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Sell This 17% Dividend Yield and Buy This High-Yield Income Stock Instead My Dare-to-Be-Dull Investing Strategy Pays Off
 
Sell This 17 percent Dividend Yield and Buy This High-Yield Income Stock Instead

Sell This 17% Dividend Yield and Buy This High-Yield Income Stock Instead

Having invested in the stock market for 20 years now, I’ve learned one valuable lesson: The best portfolios are almost always filled with high-quality dividend stocks. Aside from the fact that dividend stocks outperform their nondividend-paying brethren over the long run, the former offer a bevy of advantages to investors. To start with, a company […]

My Dare-to-Be-Dull Investing Strategy Pays Off

My Dare-to-Be-Dull Investing Strategy Pays Off

As I mentioned in past columns, when the market took a dive in February and March, I swooped in to buy shares of two of my favorite companies: Boeing (symbol BA, $358) and Costco (COST, $207). Those purchases used up almost all of my cash. I even sold an underperformer to free up more money […]

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Smart People on Wall Street Are Buying These 3 Stocks. Should You?

Following the moves of successful Wall Street investors won’t guarantee that you beat the market. But it’s not a bad idea to keep an eye on what some of the investing world’s most accomplished players are up to. With that in mind, we asked three Motley Fool investors to weigh in on some stocks that […]

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July 2018 Stock Considerations

July 2018 Stock Considerations

Here we are with another installment of my “stock considerations” for the upcoming month. With the first week of trading upon us in July, it is time, once again, to lay out a plan for my potential stock pick(s) for the month. As many of you already know, I make sure to purchase at least […]

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3 Ultra-Cheap Dividend Stocks You Can Buy Right Now

3 Ultra-Cheap Dividend Stocks You Can Buy Right Now

Income investors can get burned just as badly — if not worse — than growth stock fans. Yield chasers can be lulled into complacency by chunky quarterly payouts, only to realize that the basement floor can crack when the distributions aren’t sustainable. There are still plenty of stocks shelling out modest dividends that seem to […]

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4 Best Bitcoin Stocks

The 4 Best Bitcoin Stocks to Consider (Even If You Hate Bitcoin)

No matter where you stand on cryptocurrencies, you cannot deny their “it factor.” Thanks to the sector’s unprecedented profitability, several bitcoin millionaires were made overnight last year. Still, traditional investors find this virtual market difficult to stomach. As a result, the concept of bitcoin stocks, or companies that indirectly benefit from the rising bitcoin price, […]

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7 Debt-Free Companies Doing Big Stock Buybacks

7 Debt-Free Companies Doing Big Stock Buybacks

Securities and Exchange Commissioner Robert Jackson Jr. gave a speech June 11 in Washington D.C. In it, he outlined the reasons why the securities watchdog is overhauling the rules for stock buybacks; the first time in 15 years. To understand what’s happening in this area, Jackson’s office looked more closely at 385 stock buybacks over […]

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Viacom Entered Into Netflix Partnership Because It Had to

Viacom Entered Into Netflix Partnership Because It Had to

If you can’t beat them, join them. That’s an adage as old as time, but it still applies in the modern era, and curiously in media entertainment. Long-suffering Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA, NASDAQ:VIAB) shareholders found this out recently when the company joined forces with Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX). NFLX, if I need to remind anybody, is a fierce rival […]

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John And Jane: May Dividend Income Tracker - Taxable Account

John And Jane: May Dividend Income Tracker – Taxable Account

Summary This is the seventh month I have officially tracked the taxable account’s dividend income, and it was slightly below expectations with a total of $1,642.46 of dividends received. Apple, Arbor Realty, Clorox, Spectra Energy Partners, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, TransMontaigne Partners, and Westlake Chemical Partners all delivered increases in the month of May. A […]

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Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon join forces to convince CEOs to end quarterly profit forecasts

Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon join forces to convince CEOs to end quarterly profit forecasts

Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon have teamed up to once again call for the end to quarterly earnings guidance by companies. Dimon, the chairman of the Business Roundtable, said the group of CEOs has thrown its support behind companies backing away from the practice. Executives often feel pressure to make quarterly forecasts, but “it can […]

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7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy for the Second Half of 2018

7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy for the Second Half of 2018

Believe it not, we’re almost at the midpoint of the year. So far, it has been a wild ride. We’ve seen plenty of triple-digit rallies as well as triple-digit dives. Bond prices have dropped as rates rise and the U.S. economy, as well as the global economy, looks like recovery is gaining traction, if not […]

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Expert Says: “Look who’s going bankrupt next in America”

Expert Says: “Look who’s going bankrupt next in America”

No one believed Porter Stansberry nine years ago. As head of one of America’s largest independent financial research firms, Mr. Stansberry’s work back in 2008 led him to a bold, but worrisome, conclusion: That the world’s largest mortgage bankers–Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which at the time were responsible for nearly 50% of all the […]

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