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It May Be Time to Wait for the Storm to Pass

One of the most common misconceptions among retail investors is the belief that active traders must always be actively trading. This simply isn’t true.In fact, one of the greatest benefits of being an active trader instead of a passive investor is you can choose when you want to trade and when you don’t.When times are […]

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Buy the Dip in These 7 Online Advertising Stocks Now

Stocks have been getting crushed over the past week. Certain sectors have taken a particular beating, such as travel stocks. But very little has been immune. It’s not surprising that tech companies with supply chains or major customers in Asia are getting hit. However, most tech stocks are going down, even if they face no particular […]

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A Watershed Moment Is On The Way If Stocks Can’t Hold This Level

As the coronavirus spreads across the U.S., the question I am being most often asked is how low can the stock market go. Let’s examine this question with the help of two charts.ChartsPlease click here for a long-term monthly chart of the Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF US:DIA, which tracks the Dow US:DJIA. For the sake of transparency, this chart […]

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Billionaire Sam Zell Says He Is Buying Some ‘Ridiculously Low’ Stocks In The Wild Market Swings

Sam Zell, who made his fortune scooping up distressed assets, told CNBC on Thursday that he’s been taking advantage of the stock market’s volatility.The billionaire founder of Equity Group Investments said in a “Squawk Box” interview that “We’ve been buying some stuff that we thought was ridiculously low” in the recent coronavirus-driven sell-offs on Wall […]

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This Is The Safest 9.7% Dividend You Can Buy

At my Contrarian Income Report service, we hunt down huge dividends on the regular. Right now, our portfolio is knocking out a 6.9% average payout from 16 real estate investment trusts (REITs), stocks and closed-end funds (CEFs).We’ve grabbed serious price gains, too: since launch in 2015, CIR has delivered a 12.5% annualized return. Not bad for a […]

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Analysts: 2 Big 8% Dividend Stocks to Buy (And 1 to Sell)

Not all dividend stocks are created equal. The average dividend yield among S&P companies is only 2%, not much higher than a Treasury bond. Years of low-interest policy from the Fed has worked to push return rates down across the board, and dividend yields – on average – have simply lagged slightly.Of course, that’s an […]

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My 5-Year Plan For Picking Dividend Doublers

The blue-chip corporations that make up the Dividend Aristocrats are a tribute to the power of dividends. They have raised their payouts for 25 straight years or more and, most importantly, made many of their investors quite wealthy in the process. Unfortunately for us, everyone already knows these firms are great. And as a result, their stocks […]

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White House Considering Tax Incentive For More Americans To Buy Stocks, Sources Say

As part of a forthcoming package of proposed tax cuts, the White House is considering ways to incentivize U.S. households to invest in the stock market, according to four senior administration officials familiar with the discussions. The proposal, one of many new tax cuts under consideration, would see a portion of household income treated as tax-free […]

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As Tesla Surges, Let’s Explore the Difference Between Companies and Stocks

It seems like just about every other week Elon Musk and his company, Tesla Motors, are in the news for one reason or another.  In fact, the company’s stock has seen a huge surge in price to begin 2020.  After Monday’s close (February 10th, 2020), Tesla’s stock is now up 84.44% year-to-date.  Since Tesla’s initial public […]

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Here’s How to Hedge Coronavirus and Other Dangers to Your Stock Portfolio

Investors worried about how badly coronavirus will hurt stocks might consider hedging their portfolio. And hedging like a pro trader these days can be as easy as buying an exchange- traded fund.ProShares, for instance, offers “geared” ETFs. In this context, that means leverage. Financial leverage magnifies the ETF’s assets under management with complicated financial products, […]

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