My wife, Jo, handed me the phone. “It’s Mary Ann (our stockbroker). She wants to talk about the farm”. I recently wrote about how lucky we were to work with Mary Ann. She was a stockbroker with years of experience and put it to good use. The farm has been in Jo’s family for over a […]
If you just emerged from hibernation and didn’t know what time of year it is, the television would quickly tell you. That’s because the holiday season advertising bombardment is in full swing. And it will reach maximum madness over Thanksgiving next week. Not even temporarily being back in my native England is a safe haven. […]
This digital age in which we live is literally changing everything. . .including when it comes to sports. Forget physical smashmouth sports like football and hockey. This new generation of sports fan wants to see lots of action – but only on a digital screen. Welcome the world of e-sports, which unlike most sports, originated […]
On Monday, General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) answered the “will it, or won’t it” question and reduced its dividend by 50%. Even though the date of the announcement was known, and a cut was widely anticipated, the GE share price dropped by 8%. This drop comes after the 15% share price decline since 2017 third […]
A lot of income investors own shares of the iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF (NYSE: REM) as a stock market investment that pays a high (almost 9%) current dividend yield. The problem with REM is that it holds a lot of the highly leveraged – dangerous to your wealth – residential mortgage-backed securities, or […]
A recent approval from an U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel has heralded a new era of medicine. An era where diseases are tackled in a totally different way, by inserting into disease sufferers functioning copies of genes that are either missing or mutated. Gene therapy is a complex subject. So think of […]
A comprehensive lists of the most active stocks, the biggest gainers, and the market’s biggest decliners. Get a quick snapshot of where the market is right now.
Thanksgiving is in two weeks, if you can believe it, and that means 2017’s trading year is coming to a close. By December 15th or so, volume will dry up dramatically and many investors will close shop until next year. But does that mean stocks are done moving for the year? While September and October […]
It’s a scary feeling when you retire and cut the cord from your full-time job. I stared at our brokerage statements and realized my new job was investment manager. I had to make our money last so we could enjoy the rest of our lives. Several friends had recently rolled their 401k into self-directed accounts, […]
Whether you think the U.S. bull market is overcooked or not, valuations and growth potential still remain greater overseas. Here are three stocks to take advantage of the upside.
Growth, growth… and yet more growth.
Perhaps the most exciting segment of the Singularity for me is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which will change forever how things are made. It’s the reason some are calling it the Fourth Industrial Revolution. I’ve written often about two of the main sectors contained in the IIoT. The first is cobots or collaborative […]