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Best Investment Opportunity

An overlooked investment sector is outshining all of the rest this year. While everyone is in love with the FAANG stocks and buying real estate, utility stocks have been having an exceptional year. Utilities are not just the best investment opportunity and best stocks to invest in right not. They are traditionally excellent long term investments with strong intrinsic stock value.

Why Are Utility Stocks Good Investments Today?

Market Watch writes about the hottest stock-market sector. And, guess what? It is the utilities!

It may not surprise you that utility stocks have fared well as […]

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Risks of Investing in China

Another brick in the trade war wall between the USA and China was laid last week when the White House suggested that Chinese stocks might be delisted from U.S. stock exchanges. Stocks fell briefly before a White House spokesperson denies the “rumor.” We have written for years about the risks of investing in China. A few years back we discussed the flight of capital from China. Wealthy Chinese were taking the money they made during China’s economic rise and using it to start businesses, buy property, and simply move their money out of China. […]

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Why Buy and Hold Disney?

Disney is a name that everyone recognizes. Their theme parks are famous for the attractions as well as the long lines. Watching Snow White and Mickey Mouse cartoons has been part of childhood for generations. But, can Disney survive on the revenue from their theme parks and old movies? Aside from the famous name, why buy and hold Disney? The answer lies in one word, content! If you have not been paying attention, here is an update on the venerable and also forward-looking company.

Investing in Walt Disney Company

Walt Disney Company (DIS) has been a part […]

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Proven Stock Market Strategies

There is always someone giving investment “advice” as they promote one stock or another. But, what proven stock market strategies can you follow profitably over time? In this article, we look at a general approach to reliably profitable investing and then at specifics. For most investors, the best approaches are the simple ones. These are folks who have money they want to put away for retirement, a rainy day, putting the kids through college, or starting their own business. These folks have neither the time nor the inclination to get overly involved in the details of stock market investing but […]

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Can Passive Investment Be Risky?

Over just the last few years the proportion of the US stock market that is invested passively has moved up to 45%. Investors are attracted to ETFs (exchange traded funds) because of their low overhead. And, many have outperformed actively traded vehicles like mutual funds and other actively managed investment vehicles. But, can passive investment be risky?
Passive Investment Is on the Rise in the US Stock Market
CNBC reported that passive investing automatically tracking indexes has risen to nearly half of the US stock market.
Passive investing, made up of funds tracking market barometers, has now taken over nearly half the stock […]

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Win the Trade War and Lose on Your Investments

The trade negotiations between the USA and China are coming to a head. Will there be genuine gains for the USA? We have written how both the USA and China have issues that they see as crucial to their national prosperity and security in our article about if the trade war becomes permanent. However, neither side wants to suffer the economic pain that could come out of a protracted trade war. China, especially, is seeing economic difficulties on the horizon and needs to do something sooner rather than later. So, there may well be a deal forthcoming. However, from the […]

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Why Does Dividend Growth Investing Work So Well?

Among the more successful approaches to long term investing, dividend stocks provide a steady income stream as well as the ability to reinvest without paying fees. When evaluating dividend stocks to add to their portfolios, wise investors look for a long history of continual dividend payments and a steady stream of dividend increases. When you use this approach as your guide, it is referred to as dividend growth investing. Why does dividend growth investing work so well? Here are some thoughts on the subject.
Why Does Dividend Growth Investing Work So Well?
We have three simple answers to this question. They have […]

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Treat Your Investments Like a Cash Machine and Not a Slot Machine

How do you make money with your investments? There are two basic strategies. One is to pick a solid investment based on strong intrinsic value and hold for the long term. The other is always to follow the old adage to buy low and sell high. The first approach assumes that timing the market is difficult and not worth the risk. The second approach uses a lot of technical analysis in an attempt to time the market. Our suggestion is that for the long haul you should follow the first approach for the majority of your investments. You should treat […]

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Why Apple Will Not Be Hurt in a Crash

As the stock market moves higher, more and more analysts are predicting a correction if not a stock market crash. If you have made money in this bull market is it time to make some adjustments just in case? Last year we wrote about how to prepare for the next stock market crash. Tech has been the leader in driving the market. Consumer stocks are the traditional refuge when the market tanks. If tech has been the leader then we might expect tech stocks to take the biggest hit with a correction or a crash. One of the tech leaders […]

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Could You Be a Bitcoin Billionaire?

Bitcoin just keeps going up despite repeated comparisons to the Dutch tulip bulb mania and crash centuries ago. Now, according to the news, there are two bitcoin billionaires, the Winklevoss twins. These guys successfully sued Marc Zuckerberg for $64 million claiming that he stole the idea for Facebook from Harvard Connection, of which they were co-founders. That is where the money came from to buy bitcoins. Business Insider notes the billionaire statues of the Winklevoss boys as bitcoin goes above $11,500.
Bitcoin’s rise comes amid continued interest in the digital currency from both ordinary investors and institutions. Last week it emerged […]

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