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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
Does a 40% Bond Allocation Make Sense in Today’s Portfolios?
retirement planning

Does a 40% Bond Allocation Make Sense in Today’s Portfolios?

For many investors, the short answer is no. Here’s why, and what you might consider instead.
September 7, 2020
Is the Stock Market Closed on Labor Day?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Closed on Labor Day?

The good news: Stock markets and bond markets alike get the day off for Labor Day. But traders don't get an early start to the weekend.
September 5, 2020
Stock Market Holidays in 2020
Markets

Stock Market Holidays in 2020

Is the stock market open today? Take a look at which days the NYSE, Nasdaq and bond markets take off in 2020.
September 2, 2020
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Are Bonds Passé?
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Are Bonds Passé?

Not quite, but annuities can provide more income, plus tax advantages and longevity insurance.
September 2, 2020

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How to Build a Bond Portfolio
Becoming an Investor

How to Build a Bond Portfolio

No single bond (or even bond fund) can do it all. We'll help you match your goals with appropriate fixed-income picks.
August 27, 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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Warren Buffett Stocks Ranked: The Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio
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Warren Buffett Stocks Ranked: The Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio

The Berkshire Hathaway portfolio is a diverse set of blue chips and, increasingly, lesser-known growth bets. Here's a look at every stock picked by Wa…
August 15, 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
Metropolitan West Corporate Bond Has a Bright Future
Making Your Money Last

Metropolitan West Corporate Bond Has a Bright Future

This new-ish corporate bond fund is comanaged by familiar faces.
July 23, 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
ETFs

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
91 Top Dividend Stocks From Around the World
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91 Top Dividend Stocks From Around the World

These 91 Dividend Aristocrats, from the U.S., Canada and Europe, are among the world's top dividend stocks for payout longevity and safety.
July 13, 2020
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3 Municipal Bond Funds for Rich, Tax-Friendly Yields
Investing for Income

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.
July 13, 2020
65 Best Dividend Stocks You Can Count On
stocks

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…
July 8, 2020
13 Best Vanguard Funds for the Next Bull Market
mutual funds

13 Best Vanguard Funds for the Next Bull Market

Optimistic that the bounce since March is indeed the start of the next bull market? Here are the 13 best Vanguard funds to help you make the most of i…
July 7, 2020
Is the Stock Market Closed for the Fourth of July?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Closed for the Fourth of July?

Independence Day falls on a Saturday in 2020. As a result, the bond and stock markets are closed for a long holiday weekend. Here's a look at the mark…
July 2, 2020
5 High-Yield ETFs to Buy
Real Estate Vanguard ETF (VNQ)

5 High-Yield ETFs to Buy

For investors committed to generating income, these five high-yield ETFs could be worth including in your buy-and-hold portfolio.
June 17, 2020
5 Sickly S&P 500 Stocks to Sell or Avoid
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5 Sickly S&P 500 Stocks to Sell or Avoid

Wall Street's professional analysts say these five S&P 500 stocks are some of the worst bets in the market right now.
June 12, 2020
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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 are typically loaded with blue-chip stocks. Here, we examine the smart money's favorite stock picks and what makes them so attractive.
June 11, 2020
A Little Hedging Can Go a Long Way to Protect Your Retirement Savings
retirement

A Little Hedging Can Go a Long Way to Protect Your Retirement Savings

What sounds like a hedge fund but is nothing like one? A hedged equity portfolio. This type of investment portfolio can help you avoid much of the pai…
June 10, 2020
20 Best Stocks to Invest In During This Recession
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20 Best Stocks to Invest In During This Recession

Recessions necessarily change the spending habits of tens of millions of Americans. These are the best stocks to invest in as long as the U.S. economy…
June 9, 2020
Stock Market Today: U.S. in Recession, But Nasdaq Sets New High
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Stock Market Today: U.S. in Recession, But Nasdaq Sets New High

Apple, Amazon notch new records in rally; Boeing leads Dow to sixth consecutive gain
June 8, 2020
15 Great Retirement Stocks to Buy at Reasonable Prices
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15 Great Retirement Stocks to Buy at Reasonable Prices

These retirement stocks are no longer once-in-a-lifetime buys, but they still trade at decent prices while offering up much-better-than-average income…
June 8, 2020
Stock Market Today: Stunning Jobs Report Sends Stocks Aloft
investing

Stock Market Today: Stunning Jobs Report Sends Stocks Aloft

Boeing leads the Dow again; Nasdaq finishes a hair away from all-time highs
June 5, 2020