Real estate has created fortunes for more investors than perhaps any other asset class. But investing directly in real estate can come with a slew of risks.Other investment vehicles such as stocks and master limited partnerships can give investors a more convenient and lower-risk way to profit from rising...
What happenedThe bad news surrounding PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG) -- the California electric utility at the center of controversy because of its role in last year's Camp Fire wildfire, as well as an apparent imminent bankruptcy case -- just keeps getting worse. Yesterday, S&P downgraded PG&E's debt from CC to D,...
Investors haven't had much to celebrate in Procter & Gamble's (NYSE:PG) recent earnings reports, given that the consumer products giant has missed growth expectations in each of the last two fiscal years. But that momentum appears to be shifting. In fact, Wall Street is expecting to hear mostly good...
Nothing in the business world can be taken for granted.Sears Holdings, once the greatest retailer in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy protection in 2018 and is just a stone's throw away from possible liquidation. Washington Mutual, a savings and loan powerhouse, succumbed to the pressures of the financial crisis...
"Buy low, sell high" is one of the most quoted truisms in the investing world, but sometimes investors will actually be best served by buying a stock that's priced relatively high on its path to climbing even higher. If a company is delivering strong sales and earnings performance and...
Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) was one of the best performing retail stocks in the first half of 2018, hitting fresh 52-week highs during the summer after a streak of impressive earnings beats. However, the stock then stumbled more than 15% over the past three months due to a mixed third quarter...
Momentum in the marijuana industry proved almost unstoppable in 2018, with the cannabis movement notching more than a dozen history-making advances. Of course, none of these was as impressive as the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada this past October. Becoming only the second country overall to green light...
Stocks with high dividend yields can be great, but if a stock has a high dividend yield and also has lots of long-term growth potential and relatively low risk, that's the trifecta. One area of the market where you can find stocks that meet these criteria is in the...
The recent market volatility has driven down the price of many stocks and investors may be looking in the under-$5 bin for bargains. The three under-$5 stocks on my list today are all worth a look. I'm deeming them "top stocks."Read on for more on this trio. But please...
Americans are certainly familiar with the concept of financial debt, but apparently, they're racking up sleep debt as well. An estimated 62% of women and 52% of men feel they need more sleep, according to a study by Mattress Inquirer, and if they don't change their habits, they'll risk...