With the shifting of market fortunes over the past year, we’ve seen a major rotation. Growth stocks are out. Meanwhile, investors have gravitated to value and dividend stocks. That’s an entirely logical reaction, as these sorts of stocks tend to hold up better during bear markets and recessions. However, the rush of money into these…

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…

Investors who want to build a portfolio’s value over time will seek quality companies. Those stocks to buy have thriving businesses with proven returns on their investments. They are not speculations that report incredible revenue growth but lose more money as they get bigger. Stable companies have a positive cash flow. They either retain their…

In times of uncertainty, dividend-paying stocks can bring stability to investors’ portfolios. Of course, a dividend yield alone isn’t enough. The underlying business has to be solid and performing well for the company’s share price to have a chance of holding up. Further, with the dramatic increase in yields over the last 12 months, dividend…

In 2023, stock market uncertainties will worsen, rewarding investors who seek cheap dividend stocks. The bigger their discount to their fair value, the more margin of safety the company offers. Companies that pay dividends prioritize cash flow first. Management will allocate cash flow to shareholders, rewarding them with a high dividend yield. Finding cheap dividend…

The stock market is on a long-term downtrend as interest rates rise and inflation remains high despite a slight cool-off. Many retirement portfolios that invest in indexes such as S&P500 are down at least 17% year-to-date. That is even more awful when you add inflation to the equation. Of course, no stock is immune to…

The markets were undecided on Wednesday after a few earnings reports and the Fed’s FOMC announcement. However, the bulls spoke up loud and clear on Thursday, driving equity prices higher. With that in mind, let’s look at a few top stock trades for Friday. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: Ethereum (ETH-USD) We had…

The Nasdaq 100 Index has more than doubled from its pandemic lows in the past year. It includes the top 100 non-financial companies listed on the Nasdaq exchange with the largest market capitalization. With such a strong performance, Nasdaq 100 stocks can be a powerful addition to a portfolio. A large number of investors are…

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…

Investing in companies with competitive advantages and sustainable dividend payouts is one of the best ways to generate long-term wealth creation. So, what’s a great place to start when looking for high-quality dividend growth stocks? To me, you can’t go wrong with the Dividend Aristocrats, an exclusive group of 65 stocks that have at least…

Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) and GameStop (NYSE:GME) are two of the most popular meme stocks of 2021. Barron’s published an article on June 7 suggesting BBBY stock was one of the more popular memes.  Source: Shutterstock Flash forward 8 days and the home furnishings retailer doesn’t even make WallStreetBets top 10-list of most-discussed stocks.…

The economic numbers keep rolling in and they continue to look good. Jobless claims are falling. Hiring demand is rising. There’s money in the system. It’s all very attractive. But that’s what we’re seeing right now. The market isn’t really interested in right now. It’s looking at right now and making predictions on six months…