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…

A key to successful retirement planning or wealth building is to start early. One critical component of investing is to secure stable cash flows. This is likely through fixed income, rental income, or investment in dividend stocks. With the markets continuing to face macroeconomic headwinds, it’s a good time to look at some dividend stocks…

Source: Jeff Whyte / Shutterstock.com Chevron (NYSE:CVX) stock is on the rise Thursday following a new share buyback program and dividend for investors. That new share buyback program has a total value of $75 billion and will go into effect on April 1, 2023. This has it replacing the prior $25 million program, which will…

In any market condition, it’s important to hold dividend stocks in one’s portfolio. These stocks provide regular cash inflow and, if valuations are attractive, meaningful capital gains. With market conditions remaining relatively bearish, some of the best dividend stocks trade at attractive valuations. These stocks can potentially deliver robust total returns. I also want to…

I always trust the idea of buying and holding quality stocks for the long term. However, with geopolitical, macroeconomic, and technological changes, a part of the portfolio needs to be dynamic. At the same time, there are stocks to buy and hold forever. These stocks represent companies that have a strong balance sheet and robust…

With many stocks discounted after a rough outing in 2022, market participants may want to concentrate on compelling blue-chip stocks to buy. The reason? Established players typically enjoy a long track record of success. Ahead of an ambiguous ecosystem (at best), large capitalization firms provide a measure of confidence. In addition, it’s much easier to…

Although the new year typically brings feelings of optimism, it’s probably time for investors to consider stocks to buy ahead of a potentially slow 2023. Not to be a downer but circumstances don’t appear particularly compelling for the bulls. At the top, global recession fears rise as multiple countries struggle with inflation and coronavirus-fueled disruptions.…

If you are looking for passive income, it is time to dig into best dividend stocks that have a solid record of never disappointing investors.  This hasn’t been a great year for the stock market. Right from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to the inflation crisis, stocks have rallied as the year ended in the hope…

The top dividend stock picks for 2023 are surefire ways for investors to protect themselves against several current issues. Their dividends provide extra returns for portfolios that have been battered in a very difficult 2022. Further, they provide income that can be used to offset the effects of stubbornly-high inflation that continues to eat into…

One reason to consider stocks for investors over 30, is that age begins the transition toward a more risk-off portfolio aimed at retirement. The ultimate objective is to consistently beat index returns and create long-term wealth. Warren Buffett has been famously quoted saying that the “best holding period is forever.” Another secret to wealth creation in…

The coronavirus pandemic combined with the rise of stock trading apps led to a sharp increase in the number of retail traders. Much has been written about these new investors — many of whom are younger than your typical investor — the types of investments they are interested in, and their risk tolerance. If you’re…

The world has rediscovered its interest in the best Warren Buffett stocks in 2022. For the past few years, upstart technology companies were consistently the market’s largest gainers. Warren Buffett and his stock-holding company, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B), may have seemed a little old-fashioned. However, the Oracle of Omaha has had the last laugh. His portfolio…

If we look at stocks to buy for the long term, the energy sector is likely to remain an important focal point for investors. A report by International Energy Agency indicates that the world is facing its first “truly global energy crisis.” Geopolitical factors remain the key reason for this situation. The European Union embargo…

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…

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down around 6.2% year to date. Of the 30 stocks in the index, 14 are down at least 10% for the year. That should make it relatively easy to find undervalued Dow stocks to buy. However, the index has made gains in recent weeks, rising more than 8.4% in…

When Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B) posted operating earnings growth of 20%, this reaffirmed how well Warren Buffett and its team manage the conglomerate. The company benefited from impressive net income from its insurance investment, as sell as surging profits from its utility and energy holdings. With these strong operating earnings, Berkshire has been able to improve…

As inflation and spiraling interest rate hikes continue to dominate the discussions of most investors, the stock market continues to see bearish momentum build. Many investors are growing increasingly apprehensive about what next year may hold. Accordingly, many are choosing to add exposure to high-yielding dividend stocks over growth stocks, as uncertainty reigns supreme. This…

Mutual funds offer a lot of advantages to investors, particularly for retail investors who may have limited time, a low appetite for risk and only a passing knowledge of how the stock market works. People wanting to put away their hard-earned money for retirement often choose these investment vehicles because they provide exposure to a…