Sell These Healthcare Middlemen About to Get Amazoned

Sell These Healthcare Middlemen About to Get Amazoned

A few weeks ago, I told you about the announcement from Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) that it was joining forces with JPMorgan and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway to disrupt the healthcare industry. More specifically, the venture is being aimed at the many middlemen in the U.S. healthcare industry including insurance companies and pharmacy benefit management companies. […]

3 REIT Dividend Increases Coming in March

3 REIT Dividend Increases Coming in March

As a dividend focused stock analyst, I put less emphasis on short term share price fluctuations and more on dividend yields and dividend growth prospects. When the market turns volatile, such as what we have experienced in the last several weeks, it is good to go back to the basics of dividend investing, which for […]

Protecting Against Downside Risk As Retail Stock Report Earnings

Protecting Against Downside Risk As Retail Stock Report Earnings

The increase in market volatility the past couple weeks is helping to reawaken interest in hedging with options. More specifically, I’m seeing a lot more downside protection trades in the options market than before the correction at the beginning of February. Investors have quickly remembered that stocks can move really fast when things get hairy. […]

A High-Yield Stock That’s Better at 15% Than One at 20%

A High-Yield Stock That’s Better at 15% Than One at 20%

Last week I hosted an online session for my Dividend Hunter newsletter subscribers with InfraCap co-founders Jay Hatfield, CEO and Portfolio Manager and Edward Ryan, CFO and COO. During the hour long discussion we covered MLP investing and the changes to the high-yield InfraCap MLP ETF (NYSE: AMZA). In January, AMZA announced a dividend policy […]

Spotting the Warning Signs of the Next Correction.

Spotting the Warning Signs of the Next Correction.

On a hot summer day, I was flying my single-engine Piper Comanche from Schaumburg, IL to Indianapolis, IN. I decided to fly higher than ever before (9000 feet). With the tailwind, I touched 200 mph. The sky was crystal clear; I could see across Lake Michigan. I felt like I was in the stratosphere and […]

How to Earn 200% Trading Volatility

How to Earn 200% Trading Volatility

For options traders, the recent massive spike in volatility has mostly been a welcome change. It’s much easier to trade options for profit when volatility is high – assuming it comes back down at some point. This past week has been a near ideal environment for options traders, especially those who like to sell options. […]