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Reality Check: Optimism Is Sky-High Right Now

April 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Reality Check: Optimism Is Sky-High Right Now

February 2, 2018, was a historic day in the markets, for reasons that are still unclear. It was the day that the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 665.75 points. And that was just the start; the bleeding from that Friday carried into the next week, and that’s when things got really ugly. Next Monday, February […]

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Should Retirement Investors Add A Little Gold Just In Case?

March 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Should Retirement Investors Add A Little Gold Just In Case?

The US Debt Clock tells us our national debt is around $21 trillion. Social Security promises are approaching $17 trillion – included in the “unfunded” government promises – over $112 trillion. Despite government mandated Cost of Living Increases, our recent article, “An Inconvenient Truth About Social Security” clearly indicates Social Security recipients have no inflation protection. Each month, seniors and savers […]

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The High Cost Of Low-Fee Real Estate

March 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
The High Cost Of Low-Fee Real Estate

Real estate investment opportunities are frequently marketed to investors by advertising their low-cost fee structure. Phrases such as, ‘fees paid by sponsor,’ ‘sponsor pays all deal related fees,’ or ‘no fees paid by investor’ sound great, but does the sponsor really pay all those fees? Unfortunately, it’s very common for private investment sponsors or platforms […]

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2 Stocks Winning The Cable Cutting Wars

March 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
2 Stocks Winning The Cable Cutting Wars

The media wars have heated up, all thanks to a British company called Sky PLC (OTC: SKYAY). The company has three American suitors – Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) and Twenty-First Century Fox (Nasdaq: FOX) – all vying to tie the knot with Sky. It seemed straightforward enough… as Disney’s $66 billion offer for some of Fox’s assets […]

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Evaluating Dividend ETFs

February 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Evaluating Dividend ETFs

My site is read by readers from all walks of life. We have those with no experience investing, to those who have been through the ups and downs of the past half a century (and even longer). We also have a variety of readers, who are interested in the concept of dividend growth investing, but who […]

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What’s Causing This Market Craziness And How You Can Profit From It

February 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
What’s Causing This Market Craziness And How You Can Profit From It

Another day, and another big loss in the markets. Times like these may try investors’ souls, but at the end of the day they are necessary to ensure a true bubble doesn’t form and then lead to a crash. But what exactly causes such crazy volatility as we saw on Monday, when the markets saw […]

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3 Stocks For Real Blockchain Investors, Not Speculators

January 26, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
3 Stocks For Real Blockchain Investors, Not Speculators

The latest buzzword on Wall Street is blockchain. There is a logic to the interest since the research firm Markets & Markets forecast that the market for blockchain-related products and services will reach $7.7 billion in 2022. The market for such products was a mere $242 million in 2016. That has led investors to jumping on […]

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2 High-Yield Dividend Stocks To Buy Before The Next Correction

January 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
2 High-Yield Dividend Stocks To Buy Before The Next Correction

At least several times a week, I get a note from a newsletter subscriber or other investor who has heard a stock market correction or bear market is coming soon. The next statement is that the investor either plans to sell his stocks until prices drop or wait for the prices to drop before buying […]

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Safety, Income, Growth… And A Compelling Comeback Story

January 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Safety, Income, Growth… And A Compelling Comeback Story

With 2018 just over a week old, many investors will have set about rebalancing their portfolios for the year. Don’t worry… this isn’t another asset allocation article that you can find anywhere. Everyone knows you should have a mix of stocks, bonds, precious metals, and cash. The weighting of each class is largely determined by […]

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Three Behavioral Bias Mistakes In Regards To Real Estate Investing

January 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Three Behavioral Bias Mistakes In Regards To Real Estate Investing

Right now, you could be making several dangerous investing mistakes… and you likely don’t even realize it. You see, stress causes our brains to react with powerful emotions. These unconscious, instinctive reactions can lead to big mistakes – even for the savviest of investors. And investing in real estate is probably one of the most stressful, […]

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