Lack of Earnings Quality and Debt Downgrades Limit S&P 500’s Upside

Four major banks have lowered their economic growth expectations for the year ahead. Here's what's going on and what it means for investors... More 

3 ETFs to Fund a Happy Retirement

There are two big mistakes I see retirees make over and over: being seduced by 'safe' investments and overpaying fees. Here are 3 ETFs that avoid the mistakes More 

The S&P 500’s 788,400 Minutes: Measuring the Life Of An Index

There are 525,600 minutes in a calendar year, but it's been 788,400 minutes since the S&P 500 hit 2050 in November 2014. The latest signs aren't much better More 

The S&P 500 Is at a Critical Juncture (SPY)

The S&P 500 (SPY) is overbought by most metrics, and the financial sector could hold a clue as to what the intermediate-term direction will be. More 

7 Dividend Stocks That Have Paid Investors Since the 19th Century

These blue-chip stocks pay safe dividends and offer strong potential for long-term income growth and capital appreciation. More 

Three Charts: What Debt, ‘CapEx,’ and Whole Profits Tell Stock Investors

Debt and interest levels continue to rise across the corporate board. This puts earnings at risk, which should concern investors for the future. More 

How Economic Weakness Pressures Corporate Profitability

Is the U.S. economy really in great shape? The U.S. Federal Reserve does not seem to think so. Here's the real story on the US economies hidden woes More