6 Preferred Stocks That Offer Safety and High Yields

There still is plenty of yield in the depressed preferred-stock market—even after the recent half-point yield decline in the Treasury 10-year note to 3.7%. Many preferred issues yield 6% or more and offer investors good dividend security since they are a senior form of equity. Preferred holders also benefit since dividends, like those on common … Read more

Stocks Are Clawing Their Way Back. Consider These Moves for 2023.

Stocks Are Clawing Their Way Back. Consider These Moves for 2023.

Stocks Surged on an Inflation Reading. But the Bear Market Isn’t Over.

Investors finally got the inflation reading they were looking for, and are likely to get a split government for the next two years. That combination propelled stocks to their best weekly showing since June. On Friday, the S&P 500 even briefly crossed the 4,000 threshold, a level it hadn’t breached in two months. The S&P … Read more

The Stock Market Had a Great Week, but It Hasn’t Gone Anywhere in a Month. Inside a Very Volatile Market.

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Why It’s Time to Buy This Uranium Miner’s Stock

Heading into this past week, uranium miner Cameco was that rare stock in the market: It had posted a double-digit gain in 2022. One deal made those gains disappear—and created a buying opportunity. At first glance, there didn’t seem to be all that much that was controversial about the joint venture Cameco (ticker: CCJ) announced … Read more

The Stock Market Rebound Fizzled. Why a Real Bottom Could Be Forming Soon.

Investors seemingly can’t stop trying to pick a stock market bottom, no matter how bad the news—and it continues to backfire. The day for a real bounce, however, may be coming soon. Consider: This past Thursday, September’s consumer inflation report came in much hotter than expected, with the core CPI hitting a 40-year high. The … Read more

Brazil’s Election Is Almost Here. Get Ready to Buy Petrobras Stock.

Chocolate and peanut butter go together; falling oil prices and Brazilian political uncertainty most certainly do not. Yet Petrobras stock may still be worth buying. Yes, that sounds like a terrible idea, at least at first glance. Petróleo Brasileiro, or Petrobras (ticker: PBR), as it is more commonly known, is the Brazilian national oil company, … Read more

September Was Bad for Investors. October Could Be Worse.

Text size Market chaos has hit stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, and futures. It’s hard to see it ending soon. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images It’s a bumpy, volatile, no good, very bad market out there. Stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, and futures have been moving violently from day to day—and there’s probably more whiplash ahead The S&P … Read more

Why Is the Stock Market Down? It Knows the Worst Is Yet to Come.

Text size NYSE From a certain point onward, there is no turning back. The stock market reached that point this past week. Oh, the market was hopeful, entering the week, that inflation had reached its peak, that the Federal Reserve would stop raising rates soon, that the bottom was in. But Tuesday’s release of August’s … Read more

The Stock Market Looked Ready to Recover Before Falling Apart. What Went Wrong.

Text size Jonathan Alpeyrie/Bloomberg August’s payrolls data was greeted with chants of “Goldilocks” for being not too hot and not too cold. Investors, however, forgot that “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” didn’t really have a happy ending. It’s easy to see why markets initially celebrated the report. While the U.S. economy added 315,000 jobs in … Read more