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Lisa Springer
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com
Lisa has served as an equity research analyst for Singular Research and Management CV covering both large- and small-cap stocks. She began her career as a buy-side analyst for Kemper Financial after earning a MBA in finance from the University of Chicago business school, then spent the next 15 years in investor relations, first as director of analysis for a large IR consulting firm, then as the Director of Investor Relations for a NYSE-listed REIT.
15 Dividend Aristocrats You Can Buy at a Discount
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15 Dividend Aristocrats You Can Buy at a Discount

Several Dividend Aristocrats haven't fully caught up to their peers. As a result, new money can buy lower prices and higher yields on these longtime i…
September 10, 2020
11 Best Value Stocks for This Overpriced Market
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11 Best Value Stocks for This Overpriced Market

The new bull market has sent stocks back to nosebleed levels. These 11 picks represent some of the best remaining value stocks on offer.
September 2, 2020
14 Stocks to Sell or Stay Away From
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14 Stocks to Sell or Stay Away From

These 14 stocks look like sells for a variety of reasons, whether it's lingering COVID pain, deteriorating fundamentals or, in a couple cases, overdon…
July 21, 2020
21 Dividend Increases During the COVID Crisis
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21 Dividend Increases During the COVID Crisis

These 21 stocks were doling out dividend increases as the coronavirus crisis accelerated – and as many stocks were cutting or outright suspending thei…
July 3, 2020
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17 Wonderful Work-From Home Stocks
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17 Wonderful Work-From Home Stocks

Is the run in work-from-home stocks over? The pros don't think so. These 17 "WFH" stocks appear poised to continue climbing on the longer-term remote-…
July 1, 2020
14 Best Tech Stocks That Aren't on Your Radar
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14 Best Tech Stocks That Aren't on Your Radar

These are 14 of the best tech stocks (and tech-adjacent companies) that don't see as much sunlight as some of Wall Street's beloved story stocks.
May 29, 2020
9 Best REITs to Buy for COVID-19 Protection
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9 Best REITs to Buy for COVID-19 Protection

Here are nine of the best REITs to buy not just for their COVID-resistant business models, but also their financial strength and dividend coverage.
May 28, 2020
10 Health and Pharmaceutical Companies Fighting the COVID-19 Coronavirus
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10 Health and Pharmaceutical Companies Fighting the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Coronavirus fears have triggered volatility, a correction and ultimately a bear market in U.S.
May 18, 2020
7 Bank Stocks That Could Get a Lift From SBA Loans
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7 Bank Stocks That Could Get a Lift From SBA Loans

A select group of bank stocks are in the midst of facilitating what might be the most ambitious lending program in U.S.
April 22, 2020
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8 Safe High-Yield Dividend Stocks Offering 5% or More
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8 Safe High-Yield Dividend Stocks Offering 5% or More

Income investors have a multitude of high-yield dividend stocks to swing at, but how many of those payouts will still be around in a month or two? Her…
April 21, 2020
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19 Dividend Aristocrats That Have Gone on Deep Discount
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19 Dividend Aristocrats That Have Gone on Deep Discount

Dividend Aristocrats aren't completely impervious to bear markets. But new money can get lower prices and higher yields on these longtime income growe…
March 31, 2020
10 Stock Picks With Peter Lynch Qualities
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10 Stock Picks With Peter Lynch Qualities

Peter Lynch, as manager of the Fidelity Magellan Fund (FMAGX) between 1977 and 1990, rode masterful stock picks to outsize gains.
February 21, 2020
The 9 Best 'Purebred' Pet Stocks to Buy
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The 9 Best 'Purebred' Pet Stocks to Buy

Several blue chips play in the growing pet-care space, but these are the best pet stocks to buy if you want pure exposure to this blossoming opportuni…
February 6, 2020
30 Massive Dividend Increases From the Past Year
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30 Massive Dividend Increases From the Past Year

The S&P 500's dividend stocks provided shareholders with an average payout boost of more than 8% in 2019.
January 21, 2020
European Dividend Aristocrats: 41 Top-Flight International Dividend Stocks
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European Dividend Aristocrats: 41 Top-Flight International Dividend Stocks

The European Dividend Aristocrats don't have quite the payout-growth longevity of their American counterparts, but they still offer dividend hikes and…
December 13, 2019
15 Large-Cap Stocks Betting Big on M&A
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15 Large-Cap Stocks Betting Big on M&A

December 10, 2019
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The 13 Best REITs to Own in 2019
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The 13 Best REITs to Own in 2019

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) – a way for investors to gain access to assets such as apartments and office buildings while often collecting ge…
December 2, 2019
14 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy for the 4% Rule
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14 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy for the 4% Rule

Financial planners often recommend the 4% rule as a guideline for determining the annual amount that a retiree can withdraw from portfolios without de…
November 13, 2019
9 Dividend Stocks That Are Waving Red Flags
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9 Dividend Stocks That Are Waving Red Flags

A strong economy typically lifts the broader market, and a rising broader-market tide will lift a lot of boats.
November 4, 2019
10 "Autopay" Dividend Stock Picks to Subscribe To
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10 "Autopay" Dividend Stock Picks to Subscribe To

A common element shared by many great dividend stocks that raise their payouts through good times and bad: a low-risk business model that drives recur…
October 30, 2019
10 Insider Trading Stocks: What Execs and Directors Are Buying
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10 Insider Trading Stocks: What Execs and Directors Are Buying

When investors think of “insider trading,” they might think of the kind of behavior to which ex-Rep.
October 3, 2019
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13 Disastrous Stocks That Could Get Even Worse
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13 Disastrous Stocks That Could Get Even Worse

July 22, 2019
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13 Blue-Chip Stocks With Risks You Need to Watch
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13 Blue-Chip Stocks With Risks You Need to Watch

Every company faces headwinds at some point.
July 2, 2019
101 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond
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101 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond

Dependable dividend stocks that routinely grow their payouts are welcome in any environment.
June 5, 2019
14 Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks Yielding 4% or More
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14 Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks Yielding 4% or More

While the markets have rebounded from last year’s late plunge somewhat in 2019, there’s still one positive remnant from the selloff.
May 29, 2019
14 Stocks With Special Dividends to Watch
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14 Stocks With Special Dividends to Watch

If regular dividends are the bread and butter of income investors, then special dividends are the icing on the cake, making the investment that much s…
May 15, 2019
15 Stocks to Buy for an Activist Investor Boost
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15 Stocks to Buy for an Activist Investor Boost

One of the greatest obstacles to share price appreciation is mediocre management, supported by a complacent board.
May 3, 2019