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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now

Retirement investing is not what it used to be. In the old days, one could just invest in the safe stocks to buy, in blue chips, in a nice ladder of bonds, and do just fine.

Alas, the market has significantly changed. Much of this is due to the historically low interest rates weve had.

The problem with the Federal Reserves attempt to goose the economy is that it killed bond yields,....More>>>

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

Warren Buffett is known as many things: the Oracle of Omaha, one of the world’s richest people and a BFF of fellow billionaire Bill Gates. One thing that Buffett isn’t known as: a tech investor.

SEE ALSO: 11 Dow Stocks Owned by Warren Buffett

But the 86-year-old chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), who admits to not even owning an iPhone, is coming around to....More>>>

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On Saturday, August 12, I was honored to be a Keynote Speaker for a program called, V-WISE or Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship.  V-WISE is a premier training program in entrepreneurship and small business management for women veterans, operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.  My speech was directed....More>>>

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2017

The Q1 2017 earnings report for small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (December 7th). Shares tend to move in tandeem with Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) who accounts for more than 30% of sales and were falling in September on concerns about WFM’s weakness with Wolfe Research’s Scott....More>>>

Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now

Evercore ISI’s James West and team explain whyHalliburton (HAL) remains their “North American Winner” among oil-field-services stocks:

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A Structural Favorite. Halliburton remains one of our favorite stocks in the group and the management team’s relentless pursuit of efficiency and aggressive positioning for the upcycle will likely make....More>>>

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Amazon’s real growth strategy will continue to drive upside in AMZN stock for years to come.

Amazon’s(NSDQ:AMZN)growth inside and outside the United States has been relentless in the last ten years, and their double-digit growth has continued even after the company crossed over into the 100-billion-dollar annual sales territory. As the top line gets bigger and bigger, sustaining....More>>>

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Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits.

Today’s column examines how spousal benefits are calculated, the ability to switch to a spousal benefit after taking a retirement benefit, the effect of collecting a spousal benefit on the other spouse’s retirement benefit, submitting an application....More>>>

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2017

Big banks have gotten a boost today from JPMorgan Chase’s (JPM) dividend increase, and the hawkish Fed minutes, because higher rates are still expected to help banks out despite what happened last time. In a note previewing Wells Fargo’s (WFC) investor day on May 24, Jefferies analyst Ken Usdin and team write that “higher rates help, but other items weigh on longer-term net-interest-margin....More>>>

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As you folks know, I don’t have much use for Wall Street analysts.

At least, not as a group.

But over the years, there’s been some individual analysts whom I’ve liked and respected a great deal.

One of those analysts was a gent named Michael W. Ellmann, a onetime Shakespearian literature professor who’d become a securities....More>>>

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Last year, I was endlessly ringing the alarm bells about Japanese financials, particularly the impact of negative rates on profitability (e.g. net interest margin) and of money market reform and dollar strength on offshore funding, i.e. funding for overseas operations. (See here, here, and here.)

With all of the ‘happenings’ going on in the U.S. currently as it relates to politics....More>>>