Many go price hunting during a bear market. However, I prefer hunting for total return. After a severe market drawdown, high-dividend-yielding stocks could set you up for early retirement. Nonetheless, examining which stocks will sustain their dividend payouts is critical. I generally prefer scanning for best-in-class assets and counter-cyclical companies as they’re more likely to
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The Charging Bull, sometimes referred to as the Wall Street Bull, is a three-and-a-half-ton bronze sculpture from artist Arturo Di Modica that sits proudly in New York City’s financial district. The bull symbolizes “the power of the American people” and represents the spirit of New York, where anyone can come, work hard and succeed. The sculpture
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San Francisco-based DocuSign (DOCU) enables individuals to affix their digital signatures on documents using its secure electronic signature technology and digital transaction management services. It facilitates the exchange of contracts and authorized documents electronically and securely. It also offers electronic authentication of entities, individuals, and documents, as well as the management of user identity and workflow
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Without question, many companies, particularly in the manufacturing sector, are intensively utilizing robotics. And they are doing it much more so than they did 10 or 15 years ago. That makes robotics stocks increasingly enticing. In the electric vehicle (EV) sector alone, two prominent companies — Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and Arrival (NASDAQ:ARVL) — rely greatly on
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For pregnant Americans, giving birth is only half the challenge—the other half is paying for it. The Peterson-Kaiser Family Foundation Health System Tracker estimates the average cost of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care for Americans with insurance is $18,865. Nearly $3,000 of that is paid for out-of-pocket. While every baby is different, the cost of
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These are the 6 best retirement stocks for investors over 50. They reflect stable income, covered by the underlying company’s earnings. This includes simple valuation metrics like low P/E ratios, high dividend yields, and good forecast earnings growth. Retirees have limited incomes from pensions and Social Security. Their investment portfolio no longer needs to maximize
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An options contract gives an investor the right, but not the obligation, to buy (or sell) shares at a specified price at any time before the contract’s expiration. By contrast, a futures contract requires a buyer to purchase the underlying security or commodity—and a seller to sell it—on a specific future date, unless the holder’s
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Your net worth is simply the dollar amount of all of your assets minus all your debts. If your assets exceed your liabilities, you end up with a positive net worth. Conversely, if your liabilities are greater than your assets, you will have a negative net worth. For certain applications, this basic net worth calculation
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Coal stocks have been overlooked over the past few years, mostly due to the green energy wave. Consequently, these stocks are also considerably undervalued based on forward sales and cash flow estimates. Moreover, the best coal stocks also pay substantial dividends, which is ideal for investors in this volatile market environment. Geopolitical tensions and unprecedented
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It’s been a tumultous couple of years of real estate stocks. The pandemic caused unprecedented changes in people’s daily lives and working habits. Some categories of real estate investment trusts (REITs) benefitted from these adjustments. Sub-sectors such as data centers and industrial warehouses enjoyed a surge in demand during the pandemic period. Many categories of
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On Sept 29, 2022, the United States Department of Education updated the guidance for the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness plan. Under the updated policy, borrowers with privately held federal student loans are no longer eligible to receive loan forgiveness. Here’s what to know. Key Takeaways Borrowers with federal student loans not held by the
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This year will probably go down as the roughest year for investors since the financial recession in 2008. The S&P 500 has shed more than 20% of its value year-to-date as inflation and interest rates weigh down the equities market. Hence, investors are scrambling to streamline their portfolios. In doing so, they might want to
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Economic conditions can vary widely among states. It’s difficult to get a complete picture of a given area without taking all the key factors into consideration. In the case of credit scores, knowing the average can help residents of a state see how they compare to their neighbors—and make it simpler for those considering a
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