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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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General Electric: The Worst Is Nearly Over

2019 is shaping up to be quite a year for General Electric (GE). In its fourth-quarter earnings release for its 2018 fiscal year, the management team at the conglomerate announced some important developments that point to recovery in the business and a real, concerted focus on realigning the enterprise in a way that will, in the […]

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5 REITs To Hold ‘Forever’

SummaryI will likely never sell all of my shares in Realty Income, because I consider this particular company to be a buy-and-hold stock.’Buy and hold’ means many things to many people, and I consider the power of compounding a significant part of the value proposition for owning REITs.That doesn’t mean investors should just ignore their […]

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Apple: The Major Decision Is Coming

While shares of Apple (AAPL) jumped after the company’s quarterly report wasn’t a complete disaster, I discussed why there wasn’t a major reason to celebrate just yet. A number of the problems impacting the company in the short term won’t disappear overnight, and management thus needs to make a major decision when it comes to […]

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7 Steps To Success In 2019 With High-Yield Preferred Shares

Earlier this week, we wrote an article on 5 high yields in the preferred sharespace. We’d like to dig a little deeper into why preferred shares should be attractive to investors and then some actionable options today.We believe directly investing in individual preferred shares is dramatically superior to just using the preferred share ETFs. The […]

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Why There Are At Least 2 Monster Years Ahead For Aurora Cannabis

Aurora Cannabis (ACB) has been rapidly scaling production over the last several months, as it has gone from 70 kilograms per year, to an projected 150 kilograms per year before the first half of 2019 is over.And as management stated in its latest earnings report, it is poised to boost production to about 500 kilograms […]

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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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How To Manage Concentration Risk In Your Portfolio

Let’s say you start a portfolio with 10 stocks, investing $10,000 in each name. At the beginning, your risk profile is fairly balanced. Immediately after investing, the stocks will start to chart different courses. What tends to happen is that enough though the average annual return of the market at large is 9-10 percent per […]

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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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