Here’s how you can compound dividend stocks to double the S&P 500’s return

Here's how you can compound dividend stocks to double the S&P 500's return

Companies announce dividend increases all the time, but here’s one that points to a simple investing strategy that can lower your risk and make you a lot of money over the years. Maybe it isn’t so exciting on the surface: Kroger Co. KR, a supermarket operator, raised its quarterly dividend payout by quite a bit, … Read more

I’m the COO of a mortgage company that’s funded more than $100 billion in loans. Here are the 3 things you need to know about the housing market now

I'm the COO of a mortgage company that's funded more than $100 billion in loans.  Here are the 3 things you need to know about the housing market now

Steve Reich Mortgage rates climbed above 6% last week, according to Bankrate data, with some pros saying they may go higher. (You can see the lowest mortgage rates you may qualify for here.) On top of that, home prices have risen more than 20% year-over-year, causing affordability challenges for many aspiring homebuyers. And it’s likely … Read more

More Companies Start to Rescind Job Offers

More Companies Start to Rescind Job Offers

Businesses in several different industries are rescinding job offers they made just a few months ago, in a sign the tightest labor market in decades may be showing cracks. Companies including Twitter Inc. real-estate brokerage Redfin Corp. and cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global Inc. have rescinded offers in recent weeks. Employers in other pockets of the … Read more

The ‘best’ and ‘worst’ places in America for first-time home buyers

The 'best' and 'worst' places in America for first-time home buyers

Angelenos, congratulations — you officially live in one of the worst metro areas for first-time home buyers, according to a new study by Bankrate.com. Out of the 50 largest metro areas studied, Los Angeles ranked 49th in affordability, 48th in employment factors, 30th in safety, and 39th in housing-market tightness, as the supply of homes … Read more

The S&P 500 is clinging to a key support level after Friday’s meltdown, here’s what happens if that fails

The S&P 500 is clinging to a key support level after Friday's meltdown, here's what happens if that fails

Last week’s shock US inflation number continues to tear through markets, with dip buyers seemingly in hiding. Hardest hit Nasdaq-100 futures are down 3%. Investors are now squarely focused on Wednesday’s Fed outcome, with expectations the central bank may need to do something bold, driving even more anxiety out there. The aftermath of Wall Street’s … Read more

‘All of this points to a broader weakness in the housing market’: Buyers are officially spooked by rising interest rates — just don’t expect a real-estate crash

'All of this points to a broader weakness in the housing market': Buyers are officially spooked by rising interest rates — just don't expect a real-estate crash

‘All of this points to a broader weakness in the housing market’: Buyers are officially spooked by rising interest rates — just don’t expect a real-estate crash The US housing sector is losing steam amid rising rates, which is spooking some would-be home buyers, according to various reports. The housing sector’s been red-hot for months … Read more

Salesforce stock rallies following raised outlook, with stronger dollar seen as only major headwind

Salesforce stock rallies following raised outlook, with stronger dollar seen as only major headwind

Salesforce Inc. shares rallied in the extended session Tuesday after the cloud-based customer-relationship-management company said business remained strong amid the current rocky economic landscape and hiked its earnings forecast for the year. Prior to the report, some analysts were concerned that reports of a slowdown in capital spending would be reflected in Salesforce’s CRM, -2.94% … Read more

I’m the chief economist of Redfin. 5 things to know about the housing market now

I'm the chief economist of Redfin.  5 things to know about the housing market now

Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather shares her thoughts and predictions on the housing market. Peak home buying season is in full swing, and many aspiring homebuyers are wondering: What should I know about the housing market if want to buy? After all, interest rates have been rising, with some pros saying that trend will continue … Read more

Dividend stocks have trounced the market this year. Here are 15 high-yield stocks expected to raise payouts the most through 2024

Dividend stocks have trounced the market this year.  Here are 15 high-yield stocks expected to raise payouts the most through 2024

The stock market, shocked by the Federal Reserve’s policy changes to fight inflation, has been gored this year, with growth and technology companies bearing the brunt of the biggest declines. Dividend stocks, in contrast, have actually risen. Below is a screen of the components of the S&P 500 High Yield Index expected to raise their … Read more