“While the risk of dividend cuts is out there, there are ways to minimize the number of dividend cuts and also to reduce their impact on the overall dividend income,” advises the author of today’s article. He outlines several key metrics that strategic dividend growth investors may want to consider in that regard – and what he looks for in each metric based on his years of experience (and lessons learned from the sting of dividend cuts). For more, CLICK HERE.
Low-priced stocks offer smaller investors the chance to not only make a tidy profit (as these stocks can provide the largest short-term gains), but also to acquire a higher share count than they would be able to of large and mega-cap stocks. Today’s article highlights five stocks trading under $10 that possess solid upside potential based on price targets from Goldman Sachs. For these five stocks – which may be especially appealing to more aggressive traders – CLICK HERE.
When it comes to reliable income, the author of today’s article notes that “utilities have provided that for decades” – and he proceeds to highlight a group of ten utility closed-end funds (CEFs) that offer more generous payouts than the Utilities SPDR ETF. Moreover, all but one of these CEFs “have impressive long-term annualized returns of over 6%, with 4 delivering double-digit returns over the long haul”, and all but two are currently available at a discount to their net asset value. For these ten utility CEFs, CLICK HERE.
With emerging market stocks appearing to be more attractively valued compared to domestic stocks, what might be the top emerging market stock to buy right now? The author of today’s article declares that “For a value investor, the answer might be surprising” – and he proceeds to identify his pick (which based on one valuation is trading at less than half its intrinsic value) and the rationale for it. For more, CLICK HERE.
These are chaotic times – and the author of today’s article advocates “holding gold mining stocks in your portfolio as a hedge against global chaos.” But which gold mining stocks might be the best picks? After a quick primer on gold mining stocks and how to determine what qualifies as a top gold mining stock, the author highlights his top three gold mining stock picks right now – and what makes them so. For more, CLICK HERE.
Based on an analysis of the last two bear markets, today’s article outlines a simple strategy that “would have slashed your risks by as much as a third, and would have yielded you much greater long-term profits on the way back up” – and this “less risk, more money” strategy could potentially work again in the next bear market. For the key elements of this strategy, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to financing real estate investments, the author of today’s article likes the idea of finding and using OPM (Other People’s Money). While this may seem like a difficult undertaking, he states that “In reality, the hardest part of OPM is knowing how to find the right real estate investment to attract money, but even that isn’t difficult if you take the time to learn how to do it. Once you have the right property, getting OPM becomes quite easy—if you know where to look.” He proceeds to identify six sources of OPM you can tap for real estate investments. CLICK HERE.
The sentiment currently surrounding gold – the price of which has fallen 6% this year – can be described as “maximum pessimism,” notes the author of today’s article – and that may mean the timing is perfect for contrarian investors. The author proceeds to outline a number of reasons to own gold now and highlights his preferred vehicle for doing so – a fund that allows shareholders to convert their shares into physical gold at any time. CLICK HERE.
“The energy sector has been whipsawed by headlines lately, and many investors can’t decide whether to buy or sell oil stocks,” notes the author of today’s article. So should energy investors be shopping or selling? The author examines the state of fracking stocks, oil service stocks and the major oil companies and comes up with what he believes is the likely answer. For more, CLICK HERE.
“What goes up must come down” is a law of physics – and it’s also the basis of the trade idea outlined in today’s article. Specifically, this trade applies the “what goes up must come down” rule to market volatility, with the author noting that volatility mean reversion is “a predictable pattern that we can take advantage of as options traders.” For more on this trade that can be used to profit from market volatility (which there has been plenty of recently!), CLICK HERE.