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About Jon Dulin

Jon writes for Money Smart Guides, a personal finance blog that helps readers get out of debt and start investing for their future. He has been investing since he was 16 and has learned a lot through the years. He uses these investment lessons to help him be a more successful investor today.
7 Stocks Who Recently Raised Dividends
  • 7 Stocks Who Recently Raised Dividends

7 Stocks Who Recently Raised Dividends

By |September 21st, 2017|

There is no greater feeling to a dividend investor to get than the news that one of the companies you invest in is raising their dividend. Every time these companies do this, it is more money in your pocket. But just because a company raised dividends doesn’t mean their stock is worth buying. Yes […]

What Is Holding PPL Stock Back From Growing?
  • What Is Holding PPL Stock Back From Growing?

What Is Holding PPL Stock Back From Growing?

By |September 19th, 2017|

PPL (NYSE: PPL) is an electric utility company whose stock price has been treading water the past year. While the market as a whole is up over 12%, PPL stock has managed to just eek out a 2% gain. And earnings are not an issue.

So what could be holding this stock back from growing? […]

4 Momentum Stocks to Add to Your Portfolio Now
  • 4 Momentum Stocks to Add to Your Portfolio Now

4 Momentum Stocks to Add to Your Portfolio Now

By |September 14th, 2017|

When I review the market at the end of each day, I see a general trend up as the bull market continues to forge ahead. But when I look at my individual holdings, I see much greater variation. Some holdings have gains, others have losses and still others barely treaded water for the day. […]

3 Great Solar Stocks for the Future
  • 3 Great Solar Stocks for the Future

3 Great Solar Stocks for the Future

By |September 12th, 2017|

Whenever the talk is about electricity and energy efficiency, solar power usually comes up as a viable alternative to fossil fuels. But solar energy has been slow to adopt by many due to its high price and lack of understanding. The United States government has tried to step in with rebates and tax credits […]

IBM Stock Has Dropped 20%. Is It A Play For Value Investors?

By |September 8th, 2017|

IBM (NYSE: IBM) stock used to be the darling of Wall Street. For most of our grandparents and even some of our parents, IBM was a staple stock in their portfolio. You could always count on Big Blue to grow revenues, grow its stock price, and pay out a healthy dividend.

But times have changed. […]

Duke Energy: A Perfect Stock for Conservative Investors
  • Duke Energy: A Perfect Stock for Conservative Investors

Duke Energy: A Perfect Stock for Conservative Investors

By |September 6th, 2017|

Are you looking for a solid stock with predictable returns? Are you a conservative investor who is not looking for a lot of risk? Then Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is the perfect stock for you.

As a utility company, Duke Energy has everything going for it. They have made strategic moves that have paid off […]

Is Altria Stock a Buy After the Recent Pull Back?
  • Is Altria Stock a Buy After the Recent Pull Back?

Is Altria Stock a Buy After the Recent Pull Back?

By |August 31st, 2017|

For decades, Philip Morris was a dividend investors dream. A stable company that would increase its dividend annually. Then tobacco lawsuits began to pop up and the company decided to split itself up for the long term health of the company. So in 2003, Altria (NYSE: MO) was born.

Since the spin off, Altria stock […]

Insurance Companies Taking a Hit from Hurricane Harvey
  • Insurance Companies Taking a Hit from Hurricane Harvey

Insurance Companies Taking a Hit from Hurricane Harvey

By |August 29th, 2017|

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Hurricane Harvey is causing unprecedented damage to Southeastern Texas, primarily the city of Houston. The main issue is flooding rains which by the end of the storm could stand at over 40 inches. Some reports estimate that the storm could cost as much […]

3 Hot Stocks Under $10
  • 3 Hot Stocks Under $10

3 Hot Stocks Under $10

By |August 24th, 2017|

Each investor is on the hunt for different things. For beginning investors, the lower the stock price the better. This is because most new investors don’t have a lot of money to invest with. They are looking to get the most shares for the least amount of money. For these investors, I present 3 […]

LKQ Corporation: Making Money Through Junk
  • LKQ Corporation: Making Money Through Junk

LKQ Corporation: Making Money Through Junk

By |August 22nd, 2017|

Chances are you haven’t heard of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ) before. They deal with junk yards and salvage cars and are cleaning up. So much so that you should be able to double your money in the next few years by investing in the stock.

But before I detail why the stock price of LKQ […]