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Best Dividend Stocks of the S&P 500

While you wait--and wait--for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, you can collect generous checks by investing in dividend stocks. And you don't have to wander far to find attractive payers. Just look at...

Great Vanguard ETFs

Vanguard is best known for low-cost mutual funds, but its exchange-traded funds may be a better bet. Vanguard's 52 ETFs track the same benchmarks as its passively managed index mutual funds, and in some cases the...

6 Great Buffett Stocks to Buy Now

Picking stocks, always a tricky prospect, has gotten a lot tougher lately. A prolonged bull market has brought U.S. stocks near record highs, stretching price-earnings ratios and depressing dividend yields, which...

How U.S. Investors Should Play the Chinese...

Greece is hogging the spotlight these days, but a bigger drama might be playing out in China, where a tumbling stock market could continue to send shock waves well beyond its borders. Over the last three weeks,...

Great Stocks From Around the World

If you want to invest in stocks, we have two words of advice: Go global. With the U.S. accounting for just 22% of the world's economic activity, it's hard to justify owning only domestic stocks. In that vein,...

6 Best Buffett Stocks to Buy Now

Picking stocks, always a tricky prospect, has gotten a lot tougher lately. A prolonged bull market has brought U.S. stocks near record highs, stretching price-earnings ratios and depressing dividend yields, which...

6 Best Fidelity Funds for Income Investors

Fidelity Investments, which has some $1.8 trillion invested in its mutual funds, needs no introduction. But if earning cash from your investment portfolio is a chief goal, it is worth revisiting the behemoth's...

4 Lessons From the Puerto Rico Debt Crisis for...

At first blush, most mainland U.S. investors probably see Puerto Rico's financial woes as remote and unimportant. But have you taken a look at your municipal bond fund lately? More than half of all muni bond...

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...

Best Fidelity Funds for Investors Seeking...

Fidelity Investments, which has some $1.8 trillion invested in its mutual funds, needs no introduction. But if earning cash from your investment portfolio is a chief goal, it is worth revisiting the behemoth's...

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Basics of Money

When and How to Hire a Tax Pro

Tax software does a good job of breaking down tax preparation into manageable bites. It will alert you...

What to Ask a Financial Adviser

Financial advisers and planners attend seminars and classes and read books so they can learn how to...

Understanding Capital Gains and Losses

What's a Capital Gain? A capital gain is what the tax law calls the profit when you sell a capital...

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