The Weekly Profit, July 2020
July 1, 2020
The US economy is in a recession. In the past, this would have led to reduced energy use. But this year’s extended coronavirus-induced shutdowns are producing the opposite effect.
June 24, 2020
“Your groceries will arrive tomorrow.”
June 17, 2020Buying bankrupt stocks is an easy way for an investor to go broke.
June 10, 2020
Even though all 50 states are starting to reopen, restaurants are starving for sales and will be for many months to come.
June 3, 2020
On Saturday, Elon Musk’s SpaceX became the first private company to launch humans into space.
May 27, 2020
Talk about a minefield for dividend investors: 83 companies have suspended or even canceled their dividends this year.
May 20, 2020
If you watch shows like Billions or movies like The Big Short, you see a bunch of super-rich guys flying around in private jets making deals.
May 13, 2020
Most Americans have been staying home for the past two months to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
May 6, 2020For all of us, keeping our families safe from the spread of COVID-19 is our No. 1 priority right now. That includes our furry family members.
April 29, 2020
Last week, the world woke up to something we’d never seen before.
April 22, 2020
Some 80% of small businesses have closed temporarily because of the coronavirus crisis. But the issue of if they will reopen has become a bigger question than when.
April 15, 2020
“Did you see stocks had their best week in almost 100 years?”
April 8, 2020
The S&P 500 Index is down 27% in 2020. Except for a handful of essential businesses, most stocks and sectors are deep in the red.
April 1, 2020
COVID-19 is running rampant through American cities. It appears April will be the worst month yet. And some states are extending their stay-at-home orders as far out as June.
March 25, 2020
I just cut short a trip to South America.
March 18, 2020
Last Monday, news that OPEC would ramp up oil production caused the energy market to crash.
March 11, 2020
There’s a whole lot of craziness going on out there.
March 4, 2020
t’s a bloodbath out there.Fears that coronavirus is spreading around the world tanked global stocks last week.
February 26, 2020
Did your portfolio get crushed on Monday?
February 19, 2020
“The problem with being bullish is it’s harder to sound intelligent.”
February 12, 2020
In the last month, we’ve had an impeachment trial, fears of a war with Iran, and a global coronavirus scare.
February 5, 2020
Imagine the economy slows, your budget gets pinched, and you have to dip into your emergency fund to pay your regular bills.
January 29, 2020
Maybe you’ve heard the rumor that stocks suffer during presidential election years.
January 22, 2020
Gold is on an amazing run.
January 15, 2020
“I can’t remember the last bad year for defense stocks.”
January 8, 2020
I’m sure you’ve heard of the digital currency bitcoin.
December 26, 2019
Have you checked your portfolio lately?
You should see a lot of green in there.
December 18, 2019
Doom and gloom predictions about the stock market drive click. I get it.
December 11, 2019
When’s the last time you bought Kraft Mac & Cheese?
December 4, 2019
I’m sure you’re familiar with the “retail apocalypse.”
November 27, 2019
There’s only one guy in history who’s built three Fortune 500 companies.
November 19, 2019
Do you have a cellphone?
November 13, 2019
10,000 baby boomers retire every day.
November 6, 2019Americans love to click and buy.
October 30, 2019
PetMeds Express Inc. (PETS) was one of the world’s best-performing stocks last week.
Shares surged 46% after the pet medication company reported blowout earnings.
October 23, 2019
This might surprise you, but water is a fantastic investment.
October 16, 2019
I’m sure you’ve heard of hedge funds, maybe on shows like Billions or in movies like The Big Short.
October 9, 2019
“Would Trump’s impeachment crash the market?”
A longtime reader asked me this last week.
October 2, 2019
Have you checked the returns on your dividend-paying stocks lately?
If so, you should like what you see.
September 25, 2019
An entire class of high-yield stocks just got a big boost.
September 18, 2019It’s been a long time coming.
September 11, 2019
Some of your “safe” stocks aren’t as safe as you might think.
And now is a good time to sell them.
September 4, 2019
Let’s face it: You probably think you pay too much in taxes.
And if you trade in and out of stocks a lot, you’re definitely handing too much over to Uncle Sam. That’s especially true if you’re trading dividend-paying stocks at a rapid clip.
August 28, 2019“Tell it to me straight: Is the sky falling?”
August 21, 2019Fear of missing out is a dangerous drug.
August 14, 2019
For your sake, I hope you already have some gold in your portfolio.
Gold is on an amazing run. It’s up over 21% since last August. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 is up a mere 0.7%, as you can see in the chart below.
August 7, 2019Seems like you can’t go a week without reading about the retail apocalypse.
July 31, 2019Walmart is coming for Amazon.
July 24, 2019Looks like an interest rate cut could come as early as next week.
July 17, 2019
Wireless technology has come a long way.
The first generation of wireless—called 1G—rolled out in the 1980s. The only thing you could do with it was make a phone call. And the call quality rivaled that of two tin cans connected by a string.
July 10, 2019
Regular readers know me as the safe income guy.
I’m always on the hunt for the safest and most stable dividend-paying stocks.
July 3, 2019
San Francisco lawmakers don’t have their priorities straight. The city is dealing with a crippling housing shortage. Not to mention a staggering number of homeless people. But instead of tackling these issues, it’s worrying about “vaping.”
June 26, 2019
Recession-proof industries are unique.
They sell stuff that people buy no matter what’s happening in the economy—things like electricity, internet access, toilet paper… and now pet care?
June 19, 2019
Unemployment is the lowest it’s been in 50 years.
June 12, 2019The markets are in the middle of a once-in-a-decade event.
June 5, 2019If it seems too good to be true, it usually is. But when I say you can juice your investment returns with the click of a button, it’s the plain truth.
May 29, 2019Looks like the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates soon.
May 22, 2019
It’s Ed D’Agostino, publisher of Mauldin Economics. This issue of The Weekly Profit is going to be a little different. Today I’m sitting down with your editor and Mauldin Economics’ senior equity analyst, Robert Ross, to talk about income investing—which he calls the “unicorn of investing strategies.”
May 15, 2019
The US v. China trade war is heating up. The two superpowers have been negotiating for months. Both sides claim the other has used unfair trade practices.
May 8, 2019
Even the best investors have bad days. Warren Buffett is no exception. In February, the famed investor watched one of his biggest acquisitions quickly sour.
May 1, 2019We got some bad news about Social Security last week.
April 24, 2019If you blinked, you might have missed a once-in-a-decade event.
April 17, 2019Chances are, you’re overlooking an entire class of safe, high-yield stocks…
April 10, 2019Something unusual happened in the stock market recently.
March 6, 2019The online grocery market is still in its infancy. And that’s good news for investors because it’s set to explode.
February 27, 2019
Bernie is back. Yes, Bernie Sanders—the self-described socialist—has tossed his hat back into the race for president.
February 20, 2019
Transportation is a big issue in most of the US. It’s so big that for the majority of Americans having a car is a matter of survival. Most people can’t even go to work without a car.
February 13, 2019They are known as the Coca-Cola millionaires.
February 6, 2019
“Housing prices in the US never go down.”
Just about everyone in America believed that in the mid-2000s.
January 30, 2019The Wall Street Journal called it “the largest corporate cash disbursement in history.”
January 23, 2019
Today we’re going to take a look at what Warren Buffet is doing wrong.
January 16, 2019
I’m not buying the recent bounce in stocks.
January 9, 2019
“Did you see that the stock market had its best day ever today?”
That’s a quote from my mother.
December 19, 2018
Corporate bonds look like a ticking time bomb.
December 12, 2018
Gold has performed well during the latest sell-off in the markets.
December 5, 2018
It looks like the stock market roller coaster is set to continue.
November 28, 2018
I don’t blame you.
The yields on energy master limited partnerships (MLPs) are very tempting.
November 21, 2018
“Jeff Sessions leaving office is a definite win for the cannabis industry.”
November 14, 2018
Volatility is back.
Last week, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX)—also known as the Fear Index—hit its highest level in six months.
November 7, 2018
It’s a bloodbath out there.
October 31, 2018
You probably lost some money in the market last week.
September 5, 2018
“This is the first time anything like this has happened since Prohibition.”
August 29, 2018
Defense stocks are booming in a big way.
August 22, 2018
The surging US dollar is rocking world markets.