Market Mavens – Stock Research Made Simple

Sell These 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks

With my Dividend Hunter service, I provide a list of high-yield investments that I have deeply researched, and my analysis shows provide an attractive combination of current yield and dividend stability. As a high-yield stock expert, I often get asked questions about other stocks or investments that are not on my recommendations list. Sometimes a question will show me a new, attractive income investment. Others are learning opportunities on what not to do when picking high-yield investments. One investment category that generates a lot of questions is closed-end funds (CEFs). A closed-end fund is an investment pool with shares that trade on the stock exchange. Investors are drawn to CEFs because many have double digit yields and most paid monthly dividends. Related: Sell These 3 Dividend Stocks About to Cut Dividends Unfortunately, with most closed-end funds there are usually more negatives than positives when evaluating one for investment potential. Here are a few of the problems you could see. Opaque communications from management on how a CEF is managed. There are not a lot of reporting requirements and any information you find on a fund’s portfolio may be months old. I sometimes refer to the CEF universe as the swamp of managed

Continue reading »

5 Cloud Stocks to Help Your Portfolio Fly

Cloud stocks are divided into three categories: the cloud owners, the cloud arms merchants, and the cloud users. The five Cloud Czars — Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL), Amazon.Com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Facebook(NASDAQ:FB) — all built clouds with cash flow from existing businesses. Apple and Facebook still run this way. Clouds are built on open source software and

Continue reading »

3 Tech Stocks to Sell in March

Most tech stocks have staged impressive comebacks so far in 2019. However, in the next few weeks, we might witness a battle between investors and traders, where there will be considerable profit-taking in several of Wall Street’s tech darlings, including Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), PayPal(NASDAQ:PYPL) and Snap (NASDAQ:SNAP). Like most tech stocks, NFLX, PYPL and SNAP are

Continue reading »