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

Cheers to Elon Musk for saying ‘no’ to entitled Millennial babies

Cheers to Elon Musk for saying 'no' to entitled Millennial babies

A few days ago, employees of spaceflight company Space X released an open letter criticizing their CEO Elon Musk. Less than 48 hours later, at least five employees who orchestrated the letter were fired. Good. The dam is breaking. The “listen to meeeeee” millennials, who have had an overblown influence on corporations, and on our … Read more

I’m an RD, and There’s a Problem With the Mediterranean Diet We Need to Talk About

I'm an RD, and There's a Problem With the Mediterranean Diet We Need to Talk About

We also need to consider autonomy, culture, preference, taste, ancestry, and variety, which are all just as important factors. When we use the nutrient-only focus on foods to categorize them as “good” and “bad,” it creates a hierarchy, and makes it difficult for us to recognize that all foods have a place in our diet. … Read more

3 moves retirement savers can make now to profit from the stock market turmoil

3 moves retirement savers can make now to profit from the stock market turmoil

Every crisis is an opportunity. The massive turmoil on financial markets so far this year is no exception. Here are three things that every middle-class American can do with their 401(k), IRA or other retirement plans, right now, to take advantage of what’s going on. Read: Don’t panic about your 401(k) Do a Roth conversion. … Read more

Opinion: ‘Liquidation panic’ has taken over the stock, bond and crypto markets — and this may be the beginning of the end

Opinion: 'Liquidation panic' has taken over the stock, bond and crypto markets -- and this may be the beginning of the end

The US stock market is experiencing a liquidation panic where everything is getting sold. The good news is such panics usually don’t last long. Analysis from Rob Hanna of Quantifiable Edges suggests a rare Inverse Zweig Breadth Thrust (ZBT). Although the sample size is small (n=10 since 1926), the bearish implications of the study are … 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

The White House Keeps Stoking Covid Fears

The White House Keeps Stoking Covid Fears

White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha speaks at a press briefing in Washington, June 2. Photo: Yuri Gripas/Zuma Press “I’ve been a huge advocate of keeping schools fully open to in person education since October of 2020,” Ashish Jha, the White House’s Covid response coordinator, tweeted last week. “Still am.” So why is … 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