On the surface, it may seem as if now’s not the time to buy industrial stocks. With macro issues still unresolved, and the threat of a 2023 global recession still looming, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the near-term operational performance of companies in the industrial sector. However, that uncertainty is not a reason…

A key to successful retirement planning or wealth building is to start early. One critical component of investing is to secure stable cash flows. This is likely through fixed income, rental income, or investment in dividend stocks. With the markets continuing to face macroeconomic headwinds, it’s a good time to look at some dividend stocks…

In any market condition, it’s important to hold dividend stocks in one’s portfolio. These stocks provide regular cash inflow and, if valuations are attractive, meaningful capital gains. With market conditions remaining relatively bearish, some of the best dividend stocks trade at attractive valuations. These stocks can potentially deliver robust total returns. I also want to…

I always trust the idea of buying and holding quality stocks for the long term. However, with geopolitical, macroeconomic, and technological changes, a part of the portfolio needs to be dynamic. At the same time, there are stocks to buy and hold forever. These stocks represent companies that have a strong balance sheet and robust…

With many stocks discounted after a rough outing in 2022, market participants may want to concentrate on compelling blue-chip stocks to buy. The reason? Established players typically enjoy a long track record of success. Ahead of an ambiguous ecosystem (at best), large capitalization firms provide a measure of confidence. In addition, it’s much easier to…

With 2022 quickly becoming a dumpster fire, many beleaguered investors are looking to stock market trends to watch in 2023. Given the cyclical nature of the capital markets, several folks hold out hope that the new year can bring good tidings. While that certainly might happen for specific sectors, it’s best to prepare for a…

With the benchmark equities index recently falling to around 20% below parity, investors have begun earnestly researching topics related to a stock market outlook for 2023. To be sure, publicly broadcasting predictions can either make one look like a genius or a complete clown. In this business, I’ve had experiences with both. Nevertheless, I’m going…

A year ago, the outlook was unclear for some of the hottest defense stocks. The U.S. had just pulled its troops out of Afghanistan, and analysts were pointing to a potential period of isolationism. It appeared major powers such as the U.S. might turn their focus inward for a while and withdraw from the global…

One reason to consider stocks for investors over 30, is that age begins the transition toward a more risk-off portfolio aimed at retirement. The ultimate objective is to consistently beat index returns and create long-term wealth. Warren Buffett has been famously quoted saying that the “best holding period is forever.” Another secret to wealth creation in…

2022 was a tough one for tech stocks. Most were walloped with higher interest rates, fears of aggressive rate hikes, geopolitical issues, economic concerns, and fed-up consumers. It chased even the sanest investors from the market. While it’s impossible to find a risk-free investment, some are safer than others – especially if they’re leaders in…

Large-cap stocks are always great to have in a portfolio. These companies are some of the biggest and best-known stocks in the market. That makes finding the best large-cap stocks a worthy exercise. Of course, in this market, it can be a challenge to identify the best large-cap stocks. With the Dow Jones Industrial Average…

There’s no denying that one of the most influential names in the financial world is Elon Musk. The Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) founder and CEO has almost singlehandedly forced automakers across the globe to shift their focus to electric vehicles. His tweets have proven even more powerful, sending cryptos such as Dogecoin (CCC:DOGE-USD) up or down with…

When the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics posted October 2021 inflation climbing to 6.2%, markets fell slightly and quickly shook off the bad news. Stock markets are not a good indicator of the pressure inflation will have on goods that are demand elastic. Investors need to avoid companies that do not have a resilient brand…

Rocket Lab (NASDAQ:RKLB) is a small business in the space services business. But RKLB stock makes it seem like a big company. Source: Andrzej Puchta / Shutterstock.com Rocket Lab said it had $5.3 million in revenue during the third quarter. Its backlog stood at $183 million at the end of September, and the company expects…

Today’s look at three stocks to buy focuses on the race to develop hypersonic missiles that can travel at ultra-fast speeds of between Mach 5 and 10, or five to 10 times faster than the speed of sound. Currently, America trails rivals Russia and China in the development of hypersonic weapons. However, Congress and the…

Heading into the earnings season for the third quarter, you’d be forgiven for having an ominous feeling about the incoming proceedings. While there were plenty of stocks worth buying early in this year due to game-changing narratives such as the novel coronavirus vaccine rollout, they’re old news now. Now, the markets are forward looking. Moreover,…

Stocks again pushed higher, led by Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). However, as the latter wavered, so did the former. So now, let’s look at a few top stock trades going into mid-week. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: DraftKings (DKNG) DraftKings (NASDAQ:DKNG) popped 10% at one point on Tuesday on news that it wouldn’t pursue a…

The allure of dividend stocks should be increasing right now. The Fed has signaled that it will soon begin tapering the market stimulus it provided during the pandemic. Following the news in late September, there hasn’t been any immediate shock. In general, broader markets including the S&P 500 index traded down after Labor Day. But…

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