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Dave Kovaleski

Dave Kovaleski


Dave mainly covers financial stocks, primarily banks and asset managers, and investment planning. He's covered mutual funds and institutional investments for Pensions & Investments, personal finance for S&P, and money markets and bonds for Crane Data. Dave has been a Fool since 2014.

Recent articles


Better Buy: Ally Financial vs. Citigroup

These banks have one thing in common -- they were both just bought by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.


These 3 Tragically Obvious Mistakes Will Kill Your 401(k)

Making the right decisions in your 401(k) now will pay off in a big way in the long run.


The Must-Read SSA Commissioner's Quote on Social Security

The SSA acting commissioner commented on the agency's new Equity Action Plan.


2 Positive Trends That Could Steer Affirm in the Right Direction

Few fintech stocks have been hit as hard as Affirm this year, but its latest earnings report showed some positive signs.


Warren Buffett Loves These Stocks. Are They Right for You?

These are two of Buffett's largest and longest-held positions.

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MarketAxess Holdings Hasn't Been This Cheap Since 2019

The stock price of this bond trading platform is down 58% from November highs, but there are positive signs ahead.


2 Dividend Stocks That Are Dirt Cheap Right Now

These two banks are dependable dividend payers, and should benefit from rising interest rates.


This Dividend Stock Yields 2.9%, and It Can Afford More

It already has an excellent yield, but this fintech has the financials to go even higher


Nervous About a Stock Market Crash? 3 Ways to Protect Your Portfolio

A new survey found that 43% of Americans are hesitant to invest right now, and nearly 60% are seeking portfolio protection.


Why Walmart's Stock Price Rose 2.7% in April

The retail giant recently boosted its dividend for the 49th straight year.


Why BlackRock's Stock Price Fell 18.3% in April

The world's largest money manager has been hurt by a volatile market


How Did Decision to Suspend Operations in Russia Impact Visa?

The credit card giant felt "compelled to act" after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.


How to Buy Berkshire Hathaway for the Cost of a Penny Stock

There is a lot of volatility out there, but Warren Buffett's company is beating the market.


Why New York Community Bancorp's Stock Price Dropped 13.8% in April

The regional bank had solid earnings but was hit with a double whammy of bad news


Why Bank of America's Stock Price Tumbled 13.4% in April

There was one main catalyst that sent it lower.


Believe It or Not, These Stocks Pay You to Own Them

Dividend stocks are particularly attractive when the stock market is down.


1 Big Thing Is Going American Express' Way

The credit card company has seen an uptick in one segment of its market and that bodes well for its growth.


2 Financial Stocks You Can Buy Today

These two stocks should benefit from rising interest rates.


Better Buy: SoFi Technologies vs. Robinhood Markets

These two fintechs went public last summer. Where do they stand now?


Better Buy: Affirm vs. American Express

A potential disruptor in the payment space, or an iconic brand and industry giant?

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