While the Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again as expected, many Fed watchers believe that the central bank will not be as aggressive in raising rates next year as previously anticipated – and could even lower rates if economic growth slows. How could investors go about playing such a change in Fed policy? After a primer on what the Fed does (and doesn’t do) when it comes to stocks, today’s article identifies some strategies. For more, CLICK HERE.
“Portfolios need to shift,” advises one strategist cited in today’s article in regards to rising interest rates – and how rising rates are changing the risk and reward profile of various investments. So, if you want to “rate-proof” your portfolio, which investments make sense to consider – and which make sense to avoid? The author offers up “a basic game plan, based on past history, on what to own and what to avoid when interest rates are rising” – including some specific stock recommendations. For more, CLICK HERE.
Real estate investment trusts as a whole have taken a hit as a result of rising interest rates, but this provides investors with an opportunity to buy REITs at a discount. However, when it comes to which REITs to consider, the authors of today’s article caution that investors “must choose to put their money in strong companies that are sustainable, rather than just blindly reaching for the highest yield.” As such, the authors provide a listing of 40 high yield (over 5%) REITs – and then highlight what they believe to be the three best REITs from this list. To find out what these REITs are, CLICK HERE.
With interest rates rising, as well as additional headwinds from a weak holiday quarter for the retail industry and several high-profile store closings and bankruptcies, real estate investment trusts have been feeling the pain of late. However, analysts at Capital One see this as “an opportunity to acquire high-quality shopping center REITs at a discount.” Today’s article highlights the analysts’ top two picks, both of which have little exposure to the problematic tenants currently generating negative headlines. To find out what these two REITs are, CLICK HERE.
With the nation’s economic health improving, interest rates on the rise, and the prospect of less regulation under the incoming Trump administration, 2017 appears to be shaping up well for financial stocks – which have already benefited from the post-election Trump rally. Today’s article highlights seven financial stocks that – with 60% or greater positive share price movement – “not only outperformed the market, but also possess solid growth prospects.” To see what these seven financial stocks are, CLICK HERE.