Dividend Investing Weekly Newsletters

Fed Might Have to Raise Their Inflation Target

January 22, 2024

It seems by now that even people without a penny in the stock market have heard that the Fed’s target for inflation and interest rates is 2%. And while that objective sounds terrific, in the world we live in, the United States is experiencing upward pricing pressure in a several areas of life that makes […]

Buckle Up for Bumpy Market Conditions Ahead

January 15, 2024

The market stage is set for what looks to be a very bumpy ride ahead as a series of fluid situations are ramping towards inflection points that could bring about some abrupt fallout and ramifications regarding the year ahead for the U.S. economy and American societal trends. We’re only half the way through January, but […]

Two 2023 Sector Lemons Turning Into 2024 Lemonade

January 8, 2024

There is a mighty sea change underway within the broader income generation space for investors seeking to lock in yield as the bond market anticipates lower interest rates ahead. The yield on the 10-year Treasury Bond fell to 3.77% from 5.00% within a six-week period, only to bounce back to 4.07% following last week’s stronger-than-forecast […]

King Dollar in Trouble of Being Dethroned

January 1, 2024

It is widely understood that the U.S. dollar is the world’s reserve currency, primarily because of its stability and acceptance in international trade. The Bretton Woods Agreement of 1944 formalized the U.S. dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency, backed by the largest gold reserves. The dollar was officially de-pegged from gold on August 15, […]

Fearless Forecast for 2024

December 25, 2023

The coming year will find it hard to match the big AI-related market rally of 2023. In the closing weeks, the market broadened out to include even the lagging small caps and regional banks thanks to a Fed pivot made known by Fed Chair Jerome Powell at the Dec. 13 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) […]

Regional Banks Might Be a Timely Shorting Opportunity

December 18, 2023

For the past six weeks, the market rally has lifted almost all sectors out of some very bearish downtrends, the financials being one of them. While there is a base case for wanting to own the bank stocks against a more constructive outlook for the economy and interest rates, there are some major hurdles facing […]

Soft Landing Premise Still Driving Bullish Narrative

December 11, 2023

It is hard to find a seasoned investor who doesn’t believe the stock market is overbought on a short-term basis, but there are some underlying catalysts that continue to stoke investor enthusiasm. Bond prices have literally “spiked” sending mid-term to long-term yields decidedly lower, which has taken the average 30-year mortgage rate back down to […]

Strong November to Remember Sets Up Strong Finish to 2023

December 4, 2023

Coming into the month of November, there was a high level of investor trepidation surrounding persistent inflation, further Fed tightening, the risk of a widening of the Israel/Hamas war, a possible government shutdown and concerns about market acceptance of burgeoning Treasury auctions to meet deficit spending. The economic calendar was also showing signs of a […]

Fresh Tailwinds for High-Yield Bonds in 2024

November 27, 2023

When compared to just one month ago, global bond prices have risen across the spectrum, with the benchmark 10-year yields falling in tandem after peaking in October. Source: www.bloomberg.com The dash from cash into fixed income in all its forms has been evident. Everything from government sovereigns, government agencies, investment grade corporate, non-investment grade corporate, […]

Key Levels to Consider in an Overbought Market

November 20, 2023

Investors would be hard-pressed to find an experienced market technical analyst that doesn’t think the major averages are “pegged” at current levels, hovering in extremely overbought territory and due for at least a short period of consolidation. It’s a quandary, in that there is the FOMO (fear of missing out) crowd that missed out on […]

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