Two key goals in retirement are to generate safe income and preserve capital. No one wants to outlive their nest egg.
Dividend-paying stocks are a popular asset class used to generate predictable, growing income. However, unlike the interest income paid by government-backed Treasury bonds, a common stock dividend can be far more discretionary in nature. When times get tough, a business will typically opt to reduce its dividend before jeopardizing its ability to meet its debt obligations, preserve its credit rating or invest in its long-term growth projects.
Cheap stocks are usually cheap for a reason. And that reason isn’t a good one. Because of this, investing in cheap stocks can actually be risky.
But cheap stocks on the rise are a different story. Cheap stocks on the rise are usually rising for a reason. And that reason is a good one. It’s because either the stock got too cheap or the growth prospects are improving, or both.
Because of this, investing in cheap stocks on the rise can actually be quite rewarding.
With that in mind, here is a list of 3 cheap stocks that are already on the move higher due to improving....More>>>
Once you retire, investing intelligently takes on a whole new meaning. Instead of putting new money into your portfolio, you’re likely taking money out of it to cover your costs of living. Despite that change in perspective, you may very well still have decades ahead of you and need to invest in a way that has a chance of continuing to build your nest egg for that long haul.
As a result, the long-term part of your portfolio can be a great candidate for stocks, even in retirement. But not every stock is a good fit for a retiree’s portfolio. Highly speculative....More>>>
If a rising tide lifts all boats, bank stocks are the ship you want to be on.
Interest rates are rising. The economy is growing. And unemployment is below 4%, which has helped keep loan losses near historical lows. Best of all, most banks have spent the past decade shedding expenses, so a greater share of each dollar of revenue flows into pre-tax profit.
But investors can do even better by selecting the very best banks the market has to offer. Below, three Fool.com contributors make the case for why these stocks are worthy additions to your portfolio.
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Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) has been a stunning performer in the streaming video era. Since that fateful Qwikster episode in 2011, share prices have soared 3,370% higher. It’s money-making drama of the highest caliber.
But past performance is no guarantee of future returns. There must surely be a few stocks on the market today that will crush Netflix’s returns from this point. So, we asked a few of your fellow investors to share their best candidates for Netflix-stomping gains.
Read on to see how these stocks could leave Netflix investors in the dust.