The recent rally in equities may be prying some cash off the sidelines. But if you’re investing in pure growth stocks and avoiding dividend stocks altogether, I’d urge caution. No, I’m not talking about what the Federal Reserve will do with interest rates. I’m looking at corporate layoff announcements, the weak housing market, and inflation that may…

Finding the right long-term stocks to buy is an attractive option for investors looking to maximize their returns over time. They provide the opportunity to benefit from a company’s growth over a longer period, as opposed to short-term investments, which can be more volatile and unpredictable. The best long-term stocks to buy can be a great…

Despite the signs of an impending recession threatening to make investors queasy, measures can still be taken to protect one’s portfolio and minimize potential financial losses. One such investment is a real estate investment trust (or REIT), providing a much-needed income stream and acting as a cushion against the economic downturn. As we prepare for…

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…

Most companies that get love from Reddit don’t deserve it. However, 1847 Goedeker (NYSEAMERICAN:GOED) stock may be an exception. Source: Shutterstock The name refers to a New York private equity firm that took over a St. Louis retailer for $6.2 million in 2019. The play is to scale the business of selling big products like…

It’s pretty easy to continue to buy growth in this market. Third-quarter earnings for big tech companies are crushing it. The economy is climbing the wall of worry that supply chain issues are promising. So why buy dividend aristocrat stocks? Well, first of all, these aren’t just dividend stocks. You need to think of these…

Investors have so many different choices in the market today that it can be difficult to know which is the best route for one’s capital. However, we believe that the best path to compounding wealth — and securing financial freedom — is through prudent, long-term allocation to dividend stocks. Even still, the types of dividend…

This is no longer our grandparents’ or even parents’ stock market. High valuations have become the norm in an investing world dominated by retail traders. But when market volatility is high and economic uncertainty is on the rise, your best bet is to invest in mega-cap stocks. Why? Well, although there are no guarantees in…

Although American society appears to be firing on all cylinders following the devastation of the novel coronavirus pandemic, a recent report from Reuters revealed just how devastating the crisis was. On an annualized basis, the U.S. economy contracted 19.2% from its fourth-quarter 2019 peak. This stark data confirmed that the “Covid-19 recession was the worst…

Dividend investors often pay attention to stocks with the highest yields, and understandably so; the appeal of a big yield for income-focused investors is difficult to overlook. But over time, investors can often generate larger dividends by selecting quality blue chip stocks with high levels of dividend growth, rather than simply chasing the highest yield…

The housing market is on fire. Source: Shutterstock This past Tuesday, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index showed that U.S. home prices set another record in May, rising nearly 17% year-over-year. But you didn’t need me to rattle off that data point to prove to you that the housing market is red-hot right now.…

Warren Buffett is worth more than $100 billion. Believe it or not, that $100-billion-plus net worth didn’t come out of thin air. Rather, he earned this as one of the greatest investors of all time. As such, his widespread success and wisdom has influenced countless investors over the ages — myself included. But now it’s…

Today’s real estate market favors the seller as there are constraints on the number of homes going up for sale. Housing prices are increasing in many parts of the country due to limited supply. Consumers, most of whom received several rounds of government stimulus, are also attempting to maximize their selling price by making improvements…

Hurricane season is not for the faint of heart. It has far-reaching negative implications for the broader economy and the investment world. But there are companies out there that actually benefit from the season. So, it is not surprising that many people seek out the best stocks to buy to profit during this time. We…