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To Chase Or Not To Chase The Rally?

SummaryWe argue for a carefully balanced investment approach as global risk assets have bounced back from the late 2018 selloff.The Federal Reserve’s dovish messaging helped lift stocks. U.S. government bond yields hit nearly one-month lows before reversing.Markets will look at the extent of any rebound in this week’s German manufacturing data to help gauge the […]

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Netflix Shrugging Off The New Competition – It Has Further Upside

The video streaming industry can easily be described as a crowded space with established incumbents such as Netflix (NFLX), Amazon (AMZN) Video, Hulu, and YouTube being challenged by infiltrators like AT&T (T) and Disney (DIS). The competitive landscape seemed to be quite predictable with just the incumbents, and sure the dynamics of the industry have […]

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I Am Not In The Yield Chasing Business, Are You?

These days, there are too many sucker yields being touted: those investment opportunities that lounge outside of moneymaking alleys, looking oh-so cool.They’re edgy. They’re independent. And they scream sex appeal, promising lives of luxury should you follow their lead.How’s a wide-eyed, profit-seeking investor supposed to say no to that kind of deal?Sure, your mama warned […]

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You Are Going To Have Too Much Money

Dividend growth investors sure feel like they have it all worked out. While volatile, roiling, go-nowhere markets leave most investors feeling like spawning salmon trying to swim upstream, the dividend growth crowd seems to be coasting along, riding their inflatable rubber duckies as they sip pina coladas, trailing their toes absentmindedly in the water as […]

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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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