Marc Gerstein

Wisdom Tree High Dividend ETF: Combining What’s Classic With What’s New

What’s classic in the stock market is dividend income. Really! There was once a time when many institutions refused, as a matter of policy, to consider owning shares of any company that did not pay dividends. What’s new is “smart beta,” and all the talk of fancy portfolio-weighting protocols. The Wisdom Tree High Dividend ETF …

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Accenture

Accenture: A Bold Claim Backed By Evidence

Accenture (ACN) recently released an earnings release with accompanying supporting materials pointing to “‘The New — Digital, Cloud, Security Services” as accounting for “More than 60% of revenues” and “experiencing strong double digit growth.” In a stock market obsessed with FAANG stocks and so-called “unicorn” IPOs, what’s not to love about that! As many have …

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swing trader

Making Fundamental Sense Out Of What Some Might See As Fanciful Speculation

What do you think about when you encounter the phrase “swing trade”? Buy at the bottom of a stock’s trading range and then sell at the top. Yeah, right. Who doesn’t want to do that! Often, though, such aspirations translate to fanciful daydreaming, especially when one tries to confuse it for day-trading. Actually, though, the …

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Finding Stocks Worth Evaluating, The Most Important And Typically Overlooked Task

Stock analysis is important, and there are a gazillion or so books, classes, seminars, workshops, etc. dedicated to helping you do it more effectively. The Chaikin Power Gauge model is one such approach and, I believe, the best one I’ve come across in a nearly 4-decade career during which I’ve pretty much seen it all. …

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Real Estate Investment Trusts

Mr. Market Likes These 10 Good-Yielding Reasonable-Risk Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS). Should You?

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are great for income and asset-class diversification. Starting with the latter, this is a great way for investors to get exposure to real estate without having to jump through the operating hoops best left to those who pursue the field as a profession, and without having to treat their homes …

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Using Market Sentiment To Grab A Yield-Hunting Edge

If you think equity income investing is too conservative, grounded, stable, solid etc, to consider such things a technical chart analysis or sentiment analysis, think again. With dividend yields remaining skimpy, income seekers need all the help they can get. Finding the high yields is the easy part. The challenge, the place where help is …

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