Stocks

7 ‘A-Rated’ Small-Cap Stocks To Buy Now

7 ‘A-Rated’ Small-Cap Stocks To Buy Now

Small companies can grow faster in this type of economy There’s little doubt that the U.S. economy going great guns right now. And one of the big winners will be small-cap stocks. While on one hand there’s lots of talk regarding inflation — the key concern in a rapidly expanding economy — there’s also excitement. […]

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How To Start Investing Sustainably (Without Sacrificing Financial Return)

How To Start Investing Sustainably (Without Sacrificing Financial Return)

Although sustainable investments have been around for centuries, they are usually centered around individuals’ personal or religious beliefs. More commonly, in the capital markets, investors mainly target short-term profits and consistent returns while choosing investment vessels.  But, a sudden change in the last few decades has led investors to demand more than financial returns from […]

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A Post-Pandemic Investment Boom?

A Post-Pandemic Investment Boom?

Executive Summary Increased S&P 500 earnings expectations likely to help drive higher capex Portfolio managers prefer firms invest for the future Easy access to capital and recent underinvestment should set the stage for capex growth Cyclical sectors and EM are seen as beneficiaries   Capex Comeback It’s mid-year and earnings season is on tap. 2Q21 […]

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ETFs

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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The 7 Best ETFs And Mutual Funds To Prepare For Higher Rates

The 7 Best ETFs And Mutual Funds To Prepare For Higher Rates

With interest rates on the move higher, these ETFs and mutual funds can be market leaders. Interest rates are on the rise right now, and this is beginning to spook investors. Is there anything to be concerned about? Well, when the herd begins to move, you don’t exactly want to stand in its way. In […]

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Dividend Stocks

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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The Simplest, Safest Way To Earn 14.6% Per Year From Stocks

The Simplest, Safest Way To Earn 14.6% Per Year From Stocks

Let’s chat about making some real money in stocks. I’m talking about 14.6% returns per year, every single year. I know, my 14.6% annual number sounds pedestrian in a world where peddlers are hawking virtual (pretend?) coins with pups on the cover. But my returns are real—and spectacular for investors who are patient. With this method we can double […]

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A 3-Fund Portfolio for 10% Dividends

A 3-Fund Portfolio for 10% Dividends

This “stocks-up, yields-down” market is clobbering income investors. With stock prices floating higher, yields are crumbling to dust: with the 1.3% payout on the typical S&P 500 stock—a 20-year low—you’d need to invest $2.2 million to get just $2,500 a month in dividends! (And let’s not forget that the typical S&P 500 stock pays dividends quarterly, not […]

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Commodities

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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Invest In Energy Metals To Profit From Coming Electrification Revolution

Invest In Energy Metals To Profit From Coming Electrification Revolution

Electricity demand growth rate could double with adoption of electric vehicles Renewables led the growth in power production to fuel the consumption Metals such as silver, vanadium, and nickel are critical to make solar panels and batteries, mining companies also stand to benefit Electric vehicle adoption boost power consumption growth Electricity consumption is growing at an […]

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Gold Prices In 2021

Gold Prices In 2021

Gold has traditionally been considered a “safe haven”. During periods of market turbulence, the precious metal usually reacts weakly to negative sentiment. Moreover, because of its reputation as a protective asset, demand for it rises during such periods, which can stimulate price growth. Coronavirus was a strong factor that triggered volatility in global markets in […]

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Real Estate

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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What States Have The Most And Least Expensive Property Taxes?

What States Have The Most And Least Expensive Property Taxes?

Many people do not realize how much property taxes vary in each state. Some states have property taxes that are ten times the taxes in other states. If you live in a state your entire life you may be used to it but if you move around a lot or invest in real estate in […]

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How To Start Getting Passive Income Through Real Estate

How To Start Getting Passive Income Through Real Estate

There’s more to life than giving away too much of yourself to your job. While it can help you achieve financial success later in life, devoting every ounce of your energy to advancing your career can overwhelm you and severely impact your mental, physical, and social health. That’s why it’s important to find passive sources […]

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Personal Finance

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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Living Off Assets

Living Off Assets

Last year, I had an interesting thing happen to me.  For the first time in my life, my investments earned more than I did.  I had a great year at work, where I earned six-figures, plus a nice bonus.  But, it was no match for my investments, which earned almost $200,000.  That wasn’t a typical […]

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5 Money Habits Worth Developing To Boost Personal Wealth

5 Money Habits Worth Developing To Boost Personal Wealth

In real-life romantic relationships, it’s often the little things that matter, not the grand gestures worthy of a rom-com movie. The same is true of personal finance. You may have a high-paying job or a huge inheritance, but if you’re bent on boosting personal wealth, know it’s your little money habits that will play a […]

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Other Recent Posts

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

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

| August 3, 2021

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

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

| July 29, 2021

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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7 Tools To Build Wealth After 50

7 Tools To Build Wealth After 50

| July 27, 2021

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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