Environmental, social, governance (ESG) investing has been a major theme in recent years, as some investors seek exposure to stocks that are actively working on their environmental and social footprint. But it can make sense to look in the opposite direction, too. So-called sin stocks have often provided attractive returns. Sin stocks are a group…

The holiday season is fast approaching. And given all the stories about supply chain issues, for many Christmas buying is already underway. These food stocks might not end up on your holiday tables but you can be sure that they will end up in shopping carts now and in quarters to come. There’s no doubt…

Investors looking to build their wealth over the long term have countless options in the market today, including domestic and international stocks. There are physical assets, such as real estate, in addition to the thousands of exchange-traded products available, and of course, thousands of individual stocks investors can buy. Not all are created equal, of…

There’s currently little to suggest that the economy is in any immediate danger of tanking. Well, to be more accurate there are mixed signals in relation to a U.S. economic rebound. Back in June, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released data indicating that GDP growth reached 6.4% in the first quarter. That was almost…

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…