Matt Hibbard

Matt Hibbard is Money Morning’s income specialist. With nearly three decades in the markets, Matt has traded just about every asset class there is. The one thing that has stuck with him over this time is a very simple premise. That is, it’s the cash a company generates that ultimately determines its value. Sure, some stocks might fly away to multi-digit gains. But unless these companies can convert the ‘story’ into real money, the market will eventually find them out. And when that happens, the share price quickly falls back to Earth. That’s why, over at Total Income, Matt is on the hunt for the next generation of dividend-payers. Stocks that should be able to pay their shareholders reliable and rising dividends into the future. Matt is also the editor of Options Trader, where he shows subscribers how to use basic options strategies to generate income. This is income they can generate on top of regular dividend payments. Matt doesn’t play the prediction game, where the aim is to be proven ‘right’. Instead, his goal is to generate as much income as he can for his subscribers, irrespective of whether the market is going up or down.

The Art of Hedge Funds

There once was a time when working at a hedge fund was a sure-fire way to show that you had made it. It was a path to potential life-changing wealth, a chance to work with the best and brightest.

Have Banks Put their Needle in the Housing Bubble?

Normally, interest rates are to blame when property prices head south. With each rate move higher, more would-be buyers decide that they will sit on the sidelines. It also makes it tougher for those already in the market. However, property investors can’t blame the RBA this time.

How to Measure a Stock’s Temperature

For stock investors, they already have a tool that can help them see what a price should do. Its name is Beta. Beta tells you how much your stock will move compared to the overall market. In other words, beta measures the volatility of a stock compared to the index.

The Sector Growing at over 18% a Year

This industry is cruising. It is part of the much larger travel market. And within the travel market, it is increasing its share of the spoils. A report by the cruise industry association (CLIA) shows that Australasia makes up over 5% of the cruise market globally.

Why Aren’t Wages Growing?

There are reasons why wages just won’t grow. And it all about economics. Whether we like it or not, it all comes back to the global economy. It’s something we are a part of, whether we signed up to it, or not.
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