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10 Value Stocks to Buy for 2018 and Beyond

The stock market was unkind to Warren Buffett disciples in 2017. Value investors missed out as their "cheap" stocks lagged growth miserably - by as many as 16 percentage points depending on the yardstick. But...

5 Bank Stocks to Love in This "Goldilocks" Economy

An eventful quarterly earnings season is kicking off for bank stocks such as JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Thanks to corporate tax cuts, results across the sector are going to be messier than usual,...

What Investors Need to Know About the New Tax Law

Tax lawyers and accountants are burning the midnight oil trying to figure out all the ins and outs of the new tax law. The men and women of the IRS, given less than two weeks between the day President Trump...

Don't Get Burned When a Stock Cuts Its Dividend

If you invest for dividends, you probably got a raise in 2017. More than 300 com­panies in Standard & Poor's 500-stock index hiked their payout during the year, with increases averaging 11.5%. Yet investors in...

Don't Trust a Pie Chart to Test Diversification

As we approach the end of yet another incredible year of market gains, investor confidence sits at the highest it has been in 17 years, according to the recently released Investor and Retirement Optimism Index....

11 New ETFs to Watch Out For in 2018

The exchange-traded fund industry sure isn't running out of ideas. More than 270 new ETFs were launched in 2017, bringing the number of U.S. listings to more than 2,100. Don't expect the constant beat of new...

Earnings Calendar, Week of Jan. 8-12, 2018...

Below is a weekly earnings calendar of the most important upcoming quarterly reports schedule to be released by publicly traded companies. There are also earnings previews for select companies. Please check back...

Is Your Dividend Growth Strategy Stuck in the...

The potential power of stock dividends can go a long way for investors. For some, dividend payouts generate income, and for others, dividends are an indicator of a stock's quality. If a company maintains a long...

10 Top Funds for a 2018 Gusher in Energy Stocks

The Northeast and the Midwest were brought to a standstill in late 2017 thanks to a nasty winter storm, followed by record-breaking cold to start the new year. Two groups have rejoiced at the wintry onslaught:...

Beware "Value Traps" When Looking for Cheap Stocks

As if finding bargain-priced stocks in a sky-high market weren't difficult enough, investors who hunt for undervalued names face the threat of succumbing to value traps. These stocks masquerade as temporarily...

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