Pandemic

Delta Variant Dip Buying in The Energy Sector

Delta Variant Dip Buying in The Energy Sector

The continued spread of the coronavirus delta variant raises investor concerns that broader restrictions to halt the spread will once again slow economic activity. The delta threat has triggered fears about the prospects for specific market sectors. On the other hand, investors who believe the fears are overblown—as I do—can do well by buying on […]

Trade of the Week: CCL

Trade of the Week: CCL

This past week, there was 3x the Carnival (CCL) normal options volume, the cruise line giant. Cruise line stocks have been very active during the pandemic, but CCL got a big boost last week when it announced that it would be ramping up capacity through the end of the year. What’s more, the company is […]

What Retirees Need To Unlearn To Retire Comfortably

What Retirees Need To Unlearn To Retire Comfortably

I was failing and didn’t understand why. In 1970, I started my career as an adult educator. My classes were predominantly male. That quickly changed in 1972 with the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment; my clients rightfully complied with the law. My historically excellent course critiques were tanking. The tipping point was when a […]

The Best Post-Pandemic High-Yield Dividend Turnaround Stock

The Best Post-Pandemic High-Yield Dividend Turnaround Stock

The “coronacrash” of February–March 2020 devastated some previously outstanding income stocks. It has been interesting to watch how different companies handled the crisis and how they have performed coming out of the ruins. One of my favorite finance real estate investment trusts (REITs) has made all the right moves to keep the recovery of the […]

Stocks to Buy When the Bull Market Fizzles Out

Stocks to Buy When the Bull Market Fizzles Out

Just over a year ago, the U.S. stock market bottomed out following a pandemic-triggered economic shutdown. From the trough, the major stock indexes marched steadily higher. In the 12 months following the bottom, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) gained 77%. The Invesco QQQ ETF (QQQ), which tracks the Nasdaq 100 stock index, is up […]

COLUMBIA, SC/USA - JUNE 4, 2018: Aflac Insurance corporate building and trademark logo. American Family Life Assurance Company is an American insurance company.

AFL Shares Setting Up for a Breakout

Insurance stocks like AFL can make a great addition to your stock portfolio as the business has the potential to produce excellent long-term returns. It is also a business that works in strong economies as well as during recessions, and anytime in between. Shares of Aflac (AFL) underperformed the overall stock market in 2020 and […]