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UNLOCKED: 3 Quality Blue Chip Stocks For Rising Dividends

This is a guest contribution by Bob Ciura with Sure Dividend.  Sure Dividend helps individual investors build and maintain their high quality dividend growth portfolios rising passive income over the long run. There is no exact definition of what constitutes a “blue-chip” stock, but at Sure Dividend we generally define a blue chip as a stock that belongs to one of three lists. In our view, a blue chip is a dividend stock that is either a Dividend Achiever (10+ consecutive years of...

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Powell’s Revelation And A TIP For Defense

“I think we would need to see a really significant move up in inflation that’s persistent before we even consider raising rates to address inflation concerns.” – Jerome Powell 10/30/2019 The recent quote above from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is powerful, to say the least. We cannot remember a time in the last 30 years when a Fed Chairman has so clearly articulated such a strong desire for more inflation. In particular, let’s dissect the bolded words in the quote for...

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UNLOCKED: Three Of Our Favorite Dividend Kings For Rising Income

This article was first available to our RIAPro Subscribers. Get access to all of our articles, daily buy/sell recommendations, and complete stock and ETF analysis by trying out a FREE 30-DAY MEMBERSHIP of RIAPro TODAY. Dividend growth stocks can offer strong shareholder returns over the long term. One place to look for high-quality dividend growth stocks is the list of Dividend Kings, which have increased their dividends for at least 50 consecutive years. In order for a company to...

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In The Fed We TRUST – Part 2: What is Money?

Part one of this article can be found HERE. President Trump recently nominated Judy Shelton to fill an open seat on the Federal Reserve Board. She was recently quoted by the Washington Post as follows: “(I) would lower rates as fast, as efficiently, and as expeditiously as possible.” From a political perspective there is no doubting that Shelton is conservative. Janet Yellen, a Ph.D. economist from Brooklyn, New York, appointed by President Barack Obama, was the most liberal Fed...

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Goldman Sachs on Corporate Debt: Myopic or Self-Serving?

“The biggest problem that most people have is that they read Wall Street research reports and they believe the Wall Street hype… Wall Street analysts are very, very easy to fool, they’re generally parrots for what management tells them.” – Sam Antar, former CFO Crazy Eddie In 2018, Goldman Sachs underwrote 513 corporate debt issuance deals totaling $94.5 billion. They were paid an average fee of 0.48% or approximately $453.6 million for those efforts. In a recent research report...

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The Corporate Maginot Line

Since the post-financial crisis era began more than a decade ago, record low-interest rates and the Fed’s acquisition of $4 trillion of the highest quality fixed-income assets has led investors to scratch and claw for any asset, regardless of quality, offering returns above the rate of inflation.  Financial media articles and Wall Street research discussing this dynamic are a dime-a-dozen. What we have not heard a peep about, however, are the inherent risks within the corporate bond...

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Inflation: The Fed’s False Flag

“Don’t piss down my back and tell me it’s raining” –Clint Eastwood/The Outlaw Josey Wales On April 30, 2019, one day before the Federal Reserve’s FOMC policy-setting meeting, the Wall Street Journal published an article by Nick Timiraos and Paul Kiernan entitled Inflation Is Likely to Fuel Discussions as Fed Officials Meet. We quickly recognized this article was not the thoughts of the curious authors but more than likely indirect Fed messaging. Similar to a trial balloon, conveyances...

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UNLOCKED: The Curious Case of Rising Fuel Prices and Shrinking Inflation

The following article was posted for RIA Pro subscribers on Monday. We share it with you to give you a flavor for the benefits of becoming an RIA Pro subscriber. Sign up today at RIA Pro and use our site for 30 days for FREE. On Friday, April 26, 2019, the market was stunned with a much stronger than expected 3.2% rate of first-quarter economic growth. Wall Street expectations were clearly off the mark, ranging from 1.3-2.3%. The media took this as a sign the economy is roaring. To wit, a...

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Fearing Complacency – RIA Pro UNLOCKED

The following article was posted for RIA Pro subscribers last week. We believe this article points to a precarious situation in the market that investors should be aware of. We hope you enjoy this article and get a better flavor for the benefits of becoming a RIA Pro subscriber. Sign up today at RIA Pro and use our site for 30 days before being charged. “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself” – Franklin Roosevelt March 4, 1933...

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Quick Take: January 30, 2019 Fed Meeting

NOTE: This article was released yesterday to our RIA PRO subscribers. For timely, actionable information, you can get a FREE trial now by entering the CODE: PRO30. The statement and press conference following the January 30th Federal Reserve policy meeting was, with little doubt, a further pivot to a dovish stance. The statement below is from the prior December meeting and marked up in red to highlight changes in the current January 30th statement. The big clue about future interest rate...

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