Analysis

Koninklijke Philips (NYSE: PHG) has moved to expand its rapidly growing digital pathology business, acquiring Northern Ireland-based PathXL. PathXL provides an array of software applications that basically improves the analysis of cancerous tumors. The terms of the deal weren’t publicly disclosed.Philips has put a particular emphasis on its healthcare business… Read More

Recent volatility in global markets on Brexit concerns has hit shares of global hotelier Intercontinental Hotels Group (NYSE: IHG), which have fallen  double digits at various times in the last few weeks. But a recent analysis shows that the Global Income Edge Aggressive Portfolio holding’s fundamentals on balance continue to be… Read More

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

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

 #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

Norway awarded its first new oil and gas leases in decades earlier this week, opening up ten new Arctic sites for exploration work to a handful of local and global drillers. These kinds of deals usually go unnoticed unless you happen to have a stake in the drillers awarded new… Read More

This isn’t going to be a lazy summer for the stock market.The summer season is always fairly volatile mostly thanks to traders taking their vacations, hence the old adage, “Sell in May and go away.” Personally, I’ve never bought into that, but then I like to buy on dips. I… Read More

Reports this week by the International Monetary Fund suggest central bank efforts to revive the global economy have stalled,  and we may be facing a debt crisis if world leaders fail to respond. This comes on the heels of our April Global Income Edge issue, released yesterday, in which… Read More

While the U.S. economy generally appears robust – hiring is up, unemployment is down and wages are rising – corporate profits have been in a drought for two quarters now. So much so that some analysts are saying that we’re in a profit recession. According to data from the Commerce… Read More

Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen’s position to hold off raising rates is having the effect of boosting our income investments substantially– some by double digits. Continued low rates make our relatively safe, high dividend stocks more attractive to yield hungry investors who are piling into them.      The surge in share… Read More

Yesterday, terrorists successfully struck Brussels, detonating at least two bombs in the city’s airport and another in the Maelbeek metro station, close to the European Parliament building. As it stands now, 31 people are confirmed dead and at least 270 are reported injured, with the death toll likely to rise… Read More

The Dow Jones Industrials recently erased its losses for the year, but we advise our Global Income Edge investors to remain invested in the most conservative global income investments, as the recent market rise could again prove fleeting.  That rise is being attributed in part to the Federal Reserve announcement… Read More