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Share Amount vs Quality of Company Here’s a dividend-investment strategy designed to outperform in down markets
 

Share Amount vs Quality of Company

Often new investors will display the number of shares they hold in a company, but will just as often be reluctant to mention the performance of the company. Charles Olgseby of Todd Capital talks exclusively about the differences and traps newbies find themselves. “First and foremost, in stocks, as with anything, you usually get what […]

Here’s a dividend-investment strategy designed to outperform in down markets

Here’s a dividend-investment strategy designed to outperform in down markets

The Reality Shares DIVCON Leaders Dividend ETF screens for quality, based on the likelihood of large-cap companies raising payouts to shareholders Blockforce Capital, formerly Reality Shares, has a passive strategy to select large-cap dividend-paying stocks based on the likelihood that the companies will raise dividend payments. The company has used this approach for the Reality […]

3 Ultra-Cheap Dividend Stocks You Can Buy Right Now

3 Ultra-Cheap Dividend Stocks You Can Buy Right Now

Income investors can get burned just as badly — if not worse — than growth stock fans. Yield chasers can be lulled into complacency by chunky quarterly payouts, only to realize that the basement floor can crack when the distributions aren’t sustainable. There are still plenty of stocks shelling out modest dividends that seem to […]

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4 Best Bitcoin Stocks

The 4 Best Bitcoin Stocks to Consider (Even If You Hate Bitcoin)

No matter where you stand on cryptocurrencies, you cannot deny their “it factor.” Thanks to the sector’s unprecedented profitability, several bitcoin millionaires were made overnight last year. Still, traditional investors find this virtual market difficult to stomach. As a result, the concept of bitcoin stocks, or companies that indirectly benefit from the rising bitcoin price, […]

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7 Debt-Free Companies Doing Big Stock Buybacks

7 Debt-Free Companies Doing Big Stock Buybacks

Securities and Exchange Commissioner Robert Jackson Jr. gave a speech June 11 in Washington D.C. In it, he outlined the reasons why the securities watchdog is overhauling the rules for stock buybacks; the first time in 15 years. To understand what’s happening in this area, Jackson’s office looked more closely at 385 stock buybacks over […]

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Viacom Entered Into Netflix Partnership Because It Had to

Viacom Entered Into Netflix Partnership Because It Had to

If you can’t beat them, join them. That’s an adage as old as time, but it still applies in the modern era, and curiously in media entertainment. Long-suffering Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA, NASDAQ:VIAB) shareholders found this out recently when the company joined forces with Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX). NFLX, if I need to remind anybody, is a fierce rival […]

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John And Jane: May Dividend Income Tracker - Taxable Account

John And Jane: May Dividend Income Tracker – Taxable Account

Summary This is the seventh month I have officially tracked the taxable account’s dividend income, and it was slightly below expectations with a total of $1,642.46 of dividends received. Apple, Arbor Realty, Clorox, Spectra Energy Partners, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, TransMontaigne Partners, and Westlake Chemical Partners all delivered increases in the month of May. A […]

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Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon join forces to convince CEOs to end quarterly profit forecasts

Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon join forces to convince CEOs to end quarterly profit forecasts

Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon have teamed up to once again call for the end to quarterly earnings guidance by companies. Dimon, the chairman of the Business Roundtable, said the group of CEOs has thrown its support behind companies backing away from the practice. Executives often feel pressure to make quarterly forecasts, but “it can […]

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7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy for the Second Half of 2018

7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy for the Second Half of 2018

Believe it not, we’re almost at the midpoint of the year. So far, it has been a wild ride. We’ve seen plenty of triple-digit rallies as well as triple-digit dives. Bond prices have dropped as rates rise and the U.S. economy, as well as the global economy, looks like recovery is gaining traction, if not […]

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Expert Says: “Look who’s going bankrupt next in America”

Expert Says: “Look who’s going bankrupt next in America”

No one believed Porter Stansberry nine years ago. As head of one of America’s largest independent financial research firms, Mr. Stansberry’s work back in 2008 led him to a bold, but worrisome, conclusion: That the world’s largest mortgage bankers–Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which at the time were responsible for nearly 50% of all the […]

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The State Of REITs: June 2018 Edition

The State Of REITs: June 2018 Edition

Summary In May, there was a strong negative correlation between REIT market cap and total return with micro cap REITs significantly outperforming. The REIT recovery grew much stronger in May as all 20 REIT property types generated positive returns. REITs outperformed the S&P 500, DJIA and NASDAQ for the 3rd month in a row. Significant […]

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3 Traits That Can Turn You into a Great Value Investor

3 Traits That Can Turn You into a Great Value Investor

Cummins (CMI) Down 5.7% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? Cummins (CMI) reported earnings 30 days ago. What’s next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues. (0:30) – Long Term Big Winners (3:15) – What If You Bought The Netflix IPO? (7:20) – How To Be a Better Long […]

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