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Stock Market Rallies Continue Setting New Records

Stock Market Rallies Continue Setting New Records By Richard Cox Stock markets have resumed their rallies after the summer sluggishness. The SPDR S&P 500 Trust could continue to benefit on multiple fronts. Donald Trump’s pro-growth agenda could get another shot in the arm once his Federal Reserve selections are finalized. Stocks are once again moving higher as markets have resumed their rallies after the summer period that was characterized by…


Medical Marijuana: Positive Growth Prospects and Investment Opportunities

Medical Marijuana: Positive Growth Prospects and Investment Opportunities Medical Marijuana Inc (OTC: MJNA) is the first cannabis company to be publicly traded in the United States. It is a diversified holding company that operates the industrial hemp sector and the legal medical cannabis industry.  It was incorporated in 2009 and is comprised of a well-positioned portfolio of cannabis brands that continues to expand and flourish.   From a broader investment…


Financial Markets: Securities Lending and Borrowing

Financial Markets: Securities Lending and Borrowing Securities or Stock Lending and borrowing (SLB) involves borrowing of shares by traders that they do not own.  Similarly, they can lend the stocks that they own but do not want to sell immediately.  SLB transactions carry an interest rate on the borrowing or lending of loans.  Moreover, the lending period/borrowing period is mutually fixed by the two concerned parties.  There are differences as…


Taxes, Insurance, and Portfolio Planning at Morris Retirement Advisors

Taxes, Insurance, and Portfolio Planning at Morris Retirement Advisors Retirement planning is one of the most important investment phases in the lifetime of any person, and there are several important issues that are often missed in the process.  Some of these issues include less-glamorous factors like investment insurance and taxes but the fact that they are often neglected makes them no less important.  In order to successfully structure your retirement…


Stock Trading: Oracle Shares Surges to New Highs

Stock Trading: Oracle Shares Surges to New Highs Stock markets continue to post major bull rallies but one sector that has been largely missed by investors is the technology space.  This can be seen in professional indices trading trends, which have recently shown that assets tied to the NASDAQ have underperformed those tied to the value of the S&P 500. But we are starting to see some of these trends…


Brookfield Real Assets Offers Value in Elevated Markets

Stocks Strategies: Brookfield Real Assets (RA) Offers Value in Elevated Markets In December, Brookfield Investment Management (NYSE: RA) announced its decision to merge three legacy funds (Brookfield Mortgage Opportunity Income Fund Inc, Brookfield High Income Fund Inc., and the Brookfield Total Return Fund Inc.) These funds became the Brookfield Real Assets Income Fund (the Fund) on Dec 5th, 2016. The Fund has an annualized distribution rate of 10.3% as of March 2,…


Will S&P 500 Hit New Record Highs?

Will S&P 500 Hit New Record Highs? The S&P 500 is arguably the most important benchmark in the financial markets.  Over the last few months, we have seen some amazing trends that have confirmed a bullish end to 2016.  But now that a lot of the initial optimism in stock markets has fully run its course, investors will be looking for new ways of profiting on a dynamic market that…


How to Invest in the S&P 500

How to Invest in the S&P 500 When we look at the financial markets activity that is currently seen today, there have been some interesting trends that have started to unfold.  Since the Great Recession of 2008, financial markets have started to stabilize and this has led to historic bull rallies in assets like the S&P 500.  For newer investors, it might be unclear what this stock benchmark is exactly….


Best Dividend Stocks: A Look at Walmart and Wells Fargo

  Strong Cash Generation Makes Wells Fargo and Wall-Mart a Safe Stock for Dividend Investors   Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) is a diversified financial services company. The company is always considered as a safe haven for retirees and defensive investors, amid its long dividend history and strategy of returning a significant portion of cash to investors. According to figures from Correct Trade stockmarket reports, Wells Fargo currently offers a…


Benefits of Property Investments

Benefits of Property Investments Investing in real estate is an old business which is regarded as one of the most lucrative investments particularly when urbanization is gaining so much momentum. There are lots of benefits in investing in property and asides making profits, the investor has the opportunity to acquire loans using it as collateral. This particular investment is good for those that will like to have total control of…