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The 19 Best ETFs to Buy for a Prosperous 2019

Wall Street pros, the analyst community and individual investors alike were thrown for a loop in 2018. American tariff disputes with the rest of the world, wild energy-price swings and global growth concerns not...

The Best Emerging-Markets Stocks for 2019

If you think 2018 was a rough year for American stocks, take a look overseas. Emerging markets were absolutely hammered last year. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM), the most widely followed proxy for...

7 Cheap Stocks to Buy on the Dip

Despite a rocky 2018, many analysts still are bullish on the investing outlook for 2019. Yes, the final quarter of last year was miserable - but the upshot is that it left investors with numerous higher-quality...

The 25 Best S&P 500 Stocks of the Past 50 Years

John D. Rockefeller is reputed to have said, "The only thing that gives me pleasure is to see my dividends coming in." Income investors hopefully lead fuller emotional lives than the richest American who ever...

Value Added: 7 Top Stocks for 2019

Making money in the stock market this year is going to take all the skill and luck you can muster. The global economy is slowing, a trade war with China still lingers despite negotiations, and the Federal Reserve...

Best Health-Care Stocks to Buy for 2019

Health-care stocks were the best sector in the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index in 2018, according to Yardeni Research. The sector's 4.7% gain last year isn't exactly eye-popping. But consider that utilities (+0...

Help Mitigate Loss with a Diversified Portfolio

Many people watch the news every night and look at how the Dow and the S&P 500 ended that day. They see it up or down and think their portfolio should be the same. Simply put, in most cases that is not the case...

20 Expert Stock Market Outlooks for 2019

Wall Street's analysts and market experts have scores of unique investing ideas and perspectives as we begin the new year. But one common thought across dozens of 2019 market outlooks: Nothing will come easy for...

9 Best Dow Jones Dividend Growth Stocks

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is one of the oldest and hallowed stock market indices in the world. Created in 1896, the Dow consists of 30 large-cap American companies, many of which pay dividends. While many...

Technology Stocks: Should You Bail?

If you're starting to suspect that intermittent meltdowns are an inĀ­escapable feature of investing in technology stocks, you're correct. The tech rout that began in August 2018 is just the most recent example....

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