One day many years ago, I found myself stuck in traffic and noticed a peculiar sign. It said something about the construction that was going on — the very thing that was hampering my commute.
It said all this construction was being funded by a bond. This was before I had ever started my career in finance, so bonds were an unfamiliar thing. But when I began my investment career, I soon realized that I could actually invest in these things. And the more I learned, the more I was ecstatic.
After all, If you can’t beat ’em, might as well make money off them…
You see, these types of bonds have a name — general obligation bonds — a type of municipal, or “muni” bond for short. These bonds are used for everything from helping fund road construction to building schools, bridges, water infrastructure and other public buildings. As I became more familiar with municipal bonds, I quickly became a fan. In fact, in my experience, muni-bonds are one of the safest ways for investors to earn income in today’s market — while also beating the tax man. (More on that in a moment.)
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Bumble Inc. provides online dating and social networking platforms in North America, Europe, internationally. It owns and operates websites and applications that offers subscription and credit-based dating products. The company operates two apps, Bumble and Badoo with approximately 40 million users on monthly basis. Bumble Inc. was founded in 2014 in and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
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UMH Properties, Inc. (UMH) is a real estate investment trust. The firm engages in the ownership and operation of manufactured home communities. It leases manufactured home spaces to private manufactured home owners, as well as leases homes to residents. The firm invests in the real estate markets of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Tennessee. In addition, it invests in debt and equity securities of REITs. United Mobile Homes was incorporated in 1968. The company was formerly known as United Mobile Homes, Inc. UMH Properties is based in Freehold, New Jersey.
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Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) continue to slump. The stock was off another 1%, a day after falling another eight percentage points. The downturn came after its CEO announced its industrial division will be cash-flow negative in 2019. Shares of PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) were off 1% this morning after the stock received a downgrade from Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS). While the Swiss bank called PepsiCo a “high quality” business, it raised concerns about its need to heavily invest over several years into struggling business lines and snack products. It also raised concerns about the ongoing competitive threats in the industry. CS set a price target for Pepsi at $100 per share, which is well below yesterday’s trading price of $116. Look for other earnings reports from American Outdoor Brands Corp. (NASDAQ: AOBC), Burlington Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: BURL), Care.com Inc. (NASDAQ: CRCM), Chuy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: CHUY), El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LOCO), GNC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNC), H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB), Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: HOV), Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), and UMH Properties SH (NYSE: UMH).
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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Accuray Incorporated(ARAY)
Accuray Incorporated designs, develops, and sells medical radiation systems for the treatment of tumors anywhere in the body. The company offers the CyberKnife system, an image-guided robotic radiosurgery system used for the treatment of solid tumors. The system tracks, detects, and corrects for tumor and patient movement in real-time during the procedure, enabling delivery of precise, high dose radiation typically with sub-millimeter accuracy. The company also offers the TomoTherapy system, which consists of an integrated and versatile radiation therapy system used for the treatment of a range of cancer types. Accuray Incorporated markets its product through a direct sales force and distributors worldwide. The company was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
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Shares of Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ:ARAY) shot up 5.1% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $4.15 and last traded at $4.10. 2,319,305 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 254% from the average session volume of 655,530 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.90.
Top 5 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Mitcham Industries Inc.(MIND)
Mitcham Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the leasing, sale, and service of geophysical and other equipment to the seismic industry worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Equipment Leasing and Seamap. The Equipment Leasing segment leases seismic equipment for short-term leasing primarily to seismic data acquisition contractors and oil field service providers. Its land equipment lease pool includes seismic recording land channels, geophones and cables, and other peripheral equipment; marine seismic equipment lease pool comprises streamers, air compressors, air guns, streamer positioning equipment, energy source controllers, and other equipment; and downhole equipment lease pool consist of downhole seismic tools. This segment is also involved in the sale of new seismic equipment of other manufacturers; heli-pickers and related equipment used in the deployment and retrieval of seismic equipment by helicopter; and equipment, consumables, systems integration, engineering hardware, and software maintenance support services to the seismic, hydrographic, oceanographic, environmental, and defense industries, as well as sells used equipment from its lease pool. The Seamap segment designs, manufactures, and sells a range of products for the marine seismic industry. Its products include GunLink seismic source acquisition and control systems, which are designed to provide operators of marine seismic surveys with precise control of energy sources; and BuoyLink RGPS tracking systems that are used to offer precise positioning of seismic sources and streamers. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Huntsville, Texas.
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First Wilshire Securities Management Inc. lowered its position in shares of Mitcham Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIND) by 5.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 324,169 shares of the company’s stock after selling 17,005 shares during the quarter. First Wilshire Securities Management Inc. owned about 2.68% of Mitcham Industries worth $1,303,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
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Teton Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in Mitcham Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIND) by 22.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 140,069 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 26,000 shares during the quarter. Teton Advisors Inc. owned about 1.16% of Mitcham Industries worth $563,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
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Mitcham Industries traded up $0.04, hitting $4.16, during mid-day trading on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. 27,560 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 27,820. Mitcham Industries has a fifty-two week low of $2.82 and a fifty-two week high of $4.57.
Top 5 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. develops, markets, and supports a range of software, and combined hardware and software products and services for information technology (IT) security applications worldwide. The company offers a range of network and gateway security solutions, data and endpoint security solutions, and management solutions. Its network security gateways enables its customers to implement their security policies on network traffic between internal networks and the Internet, as well as between internal networks and private networks that are shared with partners. The company?s endpoint security solutions provide various software blades that run on individual computers connected to the network, such as desktop computers, laptop computers, and other mobile devices. It also offers technical services consisting of technical customer support programs and plans, such as enterprise based support and collaborative enterprise support; certification and education al training on the checkpoint?s products; and professional services in implementing, upgrading, and optimizing checkpoint?s products, including design planning, security implementation, and project management services. In addition, the company offers ZoneAlarm solutions that protect consumers from hackers, spyware, and identity theft. It sells its products and services through a network of channel partners, including distributors, resellers, value-added resellers, system integrators, and managed services providers to enterprises, service providers, small and medium sized businesses, and consumers. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 30th. The technology company reported $1.68 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.63 by $0.05. Check Point Software Technologies had a return on equity of 22.77% and a net margin of 42.85%. The business had revenue of $526.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $518.03 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.58 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. will post 5.49 earnings per share for the current year.
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First Mercantile Trust Co. lifted its holdings in Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) by 53.1% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 2,084 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 723 shares during the quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co.’s holdings in Check Point Software Technologies were worth $214,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.