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Exchange Traded Funds

Three ETFs for Rising Interest Rates

We have produced a report on three exchange traded funds poised for substantial gains. These come as close as one can get to a “no-brainer.” These ETFs will climb dramatically as yields on long-term Treasury bonds rise. It is only a matter of time....

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Real Estate Investment Trusts

The Best REIT Mutual Fund and Discounted REITs

Over the last ten years, investing in the S&P 500 stocks and reinvesting all of the dividends would have produced an annual return of 6.98 percent. By contrast, US REITs returned 11.58 percent annually on average. Simply investing in a REIT mutual fund that matches the averages will likely bring you investment returns that are superior and more reliable than the stock market as a whole. Sadly, most REIT funds do not match or beat the averages. However, here is one REIT fund that beats the averages by far, returning 19.17 percent annually over the last ten years.

You will also read about the best 3 REITs that you can buy now. They are trading as substantial discounts to the equity of their real estate portfolios, and pay healthy dividends as well.

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Capital Trends

Real Estate vs. Stocks

There are few forces that are more important to a market’s destiny than the amount of capital that is available to it. In a normal situation, capital will flow easily between markets as their underlying conditions change. But if a market becomes dangerously superheated, it will absorb a larger proportion of available investment capital than economic conditions and market demand can justify. This change will be reflected not only in the rising market’s prices but also in the prices of competing markets, which will be lower than their underlying fundamentals would indicate they should be. Over the last 100+ years, we can see this titanic struggle between the stock market...

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Stock Market Indicators

Diffusing the Bulls and Bears

If the Supercycles identified by our Sound Advice Risk Indicator are the solemn, inexorable seasons that roll across the market’s landscape, business cycles are the highly visible, sometimes serene but frequently blustery fronts and storms that we actually perceive as weather. The Risk Indicator has given us a reliable tool to determine the investment season in the stock market. This information is all-important; there will be no heat waves in January, no blizzards in July. But in our search for fair winds, we need to know more than the season. We also must be able to predict the shorter-term...

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