ETFs

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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7 Energy ETFs To Buy For A Rebound In 2020

7 Energy ETFs To Buy For A Rebound In 2020

These energy ETFs could prove to be good deals if the sector leaves its doldrums behind this year Compared to the broader market, energy stocks weren’t the stocks to own last year. The Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLE) rose just 11.7%, including dividends paid, against a 31.2% gain for the S&P 500. Also consider that the energy sector […]

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What You Need To Know Before You Invest In Mutual Funds

What You Need To Know Before You Invest In Mutual Funds

When I was struggling to pay off my debt, all I wanted was enough money to pay my bills. Even though I worked in a financial firm out of college, I was not in a position to think about the future or investing for myself. However, no matter where you are on your debt journey, I want […]

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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

Buy At These Highs? No Thanks – 4 Cheap Dividends Instead

Buy At These Highs? No Thanks – 4 Cheap Dividends Instead

If you’re an income investor like me, these stock market all-time highs are pure misery. Fortunately, I have a fix, which I’ll explain in a moment. High stock prices mean low yields for new money, which unfortunately minimizes dividend potential. Plus, buying overpriced stocks limits upside potential, too. Why reach for a 2% yield when you could lose that in […]

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The Short Guide To Dividend Investing With Coronavirus Spreading

The Short Guide To Dividend Investing With Coronavirus Spreading

China-centered Coronavirous outbreak has caused volatility and havoc in the financial and commodity markets. Last Friday’s 600 point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) pushed the weekly decline to 733 points. This decline was the worst drop for the U.S. stock market since August 2019, when recession fears gripped investors. At this time, […]

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These Stocks Are Expected To Raise Dividends With February Earnings Reports

These Stocks Are Expected To Raise Dividends With February Earnings Reports

The stock market is an interesting world. Stocks trade every business day. Analysts and financial writers publish numerous opinion pieces every day. For popular stocks, you can find new things to read every day. Even less popular companies are reviewed and rated several times a month. Conversely, publicly-traded corporations typically release “real news” financial information […]

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Stocks

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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7 Stocks That Are Screaming Buys Right Now

7 Stocks That Are Screaming Buys Right Now

These are the names making their way onto the Street’s 2020 wish list With New Year’s resolutions in hand, market watchers are hitting the Street, searching for the new decade’s showstoppers. However, an impressive 2019 market rally coupled with a general sense of uncertainty as we enter a U.S. presidential election year makes this task […]

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5 Stocks Under $10 Worth The Risk

5 Stocks Under $10 Worth The Risk

These low-priced stocks under $10 can lead to big-time gains As Warren Buffett likes to say “Price is what you pay; value is what you get.” It’s the reason why Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) at $300,000 per share is actually cheap, while a $2 stock could be very expensive. But there can be value to be had in […]

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Real Estate

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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Generate Millions For Your Real Estate Portfolio… All On The Side

Generate Millions For Your Real Estate Portfolio… All On The Side

As real estate investors, we are always looking for the best deals to add to our portfolios. Some of us work our day jobs and do real estate on the side… which is a great way to make extra income. As a matter of fact, we can still make millions with this basic strategy! This […]

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How To Buy And Hold Real Estate

How To Buy And Hold Real Estate

Profiting from real estate as part of a short-term or a long-term investment strategy (for example, to complement your retirement plan) is a common goal for many investors. The flexibility of real estate investing makes it ideal as a full-time career path, a part-time business, or just as a hobby. Either way, there are some tactics […]

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Personal Finance

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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8 Steps For Planning For Your Financial Future

8 Steps For Planning For Your Financial Future

With so many of us falling into the trap of immediate self-gratification, we often neglect the financial planning that’s needed for our future. And as Scott Langdon from MoneyTaskForce.com says, “if you fail to plan for your financial future, you’re basically planning to fail. And we all know that the consequences of poor financial planning can be […]

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4 Tips To Consider For Financial Security During Retirement

4 Tips To Consider For Financial Security During Retirement

Retirement planning should start today because when the time comes that you can’t work like you used to, your finances are going to change a lot. You might have questions such as what your end retirement savings goal should look like, the kind of investments that would help you reach that goal, what kind of […]

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What Percentage Of Options Expire Worthless?

What Percentage Of Options Expire Worthless?

| February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the persistent and pernicious myths regarding options is that 80% of all options expire worthless.  The number belies the fact that most options get closed well before expiration and can create some misleading belief that selling premium is the only sure way to make money trading options. We’ve all seen the marketing emails […]

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7 Micro-Cap Stocks That Could Double

7 Micro-Cap Stocks That Could Double

| February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

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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Is Now The Opportune Time To Buy Silver?

Is Now The Opportune Time To Buy Silver?

| February 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

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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