9 Top Free Sites for Income Investors

Five years ago, Kiplinger’s turned to longtime investment writer and in-house income guru Jeff Kosnett to launch a newsletter designed to steer income-starved readers to the best investments for dependable, spendable income.

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Five years ago, Kiplinger’s turned to longtime investment writer and in-house income guru Jeff Kosnett to launch a newsletter designed to steer income-starved readers to the best investments for dependable, spendable income. Today, Kiplinger’s Investing for Income continues to attract a growing army of satisfied readers.

How does Jeff uncover opportunities for his subscribers month after month? Of course, he spends a lot of time interviewing money managers and mutual fund masterminds, as well as the men and women who actually run real estate investment trusts (REITs) and master limited partnerships (MLPs). And he mines the Internet, searching for great ideas and studying the raw data to identify broad trends and profitable prospects. We asked Jeff to share with Kiplinger.com readers his favorite free sources for reasoned discussion and hard-to-find financial data. Bookmarking these sites will be a valuable step toward making you a more successful investor.

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Jeffrey R. Kosnett
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kosnett is the editor of Kiplinger's Investing for Income and writes the "Cash in Hand" column for Kiplinger's Personal Finance. He is an income-investing expert who covers bonds, real estate investment trusts, oil and gas income deals, dividend stocks and anything else that pays interest and dividends. He joined Kiplinger in 1981 after six years in newspapers, including the Baltimore Sun. He is a 1976 journalism graduate from the Medill School at Northwestern University and completed an executive program at the Carnegie-Mellon University business school in 1978.