Will Q4 Earnings Give Stocks Another Boost?

U.S. markets seem to be suffering from a post-New Year’s hangover after celebrating a banner 2013. Stocks have fallen each of the first three trading days to start 2014. It’s the first time they’ve done that in a month. At this point, Wall Street could use a jolt to get out of its early-year funk. … Continue reading Will Q4 Earnings Give Stocks Another Boost?

Banner 2013 Doesn’t Mean Doom and Gloom in 2014

“Many happy returns” is an oft-used phrase when entering a new year. Investors will be very happy if this year’s returns are anywhere close to what they were in 2013. Put simply, 2013 was the best year for stocks since Bill Clinton was in office. The S&P 500 surged 29.6%, best since 1997. The Dow … Continue reading Banner 2013 Doesn’t Mean Doom and Gloom in 2014

The Best Way to Play the Holiday Retail Rally

Want to earn back some of that money you’re spending on gifts this holiday season? Invest in the very sector where you spent the money in the first place. It’s no secret that U.S. retailers make a killing between Black Friday and Christmas. The National Retail Foundation projects that U.S. shoppers will spend a record … Continue reading The Best Way to Play the Holiday Retail Rally

The Greatest Stock Indicator of Them All

Editor’s Note: Earlier this week, I published a special report called “Best Stocks for 2014. It’s probably the single most important report I publish all year and includes actionable investment opportunities from ALL of our advisors. I’d like to give it to you for free – as a holiday gift. Click here to find out how to … Continue reading The Greatest Stock Indicator of Them All

Putting the 2013 Stock Market Performance in Perspective

Every investor knows this has been a great year for stocks. But it might surprise you just how strong the 2013 stock market performance has been. As of this writing, the S&P 500 has gained 26.8% in 2013. With three trading weeks still to go, that makes this the best year for the benchmark U.S. … Continue reading Putting the 2013 Stock Market Performance in Perspective

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?

Answering Your Questions About Covered Calls

Last week, more than 300 people tuned in for my exclusive webinar. During this one hour investing seminar, I share my single best strategy for earning extra income. The unfortunate thing is that most individual investors – including those with lots of experience – overlook this unique strategy. That is why I arranged for this … Continue reading Answering Your Questions About Covered Calls