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Iron Mountain: This 7.1% Yielding Blue-Chip Could Be Your Ticket To A Rich Retirement

Dividend growth stocks are the most time-tested and proven way of building wealth over time.Not just do they tend to beat the stock market (itself the best-performing asset class in history) over time, but they do so with lower volatility. That’s because income investors, including retirees looking to live off dividends, are more long-term focused, […]

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Market Reversals Typically Take Time To Develop

Human Nature And PlungesSince investor psychology tends to be similar after a sharp plunge in the stock market (VTI), subsequent bottoms and/or countertrend rallies often share similar characteristics. The first three cases below all show investor behavior following a sharp 20% plunge in a non-recessionary environment.The 1987 case featured a sharp oversold rally of 18.82% […]

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The 3 Best Dividend Kings For 2019

It was a grisly end to the year for stocks. On December 24th, due to numerous fears (including that a recession was looming in 2019), the S&P 500 closed down 19.8% from its all-time high. And with about 66% of its component companies in full on bear markets (20+% declines), market panic was widespread that […]

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Three Key Dates for Markets This Quarter

Will the Fed take a breather from its quarterly pace of rate hikes? The policymakers’ Jan. 29-30 meeting will be a key event in the first quarter, as the U.S. economy nears late cycle and financial conditions tighten. Both Fed policymakers and the markets will be laser-focused on economic data for clues about the health […]

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Micron: Asymmetric Opportunity And Top 2019 Pick

To say Micron (MU) had a tough 2018 would be an understatement. After hitting an all-time high in May, the mood went from euphoria to utter despair as the stock crashed over 50 percent from its high. The fall was an overreaction, and Micron is now an asymmetric opportunity. Micron now trades for a hair […]

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How To Tell Signals From Noise At Economic Turning Points

INTRODUCTIONSeparating signals from noise is a problem in many fields of endeavor. For example, geologists have long been fascinated by the cyclical nature of some sedimentary sequences, like the one pictured above. The cycles visible in that particular sequence in Oregon have been shown to correlate with the Milankovitch (orbital) cycles predicted by theory (David […]

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Market Volatility May Pay Dividends, Eventually

2018 seems to be ending on a bad note in the markets. December is setting the wrong kind of records, and Q4 has been a bumpy one in general. This is what happens in the stock market sometimes, but it’s been easy to forget over the decade-long bull market.We’re using the end of the year […]

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These 3 High-Yield Blue Chips Are Set To Soar And Are Too Undervalued To Ignore

I recently launched my new Deep Value Dividend Growth Portfolio or DVDGP. This represents the culmination of 23 years of investing experience and over four years of professional knowledge I’ve gleaned while being an analyst/investment writer. The portfolio is designed to answer the burning question that readers have been asking me in recent weeks and […]

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3 Things That Will Definitely Happen In 2019

Much about 2019 is uncertain. But a few things are pretty much guaranteed, including the following:Government Debt Will Rise at an Accelerating RateLike a life-long dieter who finally gives up and decides to eat himself to death, the US is now committed to trillion-dollar deficits for as far as the eye can see. And that’s […]

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10 Predictions For 2019 – Gold, Bitcoin, Trump, And More!

I don’t really believe in palm readers and crystal balls and tarot cards, but I respond to the need for them. – Stephan JenkinsI skate cautiously on the thin ice of making predictions and realize it’s a fool’s errand. But people love to read them and I usually get a few correct along the way.Here […]

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