Economy Gains Momentum, but Can You Trust the Numbers?

I’ll try to keep this Weekly Update short and sweet, lest I be accused of being an Ebenezer Scrooge for working on Christmas Eve. So without further ado, let’s jump into the numbers. [...] Continue Reading…

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3 Trends to Watch in 2014

Last December, few people would have expected market returns of 30% in 2013. I entered 2013 modestly bullish and have consistently recommended staying invested throughout the year. But this time last year, I was steadfast in my belief that dividend-paying [...] Continue Reading…

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Emerging Markets: Going Beyond the BRICs

Back in October, I highlighted EG Shares’ new emerging market option, the Beyond BRICs ETF (BBRC). BBRC is the first ETF for emerging markets that specifically excludes the “BRIC” countries of Brazil, Russia, China and India.

This strategy caught my attention because I’ve [...] Continue Reading…

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Beyond QE Infinity

It finally happened: The Fed announced today that it will start tapering its massive “QE Infinity” bond buying program. [...] Continue Reading…

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Monthly Dividend Stocks to Snag in 2014

There has always been one major disconnect with dividend stock investing: most of us pay our bills on a monthly cycle, yet our dividend checks arrive only once per quarter.  This can make budgeting a headache and adds an [...] Continue Reading…

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