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Why Variable Annuities Are a No-no

ADVERTORIAL—For the benefit of anyone who has ever questioned the popularity of variable annuities, Phil Wasserman of American Tax & Annuity…


Seaspan: Shipping and Income

Tickers: SSW

Our latest featured recommendation—headquartered in Hong Kong—is a major containership operator with 85 ships on the water, which amounts…


Vanguard's Fixed Income Trio

It's tough to be a fixed income investor these days. On one hand, yields of the highest quality bonds are so low they are hardly worth the risk…


General Motors: A Prudent Pick

Tickers: GM

It has just been a little over five years since this company-the largest manufacturer of cars and trucks in the US-emerged from bankruptcy protection,…


Fallen Angels for Energy Returns

Tickers: XOM, LNG, NOV

I continue to think the best opportunity for blood-in-the-streets profits is with top quality oil stocks; indeed, I've rarely seen such a vital…


Will the Yellow Metal Provide Protection?

Tickers: LNKD

Though many experts in the media—as well as a number of financial advisors—have advised against buying it, Chris Vermeulen of…