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Analysts: 2 Big 8% Dividend Stocks to Buy (And 1 to Sell)

Not all dividend stocks are created equal. The average dividend yield among S&P companies is only 2%, not much higher than a Treasury bond. Years of low-interest policy from the Fed has worked to push return rates down across the board, and dividend yields – on average – have simply lagged slightly.Of course, that’s an […]

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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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White House Considering Tax Incentive For More Americans To Buy Stocks, Sources Say

As part of a forthcoming package of proposed tax cuts, the White House is considering ways to incentivize U.S. households to invest in the stock market, according to four senior administration officials familiar with the discussions. The proposal, one of many new tax cuts under consideration, would see a portion of household income treated as tax-free […]

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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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2 Hot E-commerce Stocks to Put in Your Shopping Cart

Online. Shopping. Put the two words together and you probably spell out many people’s most enjoyable pastime. The phenomenon is not consigned to one country, age group, or gender but is a global activity accessible to anyone with a connected device.According to Statista, e-commerce is growing at an exceptional rate and by next year, global […]

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These Are The Four Biggest Misconceptions About Investing In ETFs, Says Behavioral Finance Pro

It’s not easy to keep your emotions out of investing.Those that follow Wall Street’s daily moves may often hear stock market commentators use terms like “weak hands” and “shaken out” to refer to investors who can’t bear the pain of sell-offs or times of higher-than-usual volatility.Those buyers aren’t exactly few in number. The group, made […]

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Why Did People Buy Stocks In The 1920s?

The Roaring 1920s were great, and it would be our good fortune to reprise them in this decade of the 2020s. All this about the “excesses” of the 1920s causing the Great Depression of the 1930s—how silly it is. In short order, beginning in 1930, we had the Smoot-Hawley Tariff, an income-tax increase led by […]

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3 Stocks to Buy That Will Hit New All-Time Highs in 2020

U.S. stocks had reached all-time highs before a selloff on Friday. But somewhat surprisingly, many stocks in the market still trade below past peaks.Indeed, entire sectors like energy and retail have missed out on the bull market of the past few years. Some financial stocks — most notably Citigroup (NYSE:C) — still haven’t returned to […]

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Weapons Makers See Stocks Surge as Trump Moves Closer to War With Iran

Almost immediately after the United States assassinated Iranian General Qassim Suleimani in a drone strike Thursday night, major American weapons manufacturers and defense contractors—from Northrop Grumman to Lockheed Martin to Raytheon—saw their stocks surge as investors sensed the growing likelihood of another costly and deadly war in the Middle East.As the Los Angeles Times reported, […]

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