Category: Blog

  • J&J vaccine shows strong durability from single shot

    J&J vaccine shows strong durability from single shot

    This week, each company asked the FDA to authorize additional boosters — Pfizer for people over 65, and Moderna for all adults. At the same time, a study published Thursday in the journal JAMA Network Open estimated that a single Johnson & Johnson shot was 76 percent effective at preventing Covid infection and 81 percent for hospitalizations for at […]

  • OVHcloud files antitrust complaint against Microsoft with European Commission

    OVHcloud files antitrust complaint against Microsoft with European Commission

    Microsoft (MSFT) has a current dividend yield of 0.84% and is rated as “Very Safe” by SimplySafeDividends. I hold MSFT in my Low Yield Portfolio. In total MSFT is 0.7% of my portfolio. OVHcloud said it filed the complaint with the European Commission, the European Union’s top competition regulator. The complaint focuses on the way […]

  • Windows 10 mayhem

    Windows 10 mayhem

    Windows 10 upsets my apple cart, Russia continues to dominate the news, public pension stock dependency, companies continue to isolate Russia, and much much more!

  • Individual investors jumping into energy stocks

    Individual investors jumping into energy stocks

    The Energy Sector makes up 21% of my total portfolio. On Monday, retail investors purchased a net $340 million of U.S.-listed energy stocks and exchange-traded funds, the most in one day in VandaTrack data going back to 2014. Over the five trading days through Tuesday, they bought a net $122.05 million of Chevron Corp. shares […]

  • Pepsi exploring options for its business units in Russia

    Pepsi exploring options for its business units in Russia

    Like dominoes they continue to fall. Pepsi (PEP) has a current dividend yield of 2.88% and is rated as “Very Safe” by SimplySafeDividends. I hold PEP in my Low and Medium Yield Portfolios. In total PEP is 1.5% of my portfolio. Large Western companies are under increasing pressure to pull out of the country in […]

  • Unilever suspends most operations in Russia

    Unilever suspends most operations in Russia

    Like P&G, Unilever will continue to supply essential food and hygiene products in Russia. Unilever (UL) has a current dividend yield of 4.49% and is rated as “Safe” by SimplySafeDividends. I hold ULin my Low Yield Portfolio. In total UL is 0.3% of my portfolio. Unilever PLC said it will stop its advertising and media […]

  • Shell to withdraw from Russian oil and gas

    Shell to withdraw from Russian oil and gas

    Shell owns 68.5% of Shell Midstream Partners. Shell Midstream Partners (SHLX) has a current dividend yield of 8.41% and is rated as “Borderline Safe” by SimplySafeDividends. I hold SHLX in my High Yield Portfolio. In total SHLX is 1.7% of my portfolio. Shell had previously said it would pull out of a number of joint ventures in […]

  • Coca-Cola taking heat for continuing operations in Russia

    Coca-Cola taking heat for continuing operations in Russia

    Coca-Cola (KO) has a current dividend yield of 2.97% and is rated as “Safe” by SimplySafeDividends. I hold KO in my Low and Medium Yield Portfolios. In total KO is 1.4% of my portfolio.

  • Procter & Gamble to cut capital investments & suspend ads in Russia

    Procter & Gamble to cut capital investments & suspend ads in Russia

    But, they’ll continue selling consumer staples. Procter & Gamble (PG) has a current dividend yield of 2.34% and is rated as “Very Safe” by SimplySafeDividends. I hold PG in my Low Yield Portfolio. In total PG is 0.6% of my portfolio. Procter & Gamble Co. said Monday it will scale back operations in Russia. Chief […]

  • Public pension funds may be over dependent on stocks

    Public pension funds may be over dependent on stocks

    U.S. state and local government pension funds control more than $4 trillion in public-worker retirement savings but will need hundreds of billions of additional dollars to cover promised future benefits. Over the past 12 years, blockbuster stock performance has swelled pension coffers, bringing state and local governments closer to being able to cover those liabilities […]