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[Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated to include the most relevant information available.] Technology is one of the crucial drivers of the economy. Problem-solving innovations and new ideas that make commerce more profitable all help grow economic development and success. And for investors, technology brings opportunities to cash in on the power of changes in
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Even if you weren’t paying attention, you couldn’t have missed what an unpredictable year 2019 has been for markets both in the U.S. and globally. Our economy represents about 20% of total global output. Economic growth in modern economies depend on several factors, including an efficient financial sector which encompasses well-functioning capital markets. Most economists
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2019 has been an exceptionally strong year for the stock market because yield-hungry investors were chasing stocks with high dividend yields. Looking ahead, I suspect that 2020 will be an even stronger year for the overall stock market. Source: Shutterstock Now, considering that the Federal Reserve is holding off on raising key interest rates next
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It’s true that the markets continue to rise, and stocks keep hitting new highs almost daily. It’s also true that we haven’t had a recession in almost a decade, which is very rare. But that doesn’t mean you should be complacent. Newton’s Law of gravity still endures. And next might be positive, but expectations aren’t
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Shopping centers continue to die, leaving behind vast swaths of undeveloped parking lots. This undiscovered country makes Simon Property Group (NYSE:SPG), the largest owner of shopping malls in the United States, worthy of investment. Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com But if that doesn’t excite you, take time to consider the dividend, $8.40 over the last
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There are controversial companies across nearly every sector and industry. Then there are tobacco companies, arguably the aristocracy of controversy generators among publicly traded stocks. It’s nearly 2020, but tobacco companies like Altria (NYSE:MO) are still viewed as purveyors of turbulent headlines. Source: Kristi Blokhin / Shutterstock.com Altria, the company behind Marlboro cigarettes and Copenhagen
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Whether you’re a conservative investor socking away funds for retirement or a seasoned day trader, solid dividend stocks always make a good portfolio stuffer. While most passive income-generating companies won’t make you rich, they can provide stability, especially in uncertain times. Plus, if we incur a downturn in the markets, dividend payers tend to lose
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Ford (NYSE:F) stock has an illusory high dividend yield. The company still can’t afford the quarterly 15 cent payment. So, investors shouldn’t be fooled by the 6.7% yield. Source: Proxima Studio / Shutterstock.com This isn’t my fist time highlighting the flaws of Ford’s dividend. Since I last wrote about the company Sept. 12, F stock
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