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The Best Retirement Strategy for 2020

The Best Retirement Strategy for 2020

[Update] After stocks fell enough last week to call it a correction — a 10% drop in stocks from their most recent peak — investors are once again panicking. This time, the markets are worried about a coronavirus outbreak. The CBOE Volatility Index, aka the Fear Index, rose to highs last week that it hadn’t…

Clash of the E-Commerce Giants

Clash of the E-Commerce Giants

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has been a great company to own the past few years. Its stock has doubled since December 2015, and it pays a solid dividend of 1.8%. On Tuesday, Walmart is set to report earnings, which could lead to even bigger gains for the big-box retailer in the months ahead. In today’s…

[UPDATE] No. 1 Stock to Invest in for the Almond Milk Revolution

[UPDATE] No. 1 Stock to Invest in for the Almond Milk Revolution

[UPDATE] The “Alt-Milk” global revolution continues. Since I last wrote this article in April 2019, it’s been reported by Mintel Research that in the United Kingdom, alternative milk sales have leaped 71% so far this year. More dairy drinkers are making the switch to non-dairy drinks. It’s also worth noting, that per OnePoll, about one-third…

Treat Your Portfolio to Some Gold — the Right Way

Treat Your Portfolio to Some Gold — the Right Way

According to Christopher Columbus: Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world and succeeds in helping souls into paradise. There are a lot of misconceptions out there about what gold can and cannot do for you. (It goes without saying that gold will not actually help…

Buy Gold Before It’s Too Late

Buy Gold Before It’s Too Late

In July 2018, I was sitting on my uncle’s patio with a cup of espresso. I was in southern Italy, taking my children to meet our family over there. We snacked on homemade taralli and fresh-picked fiorone, the giant green figs of the region. The conversation turned to the European Union and what a catastrophe…

Double Your Money by Summer With This Hated Sector

Double Your Money by Summer With This Hated Sector

After almost 11 years of a bull market, most stocks are overvalued. Yet most investors continue to pile into stocks, unaware that they’re paying way too much. That’s a mistake. After all, inflated stocks simply can’t stay that way forever. But there’s one deeply hated sector right now that I love for us. In fact,…

Oil’s Leaving the Doghouse: Grab a Quick 20%

Oil’s Leaving the Doghouse: Grab a Quick 20%

From its peak in June 2014, West Texas Intermediate crude oil fell 75%. That’s not a misprint. The market price for a barrel of crude oil fell from $107 to $26 over a 20-month span. We’re seeing this scenario repeat itself today. The price of oil peaked at more than $63 at the beginning of…

Your 1-Day Trade for This Week’s Fed Meetings

Your 1-Day Trade for This Week’s Fed Meetings

Investor Insights: After the July 31 Fed meeting, the Dow dropped almost 500 points in 18 minutes. July 31 was a dramatic example. But big moves on Fed days are almost routine. This simple strategy works for one day of trading every six weeks. It was January 9, 1991. I was deep underground, working in…