September 2016

“Jaw-Dropping Growth Potential”: An Overview Of The “Big Three” Healthcare REITs

Today’s article notes that – when it comes to the graying of America’s population – “one great way to capitalize on this trend is through healthcare, or, more specifically, the growing need for healthcare facilities – already a trillion-dollar market.” As such, the article provides an overview of the “big three” healthcare real estate investment trusts – Welltower, HCP and… 

Inflation Protection For Retirement

While inflation may currently be low, the author of today’s article warns that “this makes the possibility of an inflation threat going forward even more likely.” Moreover, she notes that health care costs are rising faster than inflation. All of this poses a particular threat to retirees relying on sources of income that lack inflation protection. As such, the author… 

Social Security Negligence: What Information Is Not Being Adequately Communicated To Claimants?

Today’s article notes that, in 2013, Social Security benefits made up 52% of household income for those aged 65 and over, and at least 90% of household income for almost a quarter of older retirees. These statistics make the findings of a new study by the Government Accountability Office all the more concerning: The GAO has determined that “Americans getting… 

“Screaming Value”: The Case For Circling Back To Bristol-Myers

“To me, at these levels, it just screams value, even as you might have to wait a while for this investment to pay off.” This is Mad Money host Jim Cramer’s assessment of Bristol-Myers Squibb, shares of which plunged after “its flagship oncology drug, Opdivo, failed to meet its primary endpoint in a clinical trial”, resulting in analyst downgrades, estimate… 

Preferred Stocks As A Retirement Income Stream

“Preferreds are one of the very few places where you can still get a reasonable income stream by historical standards,” states one manager of preferred funds in today’s article which examines the unique traits of preferred stocks that make them appealing (e.g. the aforementioned reasonable income stream), as well as the unique considerations that buyers of preferreds need to be… 

From Nearly Dead To Hot Commodity: Coal’s Reversal Of Fortune

“It’s a commodity that’s been on the slippery slide for the past four years and it’s making a remarkable recovery.” This is what one analyst cited in today’s article had to say about the resurrection of coal – a resurrection that the article’s author believes “may have further room to run.” To read about the factors that have contributed to… 

Safe Energy For The Retiree’s Portfolio

Risk and retirement don’t go together. As such, given the difficult times (to put it mildly) that the energy sector has experienced over the last couple of years, energy stocks might not seem like goods bets for a retirement portfolio. However, the author of today’s article argues that “those planning (or even in) retirement might be doing themselves a disservice… 

“Greatness On Sale”: 3 Dividend Growers In The Retirement Aisle’s Bargain Bin

The three stocks highlighted in today’s article are all dividend growers that – due to what the author views as short-term factors – currently find themselves in the bargain bin, which might make them great income stream picks for retirees and soon-to-be retirees. To see what these three stocks are – including a pharmaceutical company that hurt itself by being… 

Safety Without The Sacrifice: 4 High-Yield Retirement Income Stocks

The hunt for both yield and safety is the task undertaken by the author of today’s article. He highlights four quality dividend-paying (and dividend-growing!) stocks with high yields – averaging 4.9% – and good “Dividend Safety Scores”. To find out what these four stocks are – including two healthcare focused real estate investment trusts and a Dividend Aristocrat telecommunications giant…