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Cheap Dividend Stocks

The following is an excerpt from 7 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Buy for $20 or Less. I have a well-deserved reputation as a cheapskate. I brown bag my lunches most days, keep my thermostat at 79 degrees, and — if my wife doesn’t intervene — I’ll generally wear my clothes until they’re moth-eaten and threadbare. […]

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Blue Chip Stocks You Should DUMP

The following is an excerpt from 7 Blue-Chip Stocks You Shouldn’t Hold Anymore. Marriage should be for life. But stock ownership? Not so much. Yes, I understand that a long-term buy-and-hold strategy keeps fees and taxes low and has generally proven to be a solid plan. But not all stocks are keepers — even supposedly […]

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Best Stock for the Next Ten Years: Amazon or Alphabet?

The following is an excerpt from Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) vs Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) – The Best 10-Year Bet If there has been one investment theme in 2017, it would have to be the “Amazon effect.” Amazon.com’s (AMZN) relentless push forward really went into overdrive this year with its planned purchase of Whole Foods Markets, Inc. […]

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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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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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10 Dividend Stocks That Will Deliver Double-Digit Returns Every Year

The following is an excerpt from 10 Dividend Stocks That Will Deliver Double-Digit Returns Every Year. Today we’re going to take a look at 10 dividend stocks that look like solid bets to generate double-digit total returns every year, or at least every year on average. A 10% annual return is obviously not get-rich-quick money. But […]

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Warren Buffett’s Letter: Valuable Lessons From the Oracle

The following is an excerpt from “Valuable Lessons from the Oracle.” Warren Buffett published his annual letter to investors this past weekend, and when Buffett speaks, the rest of us mere mortals sit up and listen. At 86 years old, Mr. Buffett has a lifetime of insight to share. And seeing as how he won’t […]

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10 Ways to Make Money in the Market in 2017

The following is an excerpt from an article I originally published on InvestorPlace. The year 2016 has been, for lack of better description, a strange one. It started with one of the worst Januarys in history and an oil price bust … continued with a surge of populist election surprises in Europe and the United […]

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Best Stocks for 2017: General Motors Will Roll Over the Competition

It’s that time of year again… While the Best Stocks for 2016 contest is still going down to the wire — and yours truly is duking it out for first place, up 38% on the year — it’s already time to start planning for 2017. Here’s an excerpt from my 2017 submission: As I’m writing […]

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Going Down to the Wire…

With one month to go in 2016, InvestorPlace’s Best Stocks for 2016 contest is going down to the wire. My pick, pipeline superpower Energy Transfer Equity (ETE), is tied for first place with Ellie Mae (ELLI), both up 40% on the year.   Energy Transfer is rallying today, mostly on the news that OPEC had reached an […]

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