U.S. stocks rallied on the back of a weaker-than-expected inflation report in October. With prices finally starting to stabilize, some of the country’s top Wall Street firms are optimistic that the worst is over. However, not everyone holds that opinion. While the market may be enjoying a brief respite from inflation fears, many believe there…

Some of the best investment opportunities can still be found in this market. There happen to be a number of top income stocks to buy for those looking to combat the beat down the overall indices have seen. Indeed, dividend stocks have still been some of the best performers of 2022. In fact, many such…

Online real estate platform Zillow (NASDAQ:ZM) recently shook up the industry when it announced its departure from the iBuying business. Sizeable losses had built up in its home-flipping business, so the company shut it down. However, Zillow’s other business segments, such as mortgages and media, haven’t made much money either. Nevertheless, the Zillow debacle shouldn’t deter…

Seasoned income investors know that the secret to good dividend stocks isn’t always about the size of the yield, it’s about the consistency. Income investing isn’t a short-term game. It’s a long-term strategy, so you need quality stocks that can deliver dependable income in good times and bad. Newcomers in income or total return investing…

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…

Alarming inflation rates rattled stock markets in the last month, including investors in dividend stocks. Previously steady performing assets are experiencing pockets of weakness, as risks are higher than before. For example, the financial sector has enjoyed a steady uptrend since November 2020. Markets thought that the absence of inflationary pressures would lift economic growth…

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are a popular investment for income-oriented investors. REIT stocks give investors exposure to the real estate market without having to deal with the maintenance and upkeep that is required of landlords. REIT stocks will never be listed among the high-flying growth stocks, but that’s not why investors choose them. The…

Income investors are always searching for high yields, which are hard to find with today’s historically low interest rates and record-high stock prices. But investors should not sacrifice dividend safety in favor of higher yields. This is why high-quality dividend stocks like the Dividend Aristocrats are so valuable. The Dividend Aristocrats are a select group…