Although it’s not a hard-and-fast rule, former presidents deliberately step away from the limelight after their time in office comes to an end. A major contributing factor for this behavior is to allow the next administration to move ahead with its agenda without unnecessary distractions. Well, former President Donald J. Trump has other ideas, which…

While materials stocks occupy the undesirable quality of competing for the title of most boring investment category, Wall Street might very well apply a premium for dull holdings. For instance, while the S&P 500 index has been a solid performer — up 18% on a year-to-date (YTD) basis — over the trailing month, it’s down…

The market hates uncertainty. And that’s why it’s smart to have safe stocks in your portfolio that will be shelter from any storms. And speaking of storms, we’re seeing quite a season of them. From super heatwaves, fires and floods to busy hurricane and typhoon seasons, the past few months have been busy. Then, add…

It’s never easy to pick stocks to buy for the second half of a calendar year. That’s especially true when the markets are hotter than a pistol — which they are in 2021.  As of July 14, the S&P 500 was up 18.31% year-to-date (YTD). That’s an annualized return of almost 34%. Since 1928, the…