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It’s About Time, Kinder Morgan!

Long-suffering Kinder Morgan (KMI) longs got some welcome news this week. After nearly two years of reduced payouts, Kinder Morgan will be aggressively hiking its dividend next year. Kinder will be bumping its annual payout from $0.50 to $0.80 next year, and plans to push it to $1.25 per share by 2020. That amouts to […]

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Stocks That Would Survive the End of Days

  The following is an excerpt from 7 Top Stocks That Would Survive an Apocalypse: My new Samsung Galaxy smartphone is waterproof … or at least the box says it is. I’m not so sure, myself. While I’m sure a little splash of water won’t hurt the phone, I’m not planning on taking it on any deep-sea […]

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Without Obamacare Reform, What’s Next For Health Insurers?

I chatted with CNBC on the prospects for health insurance stocks now that Obamacare reform is off the table. The market seems to be pricing in a rosy scenario in which health insurers can continue to pass on rising costs indefinitely. I’m not so sure. At some price — and for many Americans, that point […]

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On Straight Talk Money: Amazon-Proof REITs and More

I joined Chase Robertson and Peggy Tuck last week on Straight Talk Money. First on the agenda: Amazon-proof REITs, or landlords that are strong enough to survive the Amazon.com (AMZN) assault on traditional brick-and-mortar retail:   In the next segment, we talk about Snap’s (SNAP) woes and what they means for tech IPOs in general. […]

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The 7 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for Q3 and Beyond

The following is an excerpt from The 7 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for Q3 and Beyond The theme for the first half of 2017 was something to the effect of “Buy Amazon.com (AMZN) and dump pretty much everything else.” At least that’s what it seemed like. Recent pullback aside, 2017 has broadly been a […]

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General Motors’ Engine Is Still Purring

Ealier this month, I wrote an update on my entry in InvestorPlace’s Best Stocks for 2017. The following is an excerpt: I’m not particularly happy that GM’s engine is sputtering this year. But it’s important to remember that deep-value plays rarely work on the timeline you expect. It often takes time for the market to […]

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Best Stocks For 2017 Contest: I have some catching up to do…

  Well, halfway through 2017, I have a little catching up to do. My pick — General Motors (GM) — is sitting in 8th place with a year-to-date return of 4%. Of course, we still have a lot of time left in 2017… and I’ve come back from larger deficits in the past. So, we […]

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STORE Capital (STOR): Thank you, Warren Buffett

$STOR Announces that Berkshire Hathaway has invested $377 mlnin the company, representing 9.8% of total shares out… https://stocknews.com/news/stor-announces-that-berkshire-hathaway-has-invested-377-mlnin-the-company/ — StockNews.com (@StockNews) Jun. 26 at 05:50 AM For the record, I owned $STOR before Warren Buffett 😉 — Charles Sizemore (@CharlesSizemore) Jun. 26 at 08:29 AM Thank you, Mr. Warren Buffett. Yesterday, up-and-coming triple-net retail REIT […]

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Monthly Dividend Stocks to Pay Your Bills

The following is an excerpt from 7 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Pay Your Bills. I’m a big fan of monthly dividend stocks. Modern life is built around the idea of the monthly billing cycle: the mortgage payment, car payment, health insurance premiums, electricity, water and phone bills. Even Netflix! Virtually every regular expense we have runs […]

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Video: Does Amazon Have a Rival Suitor for Whole Foods?

Could Amazon’s (AMZN) plans to buy Whole Foods Market (WFM) be thwarted by a rival suitor? I shared my thoughts with CNBC’s Dan Murphy. This article first appeared on Sizemore Insights as Video: Does Amazon Have a Rival Suitor for Whole Foods?

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