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Articles by Tyler Laundon

Use This One Indicator To Measure Investment Risk

The market is still a tad jumpy here in April as investors come to terms with the fact that valuations remain a little stretched and earnings season enters full swing. Small cap and growth stocks are finally showing their true nature again – bouncing around far more than the broad market. This type of action […]

Concrete Stocks: A Solid Way To Play the Construction Rebound

If you would like a little more exposure to the U.S. construction market before the busy season hits this summer, you may want to consider investing in concrete stocks. This is a very basic way to gain exposure to residential and commercial construction. Mix together some aggregate (gravel or crushed rock), sand, Portland cement … […]

Find The Right Stocks In A Volatile Market

As this market gets increasingly volatile it’s important to revisit your long-term investing strategy to make sure that you don’t waver. As I wrote last week, and as we’ve all known, a market correction wouldn’t be a surprise. And in fact, it wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing. If you look back in time you’ll […]

Why A Market Correction Should Not Be Feared

As we head into yet another earnings season many investors are acutely aware that the market looks a tad expensive. That reality has hit home over the past two weeks as many of the leading growth stocks in the market have rolled over.  This is especially true with high-profile Internet and tech stocks that led […]

How to Invest In the Connected Home

When news broke on Jan. 13 that Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) would acquire Nest for $3.2 billion, most stocks with any exposure to the connected home market surged. If you haven’t yet heard of the “connected home,” it is a term that describes a home in which appliances, electronics and other accessories are connected and controlled over […]

3 Reasons You Should Invest In The Housing Market Rebound

As spring finally seems like a reality, I’ve realized I have a lot of yard work to do. And that inevitably has me thinking about the U.S. housing market as we enter the strongest season of the year for construction. A recovering U.S. housing market bodes well for household wealth across the country. But it […]

Biotech Bubble? Or Buying Opportunity?

Two weeks ago Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) received a letter from three members of Congress. In that letter, lawmakers asked for a briefing from Gilead regarding the pricing of its new hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, which Gilead is selling for $1,000 per pill. The gist of the letter is that Congress is asking the company to […]

Franco-Nevada Stock: A Golden Dividend Payer

Gold has staged quite a comeback in 2014, rising 10.8% year-to-date. But a select few gold miners have done even better. Franco-Nevada (NYSE:FNV) has been a particularly strong performer, rising 13% so far this year. A recent pull-back in the stock has opened up the door for investors to buy a great stock that I […]

2 Stocks From 2013’s Best Mutual Fund

At the end of 2013 I wrote an article featuring the best performing small mutual funds from 2013. These funds delivered massive gains, with all ten rising by 37% or more throughout the year. Today I want to go under the cover of the best mutual fund in 2013, Bridgeway’s Ultra-Small Company Market (BRSIX). With […]

The Best Dividend Growth ETF For Your Money

I’m always intrigued by new small-cap ETF offerings. These investment vehicles are a great way for investors that aren’t yet comfortable owning individual small-cap stocks to gain diverse exposure to this high-potential asset class. And when a small-cap ETF is focused on dividend growers – companies that regularly reward shareholders by increasing their dividends – […]