The stock market is on a long-term downtrend as interest rates rise and inflation remains high despite a slight cool-off. Many retirement portfolios that invest in indexes such as S&P500 are down at least 17% year-to-date. That is even more awful when you add inflation to the equation. Of course, no stock is immune to…

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…

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…