Carla Pasternak is a leading income investing expert, serving as Director of Income Research for High-Yield Investing and Dividend Opportunities. Together, these newsletters put her expertise in the hands of more than 200,000 subscribers each month. A highly successful income investment analyst, Carla has excelled in the industry for almost three decades. In addition to her work as a writer for several nationally recognized financial publishers, her previous experience includes a position as the Investment Relations Manager of Aberford Resources (now Talisman Energy), where she produced prize-winning annual reports and shareholder communications. It was this in-depth experience in the high-yield Canadian energy sector that began to attract Dr. Pasternak to income investing. Later, Carla founded Canada Corporate Communications, which was responsible for writing, designing, and producing shareholder reports for companies in Canada. The company handled upwards of 50 clients per year at its peak, including many of the most popular Canadian trusts. For over 20 years Dr. Pasternak also taught several courses in the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University in Calgary. On the educational front, Carla holds an MBA from the University of Calgary and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. When not watching the market, she enjoys outdoors activities, including hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding. Carla Pasternakon

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People in the United States only hear about “the middle class” in an election year, when candidates promise not to raise taxes. The rest of the time, Americans don’t think much about the middle class, even though that’s where most people find themselves. That hasn’t been the… Read More

Warren Buffett is up to his old tricks again. Buffett’s holding company, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B), is buying the railroad Burlington Northern (NYSE: BNI) in a savvy move that’s sure to bear fruit for years to come. But as StreetAuthority’s Andy Obermueller recently… Read More

Only 313 U.S. companies have increased sales every year for the past decade. These are companies that have improved every year since 1999 — growing through three presidents and two bear markets. Some of the biggest names that have pulled off this financial feat… Read More

Canadian royalty trusts (CanRoys), which typically own oil and natural gas wells, have provided investors with high yields for years. You see, these trusts avoid taxation at the corporate level provided they pay the bulk of their income to unitholders. The Canadian government created this incentive to encourage investment in… Read More

Brazil has been one of the best places for U.S. investors for a long time. During the past five years, the Bovespa Index, Sao Paulo’s premier index, has gained +167.0%, or +21.7% compounded annually. The… Read More

In the study of physics, momentum is the product of the mass and velocity of an object. That’s not a bad way to define the term when descrialink_72192ng a company’s earnings, either. When a company’s per-share earnings grow, it means revenue is growing… Read More

Most people think competition is good, and it usually is — for consumers. For established companies, however, the story is different. Companies that must face competition — which is very nearly all of them — must constantly worry about the quality of their goods or services, changes in consumer preferences,… Read More