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

The Best Money Advice I’ve Ever Received

The Best Money Advice I’ve Ever Received

Sincerely speaking, what’s the best money advice you’ve ever received? I’m sure you’ve gotten plenty. Everyone has something to say about money these days. Some opinions are insightful, and many others downright ignorant. However, it’s clear that money remains a major topic of discourse, both now and in years to come. Now I’m a product of other […]

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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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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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Stocks

Why It’s Important To Pay Attention To Earnings Reports

Why It’s Important To Pay Attention To Earnings Reports

It’s easy to skip earnings reports when there’s so much else to pay attention to in the equities markets.  Let’s learn why you won’t want to miss out on this essential piece of the puzzle. One More Thing to Pay Attention To? Investing, when it’s not 100% passive, requires a certain measure of attentiveness.  Alas, […]

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10 Best Tech Stocks To Buy On This Dip

10 Best Tech Stocks To Buy On This Dip

The upheaval within the tech sector has created some bargains too good to pass up The past few days haven’t been great ones for the broad market. Although they haven’t exactly been horrifying either. We’ve shrugged off worse. A certain sliver of the stock market has been undeniably harder hit than any other, however. The […]

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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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Dividend Stocks

2 Dividends Over 10% That Are Actually Secure

2 Dividends Over 10% That Are Actually Secure

When it comes to dividends, any stock yielding more than 10% these days needs to be taken with a grain of salt. That’s because bigger isn’t usually better when you’re talking about dividend yields. The FOMC has targeted short-term rates of between 1.75% to 2.00% in the U.S. and the yield on the benchmark 10-year […]

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Your Passport To Underappreciated 7% Yields

Your Passport To Underappreciated 7% Yields

Subscribers to my Contrarian Income Report have enjoyed safe yields of 7% or more over time – and enjoyed long-term price stability – thanks to two simple principles: Buy stocks and funds when they’re out of favor. That way, prices are lower and yields are higher when we make our purchase. Rely on dividends alone for income. That way, […]

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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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ETFs

13 Sky-High Yields Of 7%-Plus: 4 Bombs, 9 Buys

13 Sky-High Yields Of 7%-Plus: 4 Bombs, 9 Buys

What do most exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and many blue-chip stocks have in common? They’re big, they’re popular with Wall Street pundits … and they don’t deliver nearly as much income as investors need to retire. Not even close. I want to share some ugly and eye-opening numbers with you about the skinflint ETF industry. I […]

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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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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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Commodities

Oil Will Be An American Weapon

Oil Will Be An American Weapon

I took a gap year after college, and I decided to spend the winter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. When I left from just south of Houston, I drove 700 miles the first day and spent the night in… Texas. Amarillo, to be exact. Texas is a big state. When you enter Texas from Louisiana on […]

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Gold And Silver Show Strong Historical Performance During The Summer Months

Gold And Silver Show Strong Historical Performance During The Summer Months

The summer is generally a good time to purchase precious metals. Gold and silver historically have outperformed when the weather is warm.  They have also outperformed other commodities, specifically oil.  If you are looking to add precious metals to your portfolio, look for dips in the price during the summer months, as they are likely to be […]

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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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Other Recent Posts

3 Quick Buys For Dividends Up To 6% (And 112% Upside)

3 Quick Buys For Dividends Up To 6% (And 112% Upside)

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

There’s been a massive discount building in a pocket of the market where you can get big dividends that are entirely tax-free. And I’m going to show you three “1-click” ways to tap this income investor’s wonderland today. I know that tax-free anything these days sounds impossible, but in this case, I assure you it’s not. […]

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2 Dividends Over 10% That Are Actually Secure

2 Dividends Over 10% That Are Actually Secure

| August 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

When it comes to dividends, any stock yielding more than 10% these days needs to be taken with a grain of salt. That’s because bigger isn’t usually better when you’re talking about dividend yields. The FOMC has targeted short-term rates of between 1.75% to 2.00% in the U.S. and the yield on the benchmark 10-year […]

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Is Cryptocurrency Worth Your Investment?

Is Cryptocurrency Worth Your Investment?

| August 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cryptocurrency has had a bit of a checkered past. First brought to the world in 2008, the asset saw dramatic gains. That is, until questions with regard to regulation started to come about. After bitcoin reached an all-time high of nearly $20,000 and other cryptocurrencies followed, these questions led to drastic declines that have been felt throughout […]

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