These dividend stocks yield at least 5% and have plenty of room to raise payouts

This year’s stock price declines make for an increasing number of stocks with high dividend yields of at least 5%. Below is a screen that highlights 29 that appear to be able to raise their payouts considerably. There are different approaches to selecting dividend stocks. For example, John Kornitzer, who co-manages the Buffalo Flexible Income … Read more

This star hedge-fund manager says some major tech names are now value plays, as he shorts one meme-stock favorite

Stocks are on the rebound again, at least that’s the vibe from futures. That’s a day after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell confirmed to lawmakers, what markets already knew – that a soft economic landing might be tricky while taming the inflation beast. Along with average investors, hedge funds have had a rough start to … Read more

The US housing market is teetering on recession. Will the economy soon follow?

The last time the housing market suffered a major meltdown in 2006, it took the entire US economy with it. But history never follows the exact same script twice. The weakening housing market is undoubtedly going to hurt the economy. Single-family home construction fell to a 1 million annual pace rate in May from a … Read more

Elon Musk joins the growing chorus fearing a US recession. But there are stocks for that.

Look out above, the dip buyers are back in town. Stocks are soaring – for now – as Wall Street returns from a long holiday weekend, with Fed Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifying in front of Congress this week. The buying mood comes after the S&P 500’s worst week since March 2020, including its fall … Read more

Stocks Historically Don’t Bottom Out Until the Fed Eases

Another week of whipsaw stock trading has many investors wondering how much farther markets will fall. Investors have often blamed the Federal Reserve for market routs. It turns out the Fed has often had a hand in market turnarounds, too. Going back to 1950, the S&P 500 has sold off at least 15% on 17 … Read more

Stocks Historically Don’t Bottom Out Until the Fed Eases

Another week of whipsaw stock trading has many investors wondering how much farther markets will fall. Investors have often blamed the Federal Reserve for market routs. It turns out the Fed has often had a hand in market turnarounds, too. Going back to 1950, the S&P 500 has sold off at least 15% on 17 … Read more

What the Fed’s biggest rate hike in decades means for the bear market in bonds

Historically bad. That’s how the mammoth $ 53 trillion US fixed-income market has performed this year as the Federal Reserve works to curtail high inflation threatening to wreck the economy. To turbo charge the effort, the Fed on Wednesday fired off its biggest benchmark interest rate increase in nearly thirty years. But what does that … Read more

Stock Futures Falter as Post-Fed Rally Fades

US stock futures and global indexes slumped, suggesting Wall Street’s post-Fed meeting rally isn’t set to last. Futures tied to the S&P 500 dropped 1.9% on Thursday, a day after the broad index rallied 1.5% to halt a five-day losing streak. Blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures lost 1.5% while Nasdaq-100 futures fell 2.2%, putting … Read more

US Stocks Rise Ahead of Fed Rate Decision

US stocks were higher Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rates, while European markets advanced after the European Central Bank said it would shield weaker economies from rising borrowing costs. The S&P 500 climbed 1.0% in morning trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 232 points, or 0.7%, and the Nasdaq Composite … Read more

Fed’s Stern Message Amplifies Worries About Stock Valuations

The prospect of faster-than-expected monetary tightening has rattled Wall Street, dragging the S&P 500 deeper into bear territory Tuesday and forcing investors to reassess a stock market that doesn’t look cheap even after its dramatic selloff. It has been an ugly spell in markets, reflecting concerns about how the economy will hold up as the … Read more