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Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now

Ant Financial Services Group, operator of China’s biggest online payment platform by market share, Alipay, has closed its latest funding round having raised $10 billion from a clutch of global and local investors, five people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Ant’s first fundraising targeting global money values the firm at $150 billion, the people said, compared with about $60 billion after its previous fundraising in April 2016.

A number of global sovereign wealth funds and private equity firms joined the fundraising as main investors. They include Singapore’s sovereign fund GIC Pte Ltd and state investor Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd, as well as U.S. private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC [WP.UL], the people said.

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Malaysian sovereign fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd has also joined as a major investor, one of the people said.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Founded in 1993, the tech giant produced the graphics hardware for both Microsoft’s (MSFT) Xbox and Sony’s (SNE) Playstation 3.

    Nvidia’s performance has seen the company’s stock shoot up from $12 per share when it first went public to over $200 per share.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Microsoft(NASDAQ:MSFT) has been firing on all cylinders. In its third quarter of fiscal 2018, revenue and earnings per share soared 16% and 36%, respectively.In addition, the company was able to return $6.3 billion to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases during the period. Then there’s Microsoft’s impressive strength in its commercial cloud revenue, which mainly consists of Office 365 commercial, Azure, and Dynamics 365. Commercial cloud revenue in the third quarter soared 58% year over year to $6 billion,accounting for 22% of Microsoft’s total revenue.

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    Even though Bitcoin prices have been rocky in 2018, one bull is doubling down on a bold BTC price prediction. Thomas Lee of Fundstrat Global Advisors LLC believes one Bitcoin will be worth $25,000 by the end of the year. From today’s price, that’s a potential return of 302.94%. There was fear India may issue a sweeping ban on cryptocurrencies, but it looks like country officials may just regulate them as commodities instead, according to a com report. The government now seems more interested in setting up regulations to deter money laundering than a direct ban. Finally, a new startup wants to use blockchain technology to create trustworthy collaborative databases for consumers and businesses, according to Forbes. The idea is platform users can vote on the accuracy of published information. The company is called DIRT Protocol, and its founder has an impressive history. Yin Wu is a serial entrepreneur, and she sold a mobile notification startup to Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) in 2015.
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  • [By Keith Noonan, Daniel Miller, and Maxx Chatsko]

    Eleven years after the company’s 1975 founding, Bill Gates and the team at Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) took the company public. If you had invested $1,000 in Microsoft on the day of its March 13, 1986 initial public offering, settled in for the long haul, and reinvested your dividends, your stock would be worth roughly $1.5 million today.

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    On a side note, even tech giants — ones that do have massive amounts of cash on their balance sheet, such as Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) or Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) — have borrowed (sold bonds) to take advantage of the recent record-low interest rates. But I digress.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Credit Suisse Asset Management Income Fund, Inc.(CIK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Credit Suisse AM Inc Fund Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:CIK) announced a monthly dividend on Wednesday, June 27th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, July 11th will be given a dividend of 0.0225 per share on Tuesday, July 17th. This represents a $0.27 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, July 10th. This is an increase from Credit Suisse AM Inc Fund’s previous monthly dividend of $0.02.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: lululemon athletica inc.(LULU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) had its price target boosted by MKM Partners from $120.00 to $128.00 in a research report report published on Friday. They currently have a buy rating on the apparel retailer’s stock.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    It’s hard to blame people for feeling like retail earnings go on and on, but the end of the road is in sight. Today’s earnings from Foot Locker (FL) mean we’re almost there, but that doesn’t mean investors can necessarily take their eyes off the road. For instance, Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) and lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) are both scheduled to report next week, marking two more chances to get a sense of how consumers are doing. So far, they seem to be faring pretty well, if you look at the majority of retailers reporting this quarter and April retail sales. Consumer discretionary was one of the few sectors to post gains Thursday. One question, however, is if the rise in gas prices to $3 a gallon this spring might put a brake on consumer spending.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) jumped 88 percent to $5.4500 after falling 13.17 percent on Thursday. Co-Diagnostics reported its participation in a research project with the Stanford University.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) climbed 40.3 percent to $5.40 after the company declared a $0.70 per share special dividend.
    Future FinTech Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FTFT) rose 27 percent to $2.73. Future FinTech disclosed a strategic transformation plan including expanding on current blockchain business while also becoming a blockchain incubator, investment and asset management, training, and management consulting.
    SELLAS Life Sciences Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLS) gained 14.7 percent to $5.9522 after the company disclosed that its Phase 2b trial of NeuVax in combo with Trastuzumab in HER1+/2+ breast cancer patients met key clinical objectives.
    Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) shares climbed 14.6 percent to $120.4224 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    FTE Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTNW) gained 10.5 percent to $20.9399.
    T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTOO) rose 9 percent to $8.07. Leerink Swann upgraded T2 Biosystems from Market Perform to Outperform.
    Zuora, Inc. (NYSE: ZUO) shares rose 8.3 percent to $24.01 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and issued strong outlook.
    VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) rose 7.7 percent to $148.07 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBC) gained 7.5 percent to $19.91. Ambac Financial will replace Integra Lifesciences Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, June 5.
    Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CNAT) gained 7 percent to $4.60.
    Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ: KNSA) climbed 6.6 percent to $18.23.
    Franklin Street Properties Corp. (NYSE: FSP) gained 5.7 perce
  • [By Chris Lange]

    When Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) released its fiscal first-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday, the company said that it had $0.55 in earnings per share (EPS) and $649.7 million in revenue. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters had called for $0.46 in EPS on revenue of $616.31 million. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $0.32 and $520.31 million in revenue.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Visa Inc.(V)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Eric Volkman]

    “Steering” refers to the practice of merchants encouraging customers to use one (or more) method(s) of payment in favor of another, either through discounts or direct requests (“Bob’s Beanz Prefers Visa and Mastercard”). The process tends to be at AmEx’s expense because the company charges its merchantshigher per-transaction feesthan its eternal rivals Visa (NYSE:V) and Mastercard (NYSE:MA).

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Square tethers those devices to a growing ecosystem of services for managing payrolls, inventories, customer relationships, shopping data, deliveries, website design, and financing. These services are turning Square into a “one-stop shop” that helps smaller merchants digitize their businesses. Square also offers Square Cash, which eMarketer ranks asthe third most popular peer-to-peer (P2P) payments app in America. Square recently added bitcoin transactions to the app, and partnered with Visa (NYSE:V) to launch a physical debit card forSquare Cash users.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dowling & Yahnke LLC reduced its position in Visa (NYSE:V) by 1.5% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 92,831 shares of the credit-card processor’s stock after selling 1,395 shares during the quarter. Visa comprises about 1.0% of Dowling & Yahnke LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 16th largest position. Dowling & Yahnke LLC’s holdings in Visa were worth $11,104,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Gap, Inc. (GPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Gap (NYSE:GPS) tumbled 15% on May 25, after the apparel retailer posted mixed first-quarter results. Its revenue rose 10% year over year to$3.78 billion, beating estimates by $180 million. Its comparable-store sales rose 1%, marking its sixth straight quarter of comps growth.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) fell 27.8 percent to $10.45 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company also lowered its FY18 sales outlook from $358million-$368 million to $345 million-$352 million.
    Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) shares fell 15.6 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Rockwell Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMTI) fell 15.5 percent to $5.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company disclosed that its President and CEO Robert Chioini was terminated.
    BG Staffing Inc (NYSE: BGSF) shares fell 12.7 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading after reporting a common stock offering.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) fell 9.3 percent to $20.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (NASDAQ: APWC) fell 7.7 percent to $2.35 in pre-market trading after rising 3.88 percent on Thursday.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) shares fell 7.5 percent to $30.49 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat earnings for its first quarter on Thursday. Comps were up 1 percent in the quarter.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) fell 6.4 percent to $33.91 in pre-market trading.
    Buckle Inc (NYSE: BKE) fell 4.9 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading following weak quarterly sales.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) shares fell 4.9 percent to $3.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.53 percent on Thursday.
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) fell 4.8 percent to $78.98 in pre-market trading. Ross Stores reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter.
    Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) shares fell 4.7 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported pricing of common

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    For an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer sat down with Art Peck, president and CEO of Gap Inc. (GPS) , the bricks-and-mortar retailer that saw its shares rise over 50% last year, only to slip this year, down 9%.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Watch for Gap Inc.’s (NYSE: GPS) first-quarter report on Thursday. The consensus forecast is $0.46 in EPS on $3.6 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $31.57. The consensus price target is $34.02, and shares have traded between $28.06 and $31.98 in the past 52 weeks.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter.
    Gap Inc (NYSE: GPS) posted downbeat earnings for its first quarter on Thursday. Comps were up 1 percent in the quarter.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) was maintained as Hold at Deutsche Bank and assigned a $33 price target (versus a $32.95 close).

    Hormel Foods Corp. (NYSE: HRL) was maintained as Neutral at Buckingham Research and assigned a price target of $32 (versus a $35.42 close).

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Garrison Capital Inc.(GARS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ:GARS) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ: GARS) and PennantPark Investment (NASDAQ:PNNT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ: GARS) and Amern Cap Sr Fl/COM (NASDAQ:ACSF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ:GARS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by stock analysts at National Securities in a research report issued on Monday. They currently have a $10.00 target price on the investment management company’s stock. National Securities’ price objective would indicate a potential upside of 18.91% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: DoubleLine Opportunistic Credit Fund(DBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Doubleline Opportunistic Credit Fund common stock (NYSE:DBL) announced a monthly dividend on Friday, June 1st, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 14th will be paid a dividend of 0.167 per share by the investment management company on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.41%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 13th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Doubleline Opportunistic Credit Fund common stock (NYSE:DBL) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Doubleline Opportunistic Credit Fund common stock earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the investment management company an impact score of 47.2090833571026 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Tengasco, Inc.(TGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tigercoin (TGC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the SHA256 hashing algorithm. It launched on September 6th, 2013. Tigercoin’s total supply is 43,536,800 coins. The official website for Tigercoin is tigercoin.wordpress.com. Tigercoin’s official Twitter account is @TigerCoin.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tigercoin (CURRENCY:TGC) traded 12.1% lower against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on May 6th. One Tigercoin coin can now be bought for $0.0077 or 0.00000083 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last week, Tigercoin has traded 6.4% lower against the US dollar. Tigercoin has a total market cap of $334,680.00 and approximately $64.00 worth of Tigercoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Transocean Inc.(RIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG)’s share price shot up 1.5% on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $13.60 and last traded at $13.39. 771,349 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 94% from the average session volume of 13,165,396 shares. The stock had previously closed at $13.19.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Frankly, today’s big drop shouldn’t be a surprise for anyone. The company told us many months agothat common equity investors would only retain 2% — at most — of the company when it completed its bankruptcy proceedings, yet investors continued to pay a price for its stock that, at one point, would have made Seadrill worth nearly as much as competitorsTransocean(NYSE:RIG),Diamond Offshore(NYSE:DO),andNoble Corporation(NYSE:NE)combined. But a relatively steady decline in the share price, combined with today’s big drop, seems to be finally putting Seadrill more in line with its peers.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    American International Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) by 7.7% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 872,019 shares of the offshore drilling services provider’s stock after buying an additional 62,611 shares during the quarter. American International Group Inc.’s holdings in Transocean were worth $8,633,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Jason Hall]

    So what’s an investor to do? Owning the companies best-positioned to profit is a great place to start. Consider two of Big Oil’s finest inRoyal Dutch Shell plc (ADR)(NYSE:RDS-A)(NYSE:RDS-B)andTotal SA (ADR)(NYSE:TOT), offshore drillerTransocean LTD(NYSE:RIG) and natural gas for transportation specialistClean Energy Fuels Corp(NASDAQ:CLNE).

  • [By Spencer Israel]

    Oil companies were popular sells for the month, including ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), BP p.l.c. (NYSE: BP), and Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) all net sold. Investors also net sold Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA), Starbucks Corporation (NYSE: CMG). and Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) in the midst of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Enerplus Corporation(ERF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Enerplus (TSE:ERF) (NYSE:ERF) had its target price hoisted by CIBC from C$19.00 to C$20.00 in a research note published on Friday morning.

    Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. CSFB upped their price objective on shares of Enerplus from C$17.00 to C$20.00 in a report on Friday, April 13th. GMP Securities upped their price objective on shares of Enerplus from C$17.00 to C$18.00 in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Barclays upped their price objective on shares of Enerplus from C$18.00 to C$20.00 in a report on Monday, February 26th. Canaccord Genuity upped their price objective on shares of Enerplus from C$16.50 to C$17.00 in a report on Monday, February 26th. Finally, Desjardins upped their price objective on shares of Enerplus from C$16.00 to C$17.50 in a report on Monday, February 26th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of C$18.29.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) (TSE:ERF) – Stock analysts at National Bank Financial reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for Enerplus in a research note issued on Thursday, May 3rd. National Bank Financial analyst T. Wood now forecasts that the oil and natural gas company will earn $1.13 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.27. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for Enerplus’ FY2019 earnings at $1.96 EPS.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now

Elon Musk’s recent concession that “humans are underrated” via Twitter (TWTR) reflects a change in philosophy that may well determine whether Tesla Inc. (TSLA) can achieve its projections for the Model 3 — a closely watched benchmark of the company’s ability to reach profitability without having to raise new capital. 

Tesla shares have swung in recent weeks along with the perceived likelihood that the company will — or will not — hit its goal of producing 5,000 Model 3s per week sometime around early July. Tesla missed its prior estimate that it would achieve that rate by the end of the second quarter. Apprehension grew this past week with the report of a halt in production of the mass-market vehicle, but subsided after a leaked e-mail from Musk said that the delay would allow Tesla to retool and meet its goals sooner with the help of more workers.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: GasLog LP.(GLOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GasLog (NYSE:GLOG) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $20.30.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Validea’s Top Five Energy Stocks Based On Peter Lynch – 5/13/2018 (nasdaq.com) GasLog Ltd. (GLOG): Stock in Featured Spotlight: (stockquote.review) Is it time to Sell Now? GasLog Ltd. (GLOG) (nysestocks.review) BRIEF-Gaslog Partners Announces Election Of Director (reuters.com) GasLog Partners LP Announces Election of Director at 2018 Annual Meeting of Limited Partners (nasdaq.com)

    A number of research firms have commented on GLOG. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of GasLog from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $20.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Monday, February 12th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of GasLog from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, March 12th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 target price (up previously from $19.00) on shares of GasLog in a research report on Saturday, February 17th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 target price on shares of GasLog in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of GasLog in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.30.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Visa Inc.(V)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    On Thursday, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is expected to report its most recent quarterly results. The consensus analyst estimates are $0.99 in EPS and revenue of $4.84 billion. Shares of Visa were at $126.32 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $129.80, and the 52-week range is $81.57 to $126.38.

  • [By ]

    The payments giant has just reported first quarter results above expectations, with solid growth across all segments. Most notably, MasterCard revealed very impressive gross dollar volume growth of 19% year-over-year compared to just 15% year over year growth for rival Visa (V) . As a result, MasterCard has now boosted its 2018 revenue guidance to high-teens from the mid-teens range previously.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-best performer among the Dow 30 so far this year is Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC), which is up about 15.9%. That is followed by Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE), up 14%, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), up 14%, and Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), up 12.8%. Of the 30 stocks comprising the index, only 12 have posted year-to-date gains as of Friday’s close.

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    Card networks Visa (NYSE: V) and Mastercard (NYSE: MA), which benefit from the same tailwinds, aren’t much better, both with minuscule yields of 0.7%.

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Shares of Visa (NYSE:V) are trading higher by about 5% as of 3:50 p.m. EDT Thursday after the company reported better-than-expected earnings in the second quarter. Visa’s net operating revenue grew to $5.1 billion, up 13% year over year, driven by increased payments volume across its business.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Whiting Petroleum Corporation(WLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Whiting Petroleum Co. (NYSE:WLL) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 14,439 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $489,000.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of DFT Energy LPWhiting Petroleum Corp (WLL) – 400,000 shares, 18.19% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.56%Hess Corp (HES) – 170,000 shares, 11.57% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 30.77%Noble Energy Inc (NBL) – 200,000 shares, 8.15% of the total portfolio. Southwestern Energy Co (SWN) – 1,360,000 shares, 7.92% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4.62%Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC)

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best shares to invest in today: Visa Inc.(V)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) reported first-quarter fiscal 2018 results after markets closed Thursday. The credit card issuer posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.08 and revenues of $4.86 billion. In the first quarter of 2017, Visa reported adjusted EPS of $0.86 on revenues of $4.46 billion. Consensus estimates had called for EPS of $0.99 and $4.85 billion in revenue.

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Shares of Visa (NYSE:V) are trading higher by about 5% as of 3:50 p.m. EDT Thursday after the company reported better-than-expected earnings in the second quarter. Visa’s net operating revenue grew to $5.1 billion, up 13% year over year, driven by increased payments volume across its business.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) stock has gained 2.61% so far in 2018, even after dropping slightly more than six points last week. Rising interest rates have provided a boost for most financial sector stocks, especially combined with low unemployment rates. Credit card debt topped $1 trillion for the first time ever last year. For the past 12 months, Visa shares have risen by nearly 32%.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    After reading through the company’s conference call, the one thing that stood out the most is how many doors the acquisition of Vocalink seems to be opening for the company. While Mastercard has long used bolt-on acquisitions to opportunistically improve its offerings, Vocalink seems to be different. Not only is it immediately accretive to Mastercard’s revenue growth, but it’s also giving the company several longer-term growth opportunities. Let’s take a closer look at what Vocalink gives Mastercard today and how it could give its parent company the upper hand over arch-rival Visa Inc (NYSE:V) in the years ahead.

best shares to invest in today: Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V.(VLRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) shares dipped 69 percent to $11.48 after a disappointing update relating to the company's treatment for AL amyloidosis. Prothena, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that focuses on therapies in the neuroscience and orphan categories, said a Phase 2b study of its therapy called NEOD001 failed to achieve its primary or secondary endpoints. Prothena's Phase 2b study explored its NEOD001 therapy versus a placebo in previously-treated patients with AL amyloidosis and persistent cardiac dysfunction.
    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) fell 44.3 percent to $4.06. Gridsum reported suspension of audit report on financial statements.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares declined 34.1 percent to $4.16 as the company issued weak revenue forecast for the first quarter.
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) dropped 32.3 percent to $13.35 after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 31.2 percent to $13.44. Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron.
    Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: VLRS) dropped 18 percent to $5.76. Controladora Vuela recently reported first-quarter results that showed a loss for the quarter. Imperial Capital downgraded Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion from Outperform to In-Line.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) fell 18.2 percent to $2.8797 after declining 19.35 percent on Friday.
    Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) fell 12.3 percent to $52.63.
    Luby's, Inc. (NYSE: LUB) shares declined 10.3 percent to $2.448 following Q2 results.
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) shares tumbled 10 percent to $2.26.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) dipped 9.7 percent

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of Mexican airline Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV (NYSE:VLRS) plunged as much as 20.3% in trading Monday after announcing earnings that led to fears of growing competition. At 12:25 p.m. EDT shares were still down 16.6% on the day.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    In late 2016 and early 2017, profitability deteriorated rapidly at Mexican budget airline Volaris (NYSE:VLRS)due to market disruptions caused by the U.S. presidential election. Fears about a crackdown on trade or immigration under President Trump led to a sharp drop in the Mexican peso and a downturn in travel demand. However, Volaris seemed to be on the mend by this time last year, and its stock price rebounded to more than $15 last July.

best shares to invest in today: VIVUS, Inc.(VVUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    However, VivoPower and our other penny stocks to watch this week already saw big gains. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    VivoPower International Plc. (Nasdaq: VVPR) $3.05 88.57%
    Euro Tech Holdings Co. (Nasdaq: CLWT) $3.77 75.11%
    Boxlight Corp. (Nasdaq: BOXL) $6.36 65.38%
    Chine Recycling Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: CREG) $2.01 45.92%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.52 38.82%
    HC2 Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HCHC) $6.79 33.49%
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BSPM) $2.67 32.23%
    Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $6.99 30.19%
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) $3.30 29.24%
    Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: RNN) $2.11 29.19%

    While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also incredibly risky.

best shares to invest in today: Ascendis Pharma A/S(ASND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    There was also a mixed bag of other suggestions — Rashmi Kwatra, the founder of Sixteenth Street Capital, liked Brac Bank, which is listed on the Dhaka stock market in Bangladesh. It is the 12th largest bank in Bangladesh, but the most profitable with the highest credit rating. John Khoury of Long Point Capital LP sees a 50% upside at homebuilder D.R. Horton (DHI)  and Oleg Nodelman likes U.S. biotech firm Ascendis Pharma. (ASND)

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ascendis Pharma (NASDAQ:ASND) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors purchased 1,979 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,377% compared to the typical volume of 134 call options.

best shares to invest in today: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Through Tom’s various strategies, followers had the chance to pocket gains of 195.36% in 16 days on Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), 193.39% in 16 days on SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE Arca: GLD), 100% in eight days on International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and even 248.42% in 17 days on SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA).

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    As would be expected, the stock market tanked Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA) down 2.2 percent and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) down 1.7 percent in mid-day trading. The market leaders and laggards have been somewhat unexpected.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of ARKANSAS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=ARKANSAS+FINANCIAL+GROUP%2C+INC.

    These are the top 5 holdings of ARKANSAS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) – 239,571 shares, 25.69% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.73%iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH) – 277,760 shares, 23.14% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.52%iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF (CSJ) – 400,939 shares, 18.49% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.16%iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (CIU) – 229,423 shares, 10.93% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.93%Vanguard Mid-Cap (VO) – 82,652 shares, 5.66% of the total p

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC lessened its position in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) by 90.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 1,526 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 14,566 shares during the period. Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC’s holdings in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust were worth $368,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

best shares to invest in today: Atmos Energy Corporation(ATO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA grew its position in Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) by 11.1% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 276,864 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 27,763 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned approximately 0.25% of Atmos Energy worth $23,323,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now

Investment Highlights

Diversified Restaurant Holdings (NASDAQ:SAUC) is the largest franchisee of Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD). It has been exactly a year since Diversified Restaurant Holdings (DRH) spun off its underperforming segment, Bagger Dave’s (OTCQB:BDVB) and became a pure-play Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW) holding company with 65 locations in 5 states. Bagger Dave’s was a drag on DRH’s profits, and the spin-off significantly reduces the risk. David Burke, who previously served as CFO, was named CEO in early 2016. He has given guidance on a 3-year plan that will maximize cash flow to pay down debt. Unfortunately, the company was hit with numerous headwinds in 2017 such as rapidly rising wing prices and declining traffic. In Q4, wing prices have begun to stabilize, and brand revitalization from Roark Capital should improve traffic in 2018. For investors that can see past the temporary headwinds, the stock is very cheap.

In 2015, DRH acquired 18 locations in a fullylevered $54 million acquisition. At the time, it was 40% of DRH’s size. The company managed to significantly scale the business and delever administration costs at a low rate of capital with little cash. Value creation at these locations is a result of multiple expansion, debt to equity conversion, and increased cash flow. The value proposition has not changed, but the temporary headwinds have caused the stock to fall significantly from its peak in May 2017.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Vascular Biogenics Ltd.(VBLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Vascular Biogenics Ltd (NASDAQ: VBLT) were down 20 percent to $7.22. VBL Therapeutics reported pricing of 2.5 million share common stock offering for $18.75 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Vascular Biogenics Ltd (NASDAQ: VBLT) were down 17 percent to $7.43. VBL Therapeutics reported pricing of 2.5 million share common stock offering for $18.75 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bridgford Foods Corporation(BRID)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, non-cyclical consumer goods & services shares rose by just 0.3 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Medifast Inc (NYSE: MED), down 5 percent, and Bridgford Foods Corporation (NASDAQ: BRID), down 6 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Non-cyclical consumer goods & services sector was the top gainer in the US market on Tuesday. Top gainers in the sector included Nature's Sunshine Prod. (NASDAQ: NATR), Bridgford Foods Corporation (NASDAQ: BRID), and SunOpta, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: STKL).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Dell Technologies Inc. (DVMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Avery familiar technology face was acquiring shares of Dell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: DVMT) last week. The legendary Michael Dell himself was purchasedshares in the newest incarnation of the famed Dell franchise. Heacquired a total of 254,545 shares at a very reduced price of $27.50, which could be option-related. The total for the trade was posted at $7 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Exa Corporation(EXA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD) shares fell 27.5 percent to $1.50 after the company reported Q4 results and issued a business update.
    Bioamber Inc (NYSE: BIOA) shares tumbled 23.6 percent to $2.40. BioAmber reported FY16 adjusted loss of $1.07 per share on revenue of $8.3 million.
    The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) shares dipped 20.9 percent to $41.62.
    Innocoll Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: INNL) shares fell 20.3 percent to $1.49. Innocoll posted a narrower-than-expected quarter loss, but revenue missed estimates. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Innocoll from Buy to Hold.
    Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: ROSG) shares declined 20.3 percent to $3.83. On Thursday, Rosetta Genomics disclosed a 1-for-12 reverse stock split.
    Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ESPR) shares dropped 19.9 percent to $23.76. Esperion Therapeutics shares have jumped 106.19 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 16.70 percent in the same period.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) tumbled 18.3 percent to $17.65. AmTrust Financial disclosed that it will delay its annual report filing for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
    Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK) slipped 17.7 percent to $6.85. Qualstar reported a Q4 loss of $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.2 milli
  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Exa Corp (NASDAQ: EXA) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $16.68 million.

    Thermon Group Holdings Inc (NYSE: THR) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $65.24 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Visa Inc.(V)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    On Thursday, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is expected to report its most recent quarterly results. The consensus analyst estimates are $0.99 in EPS and revenue of $4.84 billion. Shares of Visa were at $126.32 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $129.80, and the 52-week range is $81.57 to $126.38.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) reported fiscal second-quarter financial results after markets closed on Thursday. The company said that it had $0.86 in earnings per share (EPS) and $4.5 billionin revenue, versus consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $0.79 in EPS and $4.31 billion in revenue. The same period from last year had $0.68 in EPS and $3.63 billion in revenue.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Of the three other stocks closest to Boeing’s yearly gain, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) rose by about 1.9% to a gain of over 58% for the year, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) added about 2.7% to close the week up just over 50% for the year to date and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) tacked on 1.8% to bring its annual gain to nearly 46%.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    You see, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) can process 1,700 transactions per second.

    In comparison, Bitcoin can only process seven transactions per second, with an average transaction fee of $14.94, according to BitInfoCharts.com. That hampers its ability to gain widespread acceptance as an everyday currency.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Celldex Therapeutics Inc(CLDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The ability to develop game-changing new drugs that revolutionize patient care could cause shares in Axovant Sciences (NYSE:AXON), Celldex Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CLDX), and Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ESPR) to soar. However, success may be tough to come by, and that makes investing in these stocks a boom or bust proposition.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, healthcare shares fell by 0.57 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOLD), down 9 percent, and Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDX), down 9 percent.

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (CLDX) is the first of the major biotech stocks scheduled to release an update on a pretty important drug this quarter; look for news on Oct. 8 concerning melanoma treatment glembatumumab vedotin. And thats a firm date too. Celldex is slated to present an update on the therapy at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Celldex Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDX) fell by about 7.6% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.72 after closing at $0.79 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $3.42. Volume of about 9 million was more than four times the daily average of about 2 million. The company continues to get beaten up following a failed breast cancer drug study.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Whiting Petroleum Corporation(WLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) posted a new 52-week low of $4.81 on Friday, down about 7.5% compared with Thursday’s closing price of $5.20. The stock’s 52-week high is $13.39. Volume totaled around 21 million shares, about 5% higher than the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Whiting Petroleum (WLL) has gained 2.9% to $8.30 after reporting a smaller-than-expected loss.

    Weight Watchers International (WTW) has jumped 7.9% to $21.75 after hiring HSN’sMindy Grossman as its new CEO.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of DFT Energy LP’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=DFT+Energy+LP

    These are the top 5 holdings of DFT Energy LPWhiting Petroleum Corp (WLL) – 400,000 shares, 18.19% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.56%Hess Corp (HES) – 170,000 shares, 11.57% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 30.77%Noble Energy Inc (NBL) – 200,000 shares, 8.15% of the total portfolio. Southwestern Energy Co (SWN) – 1,360,000 shares, 7.92% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4.62%Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC)

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, energy shares fell by 0.76 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), down 6 percent, and Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZN) down 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares fell 0.62 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO), down 9 percent, and Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), down 7 percent.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA (CFRHF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    That’s good news to the luxury goods sector – from Swiss watches to high fashion and expensive cognac – for which Chinese consumers make up around 30 percent of all global sales. In a note to investors, analysts at investment firm Exane BNP Paribas expects growth to continue to trend upwards during 2017, with Swatch Group (OTCPK:SWGAY), Richemont SA (OTCPK:CFRHF), and Burberry (OTCPK:BURBY) the companies most likely to gain.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Enerplus Corporation(ERF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Enerplus Corp. (NYSE: ERF) is a $2.1 billion oil company based in Calgary and trades on both the NYSE and Toronto Stock Exchange. ERF primarily produces crude oil in the Bakken fields in North Dakota and Western Canada.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Freshpet, Inc.(FRPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Petmed Express and pet stock peerCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) being outstanding performers over the last year or two while pet food stocks Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF) and Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) have not yet lived up to investor expectations:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Petmed Express giving a steady performance before jolting higher this yearand pet stock peerCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) also being agood performer while pet food stocks Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF) and Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) have not yet lived up to investor expectations:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Blue Buffalo Pet Products roughly back up to its IPO close for retail investors while fresh pet food peer Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) isstill below IPO levels and pet stocksCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) andPetmed Express (NASDAQ: PETS) have been much stronger performers in the pet sector after PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) was acquired by a private equity group:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) shares shot up 25 percent to $10.36. Freshpet reported a Q2 loss of $0.10 per share on revenue of $33 million.

    Shares of Lantheus Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LNTH) got a boost, shooting up 50 percent to $5.84 as the company reported strong Q2 results.

4 Smart Retirement Buys for 7.2% Dividends and Big Gains

Today I’m going to show you 4 funds that, when put together, give you a juicy 7.2% dividend yield.

And that’s just the start. In addition to giving you $595 per month in income for every $100,000 invested, this “instant” 4-fund portfolio gives you diversification that limits your risk of losing cash in a market downturn.

4 Smart Retirement Buys for 7.2% Dividends and Big GainsSource: Shutterstock

Oh, and there is capital gains upside here for you, too.

The reason for that upside is that all of these funds are trading at a pretty big discount to their net asset value (NAV).

Let me explain.

Each of these picks is a “closed-end fund,” a unique type of fund that has a few key advantages over more familiar mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. A big one is that CEFs can—and very often do—trade on the market at a price that is below the actual market price of all of the assets inside the CEF.

How is this possible?

It boils down to this: CEFs set how many shares are in the fund when they do an initial public offering and don’t release new shares in the future. That weird mechanism means funds will often trade for less than their NAV—and those discounts can be really big.

Which brings me to…

“Instant Portfolio” Pick #1: A Real Estate Titan With a 7.9% Dividend

Every real estate developer, landlord and house flipper’s dream is to get their hands on a property that’s selling for 17% below its actual market value. But those deals are hard to come by.

In CEF land, however, they’re easy to get.

All you need to do is buy shares in the RMR Real Estate Income Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:RIF), a CEF that’s been around since 2005 and not only survived the bursting of the 2008–09 real estate bubble but has also been paying out massive dividend checks ever since.

And right now, RIF is paying out a 7.9% yield.

The fund’s portfolio makes this possible. RIF owns shares in some of the largest real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the world—basically companies whose sole purpose is to buy, manage and rent out real estate.

And since RIF’s portfolio is diversified across 125 REITs, shareholders are getting a slice of literally thousands of properties in all kinds of sectors: retail outlets, assisted-living facilities, offices and even data centers for cloud-computing companies.

And here’s why you want to buy now:

A Big Sale Ending Soon

Notice how the fund’s discount to its NAV has gone off a cliff in recent years—but it’s starting to recover? The current 16.7% discount is a bargain that may end soon thanks to a pile-in back into CEFs. That makes this one a fund to consider now—because buying at this point could set you up for 25% capital gains while this fund’s discount disappears.

“Instant Portfolio” Pick #2: Peace of Mind and a Tax-Free 5.7% Payout

The Nuveen Quality Municipal Income Fund (NYSE:NAD) is not only a great option because of its 5.7% dividend yield but also because of the diversification and low volatility it provides.

Let me explain by comparing this fund to the S&P 500, which we will do with the benchmark SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY). In 2017, the stock market famously saw extremely low volatility, steady gains and little fear, which resulted in stocks climbing up and up, with few corrections.

Then 2018 happened.

Fear Is Back!

The orange line here represents volatility in price changes over the last month for SPY, and you can see how the line fell sharply and stayed low throughout 2017.

But this is an aberration. Big spikes, like we saw in 2015 and 2016, are the norm—moments when the market goes into a panic and starts selling shares. The blue line, however, represents the volatility we saw with NAD, a fund with bonds from as diverse places as Utah and New York.

Although the fund’s price swings did accelerate a bit in late 2016, after Donald Trump was elected president (and the market worried about how his tax plans would affect municipal bonds), the blue line stays pretty quiet all the time.

There’s a reason for this: municipal bond values do not go up and down a lot. That means buying NAD gets you steady income without big paper losses when the market freaks out.

That’s why you need to diversify your portfolio so you aren’t forced to sell when the market collapses. With NAD, you can hedge against a market downturn by diversifying beyond stocks and into these low-volatility, high-quality municipal bonds.

And if you’re worried about missing out on gains, don’t be. Here are NAD’s total returns over the last decade:

Strong Gains in a Safe Haven

A 6.8% average annual return from a fund with such low risk shouldn’t be possible. But here it is.

“Instant Portfolio” Pick #3: A 7.1% Dividend From Top-Quality Stocks

Of course, we still need stocks in our portfolio so we can profit from the good times in the stock market—and I see many of those still to come. As I wrote in a March 8 article, stocks are set for a good year, thanks to rising earnings and a better economic environment, and we want to be part of that.

That’s why you should take a serious look at the AGIC Equity and Convertible Income Fund (NYSE:NIE).

Not only does NIE pay a 7.1% dividend, but it also has an enviable portfolio full of winners, such as Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Visa Inc (NYSE:V). NIE is able to turn big gains from these stocks into steady income for shareholders. That’s why the fund has been able to deliver this massive 9.8% average annualized return over the last decade:

Strong and Steady Returns

The fund also makes its dividend safer with convertible bonds. Let me explain.

In addition to shares in the best companies in the world, NIE also buys and trades a group of unique bonds that smaller and riskier companies issue. These “convertible bonds” are a kind of debt with a special agreement that, if the company’s stock rises to a certain level, the bonds will turn into common stock.

NIE buys these convertibles because it gets them a reliable income stream from these companies and the potential upside of owning actual shares in the firm. The fund has a long track record of using these to secure its dividend and provide more capital gains upside for shareholders.

And despite its amazing track record, NIE is selling at a 10.4% discount! That’s why it’s time to buy now.

“Instant Portfolio” Pick #4: A Rock-Steady Corporate-Bond CEF With a 7.3% Dividend

Speaking of bonds, we should also add some corporate bonds to our “instant” portfolio. Not only can we get a 7.3% dividend by doing this with the Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund (NYSE:HYI), but we can also dip our toes in this asset class at a massive 10.2% discount.

And now is clearly the time for HYI to shine.

That’s because the market has turned its back on this fund for too long, despite the recent improvements management has made. Specifically, HYI has focused more on companies that are on the cusp of getting credit upgrades that will raise the value of their bonds. Just take a look at how its discount to NAV has trended over the last few years:

The Discounts Just Get Bigger

The market has sold off HYI in a big way, sending it from an 8% premium to NAV to an 11.2% discount.

And there was a good reason for that back in the mid-2010’s: HYI was not doing well. Its total return was about 17.5% from mid-2010 to 2014, which isn’t great and definitely lagged the S&P 500 over the same period (SPY rose 65% during that same timeframe).

But that’s been changing. Take a look at this chart.

Gains Accelerating for HYI

HYI is up 25% from the beginning of 2016, and its strong gains are just getting started. Why? Because, again, the economy is improving—which means the credit quality of the bonds HYI holds is starting to go up. That increases demand for them, resulting in higher prices on the market and profits for HYI shareholders.

Exposed: The “Billionaires Only” 7.6%+ Dividends You Can Buy NOW

Here’s something else you may not know about CEFs: some of the world’s richest billionaires have been quietly cashing in on them for years.

I’m talking about financial titans like Bill Gates, Bill Ackman and Jeffrey Gundlach, the legendary “Bond God.”

Then there’s Boaz Weinstein, who made a fortune betting against the ridiculous trades of JPMorgan’s so-called “London Whale” back in 2012.

In 2017, Weinstein dropped a cool billion into—you guessed it—CEFs.

Here’s what he had to say about the big profits waiting to be made from these funds:

“You go into it hoping the discount will narrow on its own, but one of the nicest points about this investment is that while you wait, you earn an above-average yield, given the discounted price.”

He also called CEFs “a rare corner of the market where retail investors can get an edge over institutions.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself!

And now is your chance to grab your share of the profits from this exclusive corner of the market.

The 4 CEFs I just told you about are a great start. But right now I’m pounding the table on 4 OTHER funds throwing off fatter average dividends—7.6% as I write—and one of these unsung cash machines even pays an amazing (and growing!) 8.1%.

Better yet, all 4 trade at even more outrageous discounts to NAV, putting you well on your way to 20%+ GAINS in the next 12 months! Throw in that 7.6% average dividend and you’re looking at a fast 28%+ gain here—with a big chunk of that in CASH!

Returns like these are common in the CEF space. No wonder billionaires like Weinstein, Gates and others have silently flocked to them.

Your opportunity to join this “billionaire’s club” through the 4 very best funds in the space is open now. But the weird discounts on these stout 7.6%+ payers are already starting to slam shut, so you need to make your move!

Don’t miss out. Simply CLICK HERE and I’ll give you the names, ticker symbols, buy-under prices and my complete analysis on all 4 of these 7.6%+ dividend payers now.

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