Kinder Morgan: Insiders Backing Up the Truck

Two weeks ago, I highlighted two REITs with large insider buying, American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) and Annaly Capital (NLY).  Today, I’m going to continue this theme with a quick discussion of MLP general partner Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI).

The […] Continue Reading…

How to Buy MLPs: Individual MLPs vs. MLP ETFs

Master limited partnerships have become wildly popular over the past decade, and it’s easy enough to see why. Collectively, they are the highest yielding major asset class available, and the 10-year cumulative total returns are an eye popping 328%, […] Continue Reading…

4 Asset Classes for Every Retirement Portfolio

We all knew that the Fed’s quantitative easing programs wouldn’t last forever, yet when the Fed first started to discuss the possibility of tapering in May, it took the market by surprise.

As a result, income investments had a less-than-spectacular […] Continue Reading…

Japan Distracts Investors With Olympic Five-Ring Circus

“Tokyo 2020 Olympics could be shot in the arm for struggling Japan.”
–NBC News

“The successful 2020 Olympic bid signals new hope for Japan.”
–Time Magazine

So, that’s all it took.  Twenty years of economic stagnation and all Japan needed to get back […] Continue Reading…

Forecasts are Useless

It’s tough to make predictions.  Especially about the future.
The quote above is alternatively attributed to the physicist Neils Bohr and to the New York Yankee catcher Yogi Berra.   But it is nonetheless true, particularly in the financial markets.

Of course, […] Continue Reading…