There are many reasons to be upbeat about dividend stocks right now. The Federal Reserve appears to be ready to slow down the pace of its interest rate hikes. Still, the economy is not growing very much, if at all. Inflation remains a problem as well. Accordingly, many investors may be looking for the best,…

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…

At the immediate onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic, I’m sure almost everyone had the same initial gut reaction: the economy was about to enter a recession. Generally speaking, it’s difficult for a nation to avoid significant fiscal damage when commercial activity slows to a crawl. However, the U.S. has been blessed, thanks in large…

Tired of meme stocks? 2021 has seen a flood of stocks that have made huge gains — and often fallen back to Earth just as quickly — thanks to Reddit and retail investors. The best dividend stocks offer an alternative to meme stocks. They may not hold the promise of rapid gains, but companies that…

While growth names typically get all the headlines, every investor should consider cash flow. Certainly, you don’t want to be trading hours for income all your life, which means you need a portfolio of companies that will pay you — whether their underlying securities perform well or not. Therefore, dividend stocks have permanent relevance. But…

Thanks to the historical surge of “meme stocks” and an impressive rise in the major indices, it has become increasingly challenging these days to find reliable yet cheap value stocks in the market. With the S&P 500 near all-time highs and up significantly from 2020 lows, it may seem like there are no bargains left.…

In most cases, taking longshot bets in the market don’t pan out. However, for those brave contrarians that bought publicly traded securities during the initial onslaught of the novel coronavirus pandemic, they managed to accrue incredible profitability. Many onlookers quickly followed with their own money, making the case for buying super-safe dividend stocks less appealing…

Income stocks are some of the go-to stocks to buy if you want to build a portfolio that pays now rather than later. Regular dividends give you an income stream that can be used to cover expenses. They also tend to represent both profitable and stable companies with low risk. That’s why income stocks are…