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Industries, and occasionally entire sectors, go in and out of favor. Right now, the regional banking sector is out of favor. But many regional banks have proven they can grow their dividend through difficult times for financials. One example is Cambridge Bancorp (CATC) with 24 consecutive years of dividend increases, highlights Ben Reynolds, editor of Sure Dividend.
I recently sifted through many solar stocks looking for those that would benefit from the Inflation Reduction Act, which was left untouched by the debt ceiling negotiations. My favorite pick is Canadian Solar (CSIQ), writes Sean Brodrick, editor of Resource Trader.
The debt ceiling agreement was approved, despite high-decibel dissentions. With this debate now sidelined until 2025, investors can redirect their attention to the upcoming June 13-14 FOMC meeting, notes Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA Research.
The biggest news out last week was two FOMC members making their case for no hike in June. This language and timing is no accident. After 500 bps of 10 consecutive hikes, the effective Fed Funds rate is around 5.08%. We are at the cusp of a sea change, and the knock-on effects will be material, writes Tom Hayes, founder of Hedge Fund Tips.
Our team has identified five cutting-edge software investments to buy as technology rises again. The list features three funds, a cybersecurity company, and another primed to grow from artificial intelligence and automation. First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fund (TDIV) is one of the diversified names, notes Paul Dykewicz, editor of
After a romp on Wall Street last Friday, stocks are subdued in the early going today. Treasuries, gold, and silver are flat, while the dollar is higher. Crude oil is the big story, up about 1.5% at last check.
The media's influence on sentiment is a constant frustration, states Bob Lang of
In today’s world, the art of trading has evolved to a whole new level, and trading in the markets has never been more competitive, says Steve Burns of New Trader U.
A few years ago, I was studying the relationship between the major stock market indexes and their volatility indexes, and I came across an intriguing phenomenon, states Jesse Felder of
In this article, we will analyze a series of covered call trades shared with me by a BCI premium member, states Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor.

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In the stock market, they say timing is everything and it is. Attend this session and see how a totally new trade-timing methodology performed over the past 15 years in blind hypothetical trading. I'll show you the results and how this fascinating discovery performs! Bull years were great, but bear years were even better!

The Great Financial Crisis was more than a decade ago. Its aftermath has been a tale of low yields in the bond market for a very long time. But that's changed. As central banks respond to inflation with higher interest rates, they have created opportunities for higher yields in the bond market. Benjamin Chim, who leads the High Yield Fixed Income Team and is a portfolio manager responsible for active retail and institutional fixed income portfolios, believes interest rates may stay elevated for longer. And this makes it an opportune time for investors to diversify their portfolios and generate positive returns using fixed income investments.

The market continues to surge and pull back. We have not seen a prolonged bull market rally from the October lows. Greg Schnell rolls through the changes and identifies some of the key indicators that can help us find confirmation of the bull market taking hold. You'll want to add some of these ideas to your toolbox.

The next few months are going to be quite important in determining whether we have indeed begun a bear market that could last well over a decade long. Mike Golembesky will take you through what he is seeing in his analysis and will tell you what to look for and what to expect.

In this session, Laura Scarlett Martin will discuss the importance of venture capital in the startup ecosystem. Her presentation will include the definition of venture capital and an explanation of the processes and types. She will discuss the risks and rewards of venture capital investing and will touch on current trends and emerging technologies.

So, you want to be a contrarian investor? Many investors claim to act contrarian and think outside the box, but when it comes down to it, very few are actually contrary. Join Philip MacKellar and learn about his contrarian investment philosophy, how to successfully apply contrarian principles, and Contra the Heard's track record. He will also be discussing the importance of temperament, common psychological pitfalls, and what he anticipates in the year ahead.

Tune in with Jason Heath and Maria Tanel to learn about retirement planning tips for different retiree profiles, how traditional financial advice can reduce both your retirement income and estate value, the best tax practices for maximizing an estate's value, which assets are subject to probate, how to ensure you have a probate-ready estate to leave to your executors, and power of attorney and will considerations.

Join us to demystify the essentials of intelligent stock investing, as we demonstrate how to create a profitable stock portfolio that combines the dependability and cash flow of dividend-growing companies with the transformative potential of technology innovation stocks. This presentation aims to equip investors with strategies and tools to identify opportunities, make smart investment decisions, and avoid common mistakes. We highlight how to tailor a portfolio to balance growth, stability, and income according to your unique goals and needs. Learn how dividend growth stocks can provide a solid foundation for your portfolio and discover how investing in exciting themes such as technology, generative AI, and developments like ChatGPT can supercharge your investment returns. At the end of the presentation, we will provide you with 4 of our Top Stock Picks which exemplify the principles discussed and get you started with building a profitable stock portfolio in 2023.

KeyStone's Founder, Ryan Irvine will look at North American market valuations today from a historical perspective showing you what to avoid and where the buying opportunities are including electrification, recession resistant businesses, AI, gold, and more. He will detail what KeyStone's analyst team looks for in a great stock with real examples of past winners including the best performing revenue generating stock on the TSX over the past year Hammond Power (HPS.A:TSX), the best performing stock graduating from the TSX, XPEL Inc. (XPEL:NASDAQ), gaining over 5,000%, and the Boyd Group (BYD:TSX) - the best performing stock in the past decade, up over 10,000%. Plus KeyStone will give you 4 unique, profitable and growing stocks you will find nowhere else and can buy today.

Dr. Alan Ellman will share how to consistently beat the marketing using his CEO strategy: combining ETFs with stock options. You will learn about a user-friendly and time-efficient approach to covered call writing. His package offers the number of underlying securities considered is reduced from 8000 to 11, the number of available exit strategies is reduced from 14 to 4. Also included are 2 new spreadsheets that have been developed to facilitate portfolio construction and results with comparisons to the S&P 500. His packages are an appealing approach to option trading for those with busy schedules to still be in a position to generate cash flow and beat the market on a consistent basis.