The Weekly Profit, December 2019

Don’t Buy into Kellogg’s Dividend Trap

December 11, 2019

When’s the last time you bought Kraft Mac & Cheese?

Retail Isn’t Dead… These 6% Dividend Payers Prove It

December 4, 2019

I’m sure you’re familiar with the “retail apocalypse.”

Why Every Income Investor Should Own Trash Stocks

November 27, 2019

There’s only one guy in history who’s built three Fortune 500 companies.

How Income Investors Can Play the $500 Billion 5G Boom

November 19, 2019

Do you have a cellphone?

Why You Should Buy Trailer Park Stocks

November 13, 2019

10,000 baby boomers retire every day.

Walmart Is Eating Amazon’s Lunch

November 6, 2019

Americans love to click and buy.

Did You Buy This “Boring” Stock When I Told You To?

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.

The Best Way to Profit from the “Blue Gold Rush”

October 23, 2019

This might surprise you, but water is a fantastic investment.

You Can Buy the Same Stocks as Elite Hedge Funds

October 16, 2019

I’m sure you’ve heard of hedge funds, maybe on shows like Billions or in movies like The Big Short.

Tune Out the Noise: Stocks Don’t Care About Impeachment

October 9, 2019

“Would Trump’s impeachment crash the market?”

A longtime reader asked me this last week.

Value Stocks Pull Ahead by Their Biggest Margin in a Decade

October 2, 2019

Have you checked the returns on your dividend-paying stocks lately?

If so, you should like what you see.

Rates Will Keep Dropping… Pushing Preferred Stocks Even Higher

September 25, 2019

An entire class of high-yield stocks just got a big boost.

Ford Falls Off a Cliff—These 3 Companies Could Be Next

September 18, 2019

It’s been a long time coming.

It’s Time to Sell These Three Tech Giants Now

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.

The Easiest Way to Maximize Your Dividends

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.

Don’t Let the Worst Day of the Year for Stocks Scare You

August 28, 2019

“Tell it to me straight: Is the sky falling?”

Don’t Let Fear of Missing Out Sink Your Portfolio

August 21, 2019

Fear of missing out is a dangerous drug.

It’s Time to Buy These Three Gold Stocks

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.

This Retail Niche Pays 6%-Plus Dividend Yields

August 7, 2019

Seems like you can’t go a week without reading about the retail apocalypse.

The Online Retail Juggernaut Nobody Is Talking About

July 31, 2019

Walmart is coming for Amazon.

Three Stocks You Should Own When the Fed Cuts Rates Next Week

July 24, 2019

Looks like an interest rate cut could come as early as next week.

This Dividend Aristocrat Is Leading the 5G Revolution

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.

The Only Safe Way to Profit from Bitcoin

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.

The Best Tobacco Company to Buy Right Now

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.”

Profiting from America’s Pet Obsession

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?

The Bad News About Record-Low Unemployment

June 19, 2019

Unemployment is the lowest it’s been in 50 years.

Clock’s Ticking on Your Chance to Profit from the Yield Curve Inversion

June 12, 2019

The markets are in the middle of a once-in-a-decade event.

The Simple Way to Make Your Money Grow Twice as Fast

June 5, 2019

If 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.

These Three Stocks Love Low Interest Rates (and You Should Too)

May 29, 2019

Looks like the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates soon.

Why Garbage Is Good Business… And Other Things Income Investors Should Know

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.”

Trump’s Trade War Is Good for These Three Stocks

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.

Use This Trick to Avoid Value Traps like Kraft Heinz

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.

Social Security in the Red? Here’s Another Source of Government-Backed Income

May 1, 2019

We got some bad news about Social Security last week.

Panicked by the Yield Curve Inversion? Time to Load Up on This Sector

April 24, 2019

If you blinked, you might have missed a once-in-a-decade event.

Now Is the Time to Buy Preferred Stocks

April 17, 2019

Chances are, you’re overlooking an entire class of safe, high-yield stocks…

Why the Yield Curve Inversion Is Good for Stocks (for Now)

April 10, 2019

Something unusual happened in the stock market recently.

Walmart Will Crush Amazon

March 6, 2019

The online grocery market is still in its infancy. And that’s good news for investors because it’s set to explode.

Most Investors Are Under Threat from This Left-Wing Policy—Here’s How to Protect Yourself

February 27, 2019

Bernie is back. Yes, Bernie Sanders—the self-described socialist—has tossed his hat back into the race for president.

Americans Missing Car Payments Is a Symptom of a Much Bigger Problem

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.

How to Earn 25%+ Dividends with Blue Chip Stocks

February 13, 2019

They are known as the Coca-Cola millionaires.

The Corporate Debt Bubble Is Strikingly Similar to the Subprime Mortgage Bubble

February 6, 2019

“Housing prices in the US never go down.”

Just about everyone in America believed that in the mid-2000s.

Juice Your Income with Wall Street’s Secret Dividends

January 30, 2019

The Wall Street Journal called it “the largest corporate cash disbursement in history.”

Why You’ll Regret Not Investing in Dividend-Paying Stocks

January 23, 2019

Today we’re going to take a look at what Warren Buffet is doing wrong.

If You Think All Dividend Stocks Are the Same, It Can Cost You Plenty

January 16, 2019

I’m not buying the recent bounce in stocks.

Don’t Feed the Dead Cat: Stock Market Surges Are Normal in Bear Markets

January 9, 2019

“Did you see that the stock market had its best day ever today?”

That’s a quote from my mother.

These Three Bond Funds (and Those Who Own Them) Are in for a Rude Awakening

December 19, 2018

Corporate bonds look like a ticking time bomb.

These Stocks Are the Best Alternative to Owning Gold

December 12, 2018

Gold has performed well during the latest sell-off in the markets.

Three High-Dividend Stocks to Own If You’re Worried About Rising Rates

December 5, 2018

It looks like the stock market roller coaster is set to continue.

Whatever You Do, Steer Clear of These Oil MLPs

November 28, 2018

I don’t blame you.

The yields on energy master limited partnerships (MLPs) are very tempting.

Here’s the Safest Way to Profit from the Global Cannabis Boom

November 21, 2018

“Jeff Sessions leaving office is a definite win for the cannabis industry.”

Ride Interest Rates Higher and Earn +7% Yields with These Little-Known Businesses

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.

Protect Your Portfolio with These Sell-Off-Proof Stocks

November 7, 2018

It’s a bloodbath out there.

Here’s What Really Happens to Gold When Interest Rates Rise

October 31, 2018

You probably lost some money in the market last week.

How to Profit from the Global Cannabis Boom

September 5, 2018

“This is the first time anything like this has happened since Prohibition.”

Buy this Defense Stock to Ride the Military Spending Wave

August 29, 2018

Defense stocks are booming in a big way.

How to Position Your Portfolio for a US Dollar Breakout

August 22, 2018

The surging US dollar is rocking world markets.