Two Harbors Investment Corp. (TWO)

This Real Estate Investment Trust has a high yield of 10.31%, paid quarterly. The shares carry an analyst rating of ‘2’, which means ‘Buy’. Two Harbors Investment Corp. (TWO)From The Buyback Letter Two Harbors Investment Corp. (TWO) is a real estate investment trust that invests residential...
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DoubleLine Total Return Bond (DBLTX)

Our first recommendation is a bond fund that has a current dividend yield of 3.80%, paid monthly. And our second is profit-taking on a utility fund. Buy: DoubleLine Total Return Bond (DBLTX) From Bob Carlson’s Retirement Watch DoubleLine Total Return Bond (DBLTX) remains conservatively positioned deliver...
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10 Best and Worst Small Caps of 2015

At the end of the year, I like to look back at what worked in small-cap stocks. The exercise is useful for reminding investors what to look out for. I’m also always curious to see what stocks made investors really rich, and which caused...
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Analysis: Starwood Property Trust (STWD)

This commercial mortgage REIT will announce earnings on February 25. Its shares have a current dividend yield of 8%, paid quarterly. Starwood Property Trust (STWD) from Validea Hot List Newsletter Starwood Property Trust, Inc. is focused on originating, investing in, financing and managing commercial mortgage loans other...
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Wells Fargo (WFC)

This bank’s CFO recently said that the bank’s goal is to increase its payout to shareholders to 55%-75%, including dividends and stock buybacks (from its current 34%). The shares have a current dividend yield of 2.8%, paid quarterly. Wells Fargo (WFC) from Dow Theory Forecasts Wells (WFC)...
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Ellie Mae, Inc. (ELLI)

As you'll recall, this year's best-performing Top Pick at the time we published our update issue was a homebuilder. Earlier this week, one of our contributors sent an email with the subject line, "U.S. Housing Market Has Not Just Bottomed, It Is Rebounding." short,...
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SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE)

ETFs are a great way to add diversified exposure to a sector to your portfolio. Today's recommendation, the SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE), offers targeted exposure to one of the brightest spots in the financial sector today: small- and mid-size banks. Financials general...
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My $700 Billion Solution

Successful investing is not about being wrong or being right, it's about making money. And the best way for a growth stock investor to make money is to watch the market very carefully, to understand what its actions reveal about the thinking of big...
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Who Cares About The Fed? Everybody!

Trends are up, but overextended, suggesting that a normal correction is likely. Our Hi-Lo Alert, which measures the number of Dow stocks above their medium-term moving averages, is at its highest point since May, just two weeks before the market got very rocky embarked...
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