Articles from Amy Calistri, StreetAuthority

About Amy Calistri, StreetAuthority

Amy Calistri is the Lead Investment Analyst behind StreetAuthority's Stock of the Month and The Daily Paycheck. So confident in her simple, but effective, strategies, StreetAuthority gave Amy $300,000 in real money to invest in her newsletter portfolios.

4 Reasons I Love Monthly Dividend Checks

4 Reasons I Love Monthly Dividend Checks

Recently, I investigated installing solar panels on my roof to reduce my monthly energy bills. The financial calculations are fairly involved. There is the cost of the panels, the additional cost to my homeowners insurance, a utility company... read more »

 

How To Retire Like A Millionaire On $250,000

How To Retire Like A Millionaire On $250,000

It used to be a millionaire would have no trouble retiring. Just a few years ago, a five-year Treasury note paid 5%. That meant you could put a million bucks into Treasurys and earn $50,000 a year, risk-free. Today, that same million dollars... read more »

 

A 27% Yield From One Of The Largest Oil Companies On Earth

A 27% Yield From One Of The Largest Oil Companies On Earth

People ask me about my most profitable investment. It was an investment I made back in October 1999. Today, it pays me a yield equivalent to 27%, and it has forever changed how I look for income opportunities. In 1999, I was speaking... read more »

 

$50,000 In Dividends So Far… Here’s How I Did It

$50,000 In Dividends So Far… Here’s How I Did It

Not too long ago, I hit a big milestone. I officially received my 50,000th dollar in dividend income from my Daily Paycheck portfolio. I’m not trying to brag. Instead, I want to show you how I did it, and how you could possibly too. A... read more »

 

How To Start Earning A ‘Paycheck’ Every Day Of The Year

How To Start Earning A ‘Paycheck’ Every Day Of The Year

I have a large number of readers who have been with me since the launch of my premium advisory, The Daily Paycheck, back in January 2010. They watched as I slowly transformed the $200,000 cash stake from my company into the $291,776 portfolio... read more »

 

My Secret To Lasting Dividend Income

My Secret To Lasting Dividend Income

The main character in Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s 1965 book, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, is an eccentric philanthropist. He thinks it’s unfair that babies don’t all start with an equal playing field. “I think it’s a... read more »

 

The High-Yield Stocks Nobody Is Talking About

The High-Yield Stocks Nobody Is Talking About

For any of you who have read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Sherlock Holmes” stories, you know the famous detective uses the power of observation, deductive reasoning, and extensive research to solve complex mysteries. But the fictional... read more »

 

Get A Paycheck From America’s Next Great Shale Field

Get A Paycheck From America’s Next Great Shale Field

These days, you can do a lot of investment research from home. Nearly every financial document and economic report can be accessed online. But I still believe in the benefits of “boots on the ground.” If I’m investigating a... read more »

 

What Buffett Says About Diversification Will Shock You

What Buffett Says About Diversification Will Shock You

Working for StreetAuthority, I do a lot of different things. In the course of a day, I may be writing an article… discussing potential picks with our staff… researching the next investing hotspot… even going over Stock of the... read more »

 

Why “Safe” Dividend Stocks Aren’t As Safe As You Think

Why “Safe” Dividend Stocks Aren’t As Safe As You Think

They say there is safety in numbers. That may be true heading into battle, but it’s not necessarily true in the investment world. Whether it’s tulips, dot-com stocks or houses, popularity can push the short-term price of assets past... read more »