If you already cruise with Royal Caribbean or stay with Marriott while traveling and you’re looking for stocks to invest in, you may want to check this out. Today’s article explores four cruise and hotel stocks and why you may want to keep your eye on them. Here’s what they had to say, “We will focus on finding stocks in the resort and cruise line industries, with strong earnings growth and profitability, as well as reasonable valuation levels. We begin by setting a minimum market-cap threshold of $2.5 billion. We wish to focus on the largest and most stable companies in this sector of the market.” To read more, CLICK HERE
You may be all set to retire but do you kids know how to do it? Unfortunately, nowadays many people are finding it harder and harder to save for retirement. Today’s article discusses retirement and the crisis that Americans are facing. Here’s what they had to say, “According to a recently released household survey conducted by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, as of 2013, approximately 31 percent of Americans reported having zero retirement savings and lacking a defined-benefit, or DB, pension.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
One of the worst things to happen when you finally get to that glorious day of retirement is running out of money and having to pinch pennies. Today’s article explains in four ways how to avoid having to scrape together your pennies. Here’s one, “To squeeze maximum income out of your savings, often the best strategy is to buy a lifetime-income annuity. Sure, there’s a risk you’ll die early in retirement. But in return for taking that risk, you can enjoy attractive monthly income.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article discusses dividends and stocks being extremely inexpensive and super expensive. Here’s what they had to say, “With interest rates at rock-bottom levels, dividends have become wildly popular as one of the last remaining places you can earn a yield above the rate of inflation. They became viewed as bond substitutes for income-starved investors. Boring, low-growth sectors that emphasize dividends, like utilities, trade at a higher valuation than high-growth technology stocks. The clamor for dividends in the last five years has been insatiable.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
It can be hard to put things into perspective without concrete evidence, just like it can be hard to imagine the costs associated with retirement. But today’s article discusses those costs and gives dollar amounts just so you can see exactly what you may be spending. Here’s one of the categories, “Entertainment Retirees have a lot of newfound free time to fill, and often that ends up costing money. Those age 65 and older spend an average of $2,026 on entertainment, such as fees and admissions, audio and visual equipment and hobbies. They also spend an average of $403 on their pets.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Retired? Finding stocks with high dividends just got easier. Today’s article highlights three stocks with high dividends for retirees. Here’s what they had to say about Starbucks, “Starbucks currently yields about 1.6% — less than what a typical “retirement” type dividend stock might offer. But I believe Starbucks can deliver annualized returns of 10%-15% to shareholders over the next five years. That type of sustained appreciation requires strong earnings and cash flow growth – two things Starbucks is poised to deliver. At Starbucks’ recent investor day presentation, CEO Howard Schultz and his team laid out a plan to nearly double revenue to $30 billion by 2019, as Starbucks expands its global cafe base to 30,000 from 21,000 at the end of fiscal 2014.” To check out the stocks, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article discusses why there are two stocks that are really impressing the author. Here’s what they had to say, “People’s expectations and time horizons can be their biggest enemies. Investors need to get away from instant gratification; stock market returns come over time. That is not to say I am advocating buy and hold, rather “buy and monitor.” Don’t fall in love with any holding, no matter the industry or how well you think you may know the company. Any company’s fortunes can decline significantly enough to ruin your overall investment results.” To see the stocks, CLICK HERE.
Today’s interesting article looks to the future (who knows how distant or nearby) to discuss which stocks to invest in “when” the stock market crashes. Here’s what they had to say, “It’s been proven time and time again that investing for the long term outperforms short-term thinking. That suggests that investors may be better served by buying top-shelf companies on sale when the market inevitably falters.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Want to know the secrets to a happy retirement? Today’s article gives five secrets to a happy retirement and some of them may surprise you. Here’s one, “Find four hobbies. Busy retirees tend to be happier. But just how active do you have to be? Moss has put a number on it. He found that the happiest retirees engage in three to four activities regularly; the least happy, only one or two. “The happy retiree group had extraordinarily busy schedules,” he says. “I call it hobbies on steroids.”” To read all of the tips, CLICK HERE.
GoPro’s stock fell today after Apple was approved for a patent. What was the patent and why did GoPro’s stocks suffer? Today’s article explains what Apple was approved for and what the impact on GoPro was. Here’s what they had to say, “Apple’s patent application, filed in March 2012, says the camera can be mounted on bikes or scuba masks, and will take pictures and record sounds under water. It can be operated remotely, says the application, which references the GoPro HD Hero2 digital camera.” To read more, CLICK HERE.