Real Estate

Investing In Real Estate Abroad – Top Tips For The Beginner

Investing In Real Estate Abroad – Top Tips For The Beginner

Real estate has always been a relatively safe bet for investors. Whether as long-term speculation, setting yourself up as a landlord, or simply flipping a property for a fast buck, the domestic housing market is still one of the best ways to build a fortune. However, for investors looking for that little bit extra, and those […]

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Rent The House You Live In… Buy One Far Away To Rent Out…

Rent The House You Live In… Buy One Far Away To Rent Out…

I enjoyed two recent articles by Andrea Riquier at MarketWatch. The first was “The new housing play: helping priced-out renters become long-distance landlords.” It was a strategy aimed at people living in unaffordable areas – like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, or New York… By renting there to avoid both high purchase costs and a major bubble […]

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How To Predict If A Home Will Hold Its Resale Value

How To Predict If A Home Will Hold Its Resale Value

While most buyers who purchase a home with a view to living there themselves will have very specific criteria about what they want, when purchasing as an investor, the financial performance of the property is paramount—and the potential resale value plays a big part. If you’re on the hunt for a property that’s likely to […]

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Personal Finance

Why A Roth 401k Plan Makes Sense For You

Why A Roth 401k Plan Makes Sense For You

Most everyone knows about a 401k plan. It is a typical benefit employers provide to help their employees save for retirement. While there are many benefits to investing in a 401k plan, there are some drawbacks. As such, a new version of the 401k plan has been growing in popularity. The Roth 401k plan. What […]

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Working Hard Isn’t Enough To Get Ahead

Working Hard Isn’t Enough To Get Ahead

If you come from a lower or middle-class background in America, you’ve probably heard someone say that the key to success in life is working hard. That’s not to say that wealthy people don’t want their children to work hard – they just know the formula isn’t that simple. I recently read an excerpt from “The […]

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5 Ways To Improve Your Finances Today

5 Ways To Improve Your Finances Today

Everybody’s busy these days, but are you really too busy to improve your finances? It’s always important educate yourself about personal finance. However, there are small things you can do today that’ll help you reap rewards as well. So set aside a couple hours, buckle in, and commit yourself to making positive changes with your money. How to […]

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Stocks

3 Canadian Marijuana Stocks With Reasonable Valuations

3 Canadian Marijuana Stocks With Reasonable Valuations

Most cannabis-based companies command pricey valuations, but these Canadian marijuana stocks are affordable With federal restrictions on cannabis remaining in place in the U.S., investors look to Canadian marijuana stocks. By all accounts, these stocks continue to achieve outsized rates of growth. The industry should grow further after Oct. 17, when weed will become legal across […]

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Understanding Market Timing And How To Profit From It

Understanding Market Timing And How To Profit From It

There is money to be made in the stock market. How you go about investing however is totally up to you. Some investors are buy and hold types. This means they buy a stock, mutual fund or ETF and hold it for the long term. Other investors believe in market timing. Their goal is to capitalize […]

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Why It’s Important To Pay Attention To Earnings Reports

Why It’s Important To Pay Attention To Earnings Reports

It’s easy to skip earnings reports when there’s so much else to pay attention to in the equities markets.  Let’s learn why you won’t want to miss out on this essential piece of the puzzle. One More Thing to Pay Attention To? Investing, when it’s not 100% passive, requires a certain measure of attentiveness.  Alas, […]

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Dividend Stocks

2 Top Contrarian Buys For The Rest Of 2018

2 Top Contrarian Buys For The Rest Of 2018

Remember seven months ago, when investors were freaking out over North Korea and a future trade war? They were also wringing their hands over popular volatility funds like the VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX (XIV), which blew up in February and destroyed millions of dollars of invested cash. All of these shocks sent the S&P 500 tumbling over 10% […]

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These Monthly Dividend Stocks Are Set To Surge (And Pay Up To 6.8%)

These Monthly Dividend Stocks Are Set To Surge (And Pay Up To 6.8%)

If you’re like most folks, you’re so used to collecting dividends quarterly that it may not have occurred to you that your portfolio can pay you every month. But it’s true, thanks to a small set of stocks that delivers cash payouts month in and month out like clockwork (I’ll reveal 3 with especially juicy dividend yields—up to […]

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9 Upcoming Dividend Hikes To “Front Run” Today

9 Upcoming Dividend Hikes To “Front Run” Today

If you want to clobber the stock market – and double your money every two or three years – then buying companies with accelerating dividends is the easiest and safest way to do it. And I’ve got good news for you: there are nine blue chip payers likely to raise their dividends next month. So why not […]

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ETFs

7 Fabulous Financial ETFs To Buy

7 Fabulous Financial ETFs To Buy

The financial services sector is the third-largest sector allocation in the S&P 500. At a weight of 13.79% (as of Aug. 31), financials trail only technology and healthcare in the benchmark U.S. equity gauge. Investors often favor financial services stocks and the related exchange traded funds (ETFs) when interest rates are rising, which describes the current […]

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5 Vice ETFs That Are Worth Sinning For

5 Vice ETFs That Are Worth Sinning For

These vice ETFs prove that sinful investing can be profitable For some investors, there are times when sin is in. While there are an increasing number of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) dedicated to environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles, also known as virtuous investing, there are a smaller number of vice ETFs. In the world of […]

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13 Sky-High Yields Of 7%-Plus: 4 Bombs, 9 Buys

13 Sky-High Yields Of 7%-Plus: 4 Bombs, 9 Buys

What do most exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and many blue-chip stocks have in common? They’re big, they’re popular with Wall Street pundits … and they don’t deliver nearly as much income as investors need to retire. Not even close. I want to share some ugly and eye-opening numbers with you about the skinflint ETF industry. I […]

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Commodities

America’s Fake Economy And Shale Oil Boom

America’s Fake Economy And Shale Oil Boom

PARIS – We promised to end the week with a bang! You’ll recall that Fed policy always consists of the same three mistakes… 1) Keeping interest rates too low for too long, resulting in too much debt; 2) Raising interest rates to try to gently deflate the debt bubble; and 3) Cutting rates in a […]

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Oil Will Be An American Weapon

Oil Will Be An American Weapon

I took a gap year after college, and I decided to spend the winter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. When I left from just south of Houston, I drove 700 miles the first day and spent the night in… Texas. Amarillo, to be exact. Texas is a big state. When you enter Texas from Louisiana on […]

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Gold And Silver Show Strong Historical Performance During The Summer Months

Gold And Silver Show Strong Historical Performance During The Summer Months

The summer is generally a good time to purchase precious metals. Gold and silver historically have outperformed when the weather is warm.  They have also outperformed other commodities, specifically oil.  If you are looking to add precious metals to your portfolio, look for dips in the price during the summer months, as they are likely to be […]

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2 Top Contrarian Buys For The Rest Of 2018

2 Top Contrarian Buys For The Rest Of 2018

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Remember seven months ago, when investors were freaking out over North Korea and a future trade war? They were also wringing their hands over popular volatility funds like the VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX (XIV), which blew up in February and destroyed millions of dollars of invested cash. All of these shocks sent the S&P 500 tumbling over 10% […]

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7 Fabulous Financial ETFs To Buy

7 Fabulous Financial ETFs To Buy

| September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The financial services sector is the third-largest sector allocation in the S&P 500. At a weight of 13.79% (as of Aug. 31), financials trail only technology and healthcare in the benchmark U.S. equity gauge. Investors often favor financial services stocks and the related exchange traded funds (ETFs) when interest rates are rising, which describes the current […]

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Why A Roth 401k Plan Makes Sense For You

Why A Roth 401k Plan Makes Sense For You

| September 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Most everyone knows about a 401k plan. It is a typical benefit employers provide to help their employees save for retirement. While there are many benefits to investing in a 401k plan, there are some drawbacks. As such, a new version of the 401k plan has been growing in popularity. The Roth 401k plan. What […]

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