9 Utility Plays to Power Up Your Portfolio

Utilities appeal to investors as a source of diversification and a steady stream of dividend payments. Here are nine favorites.

XLE Has Been a One-Way Drive, and I Like It

Here's how I'm playing it as oil stays above $70.

This Fifty Has Not Been So Nifty

If you have found trading more difficult in the last few months, this is why.

Earnings Await, Fed Heads Ahead, the Materials World, Microsoft's Cyber Pickup

Plus, the chart of Tesla indicates it's time to be wary if you're in the stock at present.

Buckle Up for a Ride on the VIX

As this move up feels like a spike and not a swell, this is why I'd buy VIX puts.

The Market's Blistering First-Half Pace Was a Mirage

It makes sense to buy things that are undervalued and sell things that are overvalued, but take the temperature of all markets at all times.

How Do the 11 S&P Sectors Look Technically?

The sector ETFs present a different picture than the broader averages.

Oily Mess, Techs Go Wild, a Jobs Data Plea, the Power of Positive Yield

Plus, quick looks at Tesla's car deliveries, Amazon's CEO change and Didi Global's post-IPO downdraft.

Second-Half 2021: Market Forecasts, Thoughts and Observations

The stock market has given us some incredible returns in the past year or two but there are some warning signs developing -- and one key date to keep an eye on.

Looking for an Oasis or Two in a Yield Desert

Dividend stocks are swell, but for those willing to take on risk there are other options.