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Dividend earners for the long term portfolio

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Making Money Is The Point!

Some dividend stocks have quite appealing yields, but usually at a price. Looking at the classic dividend paying stocks we can see a pretty weak outlook from an investing perspective. Oil giant Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) has been rated as a Hold by analysts so it may not be a good time to buy. Dividend oldheads General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) are also experiencing less than favorable share prices. If you are going down the dividend route, it makes sense to find stocks that are also performing well. Performance is a key indicator of growth regardless of the dividend yield. Why buy a dividend stock that is fallin? t makes no sense. Buying well performing assets wil allow you some flexibility to make sales when a profitable move occurs. This means you can cash in sooner and avoid potential loosses from a bad stock pick.

Lets take a look at some of the Dividend stocks that are likely to provide you with consistent year over year growth along with dividends.

Boeing

The Boeing Company AKA Boeing, is a top aerospace corporation, which mainly manufactures commercial jetliners as well as numerous defense and space contracts around the world. With Boeings solid history of growth and the prospect of continued growth in its main sectors of defense and aerospace technology Boeing is a Divident stock that is sure to grow while you hold it.

Boein is currently up 49% since this time in 2017, that beats most indexes growth margins by a huge percentage! in todays world COmpanies like Boeing benefit greatly from their connections with governments and militaries around the world. If you are interested in a stable, value stock with growth potential and dividends then Boeing is your First choice. It is a litte pricey at $348.30 per share but you can buy partial shares over on the Stash app or maybe invest in an ETF with exposure to the defense sector.

Boeings dividend is: 1.93%

Disney

Stepping away from the defense industry my next pecommendation is a household name that we all have been influenced by. The Walt Disney Company, is a international diverse entertainment and media corporation. It focuses on Media Networks, Parks & Resorts, Studio Entertainment and Consumer Products. This stock is afavorite because of all the big moves happening within the corporation, the most popular of which is Disneys purchase of 90% of 20th century Fox’s assets including parts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Even with the recent Starwars controversy Disney has proven that it can acquire and produce some of the worlds best content.

Adding Disney to your portfolio last year would have earned you a modest 7% return but the future potential of this company is boundless. Currently Disney shares rest at around $114, but may soon pump up after its coming earning call on August, 7th 2018. Analysts are optimistic about this stocks future with 48% rating it as a buy and another 48% rating it as a hold. Disney being one of the worlds largest entertainment corporations means that its stock is likely to continue to grow and you get a sweet dividend to boot!

Disney’s dividend is: 1.58%

Investco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF

ETF’s are the current dividend champs as far as being able to find a balance between performance and price. SPLV is the ticker symbol for Investco which tracks the movement of the S&P 500 in a low volatility portfolio. Currently SPLV is up about 10% since this time in 2017, moving through $49 as the market rises this week. This stock is a great buy for the budget investor, because of its longterm growth potential.

SPLV has a dividend of: 2.41%

Earnings are the point

Making returns on your investment is the whole point ofdividend investing, Some folks might tell you its cool to grab those underperformers while they are falling. Thats not my advice, I say if its a short term (1 week-1 month) dip then by all means buy the dip, but when it is a prolonged short like GE I suggest avoiding until the fundamental issues are resolved. Buying value stocks when things like Donald Trump happen to the market will help ensure higher probabilities of earning. Buy the dip when it is logical to do so, this trade war nonsense will cause volatility and give you many buying opportunities in the days to come. Remember investinng is a long game, be prepared for the haul and you’ll find wealth at the end of th journey.

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In a bloodbath be a market vampire

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Cryptocurrency is hemorrhaging and im a hungry vampire

Since the beginning of 2018 the cryptocurrency markent has experienced an epic sell off. Currently 90% of all cryptocurrencies are down atleast 80% from their highs a year ago. Some of you probably think this is the end of Bitcoin, but it is more likely the end of many Shitcoins with inactive platforms or illconcieved concepts. It is likely that over the next few months many coins will begin to get delisted a their values drop below $0.00, only the strong will survive this rapture.

You’ll live if you have an active platform

Platforms like Stellar, Binance, and Steemit are likely to endure through this apocolypse mainly due to their strong platforms and huge fanbases that, not only believe but also work hard to keep the blockchain running as a commnity. The coins that are still hinged upon promises and illusions will fall to oblivion. Take this time to evaluate you portfolia and rid yourself of shitcoins and prepare for the great buying opportunity that is about to present itself.

The long road ahead

The last bitcoin bear market lasted around 14 months and when it ended it still took nearly a year for crypto to really rally in 2017. This recession was an inevitable happenstance that many professional analysts predicted. In 2018 all the rumors were that Bitcoin would drop over 70% before rebounding and surpassing its all time highs. With all this news about institutional investments coming into cryptocurrency It is doubtful that the industry is dead. On the contrary I think it is the beginning of a new period in the crypto economy. Regulation is coming and when that happens the Institutional investors will begin pumping crypto as they build their corporate positions for the future.

### Watch the charts

Right now is not a very good buy situation but it would be a good idea to open positions after BTC droppes below $6000 because a strong rebound is likely. I say that because around $5900 is the mining profitability threshhold. We all know miners control the BTC market so it is a logical pivot and point of support for bullish traders. Try to average into the market and remember that your in it for the long haul.

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Bitmex The Boss Of Margin Trading

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No It Does Not Mean Bit Mexico

The Bit Mercantile Exchange aka Bitmex has become know as the worlds highest volume trading platform with over 1 million daily transactions and growing! As far as cryptocurrency exchanges go it has a pretty solid history starting back in 2014 and running smoothly up until today. Bitmex has established itself as the go to Exchange for traders looking to leverage their holdings and trade on the market. It is not an eachange to be used by novices because you could wind up emptying your account.

Leverage Leverage Leverage!!

The margin trading options available to you on Bitmex represent a smattering of the top cryptos and the opportunity to trade some of them up to 100x leverage. Thats righ you could basically trade with a minimum of .0006 btc and leverage it to be worth .06 btc. OF course havign such a position is risky because it may get liquidated quickly depending on the markets volatility. If you can understand the threat of liquidation and plan around it then trading on bitmex can be an attractive option.

Perfect For Down Markets

With cryptocurrency in general experiencing a year long downturn, exchanges like bitmex that allow you to go long or short on cryptocurrencies is a helpful tool. Using Shorts one could track the market as it declines and profit (in BTC) on the declining market. That means you would end up with a larget bitcoin positions when the market begins to reverse upwards. Of course being able to short Bitcoin is not an easy task but can be done, especially if you understand the RSI and MACD indicators.

Its Kinda Like Gambling

When you use bitmex you are in essence bettin on which direction the chosen market is going to go. If your right it pays, if your wrong its costs. Although its not as simple as picking a direction, you can learn how to trade on bitmex relativley easily by readingthrough thir FAQs and reaching out to the Bitcointalk community. As always remember when using trading platforms, only invest what you are prepared to lose.

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Is Stellar Set To Surpass Ripple?

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Battle of Centralized vs Decentralized

Stellar lumens is making its way upthe ranks on Coinmarketcal.com and its looking like it may be setting up to challenge Ripple and possibly Ethereum in the future. Since the almost psychadelic highs of 2017, we have all experienxed lows to varying degrees but it seems some currencies have been able to take less damage than others as a steady stream of news has helped kep them afloat. One of these is Stellar Lumens, which has been able to prove itself as one of the best performing and fastest growing Blockchain platforms. Its promising rise comes at a time when Cryptocurrencies are having to prove themselves or fail.

In this era of use cases two giants have begun to emerege, Ripple & Stellar have proven that their platforms have the power to serve the global financial sector. Their approaches have simularities but they actually have greater differences that will likely ensure a successful future. Ripples centralized platform offers organizations the ability to build on it, and it is geared towards the banking industry not individual users. Stellars platform like ripple addresses the problem of cross broder remittances but runs on a more decentralized blockchain.

Is Stellar useful?

I wont explain how useful ripple has been to the international banking industry, which has practically thrown its arms open and embraced Ripple. Instead I would like to focus on the usefulness of the stellar platform, which is starting to flourish as institutional investors begin to work with and trust the platform.

Now first off i want to say that stellar and Ripple do not allow users to run their own nodes. the only difference in that aspect is that Ripple is owned by a coropration and Stellar is not. With that being said after looking over the two companies websites you see that Stellar is obviously built so anyone with the skills can develop with their platform. So in the department of developer friendliness Stellar takes the cake.

As far as it main purpose of remittances Stellar has been playing catchup wit Ripple’s exponential growth and influence with the global banking sector. Recently stellar has had a huge announcement though, IBM is working to create a stablecoin on the stellat platform. The creation of a stablecoin that is more accountable than tether will be a huge assist for the Cryptocurrency economy. With a stable coin traders could seriously hold and transfer FIAT value across borders with relative ease, and since its goingto be USD backed it will be very easy to cash out!

Still A Ways To Go

Stellar Lumens is currently resting at $0.21 which is about 50% below ripples current price and it is likely to slide more as the cryptocurrency market bleeds for 2018. If institutional investors do begin taking stakes in the crypto industry you can be sure that Stellar will be one of the platforms they intend to use. Learning how to use it now may be helpful for you in the future when you mobile banking is powered by Stellar lumens. It will no doubt be a bumpy road but stellar has a solid plan and looks to be gearing up for a bright future. Check out their website to learn more about the platform and its uses.

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