Real Estate

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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5 Tips For Investing In Your First Commercial Real Estate

5 Tips For Investing In Your First Commercial Real Estate

The opportunity to own property is seen by many as a rite of passage — and it’s even better when it can make you money. That’s where commercial real estate investing often comes in. The U.S. construction market was worth approximately $1,162 billion in 2016, meaning that there’s really no shortage of commercial buildings in which to […]

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Top Tips For First Time Property Investors

Top Tips For First Time Property Investors

If you’re thinking about getting into the real estate market with your first investment property, there are a few things to consider before you jump straight in. While property can prove to be a great investment, if you don’t do your research there’s a very good chance you could find yourself with a property that ends […]

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Personal Finance

Projecting Finances For The Aging

Projecting Finances For The Aging

In assisting my mother-in-law with her finances, one of the things I’ve done is to project how long her savings will last. I’m monitoring her income, spending and savings to ensure she is able to live comfortably now and still has enough to cover future potential living and care expenses. Since it may be of […]

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3 Ways You Can Achieve Financial Independence And The Retirement Of Your Dreams

3 Ways You Can Achieve Financial Independence And The Retirement Of Your Dreams

My life’s ambition is to help as many people achieve financial independence as possible. That means being able to retire comfortably, as early as possible, in order to live life on your terms, not those of your boss. I recently came across an inspiring article that highlighted a married couple whose financial situation mirrors that […]

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3 Essential Facts You Need To Know About Social Security

3 Essential Facts You Need To Know About Social Security

Social Security was formed in 1935 during the Great Depression. It was initially meant to serve a dual role. First, it was meant to alleviate poverty among the elderly. Second and more importantly, it was meant to allow older Americans to quit the workforce and make room for hiring the massive amount of unemployed younger […]

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Stocks

Buy These 3 Stocks Profiting From Trump’s Trade War

Buy These 3 Stocks Profiting From Trump’s Trade War

I like to look for what are called contrarian investments. That is, trades where Wall Street is piled into one side of the ‘boat’. When this happens, the ‘boat’ has a tendency to ‘capsize’ turning into very large profits for taking the opposite side of the trade that Wall Street is on. There are several […]

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5 Ways To Play Tariff Worries

5 Ways To Play Tariff Worries

These corners of the market are a safer place for investors to settle during a trade war U.S. equities continue to trade nervously at the start of U.S. trade tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese imports — an act that will then be met with countervailing tariffs on U.S. imports by the Chinese. While far […]

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Are Retail Stocks A Good Bet?

Are Retail Stocks A Good Bet?

Shopping at retail stores can be fun, but is it worthwhile to place your bets on companies in the retail space?  Let’s take a closer look at investing in retail stocks. Shop ’til You Drop Whether it’s the holiday season or just to relieve the stress of the work week, it’s hard to resist going […]

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Dividend Stocks

3 Buys To “Catapult” Your Dividends To 8.6%

3 Buys To “Catapult” Your Dividends To 8.6%

My best advice for you today is this: ignore the breathless trade-war panicking and focus on one thing: cash. Because the truth is, US companies—like the 3 stout dividend growers we’ll dive into below—are swimming in it. So much so, in fact, that they don’t know what to do with it all … so they’re sending it right […]

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7 Tech Stocks That Pay Dividends

7 Tech Stocks That Pay Dividends

If you think the technology sector is only for growth investing, think again When investors think of dividend stocks, tech names don’t usually come to mind. Technology is a growth industry, and investors generally prefer that any idle, excess cash gets put back into the business. That’s the best ROI opportunity. It’s a misnomer to […]

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7 July Dividend Hikes To Buy For 12% Yearly Gains, Forever

7 July Dividend Hikes To Buy For 12% Yearly Gains, Forever

Most people are chasing big dividend payers right now in this “3% world” we live in. Meanwhile, a small group of “hidden yield” stocks are quietly handing smart investors growing income streams PLUS annual returns of 12%, 17.3%, or more. Let’s talk about how to find these stocks, and bank 12% returns or better every […]

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ETFs

5 ETFs That Will Beat The S&P 500 In Q3

5 ETFs That Will Beat The S&P 500 In Q3

These ETFs to buy could offer some stellar third-quarter performances In the first half of 2018, the S&P 500 gained 2.5%. And now, the third quarter — historically a tricky time for domestic equities — is here. While July usually is not a bad month for stocks, August and September are generally two of the worst months […]

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4 Funds That Will Help Protect Against Rising Interest Rates

4 Funds That Will Help Protect Against Rising Interest Rates

This is how investors can endure and thrive among rising interest rates Conventional wisdom often dictates that rising interest rates can be a pain for investors. Unfortunately, the Federal Reserve has boosted borrowing costs four times since the start of 2017, including once to this point this year. Some bond market observers still see interest […]

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5 Smart-Beta Bond ETFs For Smart Fixed Income Investors

5 Smart-Beta Bond ETFs For Smart Fixed Income Investors

There are more smart-beta bond ETFs to consider than many investors may think March was a rough month for smart beta exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as assets under management for alternatively weighted ETFs declined 0.96% on a global basis, but smart beta funds still represent a significant percentage of the overall ETF universe. Importantly, that March […]

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Commodities

Gold Volatility Is Near A Historical Low, Is It Time To Buy?

Gold Volatility Is Near A Historical Low, Is It Time To Buy?

Investor complacency is hitting record low levels which likely foreshadows a shock to the capital markets system. The issue stems from the divergence in economic growth between the U.S. and other developed countries.  As the U.S. enters the final stages of this economic cycle, conflicting issues are generating headwinds and tail winds for the markets. […]

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Investors Facing Crude Facts

Investors Facing Crude Facts

Shell-shocked investors are shifting their attention away from tariffs to the world’s most important commodity — crude oil. The U.S. and China are locked in a brutal struggle on trade policy, but they agree on at least one thing: they’d like to see lower oil prices. President Trump recently declared as much, complaining in a tweet […]

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Gold Demand: On The Rise In China

Gold Demand: On The Rise In China

The Singapore Gold Exchange (SGE) released its May numbers, and they’re impressive.  Gold withdrawals in May rose 9% over last year, meaning people (or banks, or governments…) still want gold. If you factor in Hong Kong, which is accounted for separately, you’ll see even more gold demand from China.  And not only do they want […]

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Buy These 3 Stocks Profiting From Trump’s Trade War

Buy These 3 Stocks Profiting From Trump’s Trade War

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I like to look for what are called contrarian investments. That is, trades where Wall Street is piled into one side of the ‘boat’. When this happens, the ‘boat’ has a tendency to ‘capsize’ turning into very large profits for taking the opposite side of the trade that Wall Street is on. There are several […]

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5 ETFs That Will Beat The S&P 500 In Q3

5 ETFs That Will Beat The S&P 500 In Q3

These ETFs to buy could offer some stellar third-quarter performances In the first half of 2018, the S&P 500 gained 2.5%. And now, the third quarter — historically a tricky time for domestic equities — is here. While July usually is not a bad month for stocks, August and September are generally two of the worst months […]

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Projecting Finances For The Aging

Projecting Finances For The Aging

In assisting my mother-in-law with her finances, one of the things I’ve done is to project how long her savings will last. I’m monitoring her income, spending and savings to ensure she is able to live comfortably now and still has enough to cover future potential living and care expenses. Since it may be of […]

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