These 10 stocks from a sector that is a bear-market bulwark have upside potential of up to 30%

These 10 stocks from a sector that is a bear-market bulwark have upside potential of up to 30%

During times of uncertainty, it can help to look at what happened during other down cycles for stocks. True, we don’t know when the stock market will hit bottom during this cycle, or if it already has. But you might want to tilt toward a sector that has fared well during previous downturns. You might … Read more

Gasoline futures are dropping, which could mean more relief at the pump

Gasoline futures are dropping, which could mean more relief at the pump

Brie Olootu pumps gas at an Exxon Mobil gas station on June 09, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Gas prices are breaching record highs as demand increases and supply fails to keep up. Brandon Bell | Getty Images Prices at the pump have retreated from June’s never-before-seen levels but remain stubbornly high. Some relief could be … Read more

The world’s most powerful tidal turbine just got a major funding boost

The world's most powerful tidal turbine just got a major funding boost

Orbital Marine Power’s O2 turbine at the Orkney Islands, north of the Scottish mainland, in September 2021. Scotland has become a hub for companies and projects focused on tidal power and marine energy in general. William Edwards | AFP | Getty Images Scottish engineering firm Orbital Marine Power said Monday it secured £8 million ($9.64 … Read more

Antarctica’s Only Native Insect Could Be Destined For Extinction as Winters Warm

Antarctica's Only Native Insect Could Be Destined For Extinction as Winters Warm

Over tens of millions of years, the wingless midge belgica antarctica has perfected the art of freezing itself to push through the darkest and coldest of Antarctica’s winter months, carving out an exclusive niche as the continent’s only native insect. As climate change nudges polar temperatures ever higher, this hard-earned set of survival skills could … Read more

Elon Musk is a smart person but he doesn’t understand ESG: Tech CEO

Elon Musk is a smart person but he doesn't understand ESG: Tech CEO

In May, electric-vehicle maker Tesla was removed from the S&P 500’s ESG Index. In response, CEO Elon Musk tweeted that ESG was “a scam” that had been “been weaponized by phony social justice warriors.” jim watson | AFP | Getty Images Tesla chief Elon Musk may have misunderstood the meaning behind ESG (environmental, social, and … Read more

Bitcoin just had its worst month on record

Bitcoin just had its worst month on record

Bitcoin just finished its worst month on record, losing more than 38% of its value in June, as of Thursday afternoon. Ether, the world’s second-biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, ended the same period down by about 47%. Though weakness in the digital assets sector is part of a broader flight from risk, confidence in the … Read more

OPEC+ sticks with planned oil production hike, supply concerns linger

OPEC+ sticks with planned oil production hike, supply concerns linger

OPEC+ has been slowly returning the nearly 10 million barrels per day it agreed to pull from the market in April 2020. mazen mahdi | dpa | Getty Images A group of some of the world’s most powerful oil producers on Thursday agreed to stick to a planned output increase in August, defying calls to … Read more

The race to make green hydrogen competitive is on

The race to make green hydrogen competitive is on

One type of hydrogen production uses electrolysis, with an electric current splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen. If the electricity used in this process comes from a renewable source then some call it “green” hydrogen. Alex Kraus | Bloomberg | Getty Images Siemens Energy and Air Liquide have announced plans to set up a joint … Read more

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

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

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

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