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Job Growth Continues – Week in Review

Job Growth Continues Job Growth Continues. The U.S. Federal Reserve is in a conundrum. Inflation is high, although it’s slowing, but job growth continues, making their job more difficult. Threading the needle and achieving a soft landing is more challenging. Economists expected 200,000 net additions in November. Instead, the report showed that employment increased by 263,000, and...

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No Brainer Dividend Stocks for the End of 2022

The end of the year, it’s usually an excellent time to look for deals. In 2022, a bear market caused by rising interest rates in response to the highest inflation in four decades punished stock prices. A recent reversal in the downward trend has caused a slight recovery. But some stocks that were oversold during...

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The List of Dividend Aristocrats 2022

The list of Dividend Aristocrats 2022 are US stocks that have increased their dividend for 25+ years in a row. However, that one fact alone does not qualify a stock as a Dividend Aristocrat. To be included on the list, a company must meet four criteria: Be a member of the S&P 500 Index Have...

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Crypto Debacle – Week in Review

Crytpo Debacle Crypto Debacle. The news is full of the latest cryptocurrency debacle. The cryptocurrency exchange platform FTX collapsed, and many investors and traders were caught in the middle. The exchange filed for bankruptcy, and the CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried, resigned. Crypto Debacle What Caused the Crypto Debacle? On November 2nd, CoinDesk reported that Alameda Research,...

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The List of Dividend Challengers in 2022

This article provides an updated list of the Dividend Challengers in 2022, select financial data, and analysis. The list and data are updated monthly. The Dividend Challengers 2022 are stocks that have grown their dividend for 5 to 9 consecutive years. The list is a relatively select one despite taking only five years of dividend...

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A Bear Market Explained – Dividend Power

An essential financial literacy term an investor must know is “bear market.” If you are in the stock market long enough, one will occur because they are a natural part of investing. The definition of a bear market is when stocks decline by at least 20%, usually over a prolonged period. The most famous one happened during...

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Inflation is Tapering – Week in Review

Inflation is Tapering Inflation is tapering. The United States mid-term election is over, and we can focus on the end-of-the-year holidays now. In the U.S. Thanksgiving is this week, and Christmas is in a month. But while your attention was focused on the election, two interesting reports were announced suggesting high inflation was tapering.  The U.S. Federal...

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High Dividend 50: Blackstone Group

Published on April 7th, 2022, by Prakash Kolli High yield stocks with dividend yields above 5% are appealing to income investors. However, not all high dividend stocks are created equal. Some have secure dividend payouts. However, others are in questionable financial condition, leaving shareholders vulnerable to a dividend cut in a downturn. With this in...

High Dividend 50: Philip Morris International
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High Dividend 50: Philip Morris International

Published on April 6th, 2022, by Prakash Kolli High yield stocks with dividend yields above 5% are appealing to income investors. However, not all high dividend stocks are created equal. Some have secure dividend payouts. However, others are in questionable financial condition, leaving shareholders vulnerable to a dividend cut in a downturn. With this in...

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High Dividend 50: Northwest Bancshares

Published on March 30th, 2022, by Prakash Kolli High yield stocks with dividend yields above 5% are appealing for income investors. However, not all high dividend stocks are created equal. Some have secure dividend payouts. However, others are in questionable financial condition, leaving shareholders vulnerable to a dividend cut in a downturn. With this in...