Stocks

Why Volatility Is Actually Good For The Stock Market

Why Volatility Is Actually Good For The Stock Market

Market volatility is probably one of the most misunderstood areas of finance. Even just hearing the word “volatility” is enough to strike fear into the hearts of investors. Prices in financial markets are constantly moving, but sometimes these prices ebb and flow more rapidly from one moment to the next. The degree or speed of the price […]

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Forget The Metaverse, Here’s What Big Tech Is Really Betting On

Forget The Metaverse, Here’s What Big Tech Is Really Betting On

Forget about the metaverse. The “next big thing” in the world of technology is Generative AI, a type of artificial intelligence that is capable of producing original content from scratch. Someday—hopefully not too soon—generative AI will be able to write articles like this, thus putting me out of a job. And one of the most important […]

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How Often Should I Check My Investments?

How Often Should I Check My Investments?

The increased use of investment apps has raised investors’ urge to know how they’re fairing in the stock market. While monitoring is crucial to an investment, it can sometimes lead to frustration. How? It can be distressing when you watch your portfolio balance take a downturn.  The immediate move would be to withdraw your funds […]

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ETFs

Breaking Down ETFs – What They Are And How They Help Build Wealth

Breaking Down ETFs – What They Are And How They Help Build Wealth

The idea of pooling investment assets has been around for centuries.  Mutual Funds first appeared in the 1920s.  But it wasn’t until the 1980s that mutual funds became widely popular with mainstream investors. In recent years, ETFs have taken off as an alternative to mutual funds. An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a “basket” of stocks, […]

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3 Funds For Your Money During The Market Crash

3 Funds For Your Money During The Market Crash

The markets are ugly. This market crash is ugly. Volatility, as measured by the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) just spiked to 32.76. Traders are running scared. Stocks are plunging. Inflation is out of control. Central banks are racing to cool inflation. The Dow fell from its April 2022 high of about 35,500 to 30,663. There […]

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

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

Spreading out your bets could be the smartest approach Although betting on a single company often yields the highest rewards, a basket of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) could give your portfolio the widest surface area possible. United States Oil Fund (USO): With the hydrocarbon sector one of the few viable ones, USO is one of the best […]

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Dividend Stocks

43 Upcoming Dividend Increases For 2023

43 Upcoming Dividend Increases For 2023

Shall we turn 2023 into a bounce back year for our retirement portfolios? How about we shoot for, say, 23% total returns? The surest way to do it is by employing a technique I call the dividend magnet. It’s safe. Reliable. And works beautifully on the back side of a bear market. I recently gave a guest lecture for […]

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5 Top Stocks To Buy In January 2023! (Safe, Growing Dividends)

5 Top Stocks To Buy In January 2023! (Safe, Growing Dividends)

Like the idea of having great businesses work hard for you… so you don’t have to? Looking for big, safe, growing dividends that you can live off of? Want to know my top five stocks for January 2023? Then you have to check out today’s video. For more on five top dividend growth stocks for […]

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My 2023 Stock Market Outlook Is Sending A Lot Of Investors Into Hiding

My 2023 Stock Market Outlook Is Sending A Lot Of Investors Into Hiding

(Editor’s Note: I shared this writeup a few days ago with my close friends and business partners.  I don’t send out messages very often, but thought you should be warned too…) 2023 Looks BLEAK I keep looking at the stock market, and the economy, and I’m hunting for a bright spot.  (I’m not seeing it.) […]

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Commodities

Trader Tip – Monthly Outlook For Precious Metals Super Cycle

Trader Tip – Monthly Outlook For Precious Metals Super Cycle

Chris Vermeulen discusses the current state of various markets, including the stock market, and suggests that there may be a bear market on the horizon. He also discusses the potential for a “supercycle” in precious metals, specifically gold and silver, and suggest that there may be opportunities for investment in these areas. Five Key Topics: […]

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Why Gold And Oil Falling In Value Are A Bad Sign For 2023

Why Gold And Oil Falling In Value Are A Bad Sign For 2023

In the past two weeks, stocks have struggled to break through resistance and extend the holiday rally. I wrote about it in the post Stock Indexes Rejected At Resistance Signal Another Correction. But what is a more bearish sign is seeing commodity prices starting to fall. There are a couple of reasons this is a warning […]

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The 7 Best Commodity Stocks To Buy For 2023

The 7 Best Commodity Stocks To Buy For 2023

Grab these relevant critical resource players heading into 2023 While the business news cycle tends to focus on the latest technological innovations, it’s important to consider the best commodity stocks to buy for 2023 as these companies undergird said advancements. As recent geopolitical flashpoints demonstrated, access to critical resources is just as important as the […]

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Real Estate

How To Invest In Land

How To Invest In Land

If the financial meltdown of 2008 taught investors that land isn’t necessarily a surefire asset, the market’s subsequent rebound shows that land continues to be a lucrative investment. By understanding your options and doing your homework, you can find a land investment ideal for your portfolio. Whether it’s an apartment building or an exchange-traded fund for wheat, a […]

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Real Estate: Prepare For Massive Wealth Creation In 2023

Real Estate: Prepare For Massive Wealth Creation In 2023

Entrepreneurs and investors should prepare for one of the most significant wealth-creation opportunities of their lifetime in 2023. It will be similar to the COVID housing bubble in terms of watching your home value rise quarter after quarter, but this time it will be sustainable and carry you into retirement with more than enough cash […]

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The State Of The Housing Market

The State Of The Housing Market

Today’s U.S. housing market is a study in contradictions. After a stretch of strong and often frenetic activity by buyers during the pandemic period, sales have been in a slump. Housing inventory, which was in acute short supply before the pandemic, is slowly starting to become a bit more bountiful. But home prices have continued to rise […]

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Personal Finance

Happy New Year 2023! Simple Financial Goal Tune Up Time

Happy New Year 2023! Simple Financial Goal Tune Up Time

The beginning of a new year can be full of resolutions and hopes of bettering our life. Part of that should include our personal finance priorities. Any financial plan needs to be reevaluated from time to time. The new year is the perfect time to perform our financial goal tune up. Best yet, it doesn’t […]

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5 Places To Park Cash Held For Short-Term Needs

5 Places To Park Cash Held For Short-Term Needs

Where can you park cash you expect you will need in a year or less? What about your emergency fund? Are you saving for a house, a wedding, or another financial goal that you expect to pay for in the short term? You’d like your money to earn something, but you don’t want to take […]

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Ten Steps, Ten Years To Retirement

Ten Steps, Ten Years To Retirement

Ten years feels like an eternity, yet close enough to retirement to set the stage for preparation. To make the journey easier, one step at a time, here are ten steps, ten years to retirement. When do people get serious about saving for retirement? The answer probably won’t surprise you. Many families have challenges saving. […]

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Why Volatility Is Actually Good For The Stock Market

Why Volatility Is Actually Good For The Stock Market

| February 2, 2023

Market volatility is probably one of the most misunderstood areas of finance. Even just hearing the word “volatility” is enough to strike fear into the hearts of investors. Prices in financial markets are constantly moving, but sometimes these prices ebb and flow more rapidly from one moment to the next. The degree or speed of the price […]

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Forget The Metaverse, Here’s What Big Tech Is Really Betting On

Forget The Metaverse, Here’s What Big Tech Is Really Betting On

| January 31, 2023

Forget about the metaverse. The “next big thing” in the world of technology is Generative AI, a type of artificial intelligence that is capable of producing original content from scratch. Someday—hopefully not too soon—generative AI will be able to write articles like this, thus putting me out of a job. And one of the most important […]

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How Often Should I Check My Investments?

How Often Should I Check My Investments?

| January 26, 2023

The increased use of investment apps has raised investors’ urge to know how they’re fairing in the stock market. While monitoring is crucial to an investment, it can sometimes lead to frustration. How? It can be distressing when you watch your portfolio balance take a downturn.  The immediate move would be to withdraw your funds […]

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