Income Investing

When there’s no competition for your services, you can pretty much charge whatever you want, advertise as little as you want, and pay dividends to your investors for as long as you like. That’s how defense contractors and refiners have operated for many years, and that’s how… Read More

Something’s got to give. At a time when the aging of the U.S. population is beginning to accelerate, the construction pace of new housing and care facilities for seniors is shrinking. Between 2010 and 2020, the number of Americans 65 and older will grow +36%, compared with a growth rate… Read More

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

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