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7 Good Stocks With Hidden Value

In the stock market, value often is in the eye of the beholder. At a time when many stocks seem overpriced in light of a tepid global economy and anemic growth in revenues and profits, we went hunting for...

Stocks Paying Dividends for More than 100 Years

Members of Standard & Poor's 500-stock index that have raised cash payments to stockholders 25 years in a row are known as dividend aristocrats. The title dividend champions goes to U.S. stocks, regardless of...

Best ETFs for Dividend Investors

Just how important are stock dividends? Over the long haul, these cash payouts have accounted for some 40% of overall U.S. market returns. In periods of poor stock market performance, they've played an even...

5 Things You Need to Know About Investing in Gold

After a long downward spiral, gold is showing some luster again. An ounce of the metal now fetches $1,231, up 16% since December. Gold-mining stocks have done better--much better. Year-to-date, VanEck Vectors...

Covered-Call Funds Offer Big Payouts

The market's manic moves might have you feeling like the main thing stocks are good for is raising your blood pressure, not raising your net worth. But there's one type of investment that may both calm your...

How to Protect Your Portfolio Against Black Swans

After the tremendous stock market boom of the 1980s and 1990s, investors thought they could do no wrong. But the events on September 11, 2001, shook everyone from their complacency. Investors realized that big...

5 Stocks to Give As Graduation Gifts

If you're looking for a graduation gift that will make a lasting statement, consider giving a portfolio of high-quality, dividend-paying stocks. This gift can result in a value of hundreds of thousands (or...

Best Vanguard Funds for Retirement Income

Vanguard customers, especially retirees who want income-producing funds, can rest easy. Between the firm's many index funds and its actively managed portfolios, investors have plenty of good choices including the...

Trust but Verify with Your Financial Adviser

Trust is the coin of the realm in the field of financial advice. You should always feel comfortable with your financial adviser, confident that the adviser would never deceive you. But that means you need to do...

4 Ways to Create Your Own Pension

A generation ago, if you worked for a large employer, you retired after 30 or 40 years with a nice pension that paid you every month until your dying day. That isn't the reality for most of us today.See Also:...

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Basics of Money

7 Good Reasons to Change Your Will

After you've created your will and an estate plan, you'll most likely need to revisit them at key...

20 Best Travel Sites to Save You Money

Feeling too pinched by the ever-troubled economy to travel? You can still find good deals to get away...

9 Secrets to Better Credit

Credit is complicated and, sometimes, counterintuitive. For example, being debt-free can result in a...

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