Preferred stocks may be the best way right now to stabilize sinking stock portfolios during the September's stock market storm.
From the coronavirus mess to chaotic energy stocks to the Trump Impeachment Circus, global uncertainty generates YUGE headline risk for US stocks.
True, the brain dead Fed did roll back current expectations of three rate hikes in 2019 to (perhaps) two. But they didn’t promise anything more.
Battered stocks, preferred stocks, bonds and commodities are trying yet again to recover from the latest Monday horror show on Wall Street.
Stocks in nearly all sectors take off in unpredictable directions during every single trading day. It’s roller-coaster investing at its worst.
Dumping half your declining portfolio into the severe, still-ongoing October 2018 market downturn right now would likely make matters worse for most small investors, at least in the intermediate term.
Today, without advance notice, China trade talks have erupted once again. So, is President Trump winning his trade war with China?
Federal Reserve uncertainty, Barcelona terror attack – not Trump – plus weak August trading action likely behind markets’ sickening nosedive. We look at two trades.
Confused stock markets open down, then move to the upside as active traders try gaming tonight’s election results. Focus on gold, silver ETFs, preferred stocks.
Ill-conceived, hyperpartisan imposition of socialized medicine fails rapidly as major insurers exit exchanges citing losses. Is this a bug, or an ACA feature?
But where’s the beef? U.S. companies brag about increasing minimum wage salaries. But what about the dying middle class?
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2016 – In our previous column, we discussed common stocks: what they are and why you’d invest in them. We also examined the two primary characteristics that often, but not always, make common stocks an appealing investment: the possibility of tax-advantaged capital gains and the frequent (though not universal) payment of quarterly ...
WASHINGTON, May 30, 2016 – In our previous article, we looked at several preliminaries the conscientious investor will need to deal with before actually beginning an investment portfolio. If you’ve taken care of these items or are close to having dealt with them, the next thing you’ll want to do is to begin accumulating cash ...
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2016 – Today, as usual, Rush Limbaugh will host “Open Line Friday,” as he does every week. Today as well, Wall Street celebrates its slightly less frequent third Friday of the month festival, “Options Expiration Friday.” It’s the day, the time and the place where the latest batch of options comes to ...
Suspicions grows that the Fed will tighten interest rates sooner rather than later. Bonds, REITs, utilities, preferred stocks pancaked. Oil continues upswing.
WASHINGTON, February 19, 2014 – Markets are schizzy today after yesterday’s light-volume happiness. During most of the morning, both the DJI and the S&P 500 started powering up again before backing off, awaiting this afternoon’s release of the Fed’s latest meeting minutes. Around lunchtime, traders apparently sobered up about the possibilities and decided, most likely, ...
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