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…

Source: shutterstock.com/Ralf Liebhold Shares of Buzzfeed (NASDAQ:BZFD) stock have been cleared for takeoff. Earlier this week, the media and entertainment company announced that it would begin using OpenAI’s publicly available application programming interface (API) to assist with creating content, such as interactive quizzes. CEO Jonah Peretti said the following about the news: “In 2023, you’ll…

The term “big winners” rarely comes to mind when discussing telecom stocks. That’s because of their weak, long-term performance compared to growth, real estate, and retail stocks. However, the downturn of late 2021 and 2022 has turned most telecom stocks into massive value plays. And value plays are precisely what investors are looking for in…

The start of the year is a good time to add to your existing portfolio or start new positions. An excellent source to look for ideas is among the Dogs of the Dow. These stocks are the highest-yielding ones in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) at the end of the preceding year. The strategy…

There are many reasons why investors may want to look at dividend stocks to buy in this market. Earning passive income is great in good times and in bad. That’s because in difficult times like this, the downside many investors would otherwise see via valuation compression can be muted by the cash dividends paid by many…

As a general rule of thumb, inflationary cycles often drive the bullish case for high-yield dividend stocks to buy. After all, if the Federal Reserve weakens the currency through dovish monetary policies, the return on government-issued bonds diminishes. However, the central bank currently commits to a hawkish strategy, leading to higher yields on bonds. Despite…

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…

Cash is king. Cash lets companies grow through hard times, which is vital in technology. What investors forgot in 2022 is that tech has always been a boom-and-bust business. If you’re making computer chips or building clouds, you have enormous capital needs. You must invest through the business cycle. Cash is how you do it. So,…

The internet is moving to the blockchain, there’s no doubt about it. Investors have seen the impact of putting the power of decentralized currency in the hands of the people; many have seen massive gains from staking their assets in DeFi protocols, and nations have been racing just to catch up and get their clutches…

Telecom and media conglomerate AT&T (NYSE:T) has failed to convince investors with its recent earnings metrics. T stock has just hit a 52-week low of $23.96 — a level that is also the lowest in the past decade. Source: Roman Tiraspolsky / Shutterstock.com In late 2011, T stock was trading between $28 and $30. In…

When it comes to protecting to the downside, something not everyone considers when in the midst of a bull market, investors in dividend stocks need to be aware of the volatility of their stocks. Owning too many high-risk positions can create a scenario where your portfolio loses more than the S&P 500 index. To help…

There’s no denying that earnings announcements in October typically mean increased choppiness in equities. But on the other hand, the stock market tends to stage a new leg up in fall and winter months. Soaring consumer spending during the holiday season, including Halloween, Black Friday and Christmas, bring cheer to many stocks to buy. Despite…

The bulls aren’t slowing down. While October is known for its scary moves to the downside, it’s also a month that tends to see the fourth-quarter low before a year-end rally. Are we entering that period now? Perhaps. With all of that in mind, let’s look at some top stock trades now. Top Stock Trades…

While investors work through their nervousness this week, there are plenty of stocks to buy. The reasons for doing so range from finding fixed income to overzealous bearishness creating value. The fact is that the S&P 500 chart suggests that the buyers are still in charge. Until this changes, there is no need to short…

After a brief pop higher, stocks slid modestly on Monday as investors gear up for the FOMC announcement on Wednesday, along with the start of earnings season. With all of that in mind, let’s look at a few top stock trades. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: SoFi Technologies (SOFI) What a move we’re…

There’s plenty of talk about 5G technology these days, but some industry giants are already moving ahead to 6G. A recent virtual event has investors casting an eye toward what the future of telecommunications may hold for 6G stocks after the CTO of AT&T (NYSE:T) laid out a vision for what the future may look…

Warren Buffett has transformed his equity portfolio in the last few years. The “Oracle of Omaha” is known for holding stocks for a lengthy period of time. However, for several quarters now, he has trimmed holdings of so-called “Buffett stocks” to shed non-performers while also picking up a reputation for investing in growth plays. Kraft…

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