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Get More from Banks than a Little Interest

March 14, 2019

The impact to bank stocks post 2008 through October 2016 was dire compared to the recovering general stock market.

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So Far, So Good for Dividends & Growth

March 7, 2019

The report card for key sectors of the stock market is telling of the flow of investment towards values now, with better prospects for the coming quarters. The S&P 500 Index is up 9.88%, or 10.32% with dividends. That’s good news—but it isn’t the best in the markets.

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Running for Great Dividends

February 28, 2019

The mini-bond is a type of security that Wall Street has done a terrible job of explaining, let alone pitching to investors.
But right now, with all of the stock market volatility and risk—do you need mini-bonds in your portfolio?

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High Yields from an Investment You’ve Never Heard About

February 20, 2019

The mini-bond is a type of security that Wall Street has done a terrible job of explaining, let alone pitching to investors.
But right now, with all of the stock market volatility and risk—do you need mini-bonds in your portfolio?

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The Preferred Way to Invest

February 14, 2019

Preferred shares are a different kind of stock. They tend to be more stable than common stock because they act more like a bond than a stock. Their yields are higher than typical corporate bonds, and their stock prices doesn’t move a great deal, which makes them a great investment right now.

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Here’s Where to Park Your Cash for Higher Yields

February 6, 2019

Cash doesn’t have to just sit in your bank or brokerage accounts—it can, and should, be working for you just like the rest of your investments, paying you even while it’s parked. Here are some of the best alternatives to get paid well on your cash.

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Year-Round Dividends Will Get Your Portfolio Through Thick and Thin

January 30, 2019

One of my favorite strategies for building a dependable portfolio, one that can deliver through the thick and thin of the stock market, is to include stocks that pay their dividends throughout the year.

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Starbucks (SBUX) Earnings: Here’s What We Should Expect

January 24, 2019

Starbucks (SBUX) will be reporting its earnings for the 2019 fiscal first quarter ending December 31, 2018 after the market close on Thursday, January 24. This report is highly anticipated, as it will point the way to answering this basic question: Is Starbucks a growth business or is it turning into a cash cow?

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Can Microsoft’s Partnerships Fend Off Amazon?

January 18, 2019

Just because you got to the top first, doesn’t mean that you get to stay there. That’s what Microsoft (MSFT) is saying to Amazon (AMZN) when it comes to cloud services. The key is that Microsoft isn’t just offering access, storage and processing…its expertise is in adapting the cloud to specific commercial applications for a wider array of businesses. And this plan is being ramped up with a series of partnerships.

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Viper Energy Hasn’t Lost Its Fangs

January 18, 2019

Crude oil took a page from the market’s book of diminished expectations, and traders hit their sell buttons starting in early October. Crude inventories are down, but US production is hitting new daily production records. But the specific conditions are ripe for my favored dividend-paying petrol company, which is up more than 27% since December 24 and set to run higher.

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