As a general rule of thumb, inflationary cycles often drive the bullish case for high-yield dividend stocks to buy. After all, if the Federal Reserve weakens the currency through dovish monetary policies, the return on government-issued bonds diminishes. However, the central bank currently commits to a hawkish strategy, leading to higher yields on bonds. Despite…

With global recession fears rising, investors naturally find themselves scrambling for boring, dependable ideas but sin stocks may offer a potentially superior (and more exciting) alternative. To be fair, these ideas may challenge your sensibilities. Please do not mistake these companies as environmental, social and governance (ESG) trades. However, during hard times, few fundamental catalysts…

Environmental, social, governance (ESG) investing has been a major theme in recent years, as some investors seek exposure to stocks that are actively working on their environmental and social footprint. But it can make sense to look in the opposite direction, too. So-called sin stocks have often provided attractive returns. Sin stocks are a group…

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…

Seasoned income investors know that the secret to good dividend stocks isn’t always about the size of the yield, it’s about the consistency. Income investing isn’t a short-term game. It’s a long-term strategy, so you need quality stocks that can deliver dependable income in good times and bad. Newcomers in income or total return investing…

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…

June 28, 2021 will go down as a milestone in stock market history. Source: Shutterstock The stock market experienced a massive transformation on that day – and most investors didn’t even notice. On that day, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) topped $1 trillion in market value. It was the fifth U.S. technology company to reach that level, following Apple…

After setting record highs on Friday, the major indices cooled off to start the week. It seems the ongoing infrastructure debates in Washington and renewed Covid-19 fears just have everyone on edge. So with that in mind, what did the stock market do today? Source: Shutterstock The S&P 500 closed down 0.09% The Dow Jones…

Today, investors in Healthier Choices (OTCMKTS:HCMC) are seeing impressive gains of nearly 30% at the time of writing. The move comes amid a rather flat day for overall markets. Accordingly, penny stock investors seem to have found something they like about HCMC stock. Indeed, today’s move in HCMC stock has turned this penny stock from a “triple…

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…

There’s currently little to suggest that the economy is in any immediate danger of tanking. Well, to be more accurate there are mixed signals in relation to a U.S. economic rebound. Back in June, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released data indicating that GDP growth reached 6.4% in the first quarter. That was almost…

After a tough couple of days in the market, the bulls came back with some fight on Tuesday. Each major index gained more than 1.5%, while the Russell 2000 jumped more than 3% on the day. That said, let’s look at a few top stock trades. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: Ethereum (ETH-USD)…

The Dow Jones Industrial Average — the 30 blue-chip stocks at the heart of the U.S. economy — spent most of last week down. Much of that was traders jockeying with positions to see what the Federal Reserve was going to do about inflation. Now that the decision is made — the Fed has bumped…