Commodity stocks help diversify long-term investment portfolios. The range of commodities to consider varies from energy sources (such as oil, natural gas, and coal) to metals (including precious, rare and industrial) and agricultural produce (such as corn, coffee or wheat). Therefore, for retail investors, it can feel overwhelming to choose shares of businesses that focus…

Dividend stocks appeal to passive-income seekers. Broader markets have also seen record highs in recent days. Yet, investors still have opportunities for buying robust dividend names for less than where they were trading several weeks ago. Of course, even businesses with significant catalysts come under stress every now and then. However, leading companies with good…

Inflation fears are one of the largest driving forces of the stock market right now. Consumers, politicians and analysts alike are all torn on the scope of inflation and how severely its impact will be felt. While some are brushing these fears off, many others are gearing up for things to get worse before they…