2014: Year of the REIT?

2013 has been a great year—so great, in fact, that I hate to see it end. As I’m writing this, there are still a couple hours until the market closes, so I can’t give you exact year-end figures. But [...] Continue Reading…

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It’s Time to Buy Chinese Stocks

In case you missed the news, China’s capital markets had a mild panic attack in the days before Christmas as interbank lending rates—i.e. the rates that China’s banks charge to each other for short-term loans—shot through the roof, topping [...] Continue Reading…

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MTNOY – Traverse the Wilds of Africa for 2014′s Best Stock

Editor’s note: This column is part of our Best Stocks for 2014 contest. Charles Sizemore’s pick for the contest is MTN Group (MTNOY).

Investors have pretty well forgotten about emerging markets over the past three years. The “BRIC” countries of Brazil, Russia, India and [...] Continue Reading…

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A Portfolio To-Do List for 2014

There’s nothing particularly special about the month of January when it comes to planning your finances for the year, despite all the talk about the January Effect. Still, the beginning of a new year is as good a time as [...] Continue Reading…

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4 Beaten-Down Dividend Stocks for 2014

2013 was the year of dividend destruction.

That may sound like an odd statement given that 2013 was a record year in terms of dollars paid out in dividends. The number of companies raising their dividend hit the highest levels [...] Continue Reading…

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