Can P&C Insurers Keep the Q3 Winning Streak Alive in Q4?

Can P&C Insurers Keep the Q3 Winning Streak Alive in Q4?
A slew of catastrophe events hounded the previous quarter, disrupting results of insurers, particularly the property and casualty insurers. Successive hurricanes like Harvey, Irma, Maria and two Mexican earthquakes have badly affected the underwriting results for the non-life insurers. While many incurred underwriting losses, others faced slump in underwriting profit. However, capital reserve, built by insurers owing to a not-so-active... Read More

Better Buy: Altria Group vs. British American Tobacco

Better Buy: Altria Group vs. British American Tobacco
Tobacco stocks have been solid dividend plays for long-term investors. Smoking rates have dropped in many parts of the world, but tobacco companies have  offsett those declines with higher prices, cost-cutting measures, and diversification into new markets like e-cigarettes. Those moves have protected their bottom lines and enabled them to keep paying out generous dividends. Today, we’ll compare two well-known... Read More

3 Great Income Stocks That Could Double Their Dividends

3 Great Income Stocks That Could Double Their Dividends
It can be tough to find reliable, high-paying stocks these days, as rising stock valuations have resulted in lower-than-average dividend yields throughout the market. However, just because a stock has a seemingly lousy dividend yield now doesn’t mean that it isn’t a great long-term income investment. Here’s why I think that despite their relatively low payouts, Bank of America ,... Read More