Stocks | January 31

The past few months have been nightmarish for some of the biggest consumer names on Wall Street, and that sure has affected your portfolio. For instance, food company Conagra Brands, Inc. saw its shares plummet nearly 40% in the last three

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Stocks | January 31

Apple’s shareholders are still suffering, and its suppliers aren’t faring much better.The iPhone maker’s latest earnings lifted the stock about 5.5% on Wednesday, but it is still 30% below its 52-week high. An index of 50-plus Apple suppliers Barron’s tracks is

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Stocks | January 31

Who knows what 2019 will bring? It’s very possible the market will take another wild turn. And if so it’s best to be prepared. Consumer stocks are a terrific way to diversify your portfolio.But not all the consumer staple stocks are

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Investing, Stocks | January 31

Are you nervous yet?I mean, did you finally figure out how to tame the market?Were you part of investors who lost money in 2018, or were you part of those who "sold right on time?"Or maybe you are like me and

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Stocks | January 30

U.S. equities are under mixed pressure on Tuesday as disappointing earnings results, fears over the success of U.S.-China trade talks and the start of border wall talks between President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dampen enthusiasm for tech stocks.The Nasdaq

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Investing, Stocks | January 30

IntroductionAs I explained in my portfolio update 63, I'm now focused on paying down margin and thus won't be making changes to my real money portfolio for the foreseeable future. In fact, I've now realized the wisdom of Buffett's warning against

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Investing, Stocks | January 30

IntroductionI really enjoy this comparison because it provides, in my opinion, great insights into the age old question: how should a company's management return shareholder capital? For new investors and for seasoned investors alike, the answer is pretty much never cut

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Stocks | January 30

Despite a solid last quarter, AT&T's (T) stock continues to be stuck at rock-bottom levels. I consider this to be an outstanding entry point for what's been one of the best dividend stocks over the past 25 years. AT&T's dividend yield

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Stocks | January 29

The Fed TimelineI have written a number of articles during the fall that the Fed will have to pause and reverse much sooner than the market has expected. So, let's look at what has been communicated before.On the 3rd of October 2018

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Investing, Stocks | January 29

We might be overdoing it a bit writing yet another article on Inseego (INSG), which is the top-performing stock in our SHU portfolio (we bought it for $1.52 16 months ago).But we think we can be forgiven because the shares still

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