Investing for Income

10 High-Yield ETFs for Income-Minded Investors
Investing for Income

10 High-Yield ETFs for Income-Minded Investors

These high-yield ETFs show that there's no shortage of ways to balance risk and reward in the quest for better-than-average income.
March 5, 2021
15 Dividend Kings for Decades of Dividend Growth
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15 Dividend Kings for Decades of Dividend Growth

Dividend Kings are the crème de la crème of dividend growers, and should be top of mind for any investor who puts income stability above all else.
March 1, 2021
The 21 Best Stocks to Buy for 2021
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The 21 Best Stocks to Buy for 2021

Call it a comeback. Many of the best stocks to buy for 2021 are heavily tied to economic recovery prospects as the world fights back against COVID-19.
March 1, 2021
21 Best Retirement Stocks for an Income-Rich 2021
Investing for Income

21 Best Retirement Stocks for an Income-Rich 2021

The ideal retirement stocks will help investors generate a sizable and reliable income stream. These 21 dividend payers make the grade.
March 1, 2021
Why I Like Ginnie Mae Funds Now
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Why I Like Ginnie Mae Funds Now

A portfolio of mortgages should retain their value better than ordinary bonds if interest rates rise.
February 28, 2021

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11 Defensive Stocks to Buy Now for Harder Times Later
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11 Defensive Stocks to Buy Now for Harder Times Later

The best time to buy defensive stocks is before you need them. Here are 11 picks to buy now to prepare yourself for an eventual patch of turbulence.
February 22, 2021
15 Best ESG Funds for Responsible Investors
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15 Best ESG Funds for Responsible Investors

ESG, SRI ... call it what you want, but it can take many forms, and stand for different values. These 15 funds give you options.
February 3, 2021
65 Best Dividend Stocks You Can Count On
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65 Best Dividend Stocks You Can Count On

These 65 Dividend Aristocrats are an elite group of dividend stocks that have reliably increased their annual payouts every year for at least a quarte…
January 30, 2021
The 25 Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds You Can Buy
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The 25 Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds You Can Buy

The key to building wealth long-term is buying high-quality, low-cost mutual funds run by seasoned stock pickers. Here are our favorites: The Kiplinge…
January 29, 2021
The 10 Best Closed-End Funds (CEFs) for 2021
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The 10 Best Closed-End Funds (CEFs) for 2021

Even the best closed-end funds (CEFs) don't get much media attention. That's OK. Strong results and typically high distributions are reward enough.
January 28, 2021
How to Play a Steeper Yield Curve
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How to Play a Steeper Yield Curve

The first of the year was a downer for corporate bonds and real estate and utility shares. It was strong for floating-rate loan funds.
January 28, 2021
9 Utility Stocks to Buy for 2021
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9 Utility Stocks to Buy for 2021

Utility stocks: They're steady, they're dependable, they deliver income. That's the case with most of these top 2021 picks ... but a couple break the …
January 25, 2021
The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)
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The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)

Which American presidents oversaw the best stock market performances? Just for grins, let's see what a 'stock market Mount Rushmore' might look like.
January 19, 2021
The 25 Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds You Can Buy
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The 25 Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds You Can Buy

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…
January 16, 2021
What Is a Closed-End Fund? The ABCs of CEFs
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What Is a Closed-End Fund? The ABCs of CEFs

Closed-end funds (CEFs) are powerful retirement tools that don't get much attention. We'll show you the basics, including what a CEF is, how they work…
December 31, 2020
3 Municipal Bond Funds for Rich, Tax-Friendly Yields
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3 Municipal Bond Funds for Rich, Tax-Friendly Yields

Municipal bond funds allow you to enjoy the benefits of tax-exempt income. By investing in CEFs, you can sweeten the pot even further.
December 31, 2020
2021's Best Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Plans
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2021's Best Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Plans

A key to smart saving for retirement: spreading your portfolio across a few of the best mutual funds in your 401(k) plan. Here, we profile the top opt…
December 29, 2020
The Best Fidelity Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
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The Best Fidelity Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers

Fidelity funds are renowned for their managers' stock-picking prowess. We rate Fidelity's best actively managed funds that are popular in 401(k) plans…
December 28, 2020
The Best American Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
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The Best American Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers

American Funds has 14 actively managed mutual funds among the 100 most popular 401(k) offerings. We look at the Best American Funds in that group, and…
December 28, 2020
The Best T. Rowe Price Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
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The Best T. Rowe Price Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers

A dozen T. Rowe Price mutual funds also have a place among the nation's most popular 401(k) retirement products. Find out which funds belong in your r…
December 28, 2020
The 15 Best Value Stocks to Buy for 2021
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The 15 Best Value Stocks to Buy for 2021

Wall Street's experts predict that the late-2020 rotation into value will continue into the new year. These are 15 top value stocks to capitalize on t…
December 21, 2020
25 Dividend Stocks the Analysts Love Most for 2021
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25 Dividend Stocks the Analysts Love Most for 2021

Income investors looking for more than just a little yield: These are the top dividend stocks for 2021, according to the pros.
December 18, 2020
11 Best Monthly Dividend Stocks and Funds for 2021
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11 Best Monthly Dividend Stocks and Funds for 2021

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.
December 16, 2020
3 Big Technology Stocks With Big Dividend Potential
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3 Big Technology Stocks With Big Dividend Potential

Technology stocks' yields aren't much to look at, but these three firms have deep financial resources to keep the pedal down on dividend growth.
December 11, 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.
December 8, 2020