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    7 ETFs to Buy as Interest Rates Rise

    Annual U.S. inflation rates reached 8.5% in March 2022, marking a 40-year high. With the prices of gas, foodstuffs and labor soaring, the Federal Reserve is anticipated to continue a series of aggressive rate hikes. While the Fed approved a 25-basis-point hike in March, the markets have been...
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    6 Best Utility Stocks to Buy Now for Income

    Over the three months preceding May 4, utilities were the second-best-performing sector in the S&P 500, rising more than 3% as the broader market fell about 7%. Investors are moving into these stocks as a defensive play amid worries about the economy. That leaves about three-fourths of U.S...
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    10 of the Best Bank Stocks to Buy for 2022

    After a big year in 2021 and a hot start to 2022, bank stocks have lagged in recent months. The combination of a recovering U.S. economy and the potential for aggressive Federal Reserve interest rate hikes could set up bank stocks for outsize earnings growth in the next couple of years. However...
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    7 Best Water Stocks and ETFs to Buy

    What keeps the global economic machine running? An argument could be made that it’s the stuff coming out of your kitchen tap. As the world's most used commodity, and one that is increasingly scarce at that, water is essential not only for life, but also for a variety of industries. Agriculture...
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    Top 7 Autonomous Vehicle Stocks to Buy Now

    Autonomous vehicle technology is one of the few tech fields that is generally considered a can't-miss long-term opportunity for investors. In the past couple of years, companies have launched the first fully driverless autonomous public vehicle services on public roads in Arizona and California...
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    7 Best Stocks to Buy for Rising Interest Rates

    A growing number of analysts and investors are concerned that the cycle of rising interest rates is just getting started. U.S. inflation rates are at more than 40-year highs, and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell recently said an aggressive 0.5% interest rate hike is "on the table" for the...
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    7 of the Best Sports Betting Stocks to Watch

    In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law preventing states from legalizing sports gambling. Since that landmark ruling, the U.S. sports gambling business has boomed, including the launch of a number of sports betting apps and online sports betting, or OSB, platforms. Zion Market...
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    7 of the Best Green Stocks to Buy Now

    Environmental, social and governance, or ESG, issues are becoming more and more important to investors. "Global ESG assets are on track to exceed $53 trillion by 2025, representing more than a third of projected total global assets under management," says Danene Cronin, financial advisor with...
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    7 High-Risk Stocks for Aggressive Investors

    Aggressive growth stocks are back in the penalty box. After a brief respite in March, funds such as the Ark Innovation ETF (ARKK) have resumed their downward trajectories. With inflation soaring and interest rates rapidly climbing, this investing environment tends to favor companies with strong...
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    8 Best Real Estate Stocks to Buy

    Persistently elevated inflation and the potential for sharply rising interest rates have investors concerned about 1970s-era stagflation returning in 2022. The last time stagflation was a problem, real estate was a top-performing sector in the market. Buying physical property can be difficult...
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    7 of the Best Long-Term Stocks to Buy

    Amid high inflation, rising interest rates and supply chain shocks, investors have been scrambling to find assets capable of producing gains in the current market conditions. Commodities, precious metals and real estate tilts in portfolios have all become popular recently, given the losses...
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    9 Dividend Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever

    It's normal to look at the state of the stock market in 2022 and wonder how your portfolio should change. Major indexes are still underwater after three months of trading, there is uncertainty around Federal Reserve interest rate policy, and the war in Ukraine is roiling commodity and energy...
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    2022's 10 Best-Performing Stocks

    The stock market is off to a shaky start to 2022. Fears over persistently high inflation, aggressive Federal Reserve interest rate hikes, and geopolitical conflict between Russia and Ukraine have the S&P 500 down 4.9% through the end of March. Fortunately for investors, a handful of...
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    10 Stocks Millennials Are Buying

    One of the driving forces of the stock market rally over the past two years has been the rise of a new generation of investors that are engaging with the market on social media and trading stocks on investment apps like Robinhood. The youngest generations of Americans are often the trendsetters...
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    7 of the Best Value ETFs to Buy and Hold

    Value stocks are those thought by the market to be underpriced relative to their true fundamentals. These stocks are often those of more "boring" companies in less flashy sectors, such as consumer staples, consumer defensive, health care, manufacturing and industrial stocks. These companies...
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    7 Best Oil Stocks to Buy for Exposure to Crude Prices

    Most of the best-performing stocks of 2022 up to this point are highly exposed to the red-hot energy market. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has sent oil, natural gas, coal and other commodity prices soaring, creating an earnings tail wind for many energy sector stocks. Stocks that are highly...
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    8 Monthly Dividend Stocks With High Yields

    The Federal Reserve recently raised interest rates for the first time since 2018. While rising rates are good news for income investors, the Fed's planned incremental 0.25% hikes mean interest rates will likely remain historically low for at least several more quarters. In the meantime, income...
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    7 of the Best Large-Cap Stocks to Buy for 2022

    By definition, "large-cap" refers to stocks with a market capitalization – or share price times shares outstanding – greater than $10 billion. These companies represent a large portion of the U.S. stock market, and investors often use them as anchors in their portfolio. When investing in a...
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    10 of the Best Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy for 2022

    Portfolio construction is an art, not a science. Some investors prefer growth, some like value, some favor large household names, and others prefer smaller companies. There's no one correct answer in terms of building a portfolio. However, if the events of the past two years have taught any...
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    7 Psychedelic Stocks to Watch

    In November 2020, Oregon made history by becoming the first U.S. state to legalize psilocybin, the active ingredient in so-called magic mushrooms. Much like cannabis, psychedelics are becoming more mainstream, and investors are sizing up what could be a major long-term growth opportunity. Market...