How to Build a Portfolio For Wealth and Income

Starting can be the most difficult aspect of any endeavor.  Bewilderment or intimidation frequently arise from simply not knowing how or where to begin. Stock investing is no different. There is no shortage of investing options. But the question is, how to combine these options to produce an efficient portfolio – one constructed to generate … Continue reading How to Build a Portfolio For Wealth and Income

Three Important Stock Market Trends in 2013

We can just about close the books on 2013. The CliffsNotes version of how stock market trends in 2013 will be remembered is something most investors already know. Stocks thrived, achieving their best annual return in a decade. Commodities such as gold and silver struggled due to the lack of investor fear. And more companies … Continue reading Three Important Stock Market Trends in 2013

Top Hedge Fund Pick with 75% Profit Potential

It’s prudent to be cautious when a hedge fund manager takes to the airwaves to tout an investment idea…particularly when that investment has already risen considerably. At the Robin Hood Investor Conference last month, some of the top hedge fund managers, including Bill Ackman, Ray Dalio and David Einhorn, presented their top investment ideas. I … Continue reading Top Hedge Fund Pick with 75% Profit Potential

Walmart or Target: Which Retailing Dividend Grower to Buy?

Most consumers perceive Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Target (NYSE: TGT) as interchangeable competitors. I understand, given that both are discount retailing behemoths whose product selection overlaps considerably. But the perception is wrong. The shopping experience is palpably dissimilar. To be sure, both specialize in discount volume selling, but there’s no mistaking a Walmart for a … Continue reading Walmart or Target: Which Retailing Dividend Grower to Buy?