Dividend Income & Trading Expert Bryan Perry

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Market Lives up to Its October Historical Profile

October 15, 2018

For much of the year, the stock market has zigged when it should have zagged. Investors try to use historical data to anticipate the near-term direction for equities. True to form, Mr. Market loves to upend a perfectly good pattern. By all accounts, the month of September is supposed to be the absolute worst time […]

U.S. Market for Pure Play Medical Marijuana Company Gaining Traction

October 8, 2018

Right now, the fast-growing marijuana theme is captivating the imaginations of fortune seekers in a manner similar to what occurred during the dot-com era. Investors are seeking to cash in on what they hope will be the next sector of the market to enrich their portfolios with exponential growth prospects. A trend in this direction […]

Big Signs of Trouble Facing Italian Debt Market

October 1, 2018

As the bull market for U.S. stocks continues to grind higher, much is being made of the trade war with China, the threat of U.S. defection from the World Trade Organization (WTO) and sanctions against Russia and Iran. Individually, these issues are important, but they are not rally killers. However, one issue that might be […]

Smart Money Is Entering the Booming Marijuana Sector

September 24, 2018

There is a laser-like focus on pot stocks that has taken investors for one of the bigger roller-coaster rides in recent memory. The trend toward the legalization of weed has created “reefer madness” in the price action of several pot stocks, where volatility is about as extreme as anyone could imagine. Canada has taken the […]

West Side Story Says It All — ‘I Want to be in America’

September 17, 2018

The strength of the U.S. dollar is a serious underpinning, even though its price action has backed off recently after a year-to-date advance of around 10%. In the world of developed currencies, that increased valuation is huge. The chart below of the U.S. Dollar Index shows how the greenback has done against the five major […]

Taming the Tech Sector with Covered Calls

September 10, 2018

The summer stock market rally has been led by the heavily weighted information technology (IT) sector, which accounts for 26% of the S&P 500. Investors who have their portfolios heavily into big-cap tech stocks were enjoying a good year of solid performance, right up until this week’s rout that shaved about 200 points off the […]

Bullish August Puts the Sizzle on Summer Rally

September 3, 2018

The month of August really bucked the historical trend for the stock market. Not only did the month turn out to be quite a positive one for stocks when it is typically the worst month of the year to be invested, but records were shattered in the process. Capital flows into U.S. equities seemed unquenchable, […]

Bullish Fed Chair Speech Overwhelms Trump Troubles and Trade War

August 27, 2018

Fed Chair Jerome Powell gave a highly anticipated speech last Thursday in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with markets riveted on the current view and forward strategy for Fed policy. The essence of Powell’s speech was that gradual rate hikes remain appropriate, as he expects strong economic performance to continue and he doesn’t see risk of the economy or […]

Hopes of Trade Deals Stoke Fresh Investor Optimism

August 20, 2018

There is an emerging sense of optimism being sparked by a trifecta of geopolitical happenings which have unfolded within the past 48 hours. China wants to come to the table, a deal on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is making good progress and Qatar is providing a $15 billion lifeline to Turkey to […]

It Might Be Time to Lay on Some Portfolio Insurance

August 14, 2018

Just like the sound of a distant train, you could almost hear last Friday’s market sell-off coming. As the S&P 500 approached record high territory, the talking heads on CNBC were getting ready to snap their party hats on, but then a funny thing happened. Goldman Sachs issued a Sell recommendation on bellwether technology company Intel […]

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