Our Favorite REIT and Consumer Finance Stocks

We're getting down and dirty with REITs and consumer finance stocks to prepare for the upcoming "Fantasy Stock Draft."

Aug 28, 2014 at 3:24PM

While fantasy football managers are busy trying to decide between Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles, we're trying to decide between Annaly Capital (NYSE:NLY) and Two Harbors (NYSE:TWO)

No, seriously.

Last year, Where the Money Is co-hosts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson were joined by Brendan Mathews and Billy Kipersztok for the inaugural WTMI "Fantasy Stock Draft." (You can find last year's picks here). Top-performing picks from last year's draft include American Tower (NYSE:AMT), Discover Financial (NYSE:DFS), and Markel (NYSE:MKL).

In preparation for this year's draft, in the video below Matt and David talk REITs and consumer finance stocks. Will Two Harbors top Matt's REIT list again? Will David be able to beat Matt to drafting Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS)? What is the REIT that David prefers to Annaly Capital in this year's draft? All of these mysteries are answered in the video below.

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4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

Don't be one of them.

Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

So you can imagine how shocked I was to find out Warren Buffett recently told a select number of investors about the cutting-edge technology that's keeping him awake at night.

This past May, The Motley Fool sent 8 of its best stock analysts to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger fielded questions for nearly 6 hours.
The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video. 

Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

That's how Buffett responded when asked about this emerging market that is already expected to be worth more than $2 trillion in the U.S. alone. Google has already put some of its best engineers behind the technology powering this trend. 

The amazing thing is, while Buffett may be nervous, the rest of us can invest in this new industry BEFORE the old money realizes what hit them.

KPMG advises we're "on the cusp of revolutionary change" coming much "sooner than you think."

Even one legendary MIT professor had to recant his position that the technology was "beyond the capability of computer science." (He recently confessed to The Wall Street Journal that he's now a believer and amazed "how quickly this technology caught on.")

Yet according to one J.D. Power and Associates survey, only 1 in 5 Americans are even interested in this technology, much less ready to invest in it. Needless to say, you haven't missed your window of opportunity. 

Think about how many amazing technologies you've watched soar to new heights while you kick yourself thinking, "I knew about that technology before everyone was talking about it, but I just sat on my hands." 

Don't let that happen again. This time, it should be your family telling you, "I can't believe you knew about and invested in that technology so early on."

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David Hanson owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and American Express. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Google, and Coca-Cola.We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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