Month: June 2020

While there are financial benefits to investing in rental property, there are risks—tenants who don’t pay their rent and the headache of being a landlord—as well. You’ll need to weigh taxes, real estate appreciation, mortgage, and maintenance costs, and your desire to be a landlord when deciding if owning a rental is a wise financial move.  Key Takeaways There
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday he’s grown worried about the stock market’s ability to continue its robust rally from the coronavirus-driven bottom. “I’m feeling uncertain here after a very big run, fourth quarter 1999-like,” Cramer said on “Squawk Box,” a reference to the run-up in equity prices that preceded the 2000 dot-com bubble bust. Cramer’s comments came after
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With more than half the states in the U.S. considering some measures to slow down their re-opening efforts due to surging novel coronavirus cases, the markets are once again having to adjust to events. Although many might see this as an opportunity to buy blue-chip stocks, not all of these investments are practical right now.
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On its face, BP (NYSE:BP) stock looks like a wonderful pick for income investors. BP’s dividend now yields over 10%. That seems to be hugely attractive for a large, diversified oil company. Source: FotograFFF / Shutterstock.com Indeed, that yield is the highest among the largest oil producers, even for investors willing to look overseas for
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[Editor’s Note: “9 Stocks to Buy to Weather the Recession” was originally published on April 1, 2020. It is regularly updated to include the most relevant information.] For most of June, market bulls have been rewarded with several positive economic indicators. First, the May jobs report saw the labor force add 2.5 million jobs, reversing
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Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft Unity comes into land during a glide test flight on May 1, 2020. Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic successfully completed its second glide flight test in New Mexico on Thursday, a milestone that should set the company up to begin spaceflights next. The company said that after it completes “an extensive data review”
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Investors in the Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) initial public offering (IPO) who held onto their investments would be very happy with their returns. If you had invested $1,000 in Disney’s IPO on November 12, 1957, not including dividend reinvestment, your investment would be worth $3.099 million as of June 24, 2020. This represents a compound annual growth rate of 14%.
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