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High-Yield Dividend Stocks

10 High-Yield Dividend Stocks To Buy

When it comes to a lower-risk stock investment, many investors turn to dividend stocks. That’s in part because of the reassurance of a regular payday from your stocks, but it’s also because companies need to exhibit substantial and reliable profits if they are going to commit to a regular dividend cycle. The following 10 stocks don’t just offer modest distributions to… 

I Bonds

I Bonds: The Nearly Risk-Free Asset Yielding 9.6%

The U.S. consumer price index, or CPI, rose by 8.5% in March, its highest inflation reading since 1981. For Americans concerned about falling stock prices and soaring inflation, U.S. I bonds may be an increasingly attractive option. The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently announced that I bonds will pay a 9.62% interest rate through October 2022, their highest yield since… 

Copper and steel

7 Best Copper And Steel Stocks To Buy Now

The U.S. infrastructure bill and ongoing global economic recovery bode well for producers. Copper and steel are needed for any economic expansion and infrastructure push. On Wall Street, the red metal even has the nickname “Dr. Copper,” as if it had an advanced economics degree, given the correlation between its price moves and the direction of the economy. That’s because… 

growth stocks

9 Growth Stocks That Also Pay Dividends

Analysts recommend these dividend-paying growth stocks. Most high-growth companies reinvest every spare dime into expanding their businesses. However, one of the first things companies do when growth finally starts to level off is to begin returning excess cash to shareholders via dividend payments. Fortunately, there are a handful of companies that generate impressive growth numbers and also pay dividends. Many… 

Best High-Dividend ETFs

7 Of The Best High-Dividend ETFs

Investors seeking a balanced combination of portfolio stability, monthly income, and share price appreciation generally turn to dividend stocks. These are shares of large-cap, blue-chip companies in “boring” areas, such as the financial, energy, materials, industrials and consumer staples sectors. With only so much innovation to be done at this point in the corporate life cycle, these companies opt to return… 

Congress and Stocks

Congress And Stocks: Notable Trades And An Ineffective Law

Ten years ago, Congress and the White House enacted a law to deter insider trading on Capitol Hill and increase public transparency, but controversies over Congressional stock trades persist and the requirement to provide prompt public disclosures is often ignored by lawmakers. The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, or STOCK Act, mandates that members of Congress, their immediate family… 

Oil Stocks to Buy

7 Best Oil Stocks To Buy For Exposure To Crude Prices

Higher oil prices mean higher share prices for these stocks. Most of the best-performing stocks of 2022 up to this point are highly exposed to the red-hot energy market. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sent oil, natural gas, coal and other commodity prices soaring, creating an earnings tail wind for many energy sector stocks. Stocks that are highly correlated to oil prices… 

commodity stocks

7 Commodity Stocks To Buy For Great Dividends

These seven commodity stocks offer at least 3% dividend yields. Throughout the 2010s, commodities were left for dead. The great Chinese super-cycle ended, and as demand for copper, steel and other building essentials diminished, the whole commodity space went into an extended hibernation. By about 2019, most commodity stocks barely showed a pulse. But things have changed. The pandemic and… 

oil

$4 Gas Now A Reality As White House Weighs Ban On Russian Oil

Gas prices topped $4 a gallon Sunday and are headed higher as oil hit $125 a barrel early Monday after briefly flirting with $140 in overnight trading as the White House considers an import ban on Russian energy. The escalating war in Ukraine is playing havoc with world currency and commodity markets and that is most commonly felt in the… 

long-term ETFs

7 Best Long-Term ETFs To Buy And Hold

These long-term ETFs offer diversification and a low-maintenance strategy. In 2022, it can be hard to keep up with all the volatility in individual stocks. Thankfully, a lot of research shows that “active management” that involves trading in and out of positions frequently can often cause more harm than good. In fact, about 60% of active managers underperformed the S&P…