Oil stocks might not normally be what you’d consider ideal stocks for retirement. Energy prices are notoriously volatile and cyclical, and those aren’t qualities you usually want to see in a retirement stock. I wouldn’t want the comfort of my golden years to hinge on the success of a wildcat oil driller. Sure, the payoff could be enormous. But you’re just as likely to....More>>>
Its the most wonderful time of the year to shop for gifts. But if youre not careful, you could receive an unwelcome surprise: an overdraft error in your checking account. Here’s how technology plus smart shopping can keep you from spending your way into the red.
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Technology stocks have historically been slow to embrace dividends, and until recently, Apple’s(NASDAQ:AAPL) dividend history was no exception to that rule. After discontinuing a token payout in the mid-1990s, Apple went more than 15 years without making any dividend payouts at all. Yet now, the tech giant has not only started paying dividends but has increased them regularly, giving it a....More>>>
On Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap China based online retailstockLightinthebox Holding Co (NYSE: LITB) as a long/buy trade:
LITB has been on our watchlist for a while now, but gave us that clinching signal today. That is, after pushing up and off an entanglement of moving average lines (which made a few bullish crosses this week, by the way), LightintheBox....More>>>
Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett
Yesterday, Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A; BRK.B), said he thinks the United States will “work fine” under President Donald Trump.
His reason: America’s got the “secret sauce” – the ability to survive.
“America works,” Buffett....More>>>
Even with interest rates edging up lately, it still isnt easy to pocket much income from traditional stocks and bonds. But you may be overlooking preferred stocks, hybrid investments that offer a bit of both worlds.
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For income seekers, preferreds offer great deals. Yields average 6.1%, well above the 2.3% payout of the Barclays....More>>>
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R. Alexander Acosta, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of Labor, said Wednesday that if confirmed, he would follow the president’s Feb. 3 executive order directing Labor to review....More>>>
Some of the best long-term investments are in companies that don’t catch a ton of headlines because their business just isn’t that interesting. Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) is a perfect example of this. Following their acquisition of Valspar they will be the largest paint & coating company in the world, surpassing PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG). If I had to make a list of boring industries,....More>>>