Real Estate

5 Great REITs To Buy As Inflation Surges

5 Great REITs To Buy As Inflation Surges

These REITs have the goods to beat inflation One of the biggest misconceptions in investing has to do with real estate investment trusts (REITs) and rising interest rates. As a high-yielding security — thanks to their tax structures — dividend-hungry people often look for REITs to buy to pad their portfolios. However, common wisdom is […]

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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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Personal Finance

Invest On Behalf Of Your Kids Now

Invest On Behalf Of Your Kids Now

As parents, we want to be able to provide for our kids. Part of providing is to make smart financial decisions that can help them in the future. One way to do this is to take their money out of a savings account that’s earning a measly 1% of interest and instead investing it into […]

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10 Things You Need To Know About Retirement

10 Things You Need To Know About Retirement

Retirement is something many of us don’t think much about, until it becomes our turn. We all tend to think it shouldn’t be of much importance now, especially while we are young and active. That’s wrong! In fact, it should be one of the things we seriously consider as we go through life. Emile, a […]

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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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Stocks

3 Pot Stocks That Stand Out In The Crowd

3 Pot Stocks That Stand Out In The Crowd

These 3 pot stocks have found ways to make names for themselves Pot stocks are as hot in 2018 as bitcoin was in 2017. Advocates insist, however, that marijuana will not suffer the same fate because there is a real market to be served — and a real product to sell. Canadian legalization alone is […]

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Dow Drops 832 Points In One Day – Has A Correction Begun?

Dow Drops 832 Points In One Day – Has A Correction Begun?

The stock market experienced one of the worst days of the year on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 832 points, more than 3%, the biggest lost since 8 months ago on February 8th. The S&P 500 dropped 3.3% to 2785.68. But the biggest losing major index was the Nasdaq Composite, which tumbled 4.1% […]

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Be Like Buffett

Be Like Buffett

Warren Buffet, the Oracle of Omaha himself, hasn’t written an investing book but has nonetheless imparted pearls of wisdom through the years.  So how can we mortals model our investing methodologies on his timeless principles?  A Giant for the Ages Some of us might be able to recall the ad campaign of yesteryear that enjoined […]

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Dividend Stocks

2 Perfect Retirement Stocks Paying Up To 8% (And 2 Losers Circling The Drain)

2 Perfect Retirement Stocks Paying Up To 8% (And 2 Losers Circling The Drain)

It’s the No. 1 fear that keeps retirees (and near-retirees) pacing the halls at night: that their nest egg will expire before they will! It’s easy to see why. After all, many of these folks will need to fund a retirement that’s much longer than their parents’ was: according to the Brookings Institution, nearly one in four […]

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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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ETFs

5 Tech ETFs To Buy As Earnings Gear Up

5 Tech ETFs To Buy As Earnings Gear Up

These tech ETFs could be primed for big things this earnings season The arrival of October marks the start of the fourth and final quarter of 2018, meaning third-quarter earnings season is about to kick-off in meaningful fashion. “During the third quarter, analysts lowered earnings estimates for companies in the S&P 500 for the quarter,” according to FactSet. […]

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Interested In Preferreds? Collect A Safe 8% Yield From This New Preferred Stock ETF

Interested In Preferreds? Collect A Safe 8% Yield From This New Preferred Stock ETF

Preferred stock shares are a hybrid security that provide attractive yields with a higher level of safety compared to common stock share dividends. Individual preferred stock issues are difficult to evaluate, so I recommend using an ETF to get preferred stock exposure in your portfolio. There is a new preferred focused ETF now available that […]

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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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Commodities

Gold Prices: A Good Reminder For Traders

Gold Prices: A Good Reminder For Traders

US markets had a terrible mid-week, with the Dow losing over 1300 points in just 2 days. International markets have also had a rough time, on top of a rough time – check out this daily chart of QEMM compared to the Dow over the last 3 months.  The blue line is the Dow, candles are QEMM. You can […]

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Get Ready For Gold To Bounce Once More

Get Ready For Gold To Bounce Once More

You know by now that I think gold is above all a commodity, and in a bubble that was more extreme than stocks… a bubble that’s been bursting since September 2011, but… Gold and bitcoin are two examples of bubbles bursting that are NOT following my bubble model as well as most. Both, thus far, are basing out at higher […]

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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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3 Pot Stocks That Stand Out In The Crowd

3 Pot Stocks That Stand Out In The Crowd

| October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

These 3 pot stocks have found ways to make names for themselves Pot stocks are as hot in 2018 as bitcoin was in 2017. Advocates insist, however, that marijuana will not suffer the same fate because there is a real market to be served — and a real product to sell. Canadian legalization alone is […]

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Invest On Behalf Of Your Kids Now

Invest On Behalf Of Your Kids Now

| October 17, 2018 | 1 Comment

As parents, we want to be able to provide for our kids. Part of providing is to make smart financial decisions that can help them in the future. One way to do this is to take their money out of a savings account that’s earning a measly 1% of interest and instead investing it into […]

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Gold Prices: A Good Reminder For Traders

Gold Prices: A Good Reminder For Traders

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

US markets had a terrible mid-week, with the Dow losing over 1300 points in just 2 days. International markets have also had a rough time, on top of a rough time – check out this daily chart of QEMM compared to the Dow over the last 3 months.  The blue line is the Dow, candles are QEMM. You can […]

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