There’s a tremendous amount of disagreement in the markets right now with respect to where the economy could be headed from here. Concerns related to inflation, overvaluation, and an eventual end to the existing accommodative monetary and fiscal stimulus measures have some investors considering taking the foot off the gas. Or, they’re looking at defensive…

Investors who seek a quick path to wealth will often fail. Speculators risk reacting too emotionally if a stock drops while they watch its movements like a hawk. Conversely, investors who search for stocks to buy and hold for the very long term will have more patience. Taking the time to research a company’s prospects…

While dividend yields have partially declined of late due to rallying stock prices, it’s still possible to find attractive high-yield retirement stocks on Wall Street. These businesses typically generate stable cash flow, boast strong balance sheets, and have reasonable dividend payout ratios. As a result, these companies have the financial resilience to grow their businesses…

Income investors are facing negative real returns as inflation rates soar. Not only is wage growth falling behind inflation, but cash savings are earning almost nothing in bank accounts. Investors who waited years for interest rates to rise and pay a better return now cannot wait. However, those who found high-yield stock gems have earned…

With inflation running hot, and expected to get worse before it gets better, how should you position your portfolio in response? This is a question that’s top of mind among many investors right now. The answer? Moving into safe stocks may be a smart move. Sure, barring the volatility we saw in the market a…

Today, a wide range of vape stocks are seeing buying pressure. Altria (NYSE:MO), British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI) and Turning Point Brands (NYSE:TPB) were all up approximately 2% at the time of writing. For cigarette and vape stocks such as these, this is a rather large move. Source: Shutterstock This price action is certainly welcome for those invested…

On average, the last quarter of the year has been the best for the markets since 1928. Of course, a probable tapering by the Federal Reserve could cause some jitters. But as the economy recovers, the markets will likely remain in an uptrend. Still, I would be cautiously optimistic. It makes sense to book profits…

Today, tobacco stocks are in focus for investors. Indeed, the regulatory environment around tobacco products has been heating up of late. For Altria (NYSE:MO) and British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI), this has translated into some rather large declines today. Source: Shutterstock Both stocks are down between 4% and 7% at the time of writing. For investors in tobacco…

Recent volatility has hit growth stocks hard. But many deep value stocks have also experienced a pullback over the past few weeks. Factors like the Evergrande (OTCMKTS:EGRNF) crisis, the U.S. Federal Reserve’s tapering plans, Covid-19’s delta variant and possible corporate tax increases have convinced investors to tread carefully with cheap yet risky plays. For some, these latest…

As the U.S. Federal Reserve remains careful to not rock the boat with regards to reversing its aggressive monetary policy, it remains a low-interest rate environment. In turn, dividend stocks in general continue to remain at high prices, after being bid up by investors on the hunt for yield. For instance, the ProShares S&P 500…

Vaping stocks are doing stock hot on Thursday as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prepares to weigh in on e-cigarettes. Source: Shutterstock The FDA is set to determine if e-cigarettes will continue to be allowed in the U.S. However, its decision could be delayed. That could cause several vaping stocks to fall as…

Like a nagging itch on the crook of your back that prevents you from getting a restful night’s sleep, the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to remind us of how awful it is with every new mutation. Currently, the delta variant is at the top of the order, resulting in a massive resurgence of cases. Potentially,…

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…

When it comes to dividend stocks, income investors would do well to determine the best sectors to buy from. Certain sectors lend themselves to longevity, stable earnings and strong fundamentals. One such sector is tobacco stocks, which collectively offer investors many of the attributes that make for great dividend stocks. One of those attributes is…

Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) CEO Irwin Simon was recently interviewed by Yahoo Finance about the future of the cannabis industry. He suggested the Tilray shareholder base is bound to change over the next 18 to 24 months. That’s excellent news if you own TLRY stock.  Source: Shutterstock For anyone who’s followed the cannabis industry since before Canada…

After bottoming in March, 30-year Treasury bond prices have started climbing again. Despite threats of interest rate hikes as early as 2023 and inflation, markets are supporting higher government debt prices. A number of Wall Street analysts are forecasting a rebound in 10-year yields to 1.8% by the end of the year, from the 1.285%…

For now, the Federal Reserve is still calling it “transitory.” But if the high rates of inflation we’ve seen again this month continue into the fall, the central bank may have to change its tune when it comes to its monetary policy. This could mean sooner-than-expected interest rate hikes. In turn, that would be bad…

More and more economists are warning that high inflation is here to stay for the next few years. Because of that, investors are becoming increasingly focused on using stocks to create an inflow of cash that earns them reliable income. To that end, dividend stocks offer folks returns through capital gains along with extra cash…

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