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Best Low-Volatility Stocks for the Next Bear...

Despite punk corporate profits, the stock market has recovered nearly all of the losses it suffered earlier this year and is trading near record highs. Stocks look expensive, particularly on a price-earnings...

Utility Stocks for Steady Dividends

Utility stocks, best-known as safe havens for dividend-conscious retirees, have been on a tear. In the year's first three months, the Dow Jones utility average returned 16.7% (including dividends), making it the...

Why You Should Buy and Hold Exxon Stock for...

Until April 26, only three publicly traded companies warranted a coveted triple-A bond rating. But on that day, the number fell to two when Standard & Poor's downgraded the rating of ExxonMobil (symbol XOM) to...

8 Stocks Warren Buffett Is Buying (or Should Be)

Following billionaire investor Warren Buffett into stocks he owns has often been a profitable strategy over the past few decades. But reversing the order--buying a stock before Buffett buys it--can be even more...

3 Things You Didn't Know About Warren Buffett

The list of celebrity investors is short, and Warren Buffett is at the top of it. But how much do you really know about him? Answer three questions from our Buffett quiz to find out.See Also: 8 Stocks Warren...

Stocks Paying Dividends for a Century or More

We've found a group of stocks that is as close as you can get to a guarantee of regular payouts: Our dividend centenarians. These companies have paid cash dividends annually for at least a century. Most of these...

Best Smart Beta ETFs for Your Investment Portfolio

Investors have been flocking to index funds, both mutual and exchange-traded versions, in ever-increasing numbers. In doing so, they've yanked tens of billions of dollars out of actively managed funds, which try...

6 Wall Street Stocks That Are Cheap: Goldman...

Wall Street, the alleged culprit of the financial meltdown that started eight years ago, has become the whipping boy for the 2016 presidential race. Does the intense animosity of Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton...

6 Wall Street Stocks That Are Cheap: Goldman,...

Wall Street, the alleged culprit of the financial meltdown that started eight years ago, has become the whipping boy for the 2016 presidential race. Does the intense animosity of Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton...

Don't Let the Day's News Drive Your Investing

If you're looking for a completely delightful experience, disconnect yourself from the markets for a few weeks--maybe longer. Don't read the news. Don't watch the indexes. Don't check your portfolio. Just go away...

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