Real Estate

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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4 Of The Best REITs To Buy Now

4 Of The Best REITs To Buy Now

These 4 REIT-oriented investments have strong potential for both income and profits Technological change and demographic shifts have seemingly touched every industry in one form or another. Real estate is no exception, and some of the best real estate investment trusts (REITs) to buy now touch upon these shifts. They have seen monumental shifts that […]

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Personal Finance

5 Tips For Parents To Help Their Kids Get Started With Retirement Planning

5 Tips For Parents To Help Their Kids Get Started With Retirement Planning

It’s a whole new world for recent college graduates entering the workforce. Their priorities have changed; now bills, rent, and student loans lead their monthly list. Retirement planning ranks low as a priority for many young people in the early stages of their careers. About two-thirds of Millennials have nothing saved for retirement, according to […]

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12 Wonderful Benefits Of Paying Yourself First

12 Wonderful Benefits Of Paying Yourself First

Paying yourself first. Sounds quite easy to do, but very few are doing it in practice. In fact, these three words may be what makes the difference between being rich or being poor. The way you deal with your money is a huge pointer of whether you will live in lack or plenty. Now if there’s […]

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How To Start Building Wealth When You Don’t Have A Lot Of Money

How To Start Building Wealth When You Don’t Have A Lot Of Money

Want to build wealth but don’t really know where to start? If you knew where and how to start, would anything else be holding you back? What about fear or lack of money? For many people who want to build wealth, not having a lot of money upfront is often the biggest obstacle. When you’re […]

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Stocks

Separating Real News From Fake News In The Stock Market

Separating Real News From Fake News In The Stock Market

For an investor trying to build wealth, the massive amount of news coming out of the financial media can be contradictory and confusing. Investors sometimes don’t realize that there are two sides to every stock trade. The seller doesn’t want to own the shares for a range or reasons, and the buyer does so with […]

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3 Reasons You Need To Make Sure Your Advisor Is A Fiduciary

3 Reasons You Need To Make Sure Your Advisor Is A Fiduciary

As an investor, you want to make sure anyone you hire to help you handle and grow your wealth is competent enough to do so. Sadly when it comes to financial advisors, it is harder than you might think to find a competent one. This is because so few had been acting as a fiduciary. But this […]

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What Is Value Investing?

What Is Value Investing?

Value Investing is a stock investing methodology that is practiced by many successful investors and some of the wealthiest people in the world such as Warren Buffett. So what exactly is this value investing that led Warren Buffett to be so rich? In Value Investing, you are essentially buying stocks — which essentially is a part ownership in a business […]

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Dividend Stocks

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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4 High-Yield Landmines To Avoid At All Costs

4 High-Yield Landmines To Avoid At All Costs

The stock market’s up, so yields are down. And while there are still some generous payers available, be careful – some are paper tigers that will probably suffer this year. That’s exactly the danger that’s facing four enticing high-yielders (yielding up to 20%!) that I’ll discuss with you shortly. Since stock prices generally follow their […]

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Dividend Investors Are Happier People And How You Can Be One Of Them

Dividend Investors Are Happier People And How You Can Be One Of Them

This week I have been giving presentations to investors attending the Las Vegas MoneyShow. One of the great parts of what I do at the show is meeting subscribers to my newsletter. My first presentation was a joint discussion of dividend investment strategies with Kelley Wright. Further below I’ll share some of Wright’s top stock […]

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ETFs

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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Mutal Funds, ETFs, Closed End Funds–What’s The Difference?

Mutal Funds, ETFs, Closed End Funds–What’s The Difference?

One key rule in investing is to not put all your eggs in one basket–or all your money in the stock of one company.  No matter how great the company, no matter how long it has been in existence or how well known it is, it could fail–case in point:  Sears.  While Sears has not […]

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Commodities

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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Cadillac Desert: America’s Fresh Water Crisis

Cadillac Desert: America’s Fresh Water Crisis

Thirty years after Marc Reisner penned Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, his prophesy is being fulfilled. As the chalky rings which mark previous higher water levels around Colorado River reservoirs grow ever wider, Grist reports that major disputes are now afoot over the remaining water supply. Modern economists have long told us not […]

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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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3 Penny Stocks Poised For Growth The Rest Of 2018

3 Penny Stocks Poised For Growth The Rest Of 2018

These stocks are poised to enjoy improving market conditions in the second half Many of the so-called “rags to riches” stories coming from the stock market involve penny stocks. Penny stocks usually achieve that status when investor cast legitimate doubts about their financial future. Indeed, many stocks which fall below $1 per share never recover […]

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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

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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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