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

The 10 ‘most American-made’ cars and SUVs may surprise you

The 10 ‘most American-made’ cars and SUVs may surprise you

One Tesla model topped another to rank as the most “American-made” vehicle for 2022 in this long-running index that judges contenders based on their US-based assembly line, major parts sourcing and other features. It’s Tesla’s TSLA, +9.35% Model Y earning the No. 1 ranking from Cars.com this year, the auto listing and news site announced … Read more

I’m paying my adviser 1%, but ‘the only communications I get are invoices.’ So I want to regain sole control of my accounts – without having to talk to him about it. Is this possible?

I’m paying my adviser 1%, but ‘the only communications I get are invoices.’  So I want to regain sole control of my accounts – without having to talk to him about it.  Is this possible?

“I want to take back control of my accounts and manage them myself-perhaps in consultation with a fee-based advisor eventually.” Getty Images Question: Eight years ago I hired a financial advisor because the rounds of layoffs at work were coming more regularly, and I wanted to know if my savings were enough for me to … Read more

S&P 500 Poised for Bear-Market Territory as Stock Futures Drop

S&P 500 Poised for Bear-Market Territory as Stock Futures Drop

The S&P 500 was on track to open in bear market territory, while global stocks tumbled and bond yields jumped as fears over inflation rattled investors around the world. Futures for the S&P 500 were down 2.2% on Monday. A decline of more than 1.3% at the close of trading Monday would push the index … Read more

Dow tumbles as inflation reading triggers market shock waves: What investors need to know

Dow tumbles as inflation reading triggers market shock waves: What investors need to know

From Wall Street to Main Street, fears that the US economy could be sliding into 1970s-style “stagflation” have been percolating. References to the sticky situation appeared in news headlines all week. The Associated Press called it “the dreaded ‘S’ word.” The Wall Street Journal reminded readers of the neologism’s origins as a catchy way to … Read more

‘I thought it was a sick joke’: They gave up other job offers to work for Coinbase, and are now unemployed

‘I thought it was a sick joke’: They gave up other job offers to work for Coinbase, and are now unemployed

When Hao Jia received an email from Coinbase that his job offer had been rescinded, he was on his way to watch “Top Gun: Maverick,” the blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. Jia’s girlfriend had asked him to watch it for her because she was in China, where the film has not been released, and couldn’t … Read more

Is now a good time to do a Roth IRA conversion?

Is now a good time to do a Roth IRA conversion?

Hello and welcome to Financial Face-off, a MarketWatch column where we help you weigh financial decisions. Our columnist will give her verdict. Tell us whether you think she’s right in the comments. And please share your suggestions for future Financial Face-off columns. Markets are tanking, with the S&P 500 SPX, +0.31% recently dipping into bear … Read more