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

With unprecedented declines in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index at the start of the year and increasingly volatile markets, investors have piled into safe-haven investments such as electric, water and propane utilities. In fact, the S&P 500 Utilities index is outpacing the broad index by nearly 6% so far… 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

Several of our Global Income Edge Conservative Portfolio holdings have hit or have exceeded their full values.In some cases we’re taking profits, and in some cases we’re raising our price limits.Taking ProfitsSell Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM) for a gain of 19% (all gains are since initial recommendation). Add a dividend… 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