Here’s how you can compound dividend stocks to double the S&P 500’s return

Companies announce dividend increases all the time, but here’s one that points to a simple investing strategy that can lower your risk and make you a lot of money over the years. Maybe it isn’t so exciting on the surface: Kroger Co. KR, a supermarket operator, raised its quarterly dividend payout by quite a bit, … Read more

This star hedge-fund manager says some major tech names are now value plays, as he shorts one meme-stock favorite

Stocks are on the rebound again, at least that’s the vibe from futures. That’s a day after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell confirmed to lawmakers, what markets already knew — that a soft economic landing might be tricky while taming the inflation beast. Along with average investors, hedge funds have had a rough start to … Read more

NH lawmakers call on state to use American Rescue Plan funds for home energy bills

In a letter sent on Friday to Gov. Chris Sununu, R-New Hampshire, New Hampshire’s congressional delegation asked the state to provide additional financial assistance to help defray energy costs for Granite Staters as utility rates are expected to rise significantly in the coming months. >>Related: New Hampshire residents warned of ‘drastic increases’ in electricity bills … Read more

Climate-Change Censorship: Phase Two – WSJ

White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy Photo: michael reynolds/Shutterstock Progressives first demanded that social media platforms silence critics of climate alarmism. Now White House national climate adviser Gina McCarthy wants them to censor content on the costs of a force-fed green energy transition. A few years ago, Facebook enlisted third-party “fact checkers” to review … Read more

Climate-Change Censorship: Phase Two – WSJ

White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy Photo: michael reynolds/Shutterstock Progressives first demanded that social media platforms silence critics of climate alarmism. Now White House national climate adviser Gina McCarthy wants them to censor content on the costs of a force-fed green energy transition. A few years ago, Facebook enlisted third-party “fact checkers” to review … Read more

What the Fed’s biggest rate hike in decades means for the bear market in bonds

historically bad. That’s how the mammoth $53 trillion US fixed-income market has performed this year as the Federal Reserve works to curtail high inflation threatening to wreck the economy. To turbo charge the effort, the Fed on Wednesday fired off its biggest benchmark interest rate increase in nearly thirty years. But what does that mean … Read more

Why the $2 trillion crypto market crash won’t kill the economy

Francesco Carta Fotografo | Moment | Getty Images Carnage in the crypto market won’t let up, as token prices plummet, companies lay off employees in waves, and some of the most popular names in the industry go belly up. The chaos has spooked investors, erasing more than $2 trillion in value in a matter of … Read more

Why New Jersey and Oregon still don’t let you pump your own gas

But not people in New Jersey and Oregon. They’re not allowed to touch the gas nozzle. Seriously. In New Jersey, it’s been illegal for drivers to pump their own gas since 1949. A ban on self-service gas has been in place in Oregon since 1951, although the state relaxed restrictions for rural towns a few … Read more