If you are an income-focused investor, it can be worthwhile to consider opportunities from across the capital structure, including preferred stocks, debt and common equity. This article is part one of a two part series that looks across the capital structure to highlight a variety of increasingly attractive high-yield opportunities. Without further ado, here are the five...
FAANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google/Alphabet) have been posting very strong returns in recent years, and there are reasons to believe this could continue. However, investing in FAANG stocks generally involves significantly more volatility and risk - something many income-focused investors want to avoid. This article shares our ranking of 10 attractive big-yield investments, across 10 different investment categories, all with relatively lower risk profiles compared to FAANG.
Markets sold-off significantly on Thursday, with the S&P 500 down 2.5%. New tariffs from the White House, and comments from new Fed Chair (Jerome Powell) weighed on investors' minds. Nonetheless, the economy remains strong, and here are a couple of fun charts on the future performance of the S&P 500 after historical big sell-offs...
The new Stock Exchange is out, and this week we ponder whether The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is already correctly reflected in market prices. Specifically, has the market already rallied enough, too much, or not enough?
Yield-Chasing is one of the 7 Deadly Sins of Long-Term Investing. For example, when an investment offers a double-digit yield, it can be a red flag—perhaps an indication of distress. However, we believe the 10 ideas presented in this article are all attractive from a risk-versus-reward standpoint. Without further ado, here is our ranking of top big-yield opportunities, starting with #10 and counting down to #1.
In my 30 years in the investment field, I do not recall a mania as intense as Bitcoin. It is everywhere you turn - global news networks and investment journals with 24/7 coverage. The intensity of the coverage is truly fascinating.
If you are an income-focused value investor, you’ve probably been drawn to REITs by their big dividend yields and perceived low-volatility. Over the last year, a few REITs have performed well, while many others have been very disappointing. This article highlights 8 big dividend REITs that we believe are attractive and worth considering, but all for different reasons. Without further ado, here is the list.
Some investors have forgotten, and some investors just don’t know, but if you are a retail investor, over-trading is generally very bad for your wealth. This article provides a few reminders, perhaps eye openers, starting with this “oldie but goodie” chart about just how bad the average investor really is.
This article reviews a big market shift that is just starting, and how to profit from it. Tax reform and shifting monetary policies are slowing recent winners (e.g. large growth stocks and technology) and propelling some attractive mean reversion opportunities. In particular, we like small cap, value, and US stocks right now. In September, all three Blue Harbinger strategies extended their long-term track records of outperforming the S&P 500.
Long-term investing is a proven strategy to build wealth, and it is a lot more powerful than many investors realize. However, whether you are brand new to investing or a seasoned pro, there are seven terrible mistakes (deadly sins) that can easily prevent you from achieving your goals.
There are two big risks that have investors scared about Omega Healthcare (OHI) and its big +8% dividend yield. As contrarians, we like the opportunity this healthcare REIT presents. Watch our recent video to learn more.
If you are an income-focused investor, and you appreciate the price appreciation potential of a good contrarian opportunity, then you may want to consider some of the ideas highlighted in this article. Specifically, we provide an overview (and data) on “Dogs of the Dow,” “Dividend Aristocrats," retail REITs, healthcare REITs, MLPs, closed end funds, and options strategies, including ten of our favorite high-yield, contrarian, blue chip opportunities right now.
Understandably, many investors are not excited about traditional fixed income investments because interest rates are so low and rising (as rates go up, bond prices go down). Also understandably, many investors are not excited about high-yield stocks because they usually involve much more volatility and risk than bonds. However, healthcare REITs is one corner of the market that risk-averse income-focused investors may want to consider.
If you are looking for low-risk low-reward dividend stocks, this article is NOT for you. However, if you’re looking for higher income yields, and risks that are tilted in your favor, then you may want to consider the ideas highlighted in this article.
There's been a big shift to growth stocks so far in 2017, as measured by the year-to-date performance of the large and small growth ETFs versus their value counterparts, as shown in the following table. This report highlights contrarian opportunities (including value versus growth) across sector, style, country, regional, asset class, and more ETFs.
Considering interest rates are still artificially low, many income-hungry investors are attracted to high-dividend stocks. However, a high-dividend can be a sign of distress. Another possible sign of distress is a high level of short interest. This article highlights 40 high-dividend stocks with high short interest, and then handpicks two of the companies and explains why they actually present very attractive, high-income, contrarian opportunities worth considering.
Whether it be pending mergers and acquisitions, regulatory uncertainty, or simply high market volatility, "special situations" can create some very attractive investment opportunities. This article highlights six of them.
If you have a retirement account, and you’re about to turn 70 ½, you don’t want to miss your Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) – because it will cost you… a lot! As in a 50% tax penalty! This article reviews the very important who, what, when, where, and why of RMDs, and gives a few ideas on how to reinvest the distributions.
Big-dividend REITs have underperformed the rest of the market, particularly since the election, as interest rate expectations have increased, and investors have sold “safe-haven” stocks in favor of more aggressive-growth sectors. In our view, this has created some attractive investment opportunities. This article provides data on 60 Industrial and Retail REITS yielding over 4%, and also highlights a few of our favorites.
Is anyone surprised that healthcare stocks (XLV), and biotechnology stocks, in particular (IBB), are among the top performers so far this year, after being the worst in 2016? Mean reversion is real, and there are fundamental reasons why this reversion trend may continue. And if you do your homework, there are individual stocks and active funds that we believe may be an even better way to play this fundamental trend. This article highlights a few...