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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Petruno, a former financial columnist for the Los Angeles Times, is an independent investor, writer and consultant. He lives in L.A.
Since the Great Recession, many investors' portfolios have been a tale of feast and famine. Stocks have racked up hefty gains, while the lowest interest rates in a generation have meant paltry returns ...
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We've got a range of opportnuties for your money to deliver yield, from low-risk money market funds to high-risk MLPs.
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Pipeline companies pump profits from moving America's rising oil production.
The trick to these investments is to buy in when they trade below the underlying net asset value of their holdings.
Real estate investment trusts had a great run. They're discounted now, and still hold promise.
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Exchange-traded funds that own preferred stocks and steady-Eddie telecoms and utilities can provide safe and reliable payouts.
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A sense that the economic good times can't run on forever has pushed up yields.
With slow growth in Japan and Western Europe keeping rates there low, U.S. investors will need to look to emerging markets for real yield.
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We've found low-cost funds that give you a wide range of these low-risk investments.
If you make a lot of money and live in a high-tax state, municipal bonds can be magic.
As the Federal Reserve continues to raise rates, your cash is getting a better return. But inflation is still nibbling away.
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If this bull market survives beyond August, it will be the longest-running bull ever. And yet, there's reason to believe it still has has some room left to run. One key factor: A modestly growing economy ...
If this bull market survives beyond August, it will be the longest bull market ever. And yet, there's reason to believe it still has has some room left to run. One key factor: A modestly growing economy ...
Recommending stocks to sell in a hot market is begging to be humbled. Even when a company disappoints investors, a “buy the dip” mentality can mean that any share-price decline will be short-lived. ...
Value-oriented investors have faced slim pickings in the U.S. stock market for some time. After more than eight years of gains, few truly cheap stocks remain, at least as measured by price-earnings ratios ...
In a market obsessed with sexy, fast-growing technology companies, a better long-term strategy may be to look for wallflowers. Wall Street's rally this year has been led by the tech world's most storied ...
Since President Donald Trump’s surprise victory in November, Wall Street has been scrambling to identify businesses that have the most to gain under the new administration. The stock market’s broad ...