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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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The One Big Risk for the Markets and the Economy

January 18, 2019

Right now, the biggest risk facing the market is risk. It is getting difficult to see how pessimism can be completely set aside, even if there is plenty of good news from the economy, like strong consumer and business spending. But let me explain one of the real threats to the market that perhaps you haven’t been following, coming from the loan market.

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The Best Dividend Paying Stock You’ve Never Heard Of

January 10, 2019

Want to earn safe dividends and big capital gains for decades?

If your answer is yes, I encourage you to learn about the wealth-creating magic of “sale-and-lease-back” transactions. Specifically, the way WP Carey (NYSE: WPC) does them.

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Change of Power

January 10, 2019

The electric generation industry changed in 2018, as demand rose significantly, making it one of its strongest years for growth in electric power demand. Consumers and households were largely responsible for the big gains in demand from the grid—even as more and more have been installing solar panels. This is good news as it is projected to continue into 2019. My top name in the sector is a world leader whose stock is still a value even after running rings around the rest of the utility sector over the last five years.

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Is Apple a Buy or a Sell Right Now?

January 10, 2019

Apple (AAPL), to its credit, is as much of a cult for its customers as it is for its shareholders. But is it a good buy in 2019? With major players like Netflix looking to cut Apple out of subscription revenues, we could see a big bite taken out of the tech giant. However, its new deal with Samsung and the whispers of “Apple Prime” are indicating some ways Apple could use its cash hoard reinvent itself as a recurring revenue giant.

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Start 2019 With a Better Grasp of Bonds

January 3, 2019

For many investors, the bond market might appear to be a dark and mysterious part of the financial world, and one that is kept away from the average individual investor. But the reality is that with some tutoring and a bit of work, getting to know bonds can unlock lots of yield now and gains in the years to come. Here’s an informational article to get you started.

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