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How Healthy is Your State’s Rainy Day Fund?

Economic cycles can have significant impacts on state revenue, but states can prepare for the inevitable downturns during good times by putting away money in a revenue stabilization fund—or rainy day funds, as they’re often known. Funding levels and the actual names of these funds may vary from state to state, but rainy day funds…

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Expected Dividend Increases in April 2020…Hopefully

My oh my.  What a difference a month makes.  In last month’s article, we were discuss how dividend growth was slowing and there may be an economic slowdown.  This month, it is a completely different story.  The coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic has spread and the economic impact has been unlike anything I have ever seen.  The…

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The 10 Best Retail Stocks For Dividends And High Total Returns

Updated on March 27th, 2020 by Bob Ciura The U.S. retail industry is in a state of change. Consumers are increasingly shopping online, favoring the convenience of delivery rather than taking a trip to a store. Many retailers are struggling to adapt, having relied too heavily on malls for traffic. Some retail bankruptcies have already…

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The Top 7 Dividend Healthcare Stocks Now

Updated on March 26th, 2020 by Josh Arnold The healthcare sector is a great place to find high-quality dividend growth stocks. For evidence of this, look no further than the list of Dividend Aristocrats. The Dividend Aristocrats are a select group of 64 stocks in the S&P 500 Index, with at least 25 consecutive years…

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The Best Airline Stocks: Ranking The 6 Major Players

Updated on March 26th, 2020 by Aristofanis Papadatos Airline stocks used to be avoided by value and income investors, and for good reason. Airlines are highly vulnerable during recessions. They are also vulnerable to industry-specific forces that can erase profits for several years, or even drive some airlines out of business. That’s why legendary value…

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The Top 6 Beer Stocks For Dividends And Growth

Updated on March 25th, 2020 by Nate Parsh Beer stocks, just like the beverages, come in several different forms. Companies that are engaged in the beer industry offer direct exposure through manufacturing and distribution of beer, while other companies in adjacent industries offer indirect exposure through equity stakes in beer companies. The beer industry is…

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The 6 Major Grocery Store Stocks Ranked: Deep Industry Analysis

Updated on March 23rd, 2020 by Bob Ciura 2020 is shaping up to be a tumultuous year for the major grocery stocks. While industry trends are changing, as more consumers gravitate toward online shopping and grocery delivery, grocery stores are among the market’s outperformers during the massive sell-off. E-commerce giant Amazon.com (AMZN) made a huge…

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Our collective struggle to fight COVID-19 coronavirus

I hope we eventually study the COVID-19 event after a sober period of analysis and reflection as an example of a societal panic attack. This is not Ebola, with a mortality rate of over 50%, or even SARS, with a 10% death rate.  We’ve seen this movie before, figuratively and literally. A new viral disease…

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6 Top Alcohol Stocks Ranked for Future Returns

Updated on March 20th, 2020 by Josh Arnold Investors looking for companies that generate strong profits and pay dividends to shareholders should take a closer look at the major alcohol stocks. These are companies that manufacture and distribute a variety of alcoholic beverages, including beer, wine, and liquor. The top companies in this industry have…

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