Sam Kikla is the founder of BestCredit.net, which offers information on consumer trends, debt management and labor within the context of broader markets. Focus is on how consumer trends, and credit markets affect investment decisions.
Recent Articles By The Author
Why Prospect Capital's 12.6% Yield Is a Great Deal in a Stalling Rate Environment
PSEC offers one of the most stable payout histories available in stocks with double-digit dividend yields, making it attractive in the current rate environment.
Why Intel Is Providing a Buying Opportunity Right Now
Intel has had a great run this year and is worth buying on any dip,
Do Geopolitics Still Have a Firm Hold on Commodities, Oil, Gold?
Middle Eastern tensions might seem bullish for oil. But there are other factors to consider for commodities investors.
If You Have Euro-Backed Assets You'd Better Sell Them Right Now
GDP figures, regional unemployment rates and a dovish ECB will provide headwinds for those bullish on assets backed by the euro.
Buy Energy, Commodities via This Master Limited Partnership ETF
Master limited partnerships provide infrastructure that is required to meet the needs of rising energy demands, and the MLPC ETF is positioned to benefit from the long-term scenarios that should continue to support the sector as a whole.
Stocks Bubbly? Look for Value in These Closed-End Funds
The S&P 500 is still trading at all-time highs. Consider these closed-end funds as value alternatives.
Separating Small-Caps by Dividends and Growth
Small-caps are having a great run, but some stocks are best for growth exposure while others offer strong dividends.
Engines of Growth: Little Small-Caps That Could
Small-cap stocks still offer opportunities for stable, long-term growth, even with the massive rallies seen last year.
Business Development Companies for Stable Dividend Returns
Business development companies offer some great dividend opportunities. But some of these yields are more sustainable than others.
Oil Rebound Suggests Upside in Energy Stocks
The recent upturn in commodities suggests a potential bottom in oil and oil stocks.