Although benchmark indices have again found themselves trading at all-time highs, it’s difficult not to wonder if you risk holding the bag. For one thing, volatility between July 14 through July 19 gave everyone a reminder that anything could happen. Thus, the narrative for exchange-traded funds or ETFs is only brightening. Providing broad exposure to…

Thanks to the historical surge of “meme stocks” and an impressive rise in the major indices, it has become increasingly challenging these days to find reliable yet cheap value stocks in the market. With the S&P 500 near all-time highs and up significantly from 2020 lows, it may seem like there are no bargains left.…

Defensive stocks, which typically have low market risk, are getting increased attention. And these types of shares are popular because they can help protect portfolios from rapid market declines or wild swings in returns. Today, I’ll introduce seven defensive stocks to buy for the earnings season. Despite stomach-churning volatility, especially in the early days of the…