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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.
Rising bond yields make it easier for investors to pocket decent income these days. The yield of the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond has crept up from a low of 1.4% last July to 2.4%. Yields in other parts ...
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Our mutual fund and ETF portfolios deliver attractive yields while helping to lower risk.
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We say goodbye to iShares U.S. Preferred Stock and hello to Schwab U.S. REIT.
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How Federal Reserve rate hikes and rising bond yields affect the economy and your investment strategy.
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iShares Global Infrastructure joins the Kiplinger ETF 20, bringing steady income and rising dividends to the mix.
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These eight stocks all offer strong growth prospects at reasonable prices, a combination that should result in solid gains. We lean toward large companies, but our picks also include two small caps.
His election adds uncertainty, which Wall Street hates, but could lead to improved economic growth and benefit health care, financial and infrastructure stocks, among others.
Dividends have accounted for some 40% of overall U.S. market returns, so don't miss out.
Vanguard Information Technology gives you access to the heavy hitters of the technology sector.
If you’re looking for a core group of ETFs that you can buy and hold through many years of retirement, check out the following five Vanguard funds. Two are bond ETFs that should provide some insurance ...
Warren Buffett aims to hold stocks “forever.” We’re a bit less patient. But we like playing the long game: picking a few solid companies, sticking with them through tough times and hanging on for ...