Income investors are facing negative real returns as inflation rates soar. Not only is wage growth falling behind inflation, but cash savings are earning almost nothing in bank accounts. Investors who waited years for interest rates to rise and pay a better return now cannot wait. However, those who found high-yield stock gems have earned…

Today, a wide range of vape stocks are seeing buying pressure. Altria (NYSE:MO), British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI) and Turning Point Brands (NYSE:TPB) were all up approximately 2% at the time of writing. For cigarette and vape stocks such as these, this is a rather large move. Source: Shutterstock This price action is certainly welcome for those invested…

Undoubtedly, the U.S. stock market remains the crown jewel most investors focus on. The returns U.S. stocks have provided in recent years have outpaced emerging markets by a wide margin. However, there are reasons why investors may want to seek out the best foreign stocks right now. To start, this valuation gap is wider than it’s…

Today, tobacco stocks are in focus for investors. Indeed, the regulatory environment around tobacco products has been heating up of late. For Altria (NYSE:MO) and British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI), this has translated into some rather large declines today. Source: Shutterstock Both stocks are down between 4% and 7% at the time of writing. For investors in tobacco…

Vaping stocks are doing stock hot on Thursday as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prepares to weigh in on e-cigarettes. Source: Shutterstock The FDA is set to determine if e-cigarettes will continue to be allowed in the U.S. However, its decision could be delayed. That could cause several vaping stocks to fall as…

While growth names typically get all the headlines, every investor should consider cash flow. Certainly, you don’t want to be trading hours for income all your life, which means you need a portfolio of companies that will pay you — whether their underlying securities perform well or not. Therefore, dividend stocks have permanent relevance. But…

In general, Dividend Aristocrats are the foundation for the portfolios of most serious dividend growth investors. European Dividend aristocrats are typically blue-chip stocks that have proven to reward shareholders with rising dividends over a long period. While historic dividend payment does not guarantee future distributions, it can help investors when accessing the likelihood of a…

International stocks can offer U.S. investors greater diversification and opportunities for growth. Buying shares of overseas businesses might mean exposure to rapidly growing economies. In most cases, it gives a chance to own companies with lower valuation levels. Today, I’ll introduce seven top international stocks to buy. Academic research and decades of investing evidence highlight…

Sin stocks may be controversial for some readers. But they can potentially generate lucrative returns. The so-called “sin” or “vice” stocks mostly include alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, gambling, adult entertainment and defense industries. The AdvisorShares Vice ETF (NYSEARCA:VICE) with holdings in gambling, alcohol, tobacco, restaurants and hospitality has gained more than 50% over the past year.…