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Chris WorthingtonChris Worthington

, Editor-in-Chief of Income


BioMed Offers Life Support for Income Portfolios

Real estate investment trusts (REIT) enjoyed a solid run during the five years after the Great Financial Crisis on aggressive high-yield hunting by income-hungry investors. Despite a significant pullback in 2015, large-cap REITs remain overvalued, and yields are still relatively unattractive. Yet, we’re seeing something of a trend here at Wall Street Daily – namely...

Is Your Car at Risk of Being Hacked?

Imagine driving along the highway when all of a sudden the brakes cut out, the accelerator dies, and the steering wheel begins to sporadically turn. You’ve lost all control of your vehicle. There must be some technical malfunction in the car’s computer, you think, trying to stave off panic. But you’re dead wrong. In fact,...

And the Biggest Gainer Is…

In case you were too busy watching House of Cards to notice, Netflix (NFLX) is on a bit of a tear right now. Last week the company split its stock on a 7-for-1 basis, beat earnings estimates, and surged almost 18% the day after announcing second-quarter results. It was already the best-performing stock in the...

Shareholder Distributions Appear Unsustainable

Shareholder distributions come in two varieties: stock buybacks and dividends. Both are important. Our purpose here is not to debate whether one form of capital management is superior to the other. We will, however, identify a trend that should worry every investor, not just income seekers: the rising level of unsustainable distributions. When assessing the...

Should We Be Afraid of the Robots?

Terminator. I, Robot. The Matrix. Hollywood has long been fascinated by artificial intelligence (AI) – especially a future in which machines have wrested control from humans. Recently, many of the greatest minds in technology have contributed to the conversation, expressing fears that we’re approaching a singularity event for AI – that is, the moment when...

Toyota’s Mirai Goes the Distance

In 1997, Toyota (TM) introduced its first hybrid electric vehicle, the Prius. Nearly 20 years later, the automotive landscape has changed significantly, and hybrids have been surpassed by so-called zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) powered by either electric battery or fuel cells. Most people are familiar with electric cars, particularly Elon Musk’s Tesla (TSLA). But fewer people are...

A Surprisingly Simple Strategy to Negate Loss

“Frankly, 99% of retail investors out there are acting like complete morons.” So says Jonathan Rodriguez, Wall Street Daily’s Senior Analyst and a renowned pattern-trading expert. What’s more, Jonathan tells me that he’s discovered a surprisingly simple way for everyday investors to improve their performance using nothing more than their home computers. “In 2014, over...

Robots to 3-D Print a Bridge From Thin Air

In the fall of 2017, a Dutch startup will launch a 3-D construction project that could revolutionize the world of civil engineering. Design firm MX3D plans to use computer-guided robotic arms to 3-D print a bridge across a canal in Amsterdam. Amazingly, the robots, which are tipped with welders, will construct the bridge in front...

The “Evil” Force Behind Your Stock Orders

Dark pools. The name invokes an evil image, like the bubbling cauldron stirred by the witches in Macbeth. To some extent, the distrust surrounding these ominous pools is deserved. After all, the rumors of defrauded clients and high-frequency front running are all somewhat true. More worrisome still, your stock orders almost certainly go through a...

Patterns Found in “Dark Pool” Trades

Nearly a year ago, my colleague Alan Gula posed a question: Are human financial advisors facing extinction? It seems preposterous, but the rise of automated investment services, often called robo-advisors, has been incredibly swift. Heck, in the year since Alan wrote his article, CNBC reports a robo-advisor growth rate of well over 100%. Today, anyone...