Investing for Income

All 30 Dow Jones Stocks Ranked: The Pros Weigh In
blue chip stocks

All 30 Dow Jones 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 Jones stocks are better opportunities tha…
September 21, 2021
11 Low-Volatility ETFs for a Roller-Coaster Market
ETFs

11 Low-Volatility ETFs for a Roller-Coaster Market

Volatility has nosed its way back into stocks, and that has investors sniffing out low-volatility ETFs. Just understand their strengths and their limi…
September 20, 2021
25 Top Stock Picks That Billionaires Love
stocks

25 Top Stock Picks That Billionaires Love

Billionaire investors were busy during the second quarter of 2021. Here are 25 companies, of various shapes and sizes, that were some of their most re…
September 9, 2021
10 Terrific Retirement Funds That Tackle Every Need
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10 Terrific Retirement Funds That Tackle Every Need

Retirees and those nearing the end of their careers must consider growth, income and safety for their investments. Here are 10 mutual funds and ETFs t…
September 3, 2021
10 Best REITs for the Rest of 2021
REITs

10 Best REITs for the Rest of 2021

Real estate stocks have done well in 2021; several signs suggest this outperformance could continue. These are 10 of the best REITs to watch through y…
August 31, 2021

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5 High-Yield Mutual Funds With a Human Touch
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5 High-Yield Mutual Funds With a Human Touch

Seasoned management can make a difference in junk bonds. We put a spotlight on five actively run high-yield mutual funds.
August 27, 2021
Stay Above the Interest Rate Fray
Investing for Income

Stay Above the Interest Rate Fray

Your best bets now are venerable, managed diversified bond funds. You'll get a fair yield and peace of mind.
August 26, 2021
3 Infrastructure ETFs to Harness the Spending Boom
ETFs

3 Infrastructure ETFs to Harness the Spending Boom

The Senate recently passed a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure bill. If the House follows suit, these infrastructure ETFs could benefit.
August 17, 2021
Qualified Dividends vs. Ordinary Dividends
dividend stocks

Qualified Dividends vs. Ordinary Dividends

What are qualified dividends, and how do they differ from ordinary dividends? Here's how to determine which is which, and what that means for you.
August 11, 2021
21 Best Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2021
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

21 Best Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2021

Call it a comeback. Many of the best stocks to buy for the rest of this year remain heavily tied to economic recovery prospects.
August 6, 2021
Readers Find Some Weird Winners
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Readers Find Some Weird Winners

Most of the time, I find flaws in offbeat investments with high distributions. But sometimes oddities have their day of glory.
July 30, 2021
Kip ETF 20: The Best Cheap ETFs
ETFs

Kip ETF 20: The Best Cheap ETFs

Build a solid core for your portfolio and explore new opportunities with our favorite low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
July 29, 2021
Dividend Cuts and Suspensions: Who's Paring Back?
dividend stocks

Dividend Cuts and Suspensions: Who's Paring Back?

The COVID-caused flood of dividend cuts and suspensions has slowed to a trickle, but some notable names have still slashed payouts of late.
July 1, 2021
How to Generate an Extra $20,000 a Year in Retirement
Investing for Income

How to Generate an Extra $20,000 a Year in Retirement

That amount of money could change your life. Let me help.
June 26, 2021
The Tax-Exempt Train Rolls On
Investing for Income

The Tax-Exempt Train Rolls On

A powerful force is propping up munis in 2021: U.S. prosperity.
June 25, 2021
A Comeback for Dividends
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
Hedge Funds' 25 Top Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy Now
blue chip stocks

Hedge Funds' 25 Top Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy Now

What is the "smart money" up to lately? We explore the 25 most popular blue-chip stocks among the hedge fund crowd.
June 22, 2021
5 Best Mutual Funds to Fight Inflation
mutual funds

5 Best Mutual Funds to Fight Inflation

These five mutual funds cover a wide variety of asset classes, but they share a similar trait: They're effective hedges against inflation.
June 18, 2021
11 Best Monthly Dividend Stocks and Funds to Buy
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

11 Best Monthly Dividend Stocks and Funds to Buy

Your bills come monthly. Why not your dividend checks? These are some of 2021's best monthly dividend stocks and funds for easier income planning.
June 16, 2021
Bonds: Be Choosy for the Rest of 2021
Investing for Income

Bonds: Be Choosy for the Rest of 2021

Enough good things are happening in the economy and some fixed-income sectors (perhaps not T-bonds) to imply better second-half prospects.
May 26, 2021
15 Dividend Aristocrats You Can Buy at a Discount
dividend stocks

15 Dividend Aristocrats You Can Buy at a Discount

Stock valuations are in the clouds, but several Dividend Aristocrats can be had at cheaper prices than their blue-chip peers.
May 26, 2021
Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Keeps It Short and Sweet
Kip 25

Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Keeps It Short and Sweet

This member of the Kiplinger 25 focuses on debt with one- to five-year maturities, making it less sensitive to interest-rate shifts.
May 25, 2021
10 Free Cash Flow Gushers for Dividends, Buybacks and More
stocks

10 Free Cash Flow Gushers for Dividends, Buybacks and More

Excess free cash flow can often be used to generate long-term value for companies. Here are 10 FCF stocks that could be poised for growth.
May 24, 2021
Get Weekly Dividends With SoFi's New WKLY ETF
ETFs

Get Weekly Dividends With SoFi's New WKLY ETF

The fresh-faced SoFi Weekly Dividend ETF (WKLY) ups the ante on dividend frequency by paying its investors every seven days.
May 11, 2021
20 Dividend Stocks to Fund 20 Years of Retirement
dividend stocks

20 Dividend Stocks to Fund 20 Years of Retirement

Each of these high-quality dividend stocks yields roughly 4%, and you can expect them to grow their payouts even more. That's a powerful 1-2 combo for…
May 7, 2021