Lyn Alden-by-Wait to Buy These 2 Top Stocks During a Pullback

Wait to Buy These 2 Top Stocks During a Pullback

A common mistake that investors make is that if they think a company is good, they're willing to buy its stock at any price.In reality, a stock can behave very differently than the underlying company if it is overvalued or undervalued relative to the company's fundamentals.This can present investors with opportunities in the case of value stocks, where their stock … [Read more...]

Lyn Alden-by-Nutrien Offers Investors Great Diversification and Yield

Nutrien Offers Investors Great Diversification and Yield

Nutrien (ticker: NTR) is the largest producer of potash and the second largest producer of nitrogen fertilizer in the world. The company is also the largest agricultural retailer in North America with 1,400 locations, selling their products and other products.Based in Canada and formed from the merger of PotashCorp and Agrium in 2018, Nutrien has many competitive … [Read more...]

Lyn Alden-by-Osisko Gold Royalties: Set to Prosper From Gold Appreciation

Osisko Gold Royalties: Set to Prosper From Gold Appreciation

Osisko Gold Royalties (NYSE: OR) is one of the smaller gold royalty and streaming companies, and it is quite well-positioned for a bull price appreciation in gold. Importantly, it's also reasonably well-protected from a potential bear market in gold compared to many gold miners.Gold royalty and streaming companies don't operate mines themselves, and instead they finance … [Read more...]

Lyn Alden-by-Kinder Morgan: A Recession-Resistant High-Yielder at Low Prices

Kinder Morgan: A Recession-Resistant High-Yielder at Low Prices

Kinder Morgan Incorporated (NYSE: KMI) has a long and controversial history among dividend investors.They cut their dividend a few years ago, but have since recapitalized the company into a much more reliable platform for dividend growth going forward.After the late-2018 sell-off, I'm certainly a buyer of Kinder Morgan at today's prices. Dedicating a portion of your … [Read more...]

Lyn Alden-by-Compass Minerals: A High Risk, High Reward, High Yield Value Play

Compass Minerals: A High Risk, High Reward, High Yield Value Play

Compass Minerals International (NYSE: CMP) is the world's largest producer of salt, and they're also a significant plant nutrition mineral producer.Specifically, here's the breakdown of their business:Source: 2018 Credit Suisse Basic Materials Conference, CMP Presentation A Wide, Impenetrable Moat Compass Minerals owns the largest salt mine in the world- the … [Read more...]

Lyn Alden-by-Franco-Nevada: A Great Portfolio Hedge Going Forward

Franco-Nevada: A Great Portfolio Hedge Going Forward

Exposure to gold serves as a hedge against volatility in a diversified portfolio, and Franco-Nevada Corporation (ticker: FNV) offers investors one of the safest ways to get that exposure. Gold vs Bonds for Portfolio Protection Gold and bonds often compete for the same slot in a portfolio. Traditional portfolios have much larger exposure to bonds, with little or no gold … [Read more...]

Lyn Alden-by-For Daring Investors, Emerging Markets Offer a Good Entry Point

For Daring Investors, Emerging Markets Offer a Good Entry Point

Since early summer of this year, we've seen a big divergence in performance between domestic stocks and emerging markets:Chart Source: Google FinanceThat's almost 20% total returns divergence.Most of the blame is currently placed on a strong dollar. The U.S. Federal Reserve has been tightening its balance sheet and raising interest rates, which makes the dollar … [Read more...]

Lyn Alden-by-2 Ideal Stocks to Generate Covered Call Portfolio Income

2 Ideal Stocks to Generate Covered Call Portfolio Income

We've enjoyed a tremendous bull market from 2009 into early 2018, but for the past three months the S&P 500 has been in correction territory. Is this another hiccup in the journey upwards, or is it the start of another multi-year period of flat or negative returns?Some investors prefer to avoid that question and focus on portfolio income generation rather than hoping … [Read more...]

Lyn Alden-by-Ventas (VTR): This Stable High-Yielder Just Went on Sale

Ventas (VTR): This Stable High-Yielder Just Went on Sale

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) is a real estate investment trust that owns a diverse set of healthcare properties and currently pays investors a growing 5.8% dividend yield. They have senior housing properties, hospitals, medical offices, university life sciences buildings, and more.And the market just put its shares on sale:Source: Google FinanceCompared to the … [Read more...]

Lyn Alden-by-5 Charts Showing the Health of the Banking Industry

5 Charts Showing the Health of the Banking Industry

The average price-to-earnings ratio of the S&P 500 is now 25, and the cyclically-adjusted price-to-earnings ratio is over 31.But the financial sector's average price-to-earnings ratio is less than 17.Banks and insurers usually trade at lower valuations than the broad market, due to the amount of leverage and interest rate sensitivity they have compared to other … [Read more...]

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