High-yielding dividend stocks have been some of the safest investments of 2022. In fact, “The recent outperformance of dividend stocks is contrary to the traditional wisdom that they tend to lag the overall market in a rising-rate environment. This theory’s adherents think rate hikes make newly issued fixed-income products more attractive and reduce the appeal…

Online real estate platform Zillow (NASDAQ:ZM) recently shook up the industry when it announced its departure from the iBuying business. Sizeable losses had built up in its home-flipping business, so the company shut it down. However, Zillow’s other business segments, such as mortgages and media, haven’t made much money either. Nevertheless, the Zillow debacle shouldn’t deter…

The real estate sector has gained roughly 31% year-to-date (YTD), beating the 25%-plus return for the S&P 500 index by a wide margin. Investors are now debating whether real estate investment trusts (REITs) can continue outperforming other investments for the remainder of 2021. While the 10-year Treasury note hovers around 1.5 and the S&P 500…