Stocks

7 Semiconductor Stocks To Buy For An Ongoing Chip Shortage

7 Semiconductor Stocks To Buy For An Ongoing Chip Shortage

While it’s a cynical play, these chipmakers are profiting from unprecedented circumstances If you’ve been paying attention to used car prices, you might have noticed that the sector has been on a yo-yo since the novel coronavirus upended our lives. During last year’s spring doldrums, many anticipated a recessionary slump hurting the secondhand car market. […]

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How Do You Make Money In Private Deals?

How Do You Make Money In Private Deals?

As investors, there’s one question we should know the answer to before committing any funds… No, it’s not the valuation or the deal terms (although those are important)… The #1 thing we must understand is how we – the investor – will make money. To answer this question, we first have to take a step back and […]

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The Top 7 Stocks To Buy For Under $20 In August

The Top 7 Stocks To Buy For Under $20 In August

These seven top stocks to buy for under $20 in August won’t remain so affordable for long Cheap stocks are plentiful. Cheap stocks that also offer real long-term growth potential are tougher to find. When you set a price of $20 or less and you expect to see performance, there’s no sector where you’re more […]

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ETFs

5 Reasons To Choose Index Funds For Your Investment Portfolio

5 Reasons To Choose Index Funds For Your Investment Portfolio

Stock Picking is Time Consuming and Destined for Underperformance I haven’t always been an index fund investor. When I started investing, I was a value stock picker. I wanted to invest in company stocks  that were selling below than their intrinsic value. I spent hours reviewing company annual reports, Securities and Exchange (SEC) documents and listening to company […]

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7 Best ETFs To Buy Now If You’re Looking For Safety

7 Best ETFs To Buy Now If You’re Looking For Safety

Spread your risk across a basket of viable ETFs Although benchmark indices have again found themselves trading at all-time highs, it’s difficult not to wonder if you risk holding the bag. For one thing, volatility between July 14 through July 19 gave everyone a reminder that anything could happen. Thus, the narrative for exchange-traded funds […]

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The 5 Best Cryptocurrency ETFs On The Market Right Now

The 5 Best Cryptocurrency ETFs On The Market Right Now

ETFs provide cushion against risk and volatility and are more tax-efficient Cryptocurrency is all the rage these days. If you’ve been following the news, you know Bitcoin (CCC:BTC-USD) is on fire. However, it can seem very risky for new investors to pour capital into the space due to the inherent volatility of individual cryptocurrencies. That’s where this […]

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Dividend Stocks

5 Dividends Growing Up To 20% Per Year

5 Dividends Growing Up To 20% Per Year

Dividend Aristocrats are popular. Too popular, if you ask me. I’ll concede that the surest, safest way big stock market gains is dividend growth. Over time, stock prices are literally pulled higher by their payouts. Their dividends act as magnets that pull their shares higher and make their shareholders rich. The Aristocrats have delivered plenty of wealth. […]

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3 Funds That Could Pay You Huge 7%+ Dividends Ranked Worst To First

3 Funds That Could Pay You Huge 7%+ Dividends Ranked Worst To First

These days, many of the dividend investors I talk to feel squeezed between: Weak yields (which have plunged as stocks have surged) and High taxes (which are likely to rise further). You’re no doubt feeling this pinch, too. The good news is that there’s an investment that lets you wiggle out of this trap, regularly offering steady-as-she-goes […]

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3 Huge Monthly Dividends Set To Soar (One Yields An Incredible 7.6%)

3 Huge Monthly Dividends Set To Soar (One Yields An Incredible 7.6%)

When it comes right down to it, we dividend investors really only need three things: Bargain stocks with … High current yields and ideally … Monthly payouts—so we can line up our income with our bills and reinvest our dividend cash without having to wait for three long months. I know—this list is cute, but it sounds […]

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Commodities

Alternative Investments You Might Want To Consider

Alternative Investments You Might Want To Consider

Traditional investments like cash, stocks, bonds, ETFs or exchange-traded funds, and mutual funds are typically the preferred options of investors. There are others, though, who choose to be a little adventurous and look for alternative investments. What are Alternative Investments? Alternative investments are financial assets that are non-traditional or unconventional. Many investors who prefer alternative […]

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Investing In Junior Mining Deals

Investing In Junior Mining Deals

You might imagine that digging gold out of the ground is an “easy money” industry… But as the infamous quote from Mark Twain goes – “A gold mine is a hole in the ground with a liar standing on top of it.” So, before you get swayed by the promises of six-digit winners from a speculative […]

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Timber: Falling Lumber Futures Bode Well For Home Builders/Buyers

Timber: Falling Lumber Futures Bode Well For Home Builders/Buyers

The COVID-era housing market has been shaped and upheld by unique, counter-acting forces. Most of the media attention is flocking toward the political and governmental events that feel consequential. When the Federal Reserve recently announced their plans to maintain the already record low interest rates, for example, it quickly became the popular topic. It’s true that the […]

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Real Estate

Is The Housing Market In A Bubble? [Homebuilding Stocks To Watch]

Is The Housing Market In A Bubble? [Homebuilding Stocks To Watch]

The housing market has cooled from its blistering pace of this year’s 1st half. However, demand remains robust with prices continuing to rise.  So, why have homebuilders, as represented by the iShares U.S Home Construction ETF (ITB), declined over 9% in the past week?  Granted, ITB and many individual homebuilders have enjoyed huge gains from […]

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Alternative Investments You Might Want To Consider

Alternative Investments You Might Want To Consider

Traditional investments like cash, stocks, bonds, ETFs or exchange-traded funds, and mutual funds are typically the preferred options of investors. There are others, though, who choose to be a little adventurous and look for alternative investments. What are Alternative Investments? Alternative investments are financial assets that are non-traditional or unconventional. Many investors who prefer alternative […]

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Are Hotel REITs Attractive Again?

Are Hotel REITs Attractive Again?

Many investors are playing the recovery trade, looking for those stocks and companies that are not yet out of the pandemic woods, but should see a substantial improvement in their business results as the economy continues to open. Hospitality and travel-related companies are popular stocks for this investment strategy. However, with the hospitality-related REITs, shares […]

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Personal Finance

How To Get Out Of Debt Fast: 10+ Tips You Need To Know Now

How To Get Out Of Debt Fast: 10+ Tips You Need To Know Now

There are many reasons why people get into debt. Many don’t know how to get out of it, but this article will show you what you need to do to get that weight off your shoulders! This post will give you some practical suggestions on how to save money and pay down debts. It is possible for […]

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Budgeting Before You Retire And Planning For The Future

Budgeting Before You Retire And Planning For The Future

Trying to estimate what your expenses will be during retirement can be challenging. It’s difficult to plan for inflation and to predict the costs of essential expenses in the next 10, 15, 20 years, or more. However, trying to come up with a spending plan for your retirement is crucial, as the earlier you start […]

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7 Tools To Build Wealth After 50

7 Tools To Build Wealth After 50

There is an old joke in my office that goes like this: Everybody can retire in 15 years starting with nothing. I can prove it. Most people overspend until their birthday has a 5 in front of it. Then they panic. OMG! I have only 15 years until retirement! And then they get serious and […]

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Is The Housing Market In A Bubble? [Homebuilding Stocks To Watch]

Is The Housing Market In A Bubble? [Homebuilding Stocks To Watch]

| September 16, 2021

The housing market has cooled from its blistering pace of this year’s 1st half. However, demand remains robust with prices continuing to rise.  So, why have homebuilders, as represented by the iShares U.S Home Construction ETF (ITB), declined over 9% in the past week?  Granted, ITB and many individual homebuilders have enjoyed huge gains from […]

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5 Dividends Growing Up To 20% Per Year

5 Dividends Growing Up To 20% Per Year

| September 14, 2021

Dividend Aristocrats are popular. Too popular, if you ask me. I’ll concede that the surest, safest way big stock market gains is dividend growth. Over time, stock prices are literally pulled higher by their payouts. Their dividends act as magnets that pull their shares higher and make their shareholders rich. The Aristocrats have delivered plenty of wealth. […]

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How To Get Out Of Debt Fast: 10+ Tips You Need To Know Now

How To Get Out Of Debt Fast: 10+ Tips You Need To Know Now

| September 9, 2021

There are many reasons why people get into debt. Many don’t know how to get out of it, but this article will show you what you need to do to get that weight off your shoulders! This post will give you some practical suggestions on how to save money and pay down debts. It is possible for […]

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