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Chris WorthingtonChris Worthington

, Editor-in-Chief of Income


Tech Giant for Sale

When it comes to CEOs, a little hyperbole isn’t unusual. Indeed, these men and women tend to be the ultimate cheerleaders for their respective businesses. But this earnings season, one CEO has taken the cake for most exuberant fanboy. In the company’s latest earnings report, this CEO said his firm “could not be better positioned...

Strong U.S. Dollar Dampens Earnings

Since mid-July 2014, the U.S. dollar has been on a tear. In that time, the Dollar Index has shot up over 17%. If you had a European vacation planned for this spring, that’s great news. But the dollar’s charge hasn’t been quite as welcome for many U.S.-based multinational corporations. Indeed, earnings season has been hard...

An Undervalued REIT With a Nice Dividend

Wouldn’t it be nice to find a high-yielding investment that’s set to prosper from a powerful, long-term trend? Such a prospect would be quite valuable in today’s challenging investing environment – especially given the dearth of real income opportunities. While we’re at it, what if this firm was trading at a discount relative to its...

Should You Buy the Burger Bump?

On January 28, McDonald’s (MCD) CEO Don Thompson resigned after 25 years with the company. In his stead, the burger chain announced it’ll turn to fast-casual veteran and past McDonald’s employee, Steve Easterbrook, to right the ship. The market responded positively to the news on Thursday, sending shares up more than 5%… but problems remain...

Cracker Barrel, a Cheap Dividend Grower

While the declining price of oil isn’t unequivocally good for everyone, there’s one trend that’s worth noting. You see, according to LPL Financial Research, consumer discretionary stocks have outperformed the S&P 500 by 11% during oil’s biggest declines over the last 25 years. Better yet, they’ve outperformed the S&P by an additional 7% in the...

Wealth Gap in America Widest Ever Recorded

It’s a good time to be part of the proverbial 1%, that’s for sure. A Pew Research Center report shows that the wealth gap between America’s middle- and upper-income families is the widest ever recorded. In fact, the median wealth of America’s most affluent families is nearly seven times that of their middle-income countrymen. Here’s...

New Cambria Fund Is a Game Changer

One of the winningest NFL coaches of all time, George Allen, was famous for saying that “the future is now.” It’s a powerful idea… and it’s one by which Mebane Faber clearly abides. You see, Faber’s firm, Cambria Investment Management, launched its brand-new (and powerfully disruptive) Global Asset Allocation ETF (GAA) this week. And at...

Banks Are at Risk From Oil Price Plunge

Many economists have said that the recent collapse of oil prices is a good thing. After all, consumers are paying lower prices at the pump, and this de facto tax cut will presumably encourage spending, thus buoying the economy. But the truth is much more complicated, and much darker, than the rosy picture being painted....

10 Things You Need to Know About Retail

Well, the most American holiday of the year is almost here, and I don’t mean Thanksgiving. No, I’m talking about Black Friday. Indeed, retailers are already gearing up for their busiest stretch. With that in mind, I’m giving you my No. 1 tip to beat the Black Friday rush: Don’t go. Seriously. Instead, check out...