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The Dogs of the Dow: Investing Made Easy

January is the time of year when gurus offer their forecasts for the year ahead. It's also when they encourage you to examine your investing strategies, and time after time, the "Dogs of the Dow" makes headlines....

The 50 Best Stocks of All Time

A finance professor made a startling discovery about the stock market: Over a 90-year span, 96% of all stocks collectively performed no better than risk-free 1-month Treasury bills. After analyzing the lifetime...

Earnings Calendar, Week of Jan. 15-19, 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...

2018 Stock Market Holidays and Bond Market...

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The 9 Best Dividend Growth Stocks in the Dow Jones

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been around since the late 19th century and consists of 30 of the largest publicly traded companies in America. Most of these companies are proven leaders in their industries,...

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....

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Basics of Money

Join the Race to $1-Trillion Stocks

It may be a matter of months, or more likely a few years, but sometime soon a U.S. company will breach...

New Ways to Prove Your I.D.

The days of PINs and passwords are numbered as more companies embrace futuristic identification...

Miles or Cash Back: Which Is the Better...

Ever wonder whether an air-miles rewards card or a cash-back card offers the better deal? Now,...

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