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9.4% Yield, Overlooked Preferred Stock With Solid Coverage, Insiders Are Buying, From Compass Diversified

IntroductionIn this article, we are recommending the Compass Diversified Holdings, 7.25% Series A Non-Cumulative Preferred Shares (‘CODI.PA’) or CODI-A, which currently yields 9.4%. This preferred stock provides investors with a high and juicy dividend that’s well covered and that’s also backed by a company that is battle tested.We have made our thesis in a recent […]

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3 Red Flags Telling You It’s A Bad Dividend Stock

Are you nervous yet?I mean, did you finally figure out how to tame the market?Were you part of investors who lost money in 2018, or were you part of those who “sold right on time?”Or maybe you are like me and couldn’t care less about what is happening daily on the stock market. I don’t […]

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My Oh My, These Dividend Stocks Are Very 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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UPS Vs. FedEx: One Has Serious Issues

IntroductionI really enjoy this comparison because it provides, in my opinion, great insights into the age old question: how should a company’s management return shareholder capital? For new investors and for seasoned investors alike, the answer is pretty much never cut and dry. Many variables must be factored into deciding whether to pay a dividend, […]

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Inseego Has Tripled, But It’s Still Undervalued

We might be overdoing it a bit writing yet another article on Inseego (INSG), which is the top-performing stock in our SHU portfolio (we bought it for $1.52 16 months ago).But we think we can be forgiven because the shares still present a very good opportunity, even if the shares have more than tripled from […]

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Facebook: Buy For The Future

Facebook (FB) is on the cusp of releasing something great, possibly the next big thing.Earlier this week, there was a report by Business Insider that the company moved a few hundred employees from their FTR facilities to the hands-on product division of AR (augmented reality) glasses facility, which generally happens when a product goes from […]

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Amazon Suffers A Big Setback

Amazon (AMZN) suffered a major setback in one of the most important regions for the company outside the US. Amazon has been spending massive amounts in India to gain better market share against its rival Flipkart. Besides the online platform, it has invested heavily in local content and digital wallet. Walmart (WMT) gained a majority […]

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Stocks To Watch: Tech Giants Step To The Plate

Mega-cap tech companies Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Facebook, (NASDAQ:FB), Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) are all in line to report earnings. The sector has been under pressure over the last few months, although semiconductor stocks heated up over the last week with the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index up 4.4%. On the trade front, a Chinese delegation […]

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Nike Has Won The War

While it has been suspected since May, Nike (NKE) has finally inked a deal with MLB to be the official uniform and apparel provider for Major League Baseball. When this deal picks up, Nike will have rights to provide apparel for the three largest sports leagues in North America. With rival Under Armour (UAA) (NYSE:UA) […]

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Score Big With These 5 Small Cap REITs

What’s so great about small-cap REITs, those real estate investment trusts (or REITs) with market caps of $1 billion or less?For starters, they’re not large-cap REITs.Taken at face value, that last statement might seem obvious to the point of inanity. But look a little further and you’ll find it to be a powerful point, and […]

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