Dividend Stocks

Far too often, investors view stocks through a one-dimensional lens. A search for dividend stocks may lead one to only consider current yields, for instance, while ignoring the pace at which that company’s payout improves over time. At the other end of the spectrum, many solid growth stocks may have been overlooked only because investors
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Although many biotech stocks have been hit hard at the start of 2019 while the general market has rallied, this underperformance in the biotechnology space has presented at least two key benefits for investors looking to invest in the area. First, and perhaps the most obvious, is that being able to enter biotech stocks at
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During the current decade, the big dream of the biggest phone companies was to get out of the “box” of providing cellular and internet infrastructure and mobile data, and to get into the higher-value world of providing content. The fulfillment of that dream was supposed to boost the companies’ profits and stocks. Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)
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Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) was expected to send the whole market down Jan. 28 after reporting disappointing earnings. The company, which recently moved its headquarters from Peoria to the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Ill., reported earnings per share of $2.55 were well short of the expected $2.99 or the hoped-for “whisper number” of $3.03 per share.  The
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U.S. equities are feeling the warm and fuzzies on Friday thanks to good news on the U.S.-China trade front and a trial balloon in the Wall Street Journal that the Federal Reserve may slow its quantitative tightening pace. The latter is the balance sheet reduction that was set to pull $50 billion out of the
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U.S. equities are taking a well-deserved breather on Tuesday, with traders returning from the long holiday weekend in search of value stocks. Meanwhile, we are deep in the heart of the fourth-quarter earnings season, much of the government remains closed and the Federal Reserve continues to worry over the pace of rate hikes this year.
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Ford Motor (NYSE:F) is due to report earnings after the market closes Jan. 23, and analysts are wondering just how bad things can get. Expectations are for 30 cents per share of earnings on $36.96 billion of revenue. Hitting the number  should send the stock higher, because those earnings would be twice the company’s 15-cent-per-share quarterly
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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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