Global Income Edge Aggressive Portfolio holding, wealth management and investment bank UBS (NYSE: UBS), was recently upgraded by credit rater S&P Global Ratings on its successful strategy to reduce its debt that has increased its credit rating. UBS was raised from a BBB+ to A-, the seventh-highest investment grade, according to a… Read More
Richard Stavros is chief investment strategist for Global Income Edge, analyst for Utility Forecaster and a regular contributor to Personal Finance.
He is managing director of Thomas Dwight Capital (TDC), a strategic, financial and business development adviser to corporations, investment houses and governments. TDC identifies and develops for clients high growth and emerging markets opportunities in the energy, telecommunications, shipping and real estate sectors. In this capacity, Stavros has advised on several multi-million project finance valuations, business plan developments, and overall corporate strategies, as well as engaged in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and lead capital raising efforts for new business expansion plans.
With 17+ years of experience in the energy sector, Stavros has served in various leadership, strategy, finance and analytic roles at an energy utility, investment bank and various preeminent global media, economic and regulatory research houses.
He graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in Economics and English Literature. He holds an MBA from the University of Oxford with a concentration in Finance and Strategy.
I’m doubting more and more that the Federal Reserve knows what it’s doing. The central bank had to abruptly reverse course on a planned rate increase in June after the May jobs report came out Friday. It showed a measly 38,000 jobs were added, the lowest monthly jobs gain since… Read More
Longtime Conservative Portfolio holding Vodafone (NSDQ: VOD), stock price popped more than 4% since late May. The European global telecom company increased its earnings forecasts for the next three years while beating analysts’ earnings expectation for its fourth quarter. Vodafone’s earnings per share for its fourth quarter of 2016 were 75… Read More
The Real Estate Investment Trust sector is holding up well against potential headwinds of more Federal Reserve rate hikes, and it continues to be a top safe haven investment as markets become increasingly volatile.U.S. REITs outperformed the broader equity market through the first four months of 2016, with the benchmark… Read More
#1 REIT Portfolio Best Buy HCP (NYSE: HCP) bounced back to meet analysts’ expectations in the first quarter after struggling late in 2015. The performance of HCP is indicative of the outperformance by healthcare REITs this year.The year-to-date total return for health care REITs is 7.56% with a 5.46% dividend… Read More
Healthcare stocks displayed new vigor in the last quarter as earnings for the sector improved. In fact, according to J.P. Morgan, the earnings growth rate for the healthcare sector stands at about 5% year-over-year, compared with a roughly 6% decline for overall corporate earnings. We’ve been heartened by the renewed… Read More
Some market experts are putting forth an off-the-wall policy known as “helicopter money” to generate economic growth. But it could compromise the integrity of the Federal Reserve and other central banks, and possibly spark runaway inflation. And with runaway inflation interest rates would go sky high and future growth would… Read More