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How to Invest in Travel Stocks

How to Invest in Travel Stocks

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Worth an estimated $ 2.3 trillion last year, the global travel and tourism market is one of the biggest industries in the world. As standards of living around the world have improved and travel has become cheaper, the industry has steadily expanded as more people have money to spend on discretionary trips and tourism. Traveling internationally is much more affordable than it once was, and the number of international tourist arrivals more than doubled from 2005 to 2015 to 1.19 billion. While the industry is steadily growing, travel companies and stocks tend to be macroeconomically sensitive as tourism is dependent on discretionary spending, and recessions or global crises like 9/11 can crush the industry.Investors in travel stocks will want to focus on one or more...
The 4 Worst Tech Stocks of 2017

The 4 Worst Tech Stocks of 2017

Finance
The bull market continued in 2017, with tech stocks outpacing the broader market. The tech-heavy NASDAQ had rallied nearly 30% this year as of this writing, compared to the S&P 500's 20% gain. There were some big winners in that market, but there were also huge losers that crushed investors. Let's take a look at the four worst-performing tech stocks of the year, and see where they might be headed in 2018.Image source: Getty Images.Frontier CommunicationsRegional telco Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) lost 86% of its market value this year due to its shrinking customer base , declining average revenue per customer, high churn rates , and three straight quarters of net losses.Frontier slashed its dividend by 60% in May, but the stock's subse...
3 Dividend Stocks With Better Yields Than Johnson & Johnson

3 Dividend Stocks With Better Yields Than Johnson & Johnson

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Shares of medical products veteran Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) come with a household name, decades of proven success, and a 2.4% dividend yield. The stock is popular among income investors, and for good reason. But there are many alternatives on the market with even richer yields and equally unassailable business models.We asked a few of your fellow investors here at The Motley Fool to share dividend ideas that could offer better yields than Johnson & Johnson for the long haul. Read on to see why our panelists would prefer to put Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM) , Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) , or ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) in their dividend portfolios right now.With income stocks like these, it's easy to relax. Image source: Getty Imag...
MidEast Stocks Narrowly Mixed In Low Volume as Many Markets Close for Holiday

MidEast Stocks Narrowly Mixed In Low Volume as Many Markets Close for Holiday

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Shutterstock photoMiddle East shares were narrowly mixed but volume was low with markets in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Egypt closed for public holidays.Saudi Arabia's index firmed with investors hopeful the country's anti-corruption crackdown is fading. A Reuters poll of leading Middle East fund managers were on balance positive about the country and almost half plan to raise their allocations to Saudi stocks in the next three months and none to reduce.Qatar's index slipped with index compiler MSCI's planning to announce early next week whether it will switch to using offshore currency rates to value Qatari equities - a step that could potentially decrease their weightings in MSCI's emerging market index, Reuters said.In company news, Retailer United Electronics said it launched ...
3 Value Stocks for Retirement

3 Value Stocks for Retirement

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Investing in stocks during retirement might sound risky at first. However, you can minimize that risk by focusing on the highest-quality stocks selling at a discount to their true long-term value.Of course, finding those stocks is easier said than done. So we asked three top Motley Fool investors to each pick a value stock that they believe retirees can appreciate. Read on to learn why they chose Retail Opportunity Investments (NASDAQ: ROIC) , Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) , and Ford Motor (NYSE: F) .Image source: Getty Images.This REIT won't be retiring anytime soonSteve Symington (Retail Opportunity Investments): As a real estate investment trust ( REIT ), Retail Opportunity Investments is required to return at least 90% of its income to shareholders...