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5 REITs To Buy Now And Hold Forever

by Brett on February 3, 2016

Now that everyone’s a bit fearful, it’s time for us contrarians to get greedy for yield.
Last week, we discussed three great dividend stocks to buy now and hold forever. These top-notch businesses are going to grow their earnings steadily in the years and decades ahead. And they’re selling at discount prices for the moment, thanks to [...]

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January’s financial dumpster fire torched nearly every portfolio on the planet. Easy to say, “buy the dip” but harder to do effectively. Most portfolios underperform the stock market at large because investors sell low, only to buy higher later!
Except for DRIP investors, that is. They scale up their stock purchases during pullbacks, and scale down [...]

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Bond King: The Worst High Yield Investment Today

January 20, 2016

There’s a new bond king in town – and he’s warning investors about a high yield darling that’s really a backdoor energy trap.
Barron’s swapped out Bill Gross for Doubleline Capital founder Jeffrey Gundlach in its 2016 Roundtable. The publication says that Gross decided to resign his post. Whatever the case, it’s a good trade as [...]

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China-Proof Your Portfolio With These 9 Stocks

January 14, 2016

China’s financial grease fire has officially spread to American stocks. If your portfolio isn’t yet “China-proof” then you’d better protect yourself now. Sell your dividend-paying disasters and get your capital into issues that do pay yields but aren’t hooked on dragon dust.
I get it – you probably didn’t think good ol’ U.S dividend-paying stocks would get [...]

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My Top Contrarian Fund Plays for 2016

January 6, 2016

Most “first-level investors” spent the holiday season dumping any and all fixed income holdings like expired eggnog. The Fed rate hike got in their heads, and in their panic they tossed some perfectly good funds in the return bin.
Many closed-end funds are now trading at double-digit discounts to their net asset values (NAVs). Doubleline Capital [...]

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The Best, And Worst, Dividend Stocks for 2016

January 5, 2016

With the first trading day of the New Year upon us, it’s time to clean up that portfolio. Get rid of those dividend dogs, and replace them with winners that’ll boost payouts and appreciate in price in the year ahead.
First, let’s call out the paper payout tigers. These stocks may look good on paper (thanks [...]

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10 Dividends About To Get Cut

December 17, 2015

Dividend darling Kinder Morgan (KMI) just reminded us why we need to know what’s funding that payout we love receiving every quarter.
KMI investors who didn’t see the dividend cut coming were flying blissfully blind. Everyone else, meanwhile, saw the business problems from a mile away. They sold the stock down 58% in the six months prior to the [...]

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3 Stocks Buffett Wishes He Could Buy

December 9, 2015

Earlier today, we reviewed Warren Buffett’s favorite bank stocks. No surprise, they’re all large caps – Uncle Warren has to invest a lot of money for any returns to matter, after all.
His “problem” of having too much cash to deploy is not one that keeps me up at night. But Buffett did once famously say that [...]

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3 Stocks to Buy Before Fed Raises Rates

December 9, 2015

You can take it to the bank: the zero-interest rate era will soon be dead.
That’s bad news if you have a hefty credit card balance, but it’s terrific if you invest in bank stocks. And now is a great time to do so.
That’s not just my opinion. Some of the country’s smartest investors—including Warren Buffett [...]

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Yellen’s Gonna Crush Your Bonds – Buy These Instead

December 2, 2015

Worried that rising rates are going to hurt some of the bonds you own? If so, you’d better move some of your fixed-rate bond money into “floating-rate” issues.
As I write to you on this first Wednesday of December, traders are handicapping a 78% probability that the Fed will boost rates in two weeks. Overall they’re [...]

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