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Turbocharge Your Dividend Strategy

Despite what most investors think, owning shares of strong companies that pay great dividends is not the secret to higher yields. There’s a far better strategy… Buy only the companies that you want to own for some length of time, and then sell call options against your shares. It’s known as “covered call” investing –...

BIG Opportunity is Right Under Your Feet

Last Monday, I alerted you to some very compelling information. If you recall, my sources in the printing industry told me that “major orders are coming in from home-builders.” It’s the first sign of life from a market assumed dead or dying. So was it a coincidence that on Thursday, Louis Basenese backed up my...

What Are the REAL Economic Indicators Saying?

I’m always on the lookout for new and different economic indicators that help decipher the direction of the market and the economy. Most of the common ones are lagging indicators. They show what has happened a month or two back. By the time they’re released – housing starts, Purchasing Manager’s Index, money supply, etc. –...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Income Strategies for 2012

If you’re a retiree, your government is thumbing its nose at you at every turn. All those statistics you hear about how Americans are saving more and spending less aren’t sweet music to the ears of a Federal Reserve that’s doing everything in its power to get you to spend or invest. But economic times...

Pick Your Poison: Election 2012

It’s political season on Wall Street. And as much as we may find political punditry unsightly, we can’t afford to turn a blind-eye to what’s happening to the market. Between wars, taxes, entitlement spending, unemployment, infrastructure and educational woes, things can’t really get much worse for this country, right? But underlying this already excessive string...

Did Putin Just Score Us a Goldmine?

A year ago, the infamous “Arab Spring” was in full bloom, as Tunisia, Egypt and Libya all underwent seismic political revolutions. Now it’s time to get ready for Act II. It won’t come from the Middle East, though. Instead, Russia will soon take center stage. Political protests across the country are heating up. Put simply,...

Ron Paul to Win Iowa… Rip Markets

Tomorrow, Iowans will decide who their choice for the Republican Presidential Nominee will be. The odds-on favorite is Dr. Ron Paul. Paul is the choice among Libertarians, but not of the Republican establishment. Yet his likely nomination could throw the race into total chaos. It could also roil the markets, as well. You see, Paul...

The Best Emerging Markets for 2012 – Part 2

We’ve all heard the virtues of scoring a hot IPO’s shares before the company goes public. But how many times have you had the chance to know about an entire market before it goes public? In today’s issue, I’m highlighting a brand-new market that will begin trading in 2012 – one that offers some of...

The Top Emerging Markets for 2012 – Part 1

We’re slap-bang in the middle of a very dangerous game – one where the culprits aren’t thieves or terrorists, but our very own Federal Reserve and other central banks around the globe. The situation concerns their ultra-loose money supply and interest rate policies. By giving no return on cash or fixed-income investments like government or...