The global market is never entirely free of fear, uncertainty or doubt. And although the worst of the pandemic is arguably over, there is always another catalyst around the corner ready to take the market down. With that in mind, defensive stocks should be a strong contender for your portfolio. Investing in the stock market…

Over the past month, we’ve seen total chaos break out in Chinese stocks. The benchmark KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF (NYSEARCA:KWEB) has fallen as much as 50% from its recent highs. So far, at least, the selling hasn’t spread too badly into American stocks. However it’s a sharp reminder that corrections can happen quickly in…

Growth has clearly been the winning investment strategy over the past decade. Buying shares of well-managed businesses in industries with above-average growth has proven capable of superior portfolio performance. Therefore today, we’ll discuss seven growth stocks that could be appropriate for a range of InvestorPlace.com readers. Most growth stock have high valuation metrics, such above…