ETFs

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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3 Great Funds For Investors Interested In Bitcoin

3 Great Funds For Investors Interested In Bitcoin

With bitcoin bouncing back, investors may want to consider these funds to participate in the resurgence. In what feels like somewhat quiet fashion, bitcoin is enjoying an excellent start to 2020. On Jan. 1, the largest digital currency by market value resided around $7,160, but has subsequently vaulted to $9,282 as of Feb. 1. In […]

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Commodities

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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Gold Price Outlook For 2020: Continuation Of The Bull Market

Gold Price Outlook For 2020: Continuation Of The Bull Market

Last year was a strong year for gold price as concerns about economic strength permeated the markets much of the year. It looks like the gold price outlook for 2020 calls for more of the same — despite signs of economic strength. Other factors like central bank buying and global debt are expected to drive prices for […]

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What Silver (SLV) Needs Most

What Silver (SLV) Needs Most

Now that the impact of the US-Iran situation is apparently absorbed by the financial community, we can look at its effects on silver and see if they tell us anything. And they sure do.  Here’s a very simple 3-month chart of SLV, the unleveraged US silver ETF that trades on US markets. If we look at the relationship […]

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Dividend Stocks

Recent Insider Buying Points To The High-Yield Stocks To Buy Right Now

Recent Insider Buying Points To The High-Yield Stocks To Buy Right Now

During the week of March 15th to 20th, the high-yield sectors in the stock market crashed to unbelievably low stock price levels. The financial media gave their usual reasons for the share price drops including their “go-to” being that investors were afraid and selling their shares across the high-yield universe. They were wrong: the financial […]

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These Reliable Monthly Dividend Payers Have Never Been Cheaper

These Reliable Monthly Dividend Payers Have Never Been Cheaper

A trio of reliable monthly dividend payers has been swept up in the pandemic panic. They could be the dirt-cheap buys that have dividend investors kicking themselves this time next year for not “backing up the truck” and buying every monthly paying share in sight. These closed-end funds (CEFs) as a whole are far smaller […]

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Pick Up These Three High-Yield Stocks While They’re Still On Sale

Pick Up These Three High-Yield Stocks While They’re Still On Sale

The spread of Coronavirus across the globe has led to a decimation of stock prices in the travel and vacation related stocks. With stock prices down so far, it is tempting to possibly pick up shares of an airline, cruise ship, or hotel stock. I caution against jumping in now and have an alternative idea. […]

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Stocks

The 10 Best Stocks To Buy After The Market’s Historic Sell-Off

The 10 Best Stocks To Buy After The Market’s Historic Sell-Off

The historic market sell-off in March has created some attractive long-term buying opportunities The stock market just had a historic sell-off. In fact, it’s in the middle of one of the sharpest and most violent sell-offs, ever. On Monday March 9, the Dow Jones Industrials Average dropped more than 2,000 points, the first time that’s happened in […]

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Just A Corona Correction?

Just A Corona Correction?

The markets on crack have largely ignored the coronavirus, which obviously could be a potential game changer. And now they react, down 2,600 points on the Dow, as soon as it hits a “white toast” country like Italy. Yes, the markets are quite bigoted! The markets have been on a tear ever since the Fed started pumping […]

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7 Micro-Cap Stocks That Could Double

7 Micro-Cap Stocks That Could Double

Hidden micro-cap gems are hard to find unless investors screen for value and strong revenue growth Companies with micro capitalization are those that have valuations under $300 million. At that size, the volatility can be higher than the average stock. If timed correctly, this suggests that the stock may offer traders big gains in short […]

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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

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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How To Make Smart Decisions For Your Retirement Portfolio

How To Make Smart Decisions For Your Retirement Portfolio

Saving money for your retirement is probably one of the most important goals you have right now. So, you have to find the right balance between investing with risk and investing with safe return to have a nice portfolio. You need to strategize and be successful at it if you want to be comfortable in […]

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Financial Planning For Early Retirees

Financial Planning For Early Retirees

Recently I came across an article of someone who retired early making less than $50,000 and whose plan is to continue to live frugally in retirement. I thought to myself that is interesting and to each his own. But then I thought, if you’re working hard to eventually retire, you must be working super-hard to retire early […]

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Six Things You Need To Know Before Investing In Rental Properties

Six Things You Need To Know Before Investing In Rental Properties

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

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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Recent Insider Buying Points To The High-Yield Stocks To Buy Right Now

Recent Insider Buying Points To The High-Yield Stocks To Buy Right Now

| March 31, 2020 | 1 Comment

During the week of March 15th to 20th, the high-yield sectors in the stock market crashed to unbelievably low stock price levels. The financial media gave their usual reasons for the share price drops including their “go-to” being that investors were afraid and selling their shares across the high-yield universe. They were wrong: the financial […]

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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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