Although a lot of new exchange-traded funds are gimmicky—tracking obscure indexes or unproven strategies—not all specialty funds should be avoided, suggests Richard Moroney, editor of Dow Theory Forecasts.
When we first recommended the parent company of Marlboro's cigarettes in 2011, our investing thesis centered on its remarkable ability to continually generate 20% average annual returns—something the company has done for decades, recalls Ian Wyatt editor of High Yield Wealth.
Money is going into stocks because ordinary people can't make money anywhere else, and Wall Street traders are gambling with other people's money and think they can get out in time when the party's over, cautions Jack Adamo, editor of Insiders Plus.
Capital spending, plus regulatory support, equals rising earnings, dividends, and share prices: That's the formula for superior total returns in utility stocks, says Roger Conrad, editor of Utility Forecaster.
I have heard many investors argue that there just aren't any good values in this market and that stocks have moved too far, too fast. I have several rebuttals to this statement, argues Chuck Carlson, editor of DRIP Investor.