Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:39:45 ET
Um yeah. America is about to enter a new golden age of economic prosperity under Donald Trump. The skyrocketing Dow says so. (Another fresh all-time high today.) Why, even bearish Mark Cuban appears to have had a change of heart. More »
It's over—finally! Donald Trump's upset victory in the presidential race came as a shock to millions, not least to the denizens of Wall Street. With the passions of election season beginning to cool, though, we can now step back and assess what this remarkable turn of events means for our investments. Some of the implications are quite hopeful, at least for the next two or three quarters, maybe longer. But there's also a serious warning.
In this month's visit, I'll help you sort out the opportunities and the risks. Along the way, I'll point you to seven stocks (plus a best-of-breed mutual fund) that still offer great value for 2017 and beyond—even after the market's pop since early November. Thanks to the recent run-up in bond yields, many dividend-rich stocks have slipped back into an attractive buying zone. Check out the names in my semiannual review of our ever-popular Incredible Dividend Machine. Now toasting its 14th anniversary, the Machine has nearly tripled original investors' wealth—and stands ready to build a mountain of money for you, too. First, though, let's find out how a Trump presidency is likely to affect the major publicly traded asset classes—from stocks and bonds to the dollar and gold—and what you can do now to ring up healthy profits, with low risk, in the months ahead. More »
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