As inflation and spiraling interest rate hikes continue to dominate the discussions of most investors, the stock market continues to see bearish momentum build. Many investors are growing increasingly apprehensive about what next year may hold. Accordingly, many are choosing to add exposure to high-yielding dividend stocks over growth stocks, as uncertainty reigns supreme. This…

Mutual funds offer a lot of advantages to investors, particularly for retail investors who may have limited time, a low appetite for risk and only a passing knowledge of how the stock market works. People wanting to put away their hard-earned money for retirement often choose these investment vehicles because they provide exposure to a…

Value stocks have seen a resurgence in demand during 2022. Rising interest rates increase borrowing costs, making speculative behavior less appealing. As a result, investors have fled from the speculative growth stocks that were so popular when rates were near zero. While some of that money is sitting on the sidelines, a good deal rotated…

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A recent report in the Wall Street Journal explained the opportunity in oil stocks succinctly. It begins by noting that Big Oil is generating massive cash flows on high oil prices. Those massive cash flows are leading to record revenues.  That news in and of itself bodes well for oil stocks. Record revenues should push…

You’ve heard the saying that something could be too good to be true. On Wall Street that is an important concept, especially when it comes to dividends. Under normal circumstances, when a stock offers 8% in dividends I get leery. Today we will consider if there is a red flag with AT&T (NYSE:T) stock for…

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…

The Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) platform is certainly an interesting one for those looking to invest in the stock market. It certainly burst onto the scene early in the pandemic with commission free trading. That feature made it very attractive to retail investors, leading to impressive growth for Robinhood stocks. The Robinhood platform has been around for…

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…

The allure of dividend stocks should be increasing right now. The Fed has signaled that it will soon begin tapering the market stimulus it provided during the pandemic. Following the news in late September, there hasn’t been any immediate shock. In general, broader markets including the S&P 500 index traded down after Labor Day. But…

Now trading at lows, some small-cap stocks have seen setbacks and disappointed investors lately. But being in the bargain bin also means opportunity. Investors can now bet that a handful of these small caps are facing temporary challenges. And as their fortunes reverse? Their share prices will be due to recover, too. Of course, investors…

This has been a year of environmental catastrophes. Over the weekend, we learned that this trend isn’t over yet as a major oil spill off of the Orange County coast resulted in significant damage to the Southern California coastline. According to the Wall Street Journal, an estimated 126,000 gallons were spilled between Newport Beach and Huntington Beach,…

Over the nearly two-year trailing period, both the U.S. and the rest of the world have suffered radical changes — so much so that some of the adjustments could be permanent. That specter has put plenty of pressure on investors. But easily one of the most perplexing opportunities right now is in oil stocks. Although…

Are you a dividend investor? What if I told you there was a way to double, or even triple your income without incurring much risk? In this article, I’ll introduce you to five covered call trade ideas on quality companies – dividend aristocrats that will do just that. I’ve organized the trade ideas from the smallest…

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…

Last year, a paradigm shift occurred — and I’m not just talking about the novel coronavirus. Certainly, the global health crisis initially devastated economies the world over, and we’re still working through the rubble. But amid the mess, a new wave of investors jumped onto trading platforms like Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD), driving up broader market sentiment.…