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Investing for Income

The Annuity With a Tax-Planning Twist
Financial Planning

The Annuity With a Tax-Planning Twist

A qualified life annuity contract helps retirees with guaranteed payments to last their entire lives.
September 21, 2020
10 of the Best Target-Date Fund Families
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10 of the Best Target-Date Fund Families

The best target-date funds are a 'set it and forget it' approach to your retirement, but which fund family should you trust your money?
September 17, 2020
Hedge Funds' 25 Top Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy Now
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Hedge Funds' 25 Top Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy Now

Hedge funds historically have loaded up on blue-chip stocks, and that's still true today. Here, we examine the smart money's favorite stock picks and …
September 17, 2020
Qualified Dividends vs. Ordinary Dividends
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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.
September 16, 2020
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Retirees, Create An Emergency Fund for Rental Property
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Retirees, Create An Emergency Fund for Rental Property

Build a cushion to protect your income from an unforeseen crisis.
September 15, 2020

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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 Top-Rated Utility Stocks to Buy Now
Investing for Income

11 Top-Rated Utility Stocks to Buy Now

Utility stocks rarely thrill, but they're typically a source of generous income and more even-keeled returns. Consider these 11 picks.
September 8, 2020
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50 Top Stock Picks That Billionaires Loved in Q2
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50 Top Stock Picks That Billionaires Loved in Q2

These 50 companies, of various shapes and sizes, were among billionaires', high-asset hedge funds' and other institutional investors' top stock picks …
September 4, 2020
50 Top Stock Picks That Billionaires Love
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50 Top Stock Picks That Billionaires Love

These 50 companies, of various shapes and sizes, are among the top stock picks held by billionaire investors or high-asset hedge funds.
September 4, 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.
September 3, 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
7 Actively Managed ETFs to Buy for an Edge
ETFs

7 Actively Managed ETFs to Buy for an Edge

Actively managed ETFs are starting to blossom in popularity. Investors unfamiliar with the space can start with these seven active funds.
September 1, 2020
Bonds Are Safer Than They Look
Investing for Income

Bonds Are Safer Than They Look

Yes, there’s plenty of bad news: credit downgrades, bond defaults and dividend cuts. The solution is to find workarounds.
August 27, 2020
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10 Safe Dividend Stocks You Can Rely On
Investing for Income

10 Safe Dividend Stocks You Can Rely On

2020 has hammered home the importance of investing in safe dividend stocks, such as these 10 picks with conservative payout management.
August 25, 2020
20 Best Stocks to Buy for the New Bull Market
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20 Best Stocks to Buy for the New Bull Market

The U.S. is officially in a bull market, but economic weakness persists. The best stocks to buy now must have acutely positioned businesses and be abl…
August 21, 2020
The 25 Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds to Buy in 2020
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The 25 Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds to Buy in 2020

The key to building wealth long-term is buying high-quality (but low-fee) mutual funds run by seasoned stock pickers who have skin in the game. Here a…
August 19, 2020
10 Dividend ETFs to Buy for Diversified Income
Investing for Income

10 Dividend ETFs to Buy for Diversified Income

If you're a set-it-and-forget-it income investor, these 10 dividend ETFs give you a wide variety of ways to collect a regular paycheck.
August 13, 2020
7 Safe High-Yield Dividend Stocks Delivering 4%+
dividend stocks

7 Safe High-Yield Dividend Stocks Delivering 4%+

These seven high-yield dividend stocks have sturdy foundations, according to the DIVCON dividend-health rating system and Wall Street experts.
August 11, 2020
20 Dividend Stocks to Fund 20 Years of Retirement
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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…
August 5, 2020
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The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)
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The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)

Mount Rushmore features massive 60-foot-tall busts of celebrated presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevel…
August 4, 2020
Kip ETF 20: The Best Cheap ETFs
ETFs

Kip ETF 20: The Best Cheap ETFs

You can build a solid core for your portfolio and explore new opportunities with our favorite low-cost exchange-traded funds.
July 28, 2020
20 of Wall Street’s Newest Dividend Stocks
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20 of Wall Street’s Newest Dividend Stocks

Many companies have cut or killed their cash distributions in 2020, but these new dividend stocks have either started or kept up freshly initiated pay…
July 24, 2020
Bonds: 10 Things You Need to Know
Investing for Income

Bonds: 10 Things You Need to Know

Bonds can be more complex than stocks, but it's not hard to become a knowledgeable fixed-income investor.
July 22, 2020
12 Bond Mutual Funds and ETFs to Buy for Protection
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12 Bond Mutual Funds and ETFs to Buy for Protection

Bond mutual funds and ETFs have run up during this tumultuous year, but many can still shield investors from future volatility and stock losses.
July 22, 2020
24 Dividend Cuts and Suspensions Chalked Up to COVID-19
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24 Dividend Cuts and Suspensions Chalked Up to COVID-19

The coronavirus outbreak has quickly sent a number of companies announcing dividend suspensions and cuts. Here are 24 big names that have already redu…
July 14, 2020