Image source: Getty Images. Investing in companies with above-average dividend yields can be an effective strategy to rake in superior returns. However, not every company with a tempting yield is a smart purchase. Far from it, in fact: Investing in businesses with deteriorating fundamentals can be an enormously expensive mistake, no matter how good the dividend looks today.
The slight increase that stocks logged last week was still enough to keep indexes at record highs as earnings season rolls on. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) and the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) are now each up by more than 6%, year-to-date.^DJI data by YChartsContinue reading
China has an interesting little problem with the yuan exchange rate. Yes, we know, half the US is screaming at them that they're a currency manipulator and for this they must be punished. And it's entirely true - they are a currency manipulator. However, that manipulation is in the opposite 
Banking in 2016. Image source: iStock/Thinkstock. The so-called fintech revolution isn't turning out to be the threat to banks that many people once believed. If anything, in fact, big banks have coopted it to extend their own competitive advantages. You can get a sense for this by looking at how many customers of traditional banks regularly use the banks' mobile apps.
Image source: Getty Images. The marijuana industry has been on an incredible ride over the past 20 years, and it appears as if that ride could pick up steam once again come November. As it stands now, half of all U. S. states have legalized the use of medical marijuana, including Pennsylvania and Ohio, which both recently legalized medicinal marijuana entirely through the legislative process (i.e., without putting the issue on a ballot for citizens to vote on).
Image source: Getty Images. Shocking, I know. But car makers aren't the only ones turning to electricity to charge up their industry. NASA, as part of its New Aviation Horizons initiative, is devoting millions over the next 10 years to improving energy efficiency in commercial aviation, including the development of hybrid electric aircraft.