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Senior Associate Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Daren joined Kiplinger in July 2015 after spending more than 20 years in New York City as a business and financial writer. He spent seven years at Time magazine and joined SmartMoney in 2007, where he wrote about investing and contributed car reviews to the magazine. Daren also worked as a writer in the fund industry for Janus Capital and Fidelity Investments and has been licensed as a Series 7 securities representative.
Investors looking for dividend income won’t find much of it by investing in the average large-company stock. Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index—the major large-cap benchmark—yields just 2%, down ...
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When the stock market slides between 10% and 20%, it’s called a correction. You may not recall the last one because it ended in February 2016, shaving 14% off Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index. Corrections ...
After a long stretch of calm, market turbulence has picked up. Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index tumbled twice in August on worries of escalating tensions with North Korea and political controversies ...
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However you invest, it’s a great time to shop for an online broker. Firms have been trimming commissions, expanding their online tools, offering more transaction-free mutual funds and enhancing their ...
Plenty of stocks yield more than the market average of 2% for large companies. But if you’re investing for income, you’ll want dividends that are both reliable and secure. And that’s not always easy ...
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Our choices aim to beat traditional benchmarks.
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Scan the investment landscape and you may not see much fertile ground. After more than eight years of nearly uninterrupted gains, the U.S. stock market is hardly cheap. And despite a bump in yields over ...
The next time you beat yourself up over a bad stock pick, take some solace in the knowledge that you’re not alone. Even the world’s most successful investors, including Warren Buffett, have blundered ...
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Hedge fund managers, venture capitalists and others share their best investing ideas at the Sohn conference.
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Our ideas range from low-risk municipal bonds to high-risk mortgage REITs.
If you make a lot of money and live in a high-tax state, municipal bonds can be magic.
Talk of tax reform and regulatory relief is among the factors drawing investors to banks.
Real estate investment trusts have had a great run — and still hold promise.
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When economic times are good, junk bonds deliver big yields.
Pipeline companies pump profits from moving America's rising oil production.