When High Flying Dreams Come Tumbling Down

Corporate profits are booming. In the first quarter of 2018, S&P 500 operating margins surged to a new all-time high at 11.36%. And with GAAP earnings forecasted to soar by more than +30% in the coming year, it seems that the sky might not even be the limit when it comes to the upside potential for the U.S. stock market. Or is it?

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REITs For Any Market

Selected REITs are still worth a look at the right price. Despite the various accumulating headwinds for REITs, selected names in the sector still warrant close monitoring and are worth considering for purchase at the right price.

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Trouble In REIT Land?

REITs have fallen on troubled times. After years of strong returns and attractive income generation for investors including income hungry retirees, the REIT category has struggled over the last couple of years. What is the reason for the recent weakness? Is this simply a period of consolidation, or do more hard times lie ahead?

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The Better Bond

Is there a better bond option than the TLT? While I spend much of my time in articles discussing the TLT, it is worthwhile to consider whether an even better portfolio option exists to help protect your long-term retirement goals.

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The Bonds To Ensure Your Portfolio Survival

Retirement investors are facing a quandary. They want to generate a steady stream of income to support their spending needs. But both stocks and bonds that they would use to produce this income are historically overvalued, thus putting the value of the underlying principle at risk. And while some might subscribe to the philosophy of holding long enough to recover your principle value, some in retirement simply do not have this time horizon luxury. What is the retirement investor to do?

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