Today on Straight Talk Money: Elon Musk’s Tesla Turnaround and More

I joined Peggy Tuck today on Straight Talk Money, and at the top of the agenda was Elon Musk and Tesla (TSLA). Tesla reported its worst loss in history, yet shares rallied hard as a more conciliatory Musk promised profits in the quarters ahead.

Musk, by the way, was the inspiration for Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man character from the Avengers movies. It’s debatable whether that makes Tesla stock worth buying.


In the next segment, we talk about Apple’s (AAPL) epic rise to $1 trillion… and whether it makes sense for billionaires like Amazon’s (AMZN) Jeff Bezos to keep substantially all of their net worth in their own company. My answer might surprise you.


In the final segment, we chat about the best places to invest should inflation make a comeback and look at a list of 10 stocks that have recently raised their dividends by at least 10%.

Today on Straight Talk Money: All About Warren Buffett

I joined Peggy Tuck this morning on Straight Talk Money. Given that Berkshire Hathaway just had its annual meeting, we have Buffett on the brain. We discuss Warren Buffett’s career and a few things you might not know about the Oracle.

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Straight Talk Money: Dividend Stocks, Uber and More!

I joined Chase Robertson and Peggy Tuck this morning on Straight Talk Money. At the top of the agenda: We look at earnings releases from Facebook (FB) and Ford (F), which happens to be a holding in the Dividend Growth portfolio.


In the next segment, we debate whether or not we’re still in a correction (or even a bear market) and do a deeper dive in one of my very favorite stocks, Enterprise Products Partners (EPD).


Next, we give the pros and cons of dividend reinvestment. When does it make sense to plow dividends back into the stock that paid it?


And finally, we chat a little more about dividends and then jump into what may be the biggest transportation trend of the next decade: Ditching your car for Uber.


Disclosures: Long F, EPD, GM

On Straight Talk Money: Should We Worry About 3% Bond Yields?

I joined Peggy Tuck and Chase Robertson this morning on Straight Talk Money. In the first segment, we focus on earnings beats by Boeing (BA), Twitter (TWTR), Blackstone (BX) and others.


In the next segment, we confront the elephant in the room: bond yields!

With the 10-year Treasury note now yielding more than 3%, should investors be worried?


Are we in the early stages of a bear market? We weigh the odds.


In the final segment, we chat about insurance.

You buy insurance to protect against specific losses. But how much is too much? We discuss.