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Tom Petruno

Contributing Writer
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Petruno, a former financial columnist for the Los Angeles Times, is an independent investor, writer and consultant. He lives in L.A.

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2017

Great Dividend Stocks in the Russell 2000 Index

Small companies have been the stock market's stars this year, with the benchmark Russell 2000 index up a hefty 24%—nearly double the gain of the blue-chip Standard & Poor's 500-stock index. As with ...

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2017

8 Stocks to Benefit from Rising Interest Rates

Donald Trump's election as president has fueled a powerful stock-market rally rooted in expectations of faster economic growth in 2017. And with faster growth is likely to come higher interest rates. Long-term ...

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Stock Watch
November 2016

4 Best Stocks for Yield at a Reasonable Price

Here's an old-school idea: Buy big-name stocks with above-average dividend yields and below-average price-earnings ratios.

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Stock Watch
September 2016

Good Dividend-Paying Tech Stocks Selling at Good Prices

Shares of these technology companies offer income investors yield at a reasonable price, or YARP for short.

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2016

8 Best 'YARP' Stocks for Dividend Investors

In a high-flying stock market, some nervous investors are looking for insurance. Here's an old-school idea: Buy big-name stocks with above-average dividend yields and below-average price-earnings ratios. Some ...

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Stock Watch
September 2016

Best Stocks Outside the U.S.: Siemens

Our search for great stocks from around the world led us to this 169-year-old German conglomerate.

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Stock Watch
September 2016

Best Stocks Outside the U.S.: Taiwan Semiconductor

Our search for great stocks from around the world led us to Asia, home to the largest contract manufacturer of computer chips.

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Stock Watch
September 2016

Sanofi: One of the World's Greatest Stocks

Our search for great stocks from around the world led us to the French drug maker.

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Stock Watch
September 2016

World's Greatest Stocks: SAP

Our search for great stocks from around the world led us to Europe's largest software company.

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Stock Watch
September 2016

Best Foreign Stocks for U.S. Investors: Nestlé

Our search for great stocks from around the world led us to Switzerland, home to the world's largest food and drink maker.

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Stock Watch
August 2016

Best Stocks Outside the U.S.: Royal Dutch Shell

Our search for great stocks from around the world led us to the Netherlands-based oil and gas giant.

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Stock Watch
September 2016

Best Foreign Stocks for U.S. Investors: Alibaba

Our search for great stocks from around the world led us to China's biggest mobile e-commerce company.

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Stock Watch
September 2016

Looking for a Great Foreign Stock? This Bud's for You

Our search for great stocks from around the world led us to Belgium, home to the world's biggest brewer.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2016

Greatest Stocks From Around the World

A popular, though risky, stock-picking strategy is to chase companies that aim to be great. You know the drill: Try to identify the next Amazon.com before everyone else catches on. Choose wisely and you ...

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2016

Great Foreign Stocks That Pay Big Dividends

For many well-known U.S. dividend stocks, the price of popularity these days is disappointingly low yields. So we went looking abroad for some better yields — and potentially better bargains, given ...

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2016

7 Good Stocks With Hidden Value

In the stock market, value often is in the eye of the beholder. At a time when many stocks seem overpriced in light of a tepid global economy and anemic growth in revenues and profits, we went hunting ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2016

Great Stocks With Hidden Value

In the stock market, value often is in the eye of the beholder. At a time when many stocks seem overpriced in light of a tepid global economy and anemic growth in revenues and profits, we went hunting ...

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