The Fed and Trump's China Tweet: What It All Means for the Markets

This may be another example where the president likes to 'blow things up' at the 11th hour, primarily so he can personally ride to the rescue and negotiate "even better" terms.

Colgate-Palmolive: This Dividend King Continues to Sparkle

CL has increased its dividend 56 years in a row, including a 2.4% hike in March.

The Fed's Old 'MO' Is No More

What happened with the Fed Wednesday and how to position for what comes next.

Chevron or Exxon Mobil: Which Is the Better Big Oil Dividend Aristocrat?

Investors attempting to select between the two stocks have a fairly straightforward choice.

The Market Is Now Ahead of Itself and That is a Problem for the Fed

What I expect from the Fed this week and how the markets will likely react.

Investment Bank Moelis Well Positioned Amid Surge in IPOs and Mergers

Smaller investment banks can offer interesting opportunities for investors and in some cases an enticing dividend yield.

Southern Co. vs. ConEd: Which High-Yield Utility Stock Wins?

Southern Company and Consolidated Edison are among the most highly regarded dividend payers in the utility sector.

Prepping for Next Week's Fed Meeting and a Deluge of Economic Data

Here's what we could hear and how it would impact the debt and equity markets.

There's Reason to Be Concerned About Valley National Bancorp Shares

Smaller banks such as Valley are staring down some headwinds.

5 Reasons I Am Now in the Risk-Off Camp

Why I believe it's time to take profits and reduce risk.