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Merck Stock: A Great Dividend Investment for...

Dividends are the lifeblood of Big Pharma stocks. The payouts ensure a steady income stream even when a company's shares stagnate. But a healthy dividend isn't the only reason to consider the shares of Merck & Co...

Why Oakmark's David Herro Just Bought His...

David Herro has been visiting China every year since the late 1980s. Here's the thing: In all that time he never bought a Chinese stock for Oakmark International (symbol OAKIX), the fund he has run or comanaged...

9 Mutual Funds for Volatile Markets

It's one of the golden rules of investing: Make a plan and stick with it. But when share prices head south (the risk of which increases as the bull market continues to age), many investors find it difficult to...

Great Dividend Stock for Retirement: Merck

Dividends are the lifeblood of Big Pharma stocks. The payouts ensure a steady income stream even when a company's shares stagnate. But a healthy dividend isn't the only reason to consider the shares of Merck & Co...

Why the Stock Market Plunged and What You...

For investors discombobulated by the last few days of excruciating volatility in global stock markets, we have two things to say: You shouldn't be all that surprised, and, get used to it. And here's a piece of...

Why I'm Still Buying Stocks

Every few years, global markets are gripped with panic, and stock prices plunge. These panics seem to repeat themselves in waves. For a long-term investor--not a trader--these panics present excellent buying...

4 Dividend Stocks to Avoid

What's not to like about dividends? Income-seeking investors have flocked to them in recent years as interest rates have plunged. So have investors worried about an aging bull market and those seeking a buffer...

Playing It Safe With Dividend Stocks? 4...

What's not to like about dividends? Income-seeking investors have flocked to them in recent years as interest rates have plunged. So have investors worried about an aging bull market and those seeking a buffer...

8 Ways to Make Money on Cheap Oil

Just a little more than a year ago, oil fetched more than $100 a barrel, and the fear was that the price would rise even higher. Now, the price of a barrel of oil has plunged to $42, and Wall Street is awash in...

How to Prepare for the Next Bear Market

The current bull market in stocks is approaching its sixth birthday. It's been so long since the last bear market ended that some of you may have forgotten one of the unavoidable rules of investing: What goes up...

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