Unfortunately for investors, Santa Claus didn’t bring a rally with him to end the year.
For the first time in over a year (since July / August 2021), markets closed positive in back-to-back months.
After a sharply negative September, stocks said ‘hold my pumpkin-spice latte’ as markets charged higher in October.
September was another negative month as inflation, and the ongoing attempts to counter it, rattled markets.
Dividend stocks can be a key part of an income generating portfolio.
Investors are hoping strong seasonal factors, the slowing of inflation, and positive earnings growth will provide a boost to markets as we head into fall.
For more than 200 years, farmers and lots of other people have looked forward to and relied on the Almanac’s forecast.
Back in 1994, former financial advisor William Bengen devised the 4% rule as a spending strategy for retirees.
Don’t call it a comeback… at least not yet. After a rough first half of the year, July provided a breather for financial markets.
One of the most common general rules when it comes to building a solid investment portfolio is diversification.