What Does The Options Market Say About Interest Rates?

What Does The Options Market Say About Interest Rates?

Why are investors so fixated on interest rates? If you follow the financial markets regularly, you’ll notice how laser-focused the investment community is on what the Federal Reserve is doing, how bond markets react, and what it all means for interest rates. But why are interest rates so important? What does a change of a […]

3 Dividend Stocks From The Best High-Yield Stock Sector

3 Dividend Stocks From The Best High-Yield Stock Sector

High yield stocks come out of a range of different business sectors. At recent MoneyShow investor conferences, I have given a two-hour presentation on the features, pros, and cons of the different higher-yield securities. You may be aware of business development companies (BDCs), real estate investment trusts (REITs), and master limited partnerships (MLPs). Also, on […]

These Three BDCs Show Why You Need to Be Careful When Chasing Yield

These Three BDCs Show Why You Need to Be Careful When Chasing Yield

A Business Development Company (BDC) is a finance company operating under special pass-through laws and rules. Pass-through business structures allow companies to not pay corporate income taxes as long as the majority of net income is “passed through” to investors as common stock dividends. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are another well-known type of pass-through […]

Earn A 7.8% Return On This Telecom Giant

Earn A 7.8% Return On This Telecom Giant

With all the talk about interest rates, trade wars, and earnings, it may have been easy to miss some essential merger news. A massive industry with only four major players in it is about to go down to just three companies. Of course, I’m talking about the wireless telecom industry and the proposed merger between […]

Which Stock Is the Next Chipotle?

Which Stock Is the Next Chipotle?

Shares of Chipotle (CMG) have rallied more than 70% this year. Don’t feel bad if you missed it, you’re not alone. After all, shares of the burrito joint got hammered a few years ago. In general terms, it’s typically not good for business to have your company name and the phrase “E. Coli outbreak” in […]