas many […]

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3 Different Ways for Newcomers to Buy S&P 500 Stocks

3 Different Ways for Newcomers to Buy S&P 500 Stocks

There are easy ways to start investing in the S&P 500 [Editor’s note: “3 Different Ways for Newcomers to Buy S&P 500 Stocks” was previously published in December 2019. It has since been updated to include the most relevant information available.] If you’re new to investing, one of the best ways you can dip your […]

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Commodities

9 Gold Stocks To Stave Off Coronavirus-Induced Volatility

9 Gold Stocks To Stave Off Coronavirus-Induced Volatility

There’s no quarantining gold fever [Editor’s note: “9 Gold Stocks to Stave Off Coronavirus-Induced Volatility” is regularly updated to include the most relevant information available.] As the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently revealed, a shocking 20.5 million Americans have lost their jobs, translating to a depression-level 14.7% unemployment rate. Therefore, the idea of a quick, V-shaped […]

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Chaos In The Oil Markets Explained

Chaos In The Oil Markets Explained

Whitney Tilson’s email to investors discussing his colleague Berna Barshay on the chaos in the oil markets. The Chaos In The Oil Market After more than 25 years since my first day on the trading floor, it’s not often that I see something that I’ve never seen before – and never thought I’d see! But yesterday was […]

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Is Now The Opportune Time To Buy Silver?

Is Now The Opportune Time To Buy Silver?

Just 9 short days ago your friendly Gold Enthusiast advised that he’s waiting for signs of an uptrend before buying into silver. Just exactly what that means might be up for debate; usually, an uptrend requires starting from a decent base with relatively low volume, and from there a rise in both price and volume. Are […]

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Dividend Stocks

2 Smart Lockdown Buys For 150% Dividend Growth, Upside

2 Smart Lockdown Buys For 150% Dividend Growth, Upside

We’re almost three months into this crisis and three things are crystal clear: Plenty of “household-name” dividend-payers are in big trouble—and not just the ones you see in the news. When the payout cuts come, the resulting share-price drops will crush the unwary. Way too many people are clinging to blue chips yielding 2% or 3%. But is […]

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These Three High Yield Stocks Get Bullish Analyst Ratings During The Bear Market

These Three High Yield Stocks Get Bullish Analyst Ratings During The Bear Market

The pandemic-triggered stock market selloff has been incredibly tough on income investors, and the dividend-paying stocks they like to own. In the current market, investors have been drawn to big-name companies whose business was uninterrupted by the crisis. This group pays small or no dividends. Several factors have kept dividend-paying stocks down, but that means […]

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Dividend Coverage Ratio Explained: Avoid Painful Dividend Cuts

Dividend Coverage Ratio Explained: Avoid Painful Dividend Cuts

If you’re reading this, it’s because you want 2 things: Reliable income. To make your money grow. One of the best ways to achieve both of those is by following my favorite investing strategy: Dividend growth investing. If you don’t know what this is, it consists of building a portfolio of high-quality stocks. These stocks […]

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Stocks

Three Iconic Brands You Can Rely On Even In A Bear Market

Three Iconic Brands You Can Rely On Even In A Bear Market

In its latest earnings report, Nike (NKE) reported a 36% increase in digital sales. In a press release accompanying the earnings release, President and CEO John Donahoe said, “We know it’s in times like these that strong brands get even stronger.” I tend to agree with Mr. Donahoe. I’ve written about several new names that have […]

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9 Gold Stocks To Stave Off Coronavirus-Induced Volatility

9 Gold Stocks To Stave Off Coronavirus-Induced Volatility

There’s no quarantining gold fever [Editor’s note: “9 Gold Stocks to Stave Off Coronavirus-Induced Volatility” is regularly updated to include the most relevant information available.] As the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently revealed, a shocking 20.5 million Americans have lost their jobs, translating to a depression-level 14.7% unemployment rate. Therefore, the idea of a quick, V-shaped […]

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2020 Investment Opportunities You Won’t Want To Miss

2020 Investment Opportunities You Won’t Want To Miss

The economy in 2020 may be experiencing something of a rough start – to put it mildly. However, wise investors know that the current pandemic downturn is just the launching point for new profits. And, if you invest in the right companies, commodities, and assets, it’s possible to seriously benefit from the current state of […]

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Real Estate

Six Things You Need To Know Before Investing In Rental Properties

Six Things You Need To Know Before Investing In Rental Properties

Amid the uncertainty created by the Coronavirus pandemic, many investors are looking for the lowest risk strategy which can still bring a reasonable return. Even in these tough times, rental properties remain one of the best investments as people always need a place to live. With the poor performance of the stock market, more and more investors […]

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7 Tried And Proven Ways To Protect A Real Estate Investment

7 Tried And Proven Ways To Protect A Real Estate Investment

Building up a valuable real estate portfolio is a common way to achieve financial security. Even especially successful real estate investors, though, can find themselves facing losses that could have been avoided. Fortunately, taking some proactive steps to protect your investments will make such problems less likely. There are seven particularly effective ways to protect […]

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How To Build Your Pension Plan With A Few Rental Properties

How To Build Your Pension Plan With A Few Rental Properties

How would you rather spend your retirement? Vacationing perhaps, absorbing fanciful sights, smells and tastes from all over the world. Even if your vision of retirement doesn’t have a lot of vacationing in it, I bet this period is one where you want to relax and enjoy your work-free years. But there’s a catch: to […]

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Personal Finance

How To Start Investing With Little Money

How To Start Investing With Little Money

Want to start investing but don’t have much to contribute? You’re not alone. Given the cost of living in most areas, the amount of debt the average family has, and other important necessary expenses, many Americans can’t afford a $1,000 expense let alone spare extra money to invest. On the bright side, you don’t need […]

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Why The Economy Will Struggle To Restart

Why The Economy Will Struggle To Restart

Restarting the economy is going to be more difficult than it was stopping it. A vigorous discussion on the topic is desperately needed as many feel talking about opening the economy is akin to reigniting the infection rate, when in reality, the discussion is needed to formulate an appropriate and workable plan. Talking about restarting […]

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The Fuzzy Math Behind COVID-19

The Fuzzy Math Behind COVID-19

Fear is the most powerful weapon in war. Hitler deployed buzz bombs against London in an attempt to destroy resolve and heighten fear during World War II. It nearly worked, if not for the even greater resolve of the British people and their leader, Winston Churchill. Fear is such a powerful weapon that nations will go to […]

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Three Iconic Brands You Can Rely On Even In A Bear Market

Three Iconic Brands You Can Rely On Even In A Bear Market

| May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

In its latest earnings report, Nike (NKE) reported a 36% increase in digital sales. In a press release accompanying the earnings release, President and CEO John Donahoe said, “We know it’s in times like these that strong brands get even stronger.” I tend to agree with Mr. Donahoe. I’ve written about several new names that have […]

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2 Smart Lockdown Buys For 150% Dividend Growth, Upside

2 Smart Lockdown Buys For 150% Dividend Growth, Upside

| May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

We’re almost three months into this crisis and three things are crystal clear: Plenty of “household-name” dividend-payers are in big trouble—and not just the ones you see in the news. When the payout cuts come, the resulting share-price drops will crush the unwary. Way too many people are clinging to blue chips yielding 2% or 3%. But is […]

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How To Start Investing With Little Money

How To Start Investing With Little Money

| May 19, 2020 | 1 Comment

Want to start investing but don’t have much to contribute? You’re not alone. Given the cost of living in most areas, the amount of debt the average family has, and other important necessary expenses, many Americans can’t afford a $1,000 expense let alone spare extra money to invest. On the bright side, you don’t need […]

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