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How To Profit From The Ransomware Crisis

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
How To Profit From The Ransomware Crisis

The saying goes: “When it rains, it pours.” And it has certainly been pouring down rain for online privacy and cybersecurity in the past year. From Russian hackers sifting through Democratic National Committee emails to phishing scams at DocuSign to patient data breaches at hospitals … it seems nothing digital is safe or sacred anymore. […]

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Five Reasons Not To Sell In May

May 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Five Reasons Not To Sell In May

Key Takeaways “Sell in May and go away” has become cliché, but the data are tough to ignore. Market strength heading into this seasonally weak period and broad participation in the global bull market help reduce the chances of a major sell-off. Additionally, low odds of a recession, improving earnings, and historically strong gains after […]

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This South Africa Gold Miner Just Launched A Never-Seen Strategy

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
This South Africa Gold Miner Just Launched A Never-Seen Strategy

Small-scale mining is a growing issue across Africa. With regulators in Ghana this week making their first moves to shut down artisanal operations — part of an emerging campaign against environmental damage. And in Africa’s top gold-producing nation, South Africa, things are getting even more serious. With one of the country’s top miners unveiling a […]

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Dividend Aristocrats List For 2017

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dividend Aristocrats List For 2017

The S&P Dividend Aristocrats index is an elite group of companies, members of the S&P 500, which have managed to increase dividends every year for at least 25 consecutive years. To qualify for membership in the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, a stock must satisfy the following criteria: Be a member of the S&P 500 Have […]

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This Coming Development Could Trash The Platinum Cost Curve

April 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
This Coming Development Could Trash The Platinum Cost Curve

Upheaval going on in the platinum space right now. With big fluctuations in the South African rand threatening to take down prices across the platinum group metals complex. That trend kicked off when the South African government fired its finance minister last week. A move that caused an 11% fall in the rand against the […]

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An OPEC Deal Extension Isn’t As Simple As It Sounds

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
An OPEC Deal Extension Isn’t As Simple As It Sounds

It’s been six months now that oil prices have been reacting to OPEC, first to the possibility of an agreement, and then to the production cut deal itself, forged by OPEC to rebalance the market. The deal–initially aired as ‘an agreement to agree on a deal’ in September and signed at the end of November—will […]

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7 Tips To Grow Your Wealth Like The Best Dividend Investors

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
7 Tips To Grow Your Wealth Like The Best Dividend Investors

Dividend investing is one of the most actionable, repeatable methods of building wealth over time. Fortunately, there are many resources available to learn about dividend investing. Many of them are published by some of the most successful dividend investors in the business. These include books, websites, and even shareholder letters. One particular example is the portfolios of […]

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The Last Thing America Needs Is A Reignited War On Marijuana

March 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Last Thing America Needs Is A Reignited War On Marijuana

The marijuana legalization movement has been holding its breath, waiting to see how President Donald Trump will address the issue. Public opinion and state law have leaned heavily in favor of decriminalizing the controversial cannabis plant over the last several years, signaling the inevitable downfall of the government’s war on drugs. However, as numerous state […]

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14 Dividend Growth Stocks Rewarding Shareholders With A Raise

February 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
14 Dividend Growth Stocks Rewarding Shareholders With A Raise

Every week I go through the list of dividend increases, as part of my monitoring process. I monitor the dividend increases from companies I own, and for companies I may be interested in the future. I find it helpful to see companies that I have bought almost a decade ago, still delivering consistent annual increases. […]

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Precious Metals v. Mining Stocks: What You Need To Know

February 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Precious Metals v. Mining Stocks: What You Need To Know

Most readers of this column own (or plan to own) physical precious metals – gold and silver, perhaps even some platinum or palladium. They may also own mining stocks. But which category is “best”? It’s like asking, “What’s the most efficient exercise?” or “What’s the best fishing lure?” Truth be known, it’s really about what […]

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