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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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Dividends From the Gas Glut

January 3, 2019

The petroleum market has been highly focused on crude oil, with prices climbing significantly from recent lows in 2016, only to give back some of the gains in the fourth quarter of 2018. But natural gas has been almost ignored as a product of the petrol patch, and prices in some places are so cheap that some companies have to pay to give their gas away. This leader in the space stands to benefit from this peculiar state of affairs.

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Walgreens Is Too Cheap to Be Ignored

January 3, 2019

Exactly what it says on the tin—or the pill bottle. Drug spending continues to be buoyant, with growth in the US alone on an annual upward march. This is good news for pharmacies like Walgreens, and I’ll break down the particulars of why, despite the concerns in the market, Walgreens Boots Alliance is the right medicine for the job.

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As Safe As It Gets

December 26, 2018

With the S&P down almost 10% for the year, you need safe and reliable places to park your money. If you’re willing to buy individual bonds, there’s one in particular that checks all the boxes for risk tolerance and income that you need to be aware of.

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Dividend Income from Idle Real Estate

December 26, 2018

While the old adage about real estate—that it always has value since they’re not making any more of it—rings true, there are plenty of parcels and buildings that just sit idle. And idle real estate is really just dead money. But the companies in this real estate subsector know an easy way to turn idle land into active profits for their shareholders.

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