Mild selling, in Asian equities, permits us to add to our portfolios with several new Asia-based buys, explains fund expert Doug Fabian. In his Successful Investing, he highlights two foreign dividend plays.
According to legend, Albert Einstein extolled the virtues of compound interest, purportedly calling it from "the eighth wonder of the world" and "more complicated than relativity theory," suggests Natasha Gural, contributor to Better Investing Magazine.
Although real estate investment trusts have been among the best performing stocks over the last year, they have been among the worst performers since the Fed started discussing the end of QE3 in late May, observes Brit Ryle, editor of The Wealth Advisory.
Barely four years after surviving a historic credit bubble and real estate bust, US REITs continue to lever up, leaving little wiggle room in the event of another market shakeout. Against this backdrop, Canada's ultra-conservative REITs stand out, suggests Roger Conrad in Capitalist Times.
Although a lot of new exchange-traded funds are gimmicky—tracking obscure indexes or unproven strategies—not all specialty funds should be avoided, suggests Richard Moroney, editor of Dow Theory Forecasts.
When we first recommended the parent company of Marlboro's cigarettes in 2011, our investing thesis centered on its remarkable ability to continually generate 20% average annual returns—something the company has done for decades, recalls Ian Wyatt editor of High Yield Wealth.