Investing for Income

How to Play a Steeper Yield Curve
Investing for Income

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
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

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 20, 2021
The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)
Markets

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
Investing for Income

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
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 30, 2020
The 15 Best Value Stocks to Buy for 2021
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

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
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

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
3 Big Technology Stocks With Big Dividend Potential
Investing for Income

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
11 High-Yield REITs for Big Income
Investing for Income

11 High-Yield REITs for Big Income

The old '4% rule' has recently crept up to be the '5% rule.' This collection of high-yield REITs can still help you reach that threshold in pure incom…
November 20, 2020
Bonds Will Deliver in 2021
Investing for Income

Bonds Will Deliver in 2021

Don’t rush to withdraw any 2020 profits from the market. 2021 is looking good.
November 17, 2020
50 Top Stock Picks That Billionaires Loved in Q3
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50 Top Stock Picks That Billionaires Loved in Q3

Billionaires, high-asset hedge funds and other institutional investors recently revealed these 50 companies as some of their top stock picks during th…
November 15, 2020
The Kiplinger Dividend 15
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The Kiplinger Dividend 15

These 15 dividend stock picks, satisfying income investing needs of every kind, held their heads up in a rough year.
November 5, 2020
Squeezing Returns from Bank Shares
Investing for Income

Squeezing Returns from Bank Shares

Common sense suggests that the market’s punishment of bank stocks is overdone.
October 31, 2020
11 Dividend Growth Stocks Delivering Double-Digit Increases
Investing for Income

11 Dividend Growth Stocks Delivering Double-Digit Increases

Dividend growth stocks with even so-so current yields can become powerful income holdings thanks to payout hikes over time and price-upside potential.
October 30, 2020
The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)
Markets

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.
October 26, 2020
The Best Fidelity Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
Investing for Income

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…
October 21, 2020
10 Great Mutual Funds to Invest In for the Long Haul
Investing for Income

10 Great Mutual Funds to Invest In for the Long Haul

These top mutual funds to invest in for a long time horizon don't all have the same goals, but they share a number of advantages.
October 19, 2020
10 Best European Stocks for an Income-Rich Recovery
Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

10 Best European Stocks for an Income-Rich Recovery

Wealth managers suggest that U.S. investors delve into foreign equities. These are some of the best European stocks you can buy for bargain prices and…
October 12, 2020
The 100 Most Popular Mutual Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savings
401(k)s

The 100 Most Popular Mutual Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savings

These funds have the most assets under management in 401(k) workplace retirement plans
October 9, 2020
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 …
October 6, 2020
The Best Vanguard Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
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The Best Vanguard Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers

Vanguard funds account for a third of the 100 most popular 401(k) retirement products. We rank Vanguard's best actively managed funds, including its t…
September 29, 2020
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
Retirees, Create An Emergency Fund for Rental Property
Business Costs & Regulation

Retirees, Create An Emergency Fund for Rental Property

Build a cushion to protect your income from an unforeseen crisis.
September 15, 2020
Best Bond Funds for Every Need
Investing for Income

Best Bond Funds for Every Need

In a changing market, it’s important to remember why we hold bonds in the first place.
September 15, 2020