The big story for energy markets in the first half of 2017 will be a stronger-than-expected surge in US shale oil production that keeps the lid on global oil prices. To take advantage, we’re adding a midstream processing and pipeline company to the portfolio.
Whimsical humor may be an important component of this up-and-coming retailer’s branding strategy, but the management team is serious about driving outsized earnings growth and creating value for shareholders.
We remain cautious on US real estate investment trusts because of lofty valuations. But this group encompasses a wide range of business models, from commercial and multifamily properties to telecom assets and data centers. In addition to our existing Portfolio holdings, our survey of the space uncovered two REITs with the right business models, valuations and growth prospects.
With a few days left for tax selling in 2016, it’s fair to ask if the other underperforming stocks in the Lifelong Income Portfolio are worth unloading. Here’s why we’re sticking with each and what makes them likely to go from dogs to darlings in 2017.
As companies realize the limits of cloud computing, they’re refocusing on their own private data centers. A recent pullback gives investors an opportunity to buy one of the leaders in making public cloud-private data center computing work well.
The holidays offer days off and closed markets, allowing you to take a breath, think long term, and adjust your portfolio as you see fit. We do the same, selling a few names and adding a couple to the Lifelong Income Portfolio.
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