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What Happens When You Hit A Correction As A Dividend Growth Investor? Nothing!

Everybody will agree that 2018 was an “annus horribilis” on the market. The year-end results haven’t been that bad with the S&P 500 total return of -4.38%, but the Ultra-Bear cult would rather remind us that the S&P 500 lost 19.2% between September 20th and December 24th (bear lovers always have the superpower to identify weird […]

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JPMorgan Hits A Speed Bump On Its Way To 20% Upside

JPMorgan Chase (JPM) reported Q4 2018 results earlier this week with earnings missing the consensus analyst estimate by a considerable margin, as the reported EPS of $1.98 was way off the analyst estimate of $2.20. Despite the miss in Q4, JPMorgan’s overall financial performance has improved significantly over the last few years, and I believe […]

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Despite The Market Rally These Dividend Stocks Are Strong Buys

IntroductionAs I explained in my portfolio update 63, I’m now focused on paying down margin and thus won’t be making changes to my real money portfolio for the foreseeable future. In fact, I’ve now realized the wisdom of Buffett’s warning against using margin.My partner Charlie says there is only three ways a smart person can go […]

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Let’s Put The ‘Rhino Principle’ In Action With This List Of Tenacious REITs

Sometimes the investment world can be a dripping, sopping rainforest of confusing smells, sights and sounds.Sometimes it can be an absolute swampland of poisonous snakes, treacherous bogs and malaria-carrying mosquitos.And sometimes it can look like a long, long, oh-so-long swath of grassy, deserted plains that just keeps stretching on for miles to see, far away […]

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The Dichotomy Between Junk Bonds And Stocks Continues

Mike Lanier, who has spent over 35 years in the trenches of the bond market, told me a while back that junk bonds “read like a bond but trade like a stock.” As the most volatile sector of the bond market, they offer significant opportunities to either make or lose a lot of money. The […]

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What The Devil? AT&T’s Dividend Is 6.66 Percent!

AT&T (T) shares have declined substantially over the past two years. A fair amount of this decline is related to the extended acquisition of the Time Warner, as well as concerns over cable and especially satellite subscriber losses, among other matters. The company recently raised its dividend and is now paying a devilishly high dividend […]

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5 Dividend Stocks With Yields Up To 7.27% From Real Estate

This research report was produced by The REIT Forum with assistance fromBig Dog Investments.We have five companies to cover today. Their dividend yields range from 3.3% to 7.27%.Let’s begin looking at some great dividend stocks from The REIT Forum!AvalonBayAvalonBay (AVB) trades about 1% over our target buy range recently. We had unloaded shares just prior […]

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The Mall REIT Conundrum

Most every day, on my way to work, I drive by my area mall, and it’s a constant reminder that ‘Darwinism’ is alive and well. Charles Darwin wrote in 1882, “This preservation, during the battle for life, of varieties which possess any advantage in structure, constitution, or instinct, I have called Natural Selection.”Survival of the […]

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Monroe Capital: Insiders Are Buying This 13% Yielder, Should You?

Introduction: Monroe Capital (MRCC), a business development company that we follow. It was just reported yesterday that there was some high level of insider buying in the past 2 weeks by officers, directors, and managers. We believe that MRCC is attractive at the current prices and investors who do not own the stock should initiate a […]

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Chart Of The Day… Or Century?

SummaryDuring the most recent 21-year period from January 1998 to December 2018, the CPI for All Items increased by exactly 56.0% and the chart displays the relative price increases over that time period for 14 selected consumer goods and services, and for average hourly earnings (wages).Various observations that have been made about the huge divergence […]

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