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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kosnett is the editor of Kiplinger's Investing for Income and writes the "Cash in Hand" column for Kiplinger's Personal Finance. He is an income-investing expert who covers bonds, real estate investment trusts, oil and gas income deals, dividend stocks and anything else that pays interest and dividends. He joined Kiplinger in 1981 after six years in newspapers, including the Baltimore Sun. He is a 1976 journalism graduate from the Medill School at Northwestern University and completed an executive program at the Carnegie-Mellon University business school in 1978.
My main argument for continued tranquillity in the markets: Interest rates are likely to remain low for the foreseeable future.
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Bypassing funds and going directly into the market has benefits, but isn't without risk.
In any news-driven market crisis, wait until the third business day after the news breaks to trade anything.
Negative interest rates in Europe and Japan make U.S. bond yields look sky-high by comparison, boosting demand for Treasuries.
Biding their time to buy the home of their dreams took some strategic planning.
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Yields have been creeping up on bond maturities of up to three years, and that’s boosting payouts at short-term bond funds.
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At Kiplinger, we love investments that pay dividends, and we know many of you do, too. Dividends aren't just regular money in your pocket, but a revealing indicator of a company's success.
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Members of Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index that have raised cash payments to stockholders 25 years in a row are known as dividend aristocrats. The title dividend champions goes to U.S. stocks, regardless ...
For years, tax-exempt bonds have provided high returns with low risk, and they continue to do so.
This teacher's investment strategy has thrived thanks to a dedication to buying shares of solid businesses and not obsessively looking at their stock prices.
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Many bond pros say subzero interest rates are unlikely because they wouldn't help the U.S. economy and could damage it.
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I got a sense of the growing affection for fixed-income investments during a recent swing through Los Angeles, which has become America's bond-fund mecca.
Five years ago, Kiplinger’s turned to longtime investment writer and in-house income guru Jeff Kosnett to launch a newsletter designed to steer income-starved readers to the best investments for dependable, ...
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By obsessing over interest-rate moves, investors may miss other potential perils—in particular, the scary default rate on energy-related junk bonds.