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Sam Bourgi is contributing writer for Dividend.com and ETFdb.com, where he brings more than seven years of progressive experience in economic research, market analysis, and public policy. A published author in peer-reviewed literature, industry research and financial media, Sam has produced authoritative reports covering the financial markets, labor market, and industry verticals. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from McMaster University, with a focus on economic policy and global political economy.

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The arrival of blockchain technology signals a profound shift in our society. Its implementation...

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The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has been a highly active one, with multiple storms wreaking...

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Chancellor Merkel Secures Hollow Victory in German Election as AfD Makes Gains

Angela Merkel retained her post as Chancellor of Europe’s largest economy on Sunday, but the...

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The Market Glance for September 25: Event-Filled Week as Q3 Draws to a Close

The all-important combination of economic data and monetary policy will dominate market discourse...

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Very few stock indices represent the power and fortune of Wall Street quite like the Dow Jones...

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The German Elections' Impact on the Eurozone

With less than a week to go until the German election, Chancellor Angela Merkel is poised to...

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The Best Dividend Stocks to Play the German Elections

The German election is less than one week away, and Chancellor Angela Merkel appears set to...

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The Market Glance for September 18: Federal Reserve Takes the Spotlight

After a two-month hiatus, the Federal Reserve will convene in Washington this week for a new...

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With today’s expected announcement of the iPhone X, investors are actively monitoring Apple...

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Market Glance for September 11: U.S. Economy in Focus

The U.S. economy will be front and center over the next five days, as government economists...

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The Market Glance for September 4: Economic Data Headline Post-Labor Day Action

The Labor Day holiday signifies the unofficial end to summer. On Wall Street, trading volumes are...

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The Market Glance for August 28: Nonfarm Payrolls Headline Economic Calendar Ahead of Labor Day

With Labor Day fast approaching, many investors are already planning to disengage from the...

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The United States has taken a hard line on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement...

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The Market Glance for August 21: Jackson Hole, Economic Data Take Center Stage

A steady stream of economic data will make headlines this week, with reports on housing and...

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How NAFTA Has Shaped the Last Two Decades of North American Trade

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The Market Glance for August 14: Dow Blue-Chips Headline Earnings Calendar as Attention Shifts to Data, FOMC

Dividend growers will drive the tail end of earnings season this week, with some of Wall Street’s...

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The Market Glance for August 7: Retailers Headline Earnings Calendar

After an active start to the month, the second full week of August could see more tepid trading...

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The Market Glance for July 31: Nonfarm Payrolls Week

The financial markets can expect a bevy of activity over the next five days, with investors...

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Performance of Dividend-Paying Stocks Over the Long Term

Most value investors realize the power of long-term investing strategies in creating and...

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The Market Glance for July 24: Fed, GDP and Earnings Headline Active Week in the Market

A trifecta of earnings, data and monetary policy will make its way through the financial markets...

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The Market Glance for July 17: Earnings Season in Full Swing

Earnings season is in full bloom this week, with a bevy of corporate reports scheduled for...

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The Market Wrap for July 14: Wall Street Soars as Fed-Speak Unleashes the Bulls

Don’t look now, but U.S. stocks are on fire again. Optimism returned to Wall Street in a big way...

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Obamacare vs. Trumpcare: What Income Investors Need to Know

U.S. President Donald Trump’s aim to repeal and replace Obamacare gained momentum last month...

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The Market Glance for July 10: Bank Earnings, Economic Data on Tap

Income investors will have a lot to consider over the next five days, as a deluge of economic...

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What Creates More Value for Investors: Dividend Payout or Share Repurchases?

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The Market Glance for July 3: Nonfarm Payrolls Headline Holiday-Shortened Week

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4 Dividend Stocks to Own in the Lumber Industry

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The Market Glance for June 26: Economic Data, Dividend Aristocrat Headline Final Week of June

The economic calendar features several high-profile events over the next five days, giving...

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What Are ADR Dividend Stocks?

American Depository Receipts (ADRs) are growing in popularity as investors increasingly set their...

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The Market Glance for June 19: Fed Speakers Kick Off the Start of Summer

A steady stream of economic data will make its way through the financial markets this week,...

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How Can Investors Play the Canada-U.S. Lumber Rift?

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A long-standing trade rift between Canada and the United States has...

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The Market Glance for June 12: FOMC Meeting Takes Center Stage

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The Market Glance for June 5: U.K. Election Headlines Data-Driven Week

U.S. investors will wake up to several market-moving headlines this week, as global markets take...

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Investors are celebrating the unofficial kickoff of summer this week, a period normally...

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The Market Glance for May 22: Monetary Policy, Economic Data Pack One-Two Punch

With corporate earnings season winding down, investors are shifting their attention back to...

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The Market Glance for May 8: Monetary Policy Takes the Spotlight

The global financial markets will heat up over the next five days, as investors keep the pace of...

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Why Some Stocks Show a Dividend Yield of 0%

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The Market Glance for May 1: Corporate Earnings Highlight Active Week

The month of May kicks off with a bevy of fundamental developments ranging from the Federal...

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The Market Glance for April 24: Dow Earnings, First Quarter GDP to Drive Markets

Fiscal first quarter earnings will continue to make headlines this week, giving investors a pulse...

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Why Some Stocks Don't Show Dividend Growth

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The Market Glance for April 17: Dow Blue-Chips Headline Earnings Season

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The Market Glance for April 10: U.S. Consumer Data, Bank Earnings in Focus

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The Market Glance for April 3: Nonfarm Payrolls Take Center Stage

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The Market Glance for March 27: First Quarter Draws to an End

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The Market Glance for March 20: Fed Speakers Make the Rounds

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Five Retirement Apps to Help You Hit Your Financial Goals

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Is Dividend Investing in Emerging Markets a Good Idea?

Emerging markets play an increasingly vital role in the global economy. For years, they have...

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5 Foreign Stocks Yielding over 4.5%

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The Market Glance for December 11: Costco Just Might Survive Amazon’s Disruption

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