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  • Looking to CAPS for MLPs

    By Ash Anderson - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: EPD, KMP, PAA

    Ever heard of Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs)? They’re limited partnerships that we can all jump in on as they’re traded on regular securities markets. MLPs are not subject to income tax as the limited partners (stock holders) have to foot the bill. In order to be able to do this MLPs have to pass on a large amount of their earnings to holders.

    What We’re Looking For more »

  • Making Money From Precious Metal Drops

    By Ash Anderson - April 20, 2013 | Tickers: ABX, FCX, SLW

    Gold and silver are doing terrible this year. At the time of writing, gold is down more than 17% in 2013, and silver is off by an incredible 22%.

    With the massive drops from these precious metals came the massive drops of those who mine them. Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLW), Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX), and Barrick Gold (NYSE: ABX) have all been following the industry on the way down.

    With all more »

  • 3 REITs to Bolster Your Portfolio

    By Ash Anderson - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: ACC, MTGE, PCL

    When it comes to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), there’s a multitude out there. Some buy up health centers while some focus on shopping malls. One thing that all of these REITs have in common is that they must distribute 90% of their taxable income to investors.

    These REITs are publicly traded, which means we can get our hands on these juicy 90% payouts while holding a diversified bundle more »

  • Making Money From Precious Metal Drops

    By Ash Anderson - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: ABX, FCX, SLW

    Gold and silver are doing terrible this year. At the time of writing gold is down more than 17% in 2013, and silver is off by an incredible 22%.

    With the massive drops from these precious metals came the massive drops of those who mine them. Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLW), Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX), and Barrick Gold (NYSE: ABX) have all been following the industry on the way down with the more »

  • Diversified Dow Dividend Delights

    By Ash Anderson - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, KO, JPM, PFE, VZ

    Nice alliteration in the title wasn’t it? Never mind that, let’s see if we can take those thirty stocks and make the best, most diversified dividend portfolio out there.

    Why Dow?

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average brings us what are supposed to be the thirty most iconic companies in the nation. Sure, you might argue that Alcoa, or perhaps Hewlett-Packard, don’t deserve to be there right now more »

  • Diversified Dow Dividend Delights

    By Ash Anderson - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, KO, JPM, PFE, VZ

    Nice alliteration in the title wasn’t it? Never mind that, let’s see if we can take those thirty stocks and make the best, most diversified dividend portfolio out there.

    Why Dow?

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average brings us what are supposed to be the thirty most iconic companies in the nation. Sure, you might argue that Alcoa, or perhaps Hewlett-Packard, don’t deserve to be there right now more »

  • The 55 Club - 55 Years of Consecutive Dividend Hikes

    By Ash Anderson - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: DBD, EMR, NWN

    If you are a dividend investor, your goal is to find stocks that have the most secure dividends out there. Some people would recommend finding stocks that increase the dividend every year over ten years. Some may even recommend consecutive increases for twenty-five years. I’m here today to push those going for fifty-five and over.

    Fifty-Five Years?!

    It is a really long time, I know. These companies really are more »

  • The 55 Club - 55 Years of Consecutive Dividend Hikes

    By Ash Anderson - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: DBD, EMR, NWN

    If you are a dividend investor, your goal is to find stocks that have the most secure dividends out there. Some people would recommend finding stocks that increase the dividend every year over ten years. Some may even recommend consecutive increases for twenty-five years. I’m here today to push those going for fifty-five and over.

    Fifty-Five Years?!

    It is a really long time, I know. These companies really are more »

  • Three REITs to Bolster Your Portfolio Yield

    By Ash Anderson - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: ACC, MTGE, PCL

    When it comes to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), there’s a multitude out there. Some buy up health centers while some focus on shopping malls. One thing that all of these REITs have in common is that they must distribute 90% of their taxable income to investors.

    These REITs are publicly traded, which means we can get our hands on these juicy 90% payouts while holding a diversified bundle more »

  • Three Companies to Avoid in a Sell-off

    By Ash Anderson - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: BBRY, SAI, WU

    At the time of writing, all three major averages are down on the day. It’s not something that we’ve been used to seeing over the past few weeks, but it’s something that some analysts believe should be happening more often.

    Let’s say that Mr. Farrell is right and we should plan for a downturn in the stock market, a correction of sorts. My last article pegged more »

  • Three Companies to Avoid in a Sell-off

    By Ash Anderson - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: BBRY, SAI, WU

    At the time of writing, all three major averages are down on the day. It’s not something that we’ve been used to seeing over the past few weeks, but it’s something that some analysts believe should be happening more often.

    Let’s say that Mr. Farrell is right and we should plan for a downturn in the stock market, a correction of sorts. My last article pegged more »

  • Diversified Dow Dividend Delights

    By Ash Anderson - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, KO, JPM, PFE, VZ

    Nice alliteration in the title wasn’t it? Never mind that, let’s see if we can take those thirty stocks and make the best, most diversified dividend portfolio out there.

    Why Dow?

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average brings us what are supposed to be the thirty most iconic companies in the nation. Sure, you might argue that Alcoa, or perhaps Hewlett Packard don’t deserve to be there right more »

  • The 55 Club - 55 Years of Consecutive Dividend Hikes

    By Ash Anderson - April 13, 2013 | Tickers: DBD, EMR, NWN

    If you are a dividend investor, your goal is to find stocks that have the most secure dividends out there. Some people would recommend finding stocks that increase the dividend every year over ten years. Some may even recommend consecutive increases for twenty-five years. I’m here today to push those going for fifty-five and over.

    Fifty-Five Years?!

    It is a really long time, I know. These companies really are more »

  • Three Companies To Avoid In A Selloff

    By Ash Anderson - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: BBRY, SAI, WU

    At the time of writing this article, all three major averages are down on the day. It’s not something that we’ve been used to seeing over the past few weeks, but it’s something that some analyst believe should be happening more often.

    Let’s say that Mr. Farrell is right and we should plan for a downturn in the stock market, a correction of sorts. My last more »

  • Fortifying the Portfolio in Case of a Downturn

    By Ash Anderson - April 12, 2013

    I love it when the market goes up. It means all those bulls and potential retirees out there are growing their money. So what am I complaining about? Well, this market has been going up for some time now. It even continued on the up after a bad jobs number on Friday. Surely it’s going to come to a stop soon...

    What if it Does?

    If the market does more »

  • Tesla Versus the Old Guard

    By Ash Anderson - April 11, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TSLA

    Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) is an incredibly exciting company, there’s no doubting it. Over the last three months this stock has been up, down and back up again, resulting in a gain of close to 25% for investors.

    There’s no doubting that Tesla has provided some great gains over the last couple of months. Question is though, what’s better from here on out, Tesla or the industry more »

  • Tesla Versus the Old Guard

    By Ash Anderson - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TSLA

    Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) is an incredibly exciting company, there’s no doubting it. Over the last three months this stock has been up, down and back up again, resulting is a gain of close to 25% for investors.

    There’s no doubting that Tesla has provided some great gains over the last couple of months. Question is though, what’s better from here on out? Tesla Motors or the more »

  • Facebook 'Home' and What it Means to Investors

    By Ash Anderson - April 7, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FB, GOOG

    Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) Home will be making its way to Android phones next week. That’s according to an event that the Melno Park based company just held.

    If you are an investor in Facebook, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), or even Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), you may want to check this out.

    What Is Home?

    Home is a new way to interact with Facebook. That’s the simplest way to put it more »

  • An Ice Cold Glass of Winners

    By Ash Anderson - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: KO, DPS, MNST, SODA

    It’s liquid, it tastes good, and half of the U.S. population drinks it every day. Not enough clues for you? How about I tell you that it’s not water, and it’s not milk, but that it goes by a variety of names. That’s right, soda! Or pop, or soda pop, or a fizzy drink, it’s all the same.

    We all know of the industry more »

  • The Next Berkshire Hathaway

    By Ash Anderson - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: BH, LUK, MKL

    Editor's Note: This version has been amended to correctly reflect Leucadia's market capitalization. 

    I’m a Berkshire Hathaway investor, but I feel that the company has gotten so overwhelmingly large that gains are going to get harder and harder to come by. I really like the way that Berkshire is run, and while it may be impossible to find the next Buffett I think I have found three more »