A Giant Sunspot Doubled in Size in 24 Hours, And It’s Pointing Right at Earth

A Giant Sunspot Doubled in Size in 24 Hours, And It’s Pointing Right at Earth

A gigantic sunspot has swelled to twice Earth’s size, doubling its diameter in 24 hours, and it’s pointed right at us. The sunspot, called AR3038, grew to 2.5 times Earth’s size – making the sunspot roughly 19,800 miles, or 31,900 kilometers, in diameter – from Sunday (June 19) to Monday night (June 20), according to … Read more

These dividend stocks yield at least 5% and have plenty of room to raise payouts

These dividend stocks yield at least 5% and have plenty of room to raise payouts

This year’s stock price declines make for an increasing number of stocks with high dividend yields of at least 5%. Below is a screen that highlights 29 that appear to be able to raise their payouts considerably. There are different approaches to selecting dividend stocks. For example, John Kornitzer, who co-manages the Buffalo Flexible Income … Read more

This dividend fund is down 3% vs. S & P’s 20% drop. Here are its top stock picks

This dividend fund is down 3% vs.  S & P’s 20% drop.  Here are its top stock picks

By now even the most ardent tech and growth-stock enthusiasts realize the bull market is over. John Kornitzer’s approach to selecting high-quality stocks for the Buffalo Flexible Income Fund is one that has worked well during the bear market. High inflation, uncertainty in so many industries amid supply-chain issues and labor shortages, the Federal Reserve’s … Read more

Russia declares gas war on EU – POLITICO

Russia declares gas war on EU – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing hardball with the European Union – cutting off gas deliveries to some of Russia’s best customers in a howl of rage at the sanctions imposed after invading Ukraine. It’s putting enormous political pressure on governments, threatens to leave Europeans freezing if this … Read more

Russia declares gas war on EU – POLITICO

Russia declares gas war on EU – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing hardball with the European Union – cutting off gas deliveries to some of Russia’s best customers in a howl of rage at the sanctions imposed after invading Ukraine. It’s putting enormous political pressure on governments, threatens to leave Europeans freezing if this … Read more

Bitcoin price drops below $ 18,300 as sell-off accelerates

Bitcoin price drops below $ 18,300 as sell-off accelerates

Bitcoin plunged to $ 18,248, and ether fell to $ 944 as of mid-afternoon on Saturday, as the sell-off in the crypto market accelerates. The world’s two most popular cryptocurrencies are down more than 35% in the past week, as both breach symbolic price barriers. Carnage in the crypto market is partly to do with … Read more

Why the $ 2 trillion crypto market crash won’t kill the economy

Why the $ 2 trillion crypto market crash won’t kill the economy

Francesco Carta Photographer | Moment | Getty Images Carnage in the crypto market won’t let up, as token prices plummet, companies lay off employees in waves, and some of the most popular names in the industry go belly up. The chaos has spooked investors, erasing more than $ 2 trillion in value in a matter … Read more

Biden bullies oil companies over ‘well above normal’ profits

Biden bullies oil companies over ‘well above normal’ profits

President Biden once again accused oil companies of not doing enough to offset soaring gas prices on Wednesday, telling the seven major refiners their profit margins were “well above normal,” as the White House continued to point fingers for economic problems everywhere but at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. “[A]ta time of war, refinery profit margins well … Read more

Inside the MARVEL micronuclear reactor project at Idaho National Lab

Inside the MARVEL micronuclear reactor project at Idaho National Lab

Nuclear reactors have a well-earned reputation for being massive construction projects that frequently run into cost overruns. Plus, once they are eventually constructed, monitoring and maintaining them takes a staff of dozens of trained experts. But Yasir Arafat believes nuclear power doesn’t have to be this way. Arafat is the technical lead of the microreactor … Read more

Strategist who nailed the recent S&P 500 top says three things are needed for a market bottom

Strategist who nailed the recent S&P 500 top says three things are needed for a market bottom

Wariness is in order after the S&P 500’s bear-market finish and a potential 75 basis-point Fed hike just one day away. Gains for stock futures and a potential bounce are fading fast. Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson, who can count some wins after pounding the table this year over a gloomy stock setup, told clients on … Read more