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U.S. stocks have been on a tear. The S&P 500 Index has climbed a surprising 23% so far this year, as a global synchronized recovery takes shape and funds flow back to equities.
As I often say, investors take risks when they try to stop a bull run, and plenty of data suggest you might regret taking that action this year.
Consider the optimistic views from Joshua Brown, i.e. The Reformed Broker, as we have "all the rocket fuel we need for an explosion." There's no election, no war in Syria, and no taper talk. Banks are highly capitalized, stocks around the world are cheap and hedge funds' short positions are the highest since January, says Brown.To continue reading, please click here...
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Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Money Morning Weekly Roundup
Optimism returned to Wall Street last week, as Syria attack talk subsided and the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note slipped.
Triple-digit gains Monday through Wednesday last week added 401.10 to the Dow. Stocks closed with modest losses Thursday, with the S&P 500 Index snapping a seven-day winning streak. But the bulls were back in force Friday, helping the Dow log its best week in nine months.
Yet, the market pendulum continues to swing between risk-off and risk-on trading, leaving investors cautious.
Money Morning's updated list of the best stocks to buy - and some to avoid - address today's biggest market concerns and find the smartest opportunities for your money now.
5 Dividend Stocks to Buy Now
If you haven't already gotten choosy when picking your portfolio's sources of income, it's time - and here are five dividend stocks to buy now to help you.
You see, many of the most popular dividend-paying stocks have become pricey amid the markets' year-to-date rallies and the insatiable hunt for yield.
For example, The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) sports a juicy yield of just under 3%, but looks expensive with a P/E of 22. And The Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) boasts an appealing 3.12% yield, yet shares trade at a lofty 20 times earnings.
Even with the 10-year Treasury yield approaching 3%, dividend investing is still the best approach.