There’s no denying that earnings announcements in October typically mean increased choppiness in equities. But on the other hand, the stock market tends to stage a new leg up in fall and winter months. Soaring consumer spending during the holiday season, including Halloween, Black Friday and Christmas, bring cheer to many stocks to buy. Despite…

Consumer staples stocks are a good source of stable dividends and steady growth from year to year. Businesses that sell products or services that consumers need in everyday life tend to have steady growth, even with the economy is in a recession. These companies are then able to provide dividends to shareholder, often raising them…

When looking for growth potential, there’s a lot to like about many consumer stocks these days. Consumer spending has been on fire so far this year and it looks like the economy is going to continue to perform strongly — despite the disruption of the Delta Covid-19 variant. Each of the companies on this list…

After bottoming in March, 30-year Treasury bond prices have started climbing again. Despite threats of interest rate hikes as early as 2023 and inflation, markets are supporting higher government debt prices. A number of Wall Street analysts are forecasting a rebound in 10-year yields to 1.8% by the end of the year, from the 1.285%…