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7 Smart Ways To Buy Cheap Stocks With Confidence

Before the pandemic, many financial analysts fretted that younger Americans were not investing in the markets to the rate that prior generations did at the same age bracket. A major reason why is that many millennials came of age during a period of tumult and economic recession. That lingering memory had prevented young folks from […]

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Coca-Cola’s Earnings Take a Historic Hit From Decreased Consumer Interactions

Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) investors are used to outperforming the market during recessions, but so far that situation has been flipped in 2020. The beverage giant is trailing the S&P 500 this year and is lagging rivals like PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP). On Tuesday, Coke’s fiscal second-quarter results helped illustrate why investors should brace for a more challenging road ahead for its business while […]

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Energy Transfer Has the Legs to Beat the Sell-Off

Energy Transfer (NYSE:ET) shares have recovered somewhat in the last month, but are still down about 16% year-to-date. As is the case with most energy stocks, investors balked at the sight of any oil and gas company due to the novel coronavirus. That led to a substantial dip in ET stock prices. However, energy stocks […]

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3 Top Stocks With High Dividend Yields

The idea behind buying these three stocks is the same. They all have dividend yields above 3% and the potential to grow earnings significantly in the future. The downside should be protected by the dividend while the upside comes from releasing the value inherent in each company. Let’s take a look at why 3M (NYSE: MMM), Watsco (NYSE: WSO), and Eaton (NYSE: […]

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My 5-Year Plan For Picking Dividend Doublers

The blue-chip corporations that make up the Dividend Aristocrats are a tribute to the power of dividends. They have raised their payouts for 25 straight years or more and, most importantly, made many of their investors quite wealthy in the process. Unfortunately for us, everyone already knows these firms are great. And as a result, their stocks […]

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As Tesla Surges, Let’s Explore the Difference Between Companies and Stocks

It seems like just about every other week Elon Musk and his company, Tesla Motors, are in the news for one reason or another.  In fact, the company’s stock has seen a huge surge in price to begin 2020.  After Monday’s close (February 10th, 2020), Tesla’s stock is now up 84.44% year-to-date.  Since Tesla’s initial public […]

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Here’s How to Hedge Coronavirus and Other Dangers to Your Stock Portfolio

Investors worried about how badly coronavirus will hurt stocks might consider hedging their portfolio. And hedging like a pro trader these days can be as easy as buying an exchange- traded fund.ProShares, for instance, offers “geared” ETFs. In this context, that means leverage. Financial leverage magnifies the ETF’s assets under management with complicated financial products, […]

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Buy These 4 Stocks for Solid Earnings Acceleration

Earnings growth interests almost everyone, from the top brass to research analysts. After all, earnings are a measure of the money a company is generating. Notably, earnings are essentially revenues that the company generates after deducting the cost of production over a given period of time.Nonetheless, earnings acceleration works even better when it comes to […]

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LabCorp Hits New 52-Week High: What’s Driving the Stock?

Shares of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings LH or LabCorp reached a new 52-week high of $179.35 on Jan 13, closing the session marginally lower at $179.22. The stock has rallied 9.1% since its third-quarter earnings announcement on Oct 24.The company witnessed strong third-quarter results, backed by the focus on high-growth priorities — including expansion […]

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2019 Was Warren Buffett’s Worst Year In A Decade

Warren Buffett’s bets missed the broader record bull market in 2019 by a long shot.Berkshire Hathaway, the company led by the famed value investor, ended 2019 in the green but still fell short of an important measure of success for the company’s shares.In 2019, shares of Berkshire Hathaway ended the year up 11%, while the […]

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