First-Half 2020 Recap

Well, what can I say about the first half of 2020? I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that was probably the worst six months of many people’s lives. Incredibly, it didn’t end up being the worst six months for the stock market at all. The Federal Reserve stepped up and essentially said they…


Top Market Stories of The Year

Since I’m posting for the first time in over a year, I thought it would be a cool idea to post a collection of my most read Benzinga articles of the past year. Mind you, I don’t necessarily think these are my 10 best stories, just the 10 stories that got the most page views.…


I’m Alive

I’m ashamed at how long it’s been since I’ve updated my blog. I promise I haven’t just been screwing around. I’ve had some awesome work opportunities through U.S. News & World, Benzinga and InvestorPlace. I also recently bought a house, so I’ve really been using the weekends to fully recharge.


9 Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy for 2019

During turbulent times in the stock market, investors start searching for relatively safe places to invest. Money flows out of high-risk growth stocks and into stocks with reasonable valuations, solid cash flow and reliable dividends. Early forecasts for 2019 predict another range-bound year for stocks, suggesting dividends may be one of the only guaranteed sources…


8 Outperforming Stocks to Buy Now

The year-end volatility in the U.S. stock market has created a rare opportunity for long-term investors to buy high-quality stocks at a significant discount compared with prices from earlier this year. Fortunately for stock buyers, periods of market weakness tend to drag down all stocks, even the cream of the crop in specific industries. Bank…


7 Mistakes Investors Make in a Downturn

This month’s volatile market sell-off is a reminder of just how delicate the stock market can be. It’s been roughly a decade since U.S. investors have had to deal with a potentially major stock market decline. If the recent stock market sell-off is the beginning of an even larger decline, investors need to be comfortable with their…