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Marc Lichtenfeld

Income Expert

A master of the steady, reliable science of income investing, Marc’s commentary has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and U.S. News & World Report. He has also appeared on CNBC, Fox Business and Yahoo Finance. His book Get Rich With Dividends: A Proven System for Double-Digit Returns achieved best-seller status shortly after its release in 2012. He captures the hearts and minds of readers approaching their golden years in his daily e-letter, Wealthy Retirement.

 

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These Guys Are Out to Cheat You

If you were to take a trip to an exotic location that had hidden dangers like man-eating crocodiles or dangerous plants, surely you’d bring a guide. Yet many investors try their hand at speculating on small-cap biotech stocks without having an expert help them. It’s not that these investors can’t figure out a good stock from a bad one. But in small-cap biotech particularly, the waters are rife with danger.

>> These Guys Are Out to Cheat You

The Worst Advice I’ve Ever Seen

According to an article in Los Angeles Times, 46% of Americans outlive their assets and die with no money. That scared the heck out of me.

>> The Worst Advice I’ve Ever Seen

The Best Use of $10K

By the time you read this I will have just finished one of the scariest speaking engagements of my career. I’m used to speaking in public. I’ve spoken at investment conferences all over the world. I have been interviewed on dozens of radio programs including Bloomberg. And I regularly appear on the big TV networks including CNBC and Fox Business.

>> Final Exam: Turn $10K Into $944,806

Get Out While You Can

One of the reasons I’ve been happily married for 17 years is my wife and I not only have complementary skills, but we like to handle different aspects of our lives. For example, she likes to cook. I don’t.

>> Get Out While You Can

The Picks and Shovels (and Levi’s) of Biotech

Yesterday marked the 184th birthday of an iconic American businessman – Levi Strauss. As you may be aware, Levi Strauss struck it rich in the California gold rush. But he wasn’t one of the poor saps wading through the river hoping to find a giant gold nugget. Rather, he sold durable pants to the poor saps.

>> The Picks and Shovels (and Levi’s) of Biotech

What Biotech Investors Must Know Before PDUFA Dates

The most important day for a biotech company is the PDUFA date (pronounced puh-doo-fuh). It stands for Prescription Drug User Fee Act. The PDUFA date is the day the FDA votes to approve or reject a drug. Sometimes, the FDA will rule before the announced PDUFA date, but it’s the day by which a decision is expected.

>> PDUFA Dates: How to Find One Day Gains of Up to 74%

Spend, Consumer, Spend: Why the Government Doesn’t Want You to Have Cash

Remember one of the first things President Bush said after the 9/11 attacks? Keep your faith in the American economy. In other words, spend your money (he never actually said “go shopping”).

>> Why the Government Doesn’t Want You to Have Cash

The Shocking Math Behind Dividend Growth Investing

Monday morning, I was interviewed by The South Florida Sun Sentinel about my book, Get Rich with Dividends. (Have I mentioned I have a new book?)…

>> The Shocking Math Behind Dividend Growth Investing