Dividend Stocks

Despite the evidence that real estate investment trusts (REITs) actually do well during periods of tightening, the sector has been hit particularly hard as the Federal Reserve has ratcheted-up rates. Over the last six months, the Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ) is down by roughly 5%. That decline plays into the idea that when rates
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With the market on the fritz and investors getting jittery, it can be tough to choose solid stocks to anchor your portfolio with. For that reason, dividend stocks have come back into focus for many investors. However, just because you’re looking for a reliable income-generating stock doesn’t mean you have to give up on growth
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When Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced in 2017 that it would pay $13.7 billion to buy Whole Foods, my reaction was that, for another $10 billion, AMZN could have bought all the shares of Kroger (NYSE:KR) stock. Kroger, at that time, held about 10% of the U.S. grocery market, against less than 2% for Whole Foods. The big
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Almost nine years after tearing itself and the Gulf of Mexico apart with the Deepwater Horizon explosion, BP (NYSE:BP) is ready to go again. The company claimed breathlessly this week it has found “a billion barrels of oil” in a previously explored region 150 miles south of New Orleans, and plans to spend $1.3 billion
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