The U.S. stock market has had an incredible run since the financial crisis. So good, in fact, that if you had invested at the worst time in October 2007, right before the big crash, you still would have more than tripled your money by today. What's more, the S&P 500 doubled between Jan. 1, 2019, and Dec. 31, 2021 . It's more challenging now to find companies for a cheap price, especially well-known industry-leading companies. One solution is to pivot away from capital gains and focus instead on generating passive income. Here's why Procter & Gamble ( NYSE:PG ) , Kinder Morgan ( NYSE:KMI ) , and Starbucks ( NASDAQ:SBUX ) are three completely different but equally promising dividend stocks to buy in 2022. Image source: Getty Images. A rock-solid dividend-paying stalwart Few companies embody stability better than good old Procter & Gamble. This October, P&G will celebrate its 185th birthday. Over the last 65 years, P&G has raised its … [Read more...] about My 3 Favorite Dividend Stocks to Buy in 2022
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Kudos to Netflix ( NASDAQ:NFLX ) for launching one industry that's completely rattled another. eMarketer estimates the U.S. cable business has contracted from its peak of more than 100 million paying households in 2013 to a little more than 70 million now, en route to less than 64 million paying customers projected in just a couple of years. Netflix and other premium streaming services like Walt Disney 's ( NYSE:DIS ) Hulu and Disney+ have provided consumers with the long-awaited alternative to increasingly expensive cable. However, if you think the next 10 years of change within the television entertainment arena are going to look like the last 10, think again. Now Netflix and Disney+ have fresh competition from conventional cable content creator ViacomCBS ( NASDAQ:VIAC ) ( NASDAQ:VIAC.A ) , which is making a point of handling its streaming business in a completely different way. Image source: Getty Images. That's ViacomCBS? Yes, ViacomCBS is a … [Read more...] about Buy This Overlooked Stock Now to Benefit From The 2022 Streaming Video Disruption
On this episode of Industry Focus: Financials , host Jason Moser sits down with Motley Fool contributor Dan Caplinger. Tune in as they discuss why regulators are taking a closer look at the buy now, pay later space. Then they wrap up the show with a listener question on where to put non-stock portfolio cash. To catch full episodes of all The Motley Fool's free podcasts, check out our podcast center . To get started investing, check out our quick-start guide to investing in stocks . A full transcript follows the video. This video was recorded on Dec. 20, 2021. Jason Moser: It's Monday, December 20th, I'm your host, Jason Moser and on this week's Financials show, regulators are taking a closer look at the buy now, pay later space and we've got a listener question on where to put non-stock portfolio money. Joining me this week, it's fool.com writer, recovering attorney and financial planner, Mr. Dan Caplinger. Dan, thanks for being here. Dan Caplinger: Hey … [Read more...] about Regulators Take a Closer Look at Buy Now, Pay Later
Cannabis stocks aren't typically high on my list of go-to durable wealth creators -- except when it comes to Innovative Industrial Properties ( NYSE:IIPR ) . Between its highly repeatable business model, persistently rising cash flows, and valuable service it provides for the cannabis industry, Innovative Industrial Properties (IIP) is a great option to increase your chances of retiring as a millionaire. But that doesn't mean it's a ticket to get rich quickly nor is this company risk-free. Let's analyze how IIP makes money and why it might be a good fit for your portfolio. Image source: Getty Images. Landlords collect rents, and rents (eventually) make millionaires IIP is a highly specialized landlord for companies in the cannabis industry, but it isn't exactly a typical commercial property shop. Like all businesses, cannabis companies need liquid capital to finance their projects and grow. But because cannabis isn't federally legalized in the U.S., marijuana … [Read more...] about Could Innovative Industrial Properties Stock Help You Retire a Millionaire?
Ways to invest in the metaverse are as broad as the concept itself. Two companies I believe are great investment choices are Nvidia ( NASDAQ:NVDA ) and Unity Software ( NYSE:U ) . Both are helping artists and designers create the metaverse with visualization tools. Should the metaverse fade away without having a significant effect, each has ancillary segments that will keep the businesses afloat. Image source: Getty Images. 1. Nvidia The metaverse is solely online and must be powered with computer hardware. Knowing this, what better metaverse investment exists besides Nvidia? The company is known for its graphics processing units (GPUs) but has additional segments too. GPUs originally rendered 3D graphics but found other uses over time. Now GPUs power gaming systems, engineering simulations, and data centers because of their ability to process calculations quickly. Nvidia has expanded to become more than just a hardware company; it's a software provider too. … [Read more...] about The 2 Best Metaverse Stocks to Buy in 2022 and Beyond
Ad tech firm PubMatic ( NASDAQ:PUBM ) has seen its revenue rise consistently for the past four years. Even so, PubMatic shares are trading around $25 at the time of this writing, far below their 52-week high of $76.96. A key factor impacting the stock price is the sea change happening in the digital advertising industry. Apple and Alphabet 's Google control massive consumer ecosystems, and are in the midst of transitioning from traditional approaches used to target digital ads to consumers in the name of privacy protection. Fears of declining revenue from these changes, combined with the specters of the omicron variant and inflation, helped drive down PubMatic stock. This creates a buy opportunity for those willing to hold on to PubMatic shares for the long term. Here are factors that make PubMatic a good investment in spite of the seismic shifts in digital advertising. Image source: Getty Images. Well-positioned in the ad industry PubMatic sits in an … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Why PubMatic Stock Is a Buy
Futu Holdings ( NASDAQ:FUTU ) has been on a remarkable run since late December, with its stock price up 350% from the end of December to its high on Monday morning, far outperforming the financial sector and the broader market. The fintech company has shown very strong growth in its most recent quarterly earnings reports. Given the incredible strength of the stock and the growth in income and assets, Futu seems like a clear buy -- but investors have reason to be cautious about this growth stock . The good: Impressive growth Futu provides online brokerage and wealth management services to clients to trade in stocks, warrants, options, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in Hong Kong and China. The company has benefited from an IPO boom in the country, a boost to Chinese stocks in general -- which have moved dramatically higher in recent months. Image source: Getty Images. Futu showed incredible growth in 2020. In the most recent earnings announcement (for the third … [Read more...] about Why You Should Be Cautious About This Growth Stock Despite Its Huge Rally
Wall Street was in a foul mood on Tuesday, and major market benchmarks finished the day with substantial losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DJINDICES:^DJI ) was the best performer on the day despite finishing down more than 500 points, while the Nasdaq Composite ( NASDAQINDEX:^IXIC ) had much larger losses on a percentage basis that pushed that index into 10% correction territory. The S&P 500 ( SNPINDEX:^GSPC ) dropped nearly 2%. Index Daily Percentage Change (Decline) Daily Point Change Dow (1.51%) (543) S&P 500 (1.84%) (86) Nasdaq (2.60%) (387) Data source: Yahoo! Finance. Long-term investors weren't all that shocked to see some popular meme stocks take big hits in the downward-moving market. Yet what was more surprising was the fact that global consumer-products giant Unilever ( NYSE:UL ) saw its stock fall even more than AMC Entertainment Holdings ( NYSE:AMC ) … [Read more...] about This Defensive Consumer Stock Fell More Than 2 Meme Stock Darlings Today
Affecting one in 3,000 to 5,000 males worldwide, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) causes progressively worsening muscle weakness that eventually requires a wheelchair for most patients by age 11. Even worse, heart and lung complications often lead to mortality before age 30. Fortunately, Sarepta Therapeutics ( NASDAQ:SRPT ) has three approved RNAi therapies that can treat approximately 30% of the DMD population, and it's working on potentially curative gene therapies. Sales growth? Check. In the second quarter , the rare disease biotech raised full-year revenue guidance to between $565 million and $575 million, up from a prior range of $537 million to $547 million. Even more impressive than those 25% year-over-year revenue gains is its growth streak. After Sarepta's preliminary announcement of third-quarter results last week, the upcoming earnings report will mark an enviable 20th consecutive quarter of revenue growth. Image source: Getty Images. And the company … [Read more...] about Is This Beaten Down Biotech a Bad News Buy?
Investing in the stock market is a fantastic way to build wealth, grow your savings, and prepare for retirement. But to earn as much as possible, it's important to have the right strategy. How and where you choose to invest will largely depend on your personal preferences. Some investors prefer to buy individual stocks, for example, while others prefer index funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs) . Regardless of where you invest, though, there are a few common mistakes that could hurt your earning potential in 2022. Image source: Getty Images. Mistake No. 1: Not investing during periods of volatility When the stock market takes a turn for the worse, it may be tempting to press pause on investing until it recovers. However, that can sometimes do more harm than good over the long term. Although it may seem counterintuitive, market downturns are some of the best opportunities to buy more. Stock prices are lower, making it a smart way to load up on quality investments for a … [Read more...] about 3 Simple Investing Mistakes to Avoid in 2022