3 Stocks Raising Dividends and Expectations

These are the times that fortunes are made in the stock market.  While confusion and fear reign supreme, professional investors are quietly snapping up bargains of the decade.  These bargain priced, yet high quality companies are what will build wealth for the next generation. Buy low and sell high is the mantra of the professional investor.  The current market conditions have created many opportunities to buy quality companies very cheap relatively. The question is how do you know what companies will bounce back from the low levels and which ones will just languish for years at the ...
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5 Rules For Option Selling Success

Investors are scrambling to find income in today’s ultra-low yielding environment.  The low interest rates as well as fewer and fewer solid stocks paying consistently high dividends have forced the savviest investors into more esoteric ways to earn income from their portfolios. Add in the fact that it appears that the stock market has reached a short term high, at the very least, and it paints a difficult picture for traditional income seeking investors. One of the most popular ways to ramp up income from the market is selling options.  Also known as writing options, this is a proact...
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Ride This Iconic Investor’s Coattails To Wealth

Imagine earning a 7.5% dividend on a stock that has returned an incredible 1485% cumulative gains over the last 15 years?  Think I am talking about some risky penny stock that no one has ever heard of?  Maybe a high-tech rocket ship with so much risk that the gains are hardly worth the “lose it all” risk factor?   The reality is that this stock has nothing to do with the above usual suspects for these monster outsized gains. This stock benefits from a common way hedge funds and other institutional investors make phenomenal gains year after year.  Regular investors normall...
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Fed Fears Have Killed These Stocks, But Now Is The Time To Buy

The fear of higher interest rates has cast a shadow over the entire stock market.   The Fed is set to begin the slow process of interest rate increases any day now. Although it is an excellent signal for long-term economic improvement, investors are worried about the effect climbing rates will have on stocks. The recent outsized volatility in the major stock market indexes was partially resulting from fears of the pending increase. While the entire market has suffered from these fears two sectors, in particular, have struggled the most. These areas are particularly sensitiv...
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Let Uncle Sam Guarantee Your Dividends

Believe it or not, there is a formula to getting wealthy in the stock market.  The formula is easy to follow and most investors already understand the concept.  However, following this formula is far from sexy and many consider it downright boring.  This is why it is often ignored by the majority of fast money seeking stock market players. However, the few that actually implement their knowledge of this wealth formula often end up far richer than their non-patient investing brethren. If you have not guessed it yet, I am talking about the power of dividend reinvestment.  In and of its...
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3 Cheap Dividend Stocks Under $10

I have interacted with a countless number of investors, traders, and other stock market participants over the years.  These conversations have revealed certain primary issues and problems affecting the majority of stock market traders and investors. These fundamental issues have nothing to do with knowledge or investing skills.  In fact, I am often very impressed with the knowledge and skillset of many beginning investors.  The real problem is far simpler than building a knowledge or skill set. The primary issue I have discovered that plaques a broad majority of new investors is not havi...
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 You Need To Own This Hated Dividend Stock

Every investor wants to know the secret to getting wealthy in the stock market.  Many wrongly assume that the secret is to locate the next hot stock and plunge into the shares with all your capital.  Indeed, if you catch the right stock, this tactic can and does work.  However, the risk factors are simply gigantic.  While a few hot stocks do go on to greatness by making their investors very wealthy, the majority simply just languish in mediocracy, slowly decline, or even plunge in value. Most stock market investors try to mitigate the chances of buying hot stocks that quickly become dud...
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These 5 Profit Machines Churn Out Cash

No one really knows when the final day of this roaring bull market will be.  It could be tomorrow, or it may not happen for years. The good news is that it’s not important to think about when this fateful day will occur, but rather make certain that your investment portfolio is designed to best weather any future financial storm. Before you jump to conclusions, I am not talking about hedging or any type of expensive portfolio insurance like option strategies.  While these methods have their place, this article is about building a core portfolio position of stocks that will weather and ev...
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