New Year 2023 will see a continued tightening of monetary policy as the Federal Reserve attempts to rein in sky-high inflation. Following the 50 basis point rate hike in Dec., there are expectations that Feb. and March will see 25 basis point rate hikes, respectively. That will bring target rates near 5% which is where…

As the old saying goes, it’s just as important to know what stocks to sell (or not buy) as it is to know what to buy. And many would say it’s more important to know what to avoid or get rid of, because it can cost you even more than holding a non-performer. The stocks…

When it comes to selecting dividend stocks to buy, investors can take their pick: high yield stocks, blue chip stocks with safe payouts, stocks with high dividend growth rates, value stocks; the list goes on. But selecting undervalued dividend stocks is particularly advantageous for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that…

We are halfway through the week and the stock market is not slowing down! In fact, continued excitement over large-scale infrastructure spending helped to lift equities once again on Wednesday. So besides dreaming about roads and bridges, what did the stock market do today? Source: Shutterstock The S&P 500 closed up 0.25% The Dow Jones…

There’s a lot of good news out there. But there’s also a lot of unknowns that keep buffeting that optimism. The other X-factor in all this is how the market is going to take any of the new information that gets released. Will an expanding economy be a bullish sign and move the market up?…