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Trade Risk, Market Fundamentals and What to Buy to Defend

May 30, 2019

US stocks are still up for the year—the S&P 500 Index is up 10.91%. In addition, the corporate bond market is up 6.59%, and the municipal bond market is up by 4.40%.

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The Fight for More Food Brings Growth with a Dividend

May 23, 2019

Food, glorious food! We as Americans love to consume more and more food. And we continue to do so at an increasing pace. So much so, that according to the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), 36.50% of the population is considered obese.

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Is the Stock Market Done or Just Taking a Pause?

May 16, 2019

The recent selloff in the S&P 500 Index shouldn’t come as a complete surprise, as any bull market never simply continues higher in a straight upward line.

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Concerned about Trade Talks? Here’s the Alternative for Income

May 9, 2019

So far this week, the S&P 500 Index is down 2.65%. And while it is still up 14.39% year to date, fears of the US-China trade negotiations coming unglued have hurt stocks.

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Go with the Flow for More Dividends

May 2, 2019

US oil gets a lot of headlines. But right now, it’s all about natural gas.

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Earnings Season Shows What to Buy for Dividends & Growth

April 25, 2019

Each quarter in the US, public companies enter earnings season. And much like the calendar seasons, companies in varied industries will show whether they are in bloom or not. We’re right in the thick of reporting season—this is the busiest week for earnings so far. At this point, 190 companies out of the 505 members inside the S&P 500 Index have turned in their report cards.

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Finding Opportunities Where Others See Trash

April 17, 2019

At Profitable Investing, I’m always looking for opportunities from markets that are developing and evolving beyond just the general stock market. And I am constantly consuming vast amounts of news, media and data to find the next new opportunity and the companies taking the lead for more growth and income.

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Stock Rewards & Risks

April 11, 2019

Stocks are up nearly 15% year to date, as tracked by the S&P 500 Index. That’s astonishing given that last year from the start to the top in September, the S&P 500 Index was up only 9.62%. So, what’s driving all of the buying?

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Growth & Dividend Income from the Unhealthy

April 4, 2019

The US is aging and becoming increasingly unhealthy. While that’s not a good mix for the citizens of one of the leading economies on the planet, it continues to drive profitability for total return investors investing in healthcare stocks.

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Playing Defense for Growth & Dividends

March 28, 2019

One of my core mechanisms for finding the best stocks for growth and dividends is to look at economic, market and social or political developments that will spur more demand for specific goods and services.

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