Recession is challenging inflation as top fear among stock and bond investors

Recession is challenging inflation as top fear among stock and bond investors

It’s easy to want to duck for cover given the carnage seen this year in stocks and bonds, particularly with the Federal Reserve vowing to wage an unconditional battle against high inflation. While inflation running at a 40-year high still sits near the top of the list of worries for many investors, another potential bugaboo … Read more

Why gold is a winner in times of inflation

Why gold is a winner in times of inflation

As an investment, gold won’t offer the same returns as stocks, but it can offer some relief from rising inflation, says Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s “Mad Money” and Investing Club. “I believe in gold,” Cramer tells CNBC Make It. He argues that it is one of three things that “holds its value in a … Read more

Small-cap growth stocks are at their lowest P/E valuation in at least 24 years.

Small-cap growth stocks are at their lowest P/E valuation in at least 24 years.

Growth stocks typically trade at premium prices. But in this market, rising interest rates have turned small-cap growth stocks into a bargain group. This may be a beautiful setup for long-term investors. The following chart, provided by Alger Director of Market Strategy Bradford Neuman, underscores the opportunity: Algiers, FactSet The chart shows the weighted forward … 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