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All 30 Dow Jones Stocks Ranked: The Pros Weigh In
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All 30 Dow Jones Stocks Ranked: The Pros Weigh In

The Dow Jones Industrial Average comprises 30 blue-chip stocks that are tops in their industries. But some Dow Jones stocks are better buys than other…
April 19, 2022
Stock Market Today (2/25/22): Dow Dashes to Best Gain Since November 2020
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today (2/25/22): Dow Dashes to Best Gain Since November 2020

Russia reportedly is opening the door to negotiations, sparking a broad-based rally Friday that saw all 11 sectors finish well in the green.
February 25, 2022
Dogs of the Dow 2022: 10 Dividend Stocks to Watch
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Dogs of the Dow 2022: 10 Dividend Stocks to Watch

The decades-old income-and-value strategy, the Dogs of the Dow, will try to bounce back in 2022. Here are this year's 10 members.
January 5, 2022
The Best and Worst Dow Stocks of 2021
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The Best and Worst Dow Stocks of 2021

The Dow Jones Industrial Average produced well-above-average returns in 2021. But some of its venerable blue chips did far better ... while others lef…
December 31, 2021
The Kiplinger Dividend 15
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The Kiplinger Dividend 15

All of our favorite dividend stocks hiked payouts over the past year, and yields, on average, trounced the yield of the S&P 500.
October 28, 2021

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13 Dividend Aristocrats You Can Buy at a Discount
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13 Dividend Aristocrats You Can Buy at a Discount

Stock valuations are in the clouds, but several Dividend Aristocrats can be had at cheaper-than-usual prices right now.
October 7, 2021
Stock Market Today (9/7/21): Stocks Sluggish as Wall Street Weighs Delta Threat
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today (9/7/21): Stocks Sluggish as Wall Street Weighs Delta Threat

Concerns about the Delta variant's effects on the economic recovery weighed on wide swaths of the market Tuesday.
September 7, 2021
Stock Market Today 5/10/21: Nasdaq's Plunge Overshadows Dow's Flirtation With 35K
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 5/10/21: Nasdaq's Plunge Overshadows Dow's Flirtation With 35K

The Nasdaq suffered its worst decline in roughly two months Monday as investors continued their rotation out of growth.
May 10, 2021
Stock Market Today (4/27): Tesla, UPS Dominate Full Day of Earnings Moves
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today (4/27): Tesla, UPS Dominate Full Day of Earnings Moves

Tesla (TSLA) sank Tuesday despite reporting record profits while UPS (UPS) popped on a strong earnings beat. The broader indexes did a lot less moving…
April 27, 2021
The Best ESG Stocks in the Dow
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The Best ESG Stocks in the Dow

Only a third of the stocks in the Dow rank as industry leaders according to MSCI's ESG rankings. Fortunately, most of those who do also are favored by…
April 21, 2021
15 Dividend Kings for Decades of Dividend Growth
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15 Dividend Kings for Decades of Dividend Growth

Dividend Kings are the crème de la crème of dividend growers, and should be top of mind for any investor who puts income stability above all else.
March 1, 2021
Stock Market Today 1/26/21: Economy Flashes Good Signs, But Stocks Fizzle
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 1/26/21: Economy Flashes Good Signs, But Stocks Fizzle

Strong housing and consumer confidence data, as well as a few positive blue-chip earnings reports, weren't enough to lift the major indices Tuesday.
January 26, 2021
Dogs of the Dow 2021: 10 Dividend Stocks to Watch
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Dogs of the Dow 2021: 10 Dividend Stocks to Watch

The Dogs of the Dow were flea-bitten last year, but this simple dividend-investing strategy will try to return to greatness in 2021.
January 6, 2021
Stock Market Today 10/27/20: Bearish Tone Remains as COVID Picture Worsens
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Stock Market Today 10/27/20: Bearish Tone Remains as COVID Picture Worsens

America's seven-day average of new cases hit a new high, and with stimulus still in limbo, investors saw little to get cheery about Tuesday.
October 27, 2020
All 30 Dow Stocks Ranked: The Pros Weigh In
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All 30 Dow Stocks Ranked: The Pros Weigh In

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is made up of 30 blue chips that are tops in their industries. But some Dow stocks are better opportunities than othe…
September 3, 2020
Dow Stocks: The Pros' Third-Quarter Rankings
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Dow Stocks: The Pros' Third-Quarter Rankings

The Dow Jones Industrial Average just shook things up, adding three new blue-chip members. Here are the analysts' rankings of all 30 Dow stocks.
August 31, 2020
Stock Market Today 8/11/20: Banks, Industrials Hold Up Against Downdraft
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Stock Market Today 8/11/20: Banks, Industrials Hold Up Against Downdraft

A lack of movement on stimulus and little else to encourage Wall Street resulted in a broad down day Tuesday, but the recent market rotation continued…
August 11, 2020
Stock Market Today 7/28/20: Stocks Slip on Blue-Chip Earnings Reports
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Stock Market Today 7/28/20: Stocks Slip on Blue-Chip Earnings Reports

3M (MMM) and McDonald's (MCD) were among a number of high-profile stocks that helped the market lower on an earnings-stuffed Tuesday.
July 28, 2020
Closing Bell 7/16/20: Stocks Step Back
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Closing Bell 7/16/20: Stocks Step Back

Rising cases of coronavirus across the U.S. and elevated first-time unemployment claims weighed on the market.
July 16, 2020
Two Kiplinger Dividend 15 Picks Hit a Rough Patch
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Two Kiplinger Dividend 15 Picks Hit a Rough Patch

Giants 3M and ExxonMobil are on our watch list at the moment as lawsuits and sliding oil prices become potential hurdles to clear.
March 6, 2020
The Kiplinger Dividend 15: Our Favorite Dividend-Paying Stocks
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The Kiplinger Dividend 15: Our Favorite Dividend-Paying Stocks

Income investors love dividend stocks for their regular payouts; any stock-price appreciation is just gravy.
October 29, 2019
The 9 Best Dividend Growth Stocks in the Dow Jones
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The 9 Best Dividend Growth Stocks in the Dow Jones

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is one of the oldest and hallowed stock market indices in the world.
January 7, 2019
12 Stocks You Should Never Sell
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12 Stocks You Should Never Sell

Hopping in and out of stocks tends to do more harm than good to your portfolio.
December 14, 2018
10 Safe Blue-Chip Stocks You Want to Own
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10 Safe Blue-Chip Stocks You Want to Own

When markets get jittery (like they are now), investors’ thoughts often turn to so-called “safe stocks,” to protect their portfolios against losses.
May 22, 2018
15 Industrial Stocks That Can Manufacture Gains in 2018
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15 Industrial Stocks That Can Manufacture Gains in 2018

Leave it to television-star-turned-President Donald Trump to time the unveiling of a massive infrastructure spending plan for maximum effect.
February 12, 2018
Don't Get Burned When a Stock Cuts Its Dividend
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Don't Get Burned When a Stock Cuts Its Dividend

General Electric's 50% cut caused a lot of consternation about who might be next. We'll help you spot hazards.
January 8, 2018