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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.
Costco Took a Beating. Is This a Time to Buy?
  • Costco Took a Beating. Is This a Time to Buy?

Costco Took a Beating. Is This a Time to Buy?

By |June 22nd, 2017|

Last week, the investing world was rocked when it was announced that Amazon was buying Whole Foods. While the market in general wasn’t fazed by this news, many grocers and other retailers were. One of the companies that took a beating was Costco (NASDAQ: COST).

The question is, should Costco be worried about this merger […]

3 Shipping Stocks To Weather Any Storm
  • 3 Shipping Stocks To Weather Any Storm

3 Shipping Stocks To Weather Any Storm

By |June 20th, 2017|

Shipping stocks can be a volatile sector to invest in. You have the risks of the global economy as well as currency risks as well. Combine these 2 risks and as an investor, you will be in for a roller coaster ride with shipping stocks.

But as scary as that might sound to some investors, […]

CBS Has a Plan for Growth. Should Investors Like It?
  • CBS Has a Plan for Growth. Should Investors Like It?

CBS Has a Plan for Growth. Should Investors Like It?

By |June 15th, 2017|

If you are interested in investing in a media company, there is one out there that is doing the right things. CBS (NYSE: CBS) has developed a long term strategy on growing the large media conglomerate and is executing on the plan.

As a result, the stock is one to consider looking more deeply into […]

3 Forgotten Stocks Worth Taking a Chance On
  • 3 Forgotten Stocks Worth Taking a Chance On

3 Forgotten Stocks Worth Taking a Chance On

By |June 13th, 2017|

When it comes to investing, we all want to know what the next big thing will be. The problem is that by the time everyone realizes a stock is the next big thing, you have already missed out on the majority of the run. So in order to capitalize, you have to find the […]

Is General Mills Worth an Investment as a Value Play?
  • Is General Mills Worth an Investment as a Value Play?

Is General Mills Worth an Investment as a Value Play?

By |June 9th, 2017|

When it comes to food giants, General Mills (NYSE: GIS) is at the top of the list. The company owns more products in the grocery store than most people realize. But even with a vast portfolio of popular brands, the company is at a turning point.

Sales are down as is the stock price. The […]

3 Great Insurance Stocks to Invest in Now
  • 3 Great Insurance Stocks to Invest in Now

3 Great Insurance Stocks to Invest in Now

By |June 8th, 2017|

When it comes to financial stocks to invest in, you can get as specific as you want. On the one hand you could just invest generally in the sector. Or you could narrow down and invest in the best bank stocks. Or in the case of this post, the hottest insurance stocks.

While insurance isn’t […]

If You Love Animals, Zoetis Is a Stock for You
  • If You Love Animals, Zoetis Is a Stock for You

If You Love Animals, Zoetis Is a Stock for You

By |June 2nd, 2017|

Animals are a huge part of our lives. From a pet standpoint, the pet industry is huge in the United States. In 2015, Americans spent an estimated $60 billion on their pets. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that this number is only going to rise in the coming years. From a livestock perspective, the industry […]

3 Hot Consumer Staples That You Should Invest In
  • 3 Hot Consumer Staples That You Should Invest In

3 Hot Consumer Staples That You Should Invest In

By |May 31st, 2017|

Consumer staples are a great niche to invest in. Why? Because when it comes to investing, many times, boring it better. I know investing in razors or hand sanitizer doesn’t sound glamorous or exciting as electric cars, but you have to remember one thing. Not everyone is a potential customer for electric cars.

On the […]

Accelerate Diagnostics: A Small Stock with a Big Future
  • Accelerate Diagnostics: A Small Stock with a Big Future

Accelerate Diagnostics: A Small Stock with a Big Future

By |May 25th, 2017|

Chances are you never heard about Accelerate Diagnostics (NASDAQ: AXDX) before. They are a small player in the biotech sector, and more specifically, antibiotics. They’ve been around for over 10 years but haven’t developed or patented anything worthwhile until now.

In February of this year, they won FDA approval for a new testing procedure and […]

2 Home Builders To Buy And 1 To Avoid
  • 2 Home Builders To Buy And 1 To Avoid

2 Home Builders To Buy And 1 To Avoid

By |May 24th, 2017|

Many home builders are still recovering from the housing collapse in 2008. While the housing bubble wasn’t entirely their fault, like investors, they got caught up in the hype. They made bad business decisions thinking that the good times would never end.

When the good times did end, the home builders were left scrambling. Many […]