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Mispriced Preferred Stock Opportunity: 10.5% Yield From Tsakos Energy

IntroductionAt High Dividend Opportunities, our main aim is to identify solid high-yielding investments to buy and hold for the long term. From time to time, however, various events cause short-term mispricing opportunities that are just too good to pass up. Today, we present another opportunity which is the result of the large Preferred Stock ETF, […]

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Warren Buffett Likes Stocks, Sees No Value in Bitcoin and Admits He Messed Up With Kraft

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Monday he finds stocks attractive for the long haul and that he almost made a huge acquisition last quarter. He also called bitcoin a “delusion.”Buffett, 88, made his comments in a wide-ranging interview with “Squawk Box” co-host Becky Quick from Omaha, Nebraska.He explained why he tempered his buying when the […]

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The Best Dividend Stocks To Buy Ahead Of A Trade Deal

Why Valuation MattersEven the best companies can make terrible investments if you overpay. A Yale study looking at market returns from 1881 to 2016 found that starting P/E ratio had a significant effect on total returns out to 30 years. In other words, buy-and-hold investors can’t just blindly buy great companies at any price but […]

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Boeing Dreamliner Keeps Soaring

The subject of Boeing’s (BA) deferred production balance on the Dreamliner program is a highly interesting one. The free cash flow will always be more interesting to assess Boeing’s overall performance. However, the Boeing 787 burn-off in deferred production costs and unamortized tooling costs is important and interesting for two reasons. The first one is […]

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3 Yield Trap REITs To Avoid Like The Plague

Warren Buffett, the greatest investor in history (over 53 years of 20+% CAGR total returns) is famous for his love of contrarian value investing. What’s more some of the man’s biggest winners came in his early days when he proved adept at mastering Benjamin Graham’s (the father of value investing) “cigar butt” style of buying […]

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5 REITs To Avoid When The Next Recession Hits

There’s no such thing as a perfect investment.Let’s start with that reminder before we get into the five REITs you really want to avoid in the next recession. In theory, real estate investment trusts are solid, dividend-producing, recession-resistant entities to put your money in.In practice, when run by well-connected, well-experienced management, REITs let you into […]

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It’s Always A Good Time To Buy, Buy, Buy

The stock market has been on an impressive recovery since the end of the most recent, short-lived bear market. But as the S&P 500 inches closer to its all-time high once again (it’s only 5% off the late September 2018 levels), concerns over yet another market correction, perhaps caused by high corporate debt levels or […]

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Microsoft: Reaching For Infinity And Beyond

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is one of the most well-known companies in the entire world. In a perpetual race against Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) for “Most Valuable Company,” Microsoft has been able to make a name for itself over the past 44 years based on its product line and its openness to growth and innovation.As a […]

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3 Rules For Using Margin Safely And Profitably

As I explained in my portfolio update 63, I’m now focused on paying down margin and thus won’t be buying stocks in my real money portfolio for the foreseeable future.However, I did recently sell three high-risk stocks since I’ve decided to follow a more DVDGP style (low-risk) approach. Those sales included Uniti Group (UNIT) and […]

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AT&T’s Growth Machine

One of the largest and most pervasive publicly-traded companies in the US today is undoubtedly AT&T (T). Normally seen through the public eye as a provider of cellphone and related services, the company is actually incredibly large, diverse, and complex. Due to the nature of the firm and how big it has grown to be over the […]

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