Look For These 5 Energy Stocks to Raise Dividends in January

Look For These 5 Energy Stocks to Raise Dividends in January

Now that the book is closed on 2019, next up for the stock market will be individual company earnings reports for the fourth quarter and full year. I recommend dividend-paying stocks based on the fundamental strengths if the underlying businesses. Earnings reports are the four times a year when investors get to see real results, […]

Zynga Named Best Idea for 2020

Zynga Named Best Idea for 2020

Over the last trading session, shares of Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) closed at $6.12, a 0.3% decline over the previous session. As of today, the Farmville creator is up 66% from a low of $3.68 in January 2019. That’s more than double the 31% gain on the Consumer Discretionary Selector SPDR Fund (XLY), and the […]

What’s In Store for Chipmakers In 2020?

What’s In Store for Chipmakers In 2020?

2019 is at an end, and it was undoubtedly a great year for stocks. The S&P 500 was up over 28% for the year. However, semiconductor companies had an even better year. VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) was up nearly 62% over the same period. Granted, SMH did plunge sharply at the end of 2018, […]

Buy My Top 2 High-Yield Dividend Picks For 2020

Buy My Top 2 High-Yield Dividend Picks For 2020

Each year I am asked by the MoneyShow folks to submit two stock picks for the new year. My picks are published on the MoneyShow website and mainstream financial websites, such as Forbes. I put out an aggressive stock pick and a conservative one. Since I am the Dividend Hunter, both stocks will be higher […]

Stay Away from “Lottery Ticket” Stocks

Stay Away from “Lottery Ticket” Stocks

Congratulations to Immunomedics (IMMU)! Who are they? Immunomedics is a New Jersey-based biotech company. So why am I congratulating them? Well, the company has been publicly traded for 35 years, and they’re about to do something for the very first time. Immunomedics is close to having its very first product! This is a company that’s […]

Hartford Insurance Group (HIG) Bans Insuring and Investing in Coal Related Businesses

Hartford Insurance Group (HIG) Bans Insuring and Investing in Coal Related Businesses

The Hartford Insurance Group (HIG) has joined a rising chorus of insurance and reinsurance companies who are hitting back against climate change by boycotting coal miners and tar sands oil extraction companies.  Hartford cited “extreme weather” caused by climate change and global warming as the reason for the decision to divest holdings and cease doing […]

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Amazon

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Amazon

Recently, there has been unusual options activity in Amazon (AMZN). The online retail giant has seen a record amount of business this holiday season. While it could be simply a matter of fewer people wanting to fight the holiday crowds, it also is a sign that consumer spending in the US has remained strong. After […]