Here’s How to Trade 5G

The next big thing in tech could be 5G. A leading proponent of this technology is President Trump. According to TheHill.com, President Trump recently said in a pair of tweets that he wants the U.S. to beat other nations to rolling out next-generation wireless technology, known as 5G. Source: TheHill.com The political site noted, “Full 5G deployment is still years away, though wireless companies are already making big promises about what the technology will deliver. The new wireless networks, the industry says, will pave the way for advanced technologies like virtual reality and driverless cars while giving users increased mobile ...
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The Buffett Strategy to Create a Virtuous Cycle of Wealth

A good investment policy is one that allows you to profit, reinvest those profits, and follow from a virtuous cycle of increasing returns over time. That’s the policy essentially used—in various forms—by Warren Buffett over the decades to become one of the world’s wealthiest individuals. Whether buying individual shares of stock or entire companies, the principle is the same. You want to find companies that can continue to grow over time at a somewhat steady and predictable rate. Growth companies won’t do. They may end up hitting the skids, and growth companies that fall out of favor tend to get hammered by the markets. But companies in mature, ...
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Trading the Uber and Lyft IPOs

Normally, individual investors have difficulty getting to hot IPOs. An IPO is an initial public offering. It’s when a company sells stock to the public. Sometimes, demand for the stock exceeds supply and that creates a hot IPO which is one that many investors wish they could buy into. Among the hot IPOs expected this year are offerings from the ride share companies Uber and Lyft. Uber could be worth more than $120 billion, according to experts, while Lyft could trade with a value of about $25 billon. But many of the gains will go to company insiders and early ...
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How Young Warren Buffett Routinely Beat the Markets

There are plenty of ways to beat the market. Warren Buffett knows them all. For the most part, he’s also tried them all. Investors with small sums of money can fare well following the modern equivalent of the strategies a young Buffett used to outperform the go-go market of the 1960’s. For example, Buffett often made trades based on arbitrage opportunities. That’s where a stock has one price in one exchange, but a different price in another. Buy in the lower priced and immediately sell in the higher price, and you get an instant profit. Today’s fast-trading, information-efficient markets have made such opportunities ...
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Here’s Why Amazon Paid No Income Taxes for 2018

Amazon, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, “nearly doubled its profits to $11.2 billion in 2018 from $5.6 billion the previous year and, once again, didn’t pay a single cent of federal income taxes. The company’s newest corporate filing reveals that, far from paying the statutory 21 percent income tax rate on its U.S. income in 2018, Amazon reported a federal income tax rebate of $129 million. For those who don’t have a pocket calculator handy, that works out to a tax rate of negative 1 percent. The fine print of Amazon’s income tax disclosure shows that this ...
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How a Mere $50 Can Get Your Investment Portfolio Started

Most folks think you need a few thousand dollars to start investing. If you follow a traditional route, that’s probably true. You’d need that much to fund a brokerage account and start buying a few stocks to start a nest egg. But there’s a way that you can get started investing for as little as $50. In many cases, it’s more. But the secret is a simple one. Companies that pay out dividends to investors often have a plan that lets you directly invest in their shares. And you can set up recurring payments to add to your stake. In return, the company ...
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How Google’s $13 Billion Spending Plans Affect the Stock

Google Inc. is planning to spend $13 billion this year on data centers and offices across the U.S., Chief Executive Sundar Pichai recently announced according to The Wall Street Journal. In a blog post, Mr. Pichai said the investments would give Google the capacity to hire tens of thousands of employees and create more than 10,000 new construction jobs in Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia. The new investments will give Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., GOOGL -0.85% real-estate assets in 24 states, including data centers in 13 communities, he said. Mr. Pichai said 2019 will mark the ...
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Jump Start Your Income Today

Investing is a lifetime journey, and getting started can feel frustrating. That can be the case with income investing, where the first dividend check might just be for a paltry few dollars. While growing a dividend over time can lead to a powerful return, if you’re looking for high income now, there are plenty of opportunities available that can start showing you a much larger pile of cash relative to what you put in. These high-yield plays, typically paying in the 5-10 percent range, are companies that tend to be structured to pay out most of their income to shareholders. There are ...
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