What’s Next for the Chinese Renminbi…and What Does it Mean for Investors

If you are to believe U.S. politicians and talk radio hosts, China’s renminbi is managed by a sinister cabal of James Bond villains who intentionally suppress the value of the currency to give their manufacturers an advantage and to [...] Continue Reading…

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How to Invest for Income in the Second Half of 2013

“Sell in May” would have been terrible advice for stock investors in 2013.  The S&P 500 tacked on about 4% in the month, even if the last week and a half was a little rough.

But for investors in REIT [...] Continue Reading…

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Restaurant and Bar Sales Up: How to Invest

Great Recession?  What Great Recession?

After flatlining for five years, restaurant and bar sales hit new all-time highs earlier this month (see chart).  It would seem that the scrimping and ramen noodle eating that became so common after the 2008 [...] Continue Reading…

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Is the Bull Market In REITs and MLPs Over?

Over the past 10 days, a period where the S&P 500 has traded sideways, REITs and MLPs are down 8% and 6%, respectively, as measured by the Vanguard REIT ETF ($VNQ) and the JP Morgan Alerian MLP ETN ($AMJ).

Individual [...] Continue Reading…

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