Adam Shell

Contributing Writer
Kiplinger ESG 20: ESG Stocks Not Immune From Downturn
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ESG

Kiplinger ESG 20: ESG Stocks Not Immune From Downturn

After a bullish 2021 for stocks with impressive ESG credentials, a pullback is under way; our ESG picks also stumble.
March 24, 2022
Don’t Let a Stock Market Decline Ruin Your Retirement
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Don’t Let a Stock Market Decline Ruin Your Retirement

When portfolio losses hit at the same time as withdrawals, it’s a double whammy. Here’s how to mitigate the risk.
March 23, 2022
The Right Dividend Stock Fund for You
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Becoming an Investor

The Right Dividend Stock Fund for You

Dividend stock strategies come in many different flavors. Here's what to look for.
January 26, 2022
Alternative Investments for the Rest of Us
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Financial Planning

Alternative Investments for the Rest of Us

These portfolio diversifiers aren't just for the wealthy.
December 22, 2021
Introducing Kiplinger’s New “ESG 20”
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Investing for Income

Introducing Kiplinger’s New “ESG 20”

Doing good and making money are no contradiction with these 15 stocks and five funds that ride the trend of socially conscious investing.
December 19, 2021
When Actively Managed Funds Are Worth It
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Becoming an Investor

When Actively Managed Funds Are Worth It

For some investment categories, choosing an actively managed fund makes sense.
November 24, 2021
Energy Stocks Come Roaring Back
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Economic Forecasts

Energy Stocks Come Roaring Back

A combination of tight supplies, rising demand and continued economic growth is fueling the energy sector.
November 24, 2021
Tune Up Your Stock Portfolio for 2022
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Becoming an Investor

Tune Up Your Stock Portfolio for 2022

The outperformance of stocks in 2021 might leave you a bit more exposed than you should be. The end of the year is a great time to rebalance.
November 3, 2021
The Best Funds to Buy for the Roaring ’20s
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Economic Forecasts

The Best Funds to Buy for the Roaring ’20s

Stock market boom? Check. Economy on fire? For now. But this century isn't like the last in important ways.
October 28, 2021
Make Your Portfolio More Defensive
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Becoming an Investor

Make Your Portfolio More Defensive

Risk is rising on Wall Street. Make sure you're prepared.
October 28, 2021
The Kiplinger Dividend 15
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dividend stocks

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
A Simple Portfolio Is All You Need
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Financial Planning

A Simple Portfolio Is All You Need

It’s possible to build wealth with only a few funds—or even just one.
October 4, 2021
October Is a Spooky Month for Stocks
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Markets

October Is a Spooky Month for Stocks

Market crashes from decades ago come back to haunt investors’ thoughts every time the leaves start turning.
September 1, 2021
6 Beautifully Boring Dividend Stocks
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dividend stocks

6 Beautifully Boring Dividend Stocks

Instead of popular but volatile stocks, owning under-the-radar defensive gems will let you sleep at night.
August 27, 2021
Check Out Your Stock's ESG Report Card
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Becoming an Investor

Check Out Your Stock's ESG Report Card

A sustainability report offers insights into progress toward environmental, social and corporate governance goals.
August 27, 2021
Make a Shopping List for Stocks
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Becoming an Investor

Make a Shopping List for Stocks

Identifying candidates to buy before a market sell-off can help you execute a buy-the-dip plan.
July 29, 2021
Shield Your Portfolio From Inflation
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Becoming an Investor

Shield Your Portfolio From Inflation

Use our picks to hedge against rising prices that can eat into your investment returns.
July 27, 2021
Lessons from Top Investing Gurus
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Becoming an Investor

Lessons from Top Investing Gurus

Take a master class from some of Wall Street’s best.
June 28, 2021
A Comeback for Dividends
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Investing for Income

A Comeback for Dividends

The biggest hikes in the Kiplinger Dividend 15 were 10% increases from Home Depot and Procter & Gamble.
June 24, 2021
Yes, You Can Have Too Much Cash
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Financial Planning

Yes, You Can Have Too Much Cash

A sizable hoard is comforting but could crimp long-term portfolio gains.
May 27, 2021
Vanguard's Jack Brennan: The Best Way to Build Wealth
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Financial Planning

Vanguard's Jack Brennan: The Best Way to Build Wealth

Employing tried-and-true investing principles is a better strategy to achieve long-term goals than taking a get-rich-quick approach.
May 26, 2021
Winning With SPACs Is a Long Shot
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Becoming an Investor

Winning With SPACs Is a Long Shot

With SPACs, you're betting on companies with short track records and uncertain futures – and relying on someone else to find them.
May 26, 2021
Meet the Stock Market's New Investors
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Becoming an Investor

Meet the Stock Market's New Investors

A new wave of mostly young and fearless individual investors is taking the stock market by storm.
April 29, 2021
Are Stocks in a Bubble?
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Markets

Are Stocks in a Bubble?

Investors seeing signs of YOLO trading worry that the market is overinflated—and that the bubble is about to pop.
March 23, 2021
Profit With These 7 Planet-Friendly Companies
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Profit With These 7 Planet-Friendly Companies

Sustainable stocks are going gangbusters. We found seven with an environmental focus to buy now.
February 28, 2021
Tread Carefully in a Hot IPO Market
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Stock Market Today

Tread Carefully in a Hot IPO Market

Be wary of high-priced initial public offerings (IPOs) in a stock market that’s stacked against you.
January 29, 2021
Kiplinger’s Mutual Fund Rankings, 2021
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Kip 25

Kiplinger’s Mutual Fund Rankings, 2021

In a volatile year, the best portfolios had plenty of opportunity to shine.
January 23, 2021