Robert Kreis

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Add Exxon Mobil To Your Retirement

<b>Thesis</b><p>Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) is currently trading at the low end of its 52-week range. I think this is a rare opportunity to buy an excellent company …

Oil & Gas Industry

Five beaten-down stocks with highly sustainable dividends

<b>What are we looking for?</b><p>Canadian and U.S. companies with highly sustainable dividends – despite a significant earnings slide in 2016.<p><b>The screen</b><p>A big drop in profit can rightfully signal danger – the loss of a major customer or overdependence on a declining market, for example. But income investors …

7 Top Stocks Long-Term Investors Should Buy Next

Image source: Getty Images<p>If one of your resolutions for 2016 was to be a better investor and outperform the stock market, it's likely you fell short of expectations. Last year, the S&P 500 provided investors a 12% return, with a significant percentage of gains coming after the Nov. 8 presidential …

10 Steps to Starting a Side Business While Working a Full-Time Job

We are living at a time of unlimited potential. Never before have we experienced such a rapid growth in the number of young entrepreneurs who’ve …

Small Business

How to Retire with Over $4,426,000 By Saving Only $111 Dollars per Paycheck

First Solar May Be the Most Undervalued Stock in the S&P 500

While the market has done well this year, not every stock had a great 2016. It's no secret that it has been a rough year for the solar industry, for example. Not even industry leaders such as<b>First Solar, Inc.</b>(NASDAQ: FSLR) have been immune to the carnage. The stock, which traded over $70 early in …

A self-made millionaire outlines 5 ways to change your thinking to get richer next year

They're stuck in the same old ways of thinking about money, and therefore they get the same old result of financial scarcity, stress, and struggle.<p>Here are five things you can do right now to make good on those financial resolutions and improve your money-making potential in the new year.<p>1. Figure …

7 Best Monthly Dividend Stocks for 2017

The second half of 2016 was not kind to income investors. As bond yields rose, the prices of virtually everything paying an income stream got …

Investing

Ignore Royal Gold, Inc.: Here Are 3 Better Stocks

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Royalty and streaming company <b>Royal Gold</b> (NASDAQ: RGLD) offers investors an attractive way to invest in precious metals. Instead of taking on the risk to develop a mine, Royal Gold acquires a revenue stream by supplying capital to mining companies. This approach limits its …

12 cheap building materials perfect for a small home

Starting a new build project can be a daunting prospect, especially in terms of how expensive the endeavour could become. But if you could locate …

She Turned 2 Simple Ingredients Into a Cure For Cancer, Then the Government Shut Her Down

Dr. Johanna Budwig was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine six times, meaning that we should treat her work with respect. During her career …

5 Best Energy Stocks for 2017

After a couple of down years, there's optimism that the oil market will start recovering in 2017, which could fuel powerful profits for energy companies. That said, it is also entirely possible that oil could meander along if supplies remain elevated should shale producers ramp up output. Because …

I'm a self-made millionaire, and here are eight quotes I think will change your outlook on money

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not intelligence or education that holds back the average person from getting rich.<p>It’s the middle-class beliefs …

Self-improvement

The Saver's Tax Credit: Free Money to Save For Retirement

Image source: Getty Images.<p>It's fairly common knowledge that contributions to your 401(k), traditional IRA (individual retirement account), and other pre-tax retirement accounts are generally tax-deductible. However, many people aren't aware of the other major retirement savings tax break, the …

Options For Going Off The Grid: Harnessing Wind, Solar And Hydro Power

With rising inflation and increasing prices on all utilities, it’s no wonder that many Americans today are looking for ways to cut costs wherever …

An OPEC-fuelled crude rally, three rising resource stocks, and why buying a laggard bank is a good idea

Crude oil has risen above $50 (U.S.) a barrel on two other occasions in 2016 – in June and October – but investors greeted this week's move above the threshold with particular euphoria.<p>Why? Rather than moving with data on U.S. stockpiles, Chinese economic growth or the weather, the latest jump …

Day Trader Makes $94,119.54 in 3 Months

Image credit<p>With a mere 10% or less of day traders profiting in the market, a successful day trader can be hard to find. Day trading is the simple act of buying shares of stocks with the intention of selling them for a higher price within a few hours. This type of trading is exceptionally …

Shares of These 5 Oil Services Giants Gained Big in November, Here's Why

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Shares of some of the largest oil services companies had big gains in November. The largest of those gains coming from both the election of Donald Trump and the announcement that OPEC is looking to cut overall oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day to raise prices. …

Yes, there are legit ways to make money without leaving your house

Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent, college student, or just looking to pay down your debt, we could all use some extra cash.<p>While we could find a …

Personal Finance

6 Must-Have Real Estate Investment Tools

Before starting any real estate investment, you want to have a number of tools ready that will simplify and make certain tasks more efficient. It’s …

Real Estate

Here Are Secrets to Making Money and Becoming Financially Successful

Learn Secrets to Making Money<p>Updated December 18, 2017<p>Over the years, the frequency in which I've seen investors delude themselves is astonishing. …

Personal Finance

5 Skills Needed For Real Estate investing

One of the most common questions asked regarding real estate investing is, “how do I get started?” or “what do I need to know?” Real estate investing …

Real Estate

3 Energy Stocks I'd Buy Right Now

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The recent downturn in the energy industry has had a profound impact on how I look at stocks and the kinds of companies that I'm willing to buy. I'm not interested in fly-by-night producers that are completely reliant on oil prices to make their hay, or highly levered …

Oil futures slip back under $47 a barrel

Oi futures fell Monday on growing expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve could raise interest rates as early as next month and that a group of …

Oil prices are falling down a hole for one major reason

Oil prices are slipping downward because the market is still oversupplied, according to analysts.<p>Crude oil fell by over 1% on Tuesday, below $47 a barrel, after already tumbling by nearly 3% the day before:<p>The forward oil contract, Brent, also fell below $49 a barrel:<p>Oil prices had started to …

Ignoring Fundamentals: Speculation Has Been Driving Oil Prices

Markets had a near 100 percent rise from February lows, followed by a drop of more than 20 percent, which took the oil markets into a bear phase. …

Oil

Expert Tips for Investment Property & Home Buyers

Whether you’re looking for a personal residence or an investment property, it’s important to know the best practices in buying a property. To get the …

Real Estate

Investor reaps big gains with momentum investing

<b>Taylor Dart</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Managerial position in the retail industry<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>Shares in Torex Gold Resources Inc., Symbility Solutions Inc., and other junior companies<p><b>The investor</b><p>Taylor Dart was introduced to the markets by his dad nearly 10 years ago. But it wasn't until early 2013 that he found his …

How to Recession-Proof an Investment Property

Real estate investing and recession in the same sentence leaves a bad taste in one’s mouth. A recession instigates a lot of fear from consumers and …

A 31-year-old who's been traveling the world for 5 years explains how she affords it

She had been living in Tampa, Florida, preparing and saving for open-ended travel for the past two years.<p>During the day, she worked at a foreclosure law firm, and a few nights a week, she moonlighted at bars and promotional events.<p>About five years later, Ragusa has only been back to the US twice.<p>In …