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Stay Above the Crowd with REITs

November 14, 2018

Stock markets that recently suffered a downturn provide a good laboratory to find segments and particular companies that can power through with not just better performance, but positive returns. REITs are one of the sectors unearthed by the recent Red October.

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Election Win for Drug Makers?

November 14, 2018

We now have a divided Congress, with Democrats in control of the House and the GOP controlling the Senate. And this is viewed as a positive for many healthcare stocks, particularly the drug makers.

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How to Play Amazon’s Two HQ2’s

November 7, 2018

While nothing has been confirmed, there have been some very credible leaks that Amazon will be splitting up its HQ2 and using Crystal City, Virginia, and Long Island City in the New York City borough of Queens for its two new centers. The question, then, is the right play to capitalize on that knowledge.

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How the China Trade Tirade Delivers Dividend Deals

November 7, 2018

One of the bigger threats to the success of the US economy and stock market of late has been the developing trade tirade between the US and China. The US has imposed tariffs on a growing list of Chinese finished and input goods, which is impacting a host of US companies that have relied on these. And with China’s tariffs on goods from the US, many companies have seen a pinch on their sales, as well—and it could get worse. But not every company is getting burned.

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How the Iran Oil Sanctions Can Bolster Your Dividend Income

November 7, 2018

The decision to reimpose trade and financial sanctions on Iran is a much bigger deal than the market is pricing into the petroleum market. The nation has been exporting 2.7 million barrels per day (BPD) in crude oil and some 13 billion cubic meters of natural gas per month.

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Can Apple Build Its New Empire on Services?

October 31, 2018

Apple (AAPL) is not happy being a boutique high-end marketer of smartphones, tablets, laptops, smartwatches and other products. It knows that the real money is made not on products, but on the behind-the-scenes services.

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Pipelines Keep Pumping Profits, Even During a Down Market

October 31, 2018

One of the best means to get a pipeline of dividend payouts is from petroleum pipelines themselves. Pipelines are in the midstream of the petroleum market, transporting crude oil and natural gas from the upstream producers downstream to refiners and other customers as well as transporting refined products to other further downstream end-users.

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Utility Players Will Save Your Portfolio

October 31, 2018

In baseball, utility players are those that can successfully play various positions as needed by the team. They are the go-to players when the team needs them to come through, either in the outfield or the infield. Utility stocks serve the same purpose for successful portfolios.

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Can You Hear Me Now?

October 24, 2018

Dividends pay—and Verizon’s dividends pay even more so.

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Ma Bell Deserves a Break

October 24, 2018

AT&T (T) was brave to report its third quarter results before the market opened this morning. While the company was punished in this morning’s trading, I still like the company for its dividends.

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