Safe & Dependable Income Stocks

3 High-Yielding Stocks Worth a Closer Look

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As the market shifts its focus from growth to value, these three conservative stocks offer attractive yields and plenty of upside potential.

Finding high yield opportunities in a low interest environment is quite the challenge.  However, I use a low-risk investing approach focuses on safe, high dividend stocks that can weather any kind of storm that might come our way…

For the past two decades I have spent the better part of my time as a financial analyst finding the right opportunities for my most conservative clients.  The majority of my clients have always been those close to or already in retirement.  They are typically over age 50 and looking for the perfect blend of growth and Income.

Over the years, I have created a special way to protect their money in this volatile market, while adding consistency and quality to their portfolios. I help them sleep well at night knowing they have rock-solid investments that are helping to maintain their standard of living as I grow their income year after year.

With our Global Income Portfolio, we like to play things a bit more defensive yet we still like to increase the portfolio’s dividend income.  Our three favorite places for safety yields are:

  • Utility Stocks
  • Real Estate (REITS)
  • Energy (MLPs)

Here is a top rated utility stock in our Global Income Portfolio:

CPFL ENERGIA (NYSE: CPL).  This pays a 4.5% dividend. It is a holding company that, through its subsidiaries, distributes, commercializes and generates energy in Brazil, standing as the largest private group in the Brazilian electric sector. Its subsidiaries are widely recognized for its excellence and sustainability of their business practices and regarded as benchmarks in management, quality and operating efficiency.

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Here is a Real Estate Holding in our Global Income Portfolio:

W. P. Carey Inc. (WPC).  It pays a 5.9% dividend. It is a real estate investment trust engaged in providing long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing for companies. The firm primarily invests in commercial properties that are generally triple-net leased to single corporate tenants including office, warehouse, industrial, logistics, retail, hotel, R&D, and self-storage properties.

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Here is an Energy Holding in our Global Income Portfolio:

Nustar Gp Holdings (NSH). It pays a 6.3% dividend. NUSTAR GP HOLDINGS is a publicly traded limited liability company that owns the two percent general partner interest, a 18.4 percent limited partner interest and the incentive distribution rights in NuStar Energy L.P. They are one of the largest asphalt refiners and marketers and independent terminal and petroleum liquids pipeline operators in the nation with operations in the United States, Netherlands Antilles, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

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Bottom-line: Utility stocks, REITS, and MLPs can offer a conservative way to get more income without sacrificing growth potential. If I can help you evaluate your portfolio to see where you may be able to improve, please give us a call today at 866-594-9919 or sign up for the Global Income Portfolio.

5 Fast Growing Sectors in 1 Stock

Gain Exposure to 5 Fast Growing Sectors through One Stock

GROWTH 

This fast growing innovative company gives investors 5 strong reasons to consider investing in its future.

When I look for investments I primarily look for companies that are innovators and industry leaders. When I find a company that has a stronghold in many different industries it really gets me excited.

Last year, I found a company that was doing some exciting things in some of my favorite fast growing sectors.

Consider this, the company has exposure to:

  1. Materials Science: Innovative materials play essential roles in clean energy, transportation, human health, and industrial productivity.
  2. Electronics:  A revolution in high productivity TEM imaging, analysis and metrology. Consumer demand is driving the electronics market to produce faster, smaller, cheaper, more power efficient portable devices. Device manufacturers must place a high premium on both time-to-market and device performance.
  3. Life Sciences: Basic life processes start in the cell. To understand how cells function and respond to disease or genetic variations, life scientists engage in cellular and structural biology research.
  4. Natural Resources: This company automate mineralogy workflows to transform productivity for mining and oil and gas customers by delivering relevant answers when, where, and how they are needed.
  5. Industrial Manufacturing: Optimize quality control with automated, industrialized processes. It has a collection of scanning electron microscopes for industrial microscopy solutions, which help to improve quality control, production capacity, and profitability.

The company I am referring to is FEI Company (NASDAQ: FEIC).  It was founded in 1971 and is now a leading diversified scientific instruments company. The company has over 60 years of experience that enables them to set the performance standards of its industry.  FEI has sales and service operations in more than 50 countries.

FEI Company is a leader in the design, manufacture, sale and service of products based on focused charged particle beam technology. By combining a focused ion beam and an electron microscope, the company has developed a dual beam system that allows the company’s equipment to provide three-dimensional imaging. The DualBeam and other company products deliver a range of structural process management applications for the Semiconductor integrated circuits, Data Storage and Industry and Institute markets. The major markets that FEI services (electronics, material sciences, natural sciences, and life sciences) all currently present opportunities for revenue growth and increase in market share.

From a 5 point-stock inspection point of view, FEI looks strong:

Financial Strength:             Positive – Very strong balance sheet

Momentum:                                      Positive – Showing strong relative strength

Valuation:                             Positive – Good buy up to $100

Earnings:                               Positive – Rated in top 10% currently

Risk:                                       Neutral – Medium risk 1.4 beta

Bottom Line: FEI Company (FEIC) is a good buy up $100/share.  My 12-month price target is $125, representing a 30% potential gain from current levels.

 

New & Improved Option Trader Program

New & Improved Option Trader Program

Exciting Announcement

Option Trader

Our Option Trader Portfolio has been more popular than we anticipated. Investors all over the world have been joining our program to learn how to trade options to reduce risk and try to quickly grow their accounts.  Because we are seeing a wide variety of investors from beginners to advance, we want to be able to provide a deeper, more meaningful experience for both the novice and expert trader.

With that in mind, I have a real exciting announcement.  Option Trader Portfolio is proud to announce our affiliation with legendary Option Trader Chris Kidd…  This will allow us to do a lot more training, one on one coaching and the ability to deliver both beginner and more sophisticated trading. With our future in mind, Chris is just the person to take us there! Not only is he a great man of God he is an incredible options trader!  I think you will be quite pleased with the additional training and support coming your way!

Chris Kidd has joined our team as Lead Option Strategist.  Chris brings more than a decade of successful trading history. In fact, Chris became a millionaire by the time he was 24 years old. He will show you some of the trades he uses each and every week to minimize risk and maximize his returns.

Chris Kidd is a financial coach, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and professional investor & options trader.  He began his business career when he was 19, and has become a millionaire success sensation, making his first million by the age of 24.  Chris is the author of Defeating Debt and a contributing co-author of Your Child Can Become Wealthy

Chris Kidd is President & CEO of Chris Kidd Enterprises, LLC. and also runs EL-AL Investment Group, LLC.  a  private  investment  company.  Kidd is known as one of the “world’s leading youth, money, and business experts.”

Trend Trading for Profits

Following the Trends Can Be Profitable

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You know me I love trends.  Over my nearly two decades as an investor, I have made many profitable investments simply by following what’s going on in the world around me.  The rise of electric cars helped me find Tesla Motors (TSLA) at just $37/share. The emergence of 3D printing (DDD) helped me find 3D systems years before it became a viable industry. And the aging population has helped me find many profitable ways to play that trend including companies that focus on senior housing,  senior care, cancer research, and medicines to advance human life.

Now one trend I have been following closely over the years is the global impact of the emerging markets.  Fast growth can also bring growing pains as we have seen a lot of volatility in these markets.  However I believe there are some great opportunities there if you are willing to be disciplined and patient.

China is one of my favorite emerging economies.  Right now, it is facing a critical economic structure adjustment following ten years of double-digit growth.  This makes it a prime opportunity for investors who know which sectors to focus on in China.   The recent slow down in growth is allowing its citizens to catch up to China’s amazing historic growth.

China is on the paths of urbanization and in the process of an industrial revolution.  Currently, more than half of its population lives in rural areas and it is expected that at least 700 million Chinese will change its lifestyle.  This presents opportunities to capture changes in eating, drinking, dressing, traveling, housing, and technology.  This presents many potential investment opportunities for diligent investors.

Vipshop Holdings Ltd.  (VIPS) is a great way to cater to this rising trend! 

Vipshop is an online discount retailer for brands. The Company offers branded products to consumers in China through flash sales on its vipshop.com website. It offers a wide selection of various famous branded discount products including apparel for women, men and children, fashion goods, cosmetics, home goods and other lifestyle products, through its website. Vipshop Holdings Ltd. is headquartered in Guangzhou.

5 Reasons to consider VIPS:

  1. As Chinese incomes rise, spending will increase and should favor Vipshop earnings as shopping online has an uptrend.
  2. Compared to conventional on-line marketplaces or large-scale multi-category online retailers, Vipshop has successfully created an innovative e-commerce model that provides impressive scale and profitability.
  3. Through special offers and deep discounts on branded products, Vipshop has revolutionized online discount retail in China. By getting there first it is viewed as both the expert and trusted leader.
  4. VIPS’ balance sheet is free from long-term debt placing it in solid financial condition.
  5. It is currently trading above its 21-day, 50-day and 200-day moving averages.

Financial Strength:       Positive

Valuation:                             Positive – Buy up to $165

Momentum:                        Positive

Risk:                                         Neutral

Earnings Trend:           Positive

12-month price target:       $200

Bottom-Line: Vipshop (VIPS) is a great way to gain exposure to the rising Chinese middle class. It offers impressive growth at a reasonable valuation.  My 12-month price target is $200/share representing a potential 30% gain from current levels.

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