Record Revenues Are a Good Thing (Especially Now)!

As this article from SmartMoney points out, record levels of revenue really shouldn’t be that big of a deal, but in the current economic climate they are.

The reason is that given steady economic growth, a given company should be able to increase its revenue year over year. The rate of increase may not be [...]

Finally, an Income For Life Model That’s Real!

The investment media is awash in various income for life scams that guarantee you can invest in their system and never lose another penny. Obviously, such claims fall into the “to good to be true” basket of the investment scam smell test.

But back in November 2, 2009, Kiplinger’s offered a real-life investment model for lifelong [...]

A Sample ETF Portfolio for Long Term Growth.

Here’s an all ETF portfolio that’s sure to see some volatility. It’s geared toward long term growth, and as such it invests heavily in small cap stocks, foreign markets and commodities. The fund total is 90% stocks, 10% commodities and is best left to investors with long time horizons and a high tolerance for risk.

Here’s [...]

A Sample ETF Portfolio for Growth and Income.

When this portfolio was originally recommended by Kiplinger, about a month or so ago, the yield was a hefty 5.8%.

A large part of that yield comes from the LQD fund that focuses on high-quality corporate bonds, the IGOV fund which buys foreign government bonds, HYG which focuses on junk bonds, and dividend stalwart DVY. [...]

3 High Growth Small Caps for 2009-2010.

Here are 3 small cap stocks that you probably haven’t heard of, but they each have at least a 25% increase in sales over last year – a time in which most companies have seen sales take a big hit.

K12.

Market Cap: $548 million
Estimated sales growth for current year: 26%

K12 (LRN) provides online high school courses [...]

5 Overlooked Stocks Poised for Growth?

These stocks are covered by fewer than 5 analysts, but they have increased both their earnings and sales by 10% or more over the past 12 months.

Company
Ticker
Industry
SharePrice
PriceChangeYTD(%)
SalesGrowthPast Year(%)
ForwardP/E

Citi Trends
CTRN
Clothing stores
60
$23.62
13
17.5

AZZ [...]