There are many reasons to be upbeat about dividend stocks right now. The Federal Reserve appears to be ready to slow down the pace of its interest rate hikes. Still, the economy is not growing very much, if at all. Inflation remains a problem as well. Accordingly, many investors may be looking for the best,…

Preferred stock ETFs that get increased attention when volatility and doldrums make headlines in equity markets, and so far September has been a down and choppy month. For instance, the , the  and the  are down around 2.9%, 3.6% and 1.6%, respectively. As a result, investors looking for steady passive income are putting preferred stock ETFs…

Bank stocks have done well during the pandemic. As of writing, almost all the banks have reported second quarter earnings. And the news continues to be good. Banks are reporting strong revenue and earnings as consumers unleash some of their pent-up demand. And for the last 18 months, the banks have had a friend in…

After posting strong earnings results for the second quarter, investors “sold the news” with bank stocks. Fearful of these results being the product of a booming financial economy on the wane, it makes sense why the market decided to take profit with this sector, which has rallied tremendously since the start of the Covid-19 vaccine…