At the moment, the oil market is much like the famous quote from the beginning of “A Tale of Two Cities.”
It is a tale of two markets: the futures market for oil (controlled by Wall Street) and the physical market, which reflects... More of this article »
Recently I received a note from a long-time subscriber asking what was going on with the Dividend Hunter recommended preferred stock ETFs. During the Covid crash, these ETFs and preferred shares in general were a great buy.
With... More of this article »
Office Properties Income Trust (OPI) is a real estate investment trust that owns, operates, and leases buildings mostly to single tenants and those with high credit quality characteristics, such as government institutions. OPI is... More of this article »
Fixed income investors looking to chase yield may consider dividends instead of bonds. More investors have been flocking to dividend-paying companies amid an uncertain market where a potential recession could be forthcoming.
“Dividend-paying... More of this article »
The chances of a recession appear to be rising. Just a couple of months ago, economists surveyed by Bloomberg estimated a 30% probability that the U.S. would enter a recession within the next year. Last week, Bank of America predicted... More of this article »
Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, are a pooled type of investment, which resembles a mutual fund that can offer an investor an opportunity to track a particular index or market sector.
For example, if someone is interested in... More of this article »
The semiconductor industry is the backbone of the technology sector as it is responsible for providing the equipment on which gadgets run. As a testament to its strength, there are several research reports out there that have blossoming... More of this article »
The stock market witnessed a relief rally on Friday after four straight losing sessions as investor sentiment was buoyed by better-than-expected retail sales data and strong earnings reported by Citigroup (C). The S&P... More of this article »
Wall Street is concerned about the latest Consumer Price data released on July 13, which saw inflation increase by 9.1% year-over-year. Numbers suggested “the increase was broad-based, with the indexes for gasoline,... More of this article »
iShares U.S. Utilities ETF (IDU) seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. equities in the utility sector. The ETF has gained 6.6% over the past year.
The stock market has suffered since the beginning of... More of this article »