You may be hearing that rising interest rates will hurt the value of real estate investment trusts. While the news bites make it sound simple, the real story has a lot more detail, explains Tim Plaehn, editor of The Dividend Hunter.
Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) and Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuatio
General Electric (NYSE:GE) is one of the most outstanding dividend plays out there. Not only has the company paid out a dividend for more than 100 uninterrupted years, it has also grown that dividend in most years. GE’s current yield of 3% is considerably higher than the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDX:INDU) average yield of 2.76%.
Anything that would threaten that dividend is, therefore,....More>>>
November is typically open enrollment time for millions who gethealth insurance, disability insurance and other benefits from an employer. If youre one of them, among your important choices is whether you want a flexible spending account and how much money to deposit.
FSAs are available through some employers as a part of benefits packages. You can spend FSA money only on qualified medical....More>>>
I have sold my shares in my business as part of my plan to retire at 55. I now have to rely on investments alone for income. Selling a business generates money upfront, but then what? I had taken over my own investments from mutual funds in 2009, and I guess that made me lucky rather than good. Since the crash of oil, investing has been a lot less fun and a lot less profitable.
If you're like most investors, you've been led to believe that it's impossible to earn large amounts of investment income without taking big risks. This idea – which you'll hear from many financial advisors and brokers – is simply wrong. It is possible to earn double-digit annual yields on your money – safely – by selling options. So....More>>>
It is the painful truth Wall Street doesn’t want you to know. All that time you spent researching mutual funds and comparing star ratings in hopes of the finding a Warren Buffett was a waste. You would have been better off watching cat videos and creating memes to cyber shame United Airlines. You could have beaten 90% of mutual fund managers the past 15 years by investing in plain-vanilla....More>>>
Republican Senator Marco Rubio recently got national attention claiming the GOP bungled tax reform. The media missed one crucial point. The Florida senator appears to lack any basic education in economics, economic history or real-world experience. So do so many cradle-to-grave politicos in both ma
I do acknowledge that Roku (ROKU) reported excellent sales growth for Q3 2017. The company achieved a 40% increase in total net revenue and platform revenue growth of 137% over the same period last year. Roku is making strong achievements and the stock might be a good investment for the long-term