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25 Surprising Stocks Raising Dividends for 25...

There's never really a bad time to invest in companies that regularly raise dividends year after year. Reliable dividend growth is a sign of financial strength and a steady source of income in markets both good...

How One Bad Year Can Wreck Your Investing Results

When evaluating a mutual fund's performance, I've always focused on year-by-year results. In doing so, I have typically brushed off a bad year here and there, as long as the fund did better than the market (or an...

When is a 'Fiduciary' Truly Acting as a Fiduciary?

Much has been written about the new Department of Labor rule requiring most financial advisers be held to a "fiduciary" standard. Until the rule went into effect, a majority of financial advisers were legally...

3 Grocery Stocks Under Threat from Aldi

Aldi's intention to launch almost a thousand new U.S. stores is good news for consumers, but it's just the latest round of bad news for investors in the supermarket sector.SEE ALSO: 13 Secrets Shoppers Need to...

Too Much of a Good Thing Might Not Be a Good Thing

In a diet, fiber is good. Dietitians encourage us to incorporate it into our daily nutrition. But balance is also important, so we diversify our food intake by adding other nutrients. SEE ALSO: How a Low-Fee...

Parnassus: Investing With a Conscience

The sweeping view from the offices of Parnassus Investments, in the heart of San Francisco's bustling financial district, could easily grace the pages of a coffee-table book. The San Francisco Bay panorama...

Investing Rule No. 1: Don't Believe Doomsayers

Here's when the next stock market crash will happen ...SEE ALSO: A Watched Portfolio Never Performs Tell the truth -- when you saw this declaration, did you continue reading because you suddenly wanted to...

Why Most Stocks Are Stinkers (and What You Can...

Most stocks lose money. How can that be? As almost all investors know, large-company stocks have returned, on average, an annualized 10.1% since 1926. But a fascinating new academic paper finds that virtually all...

A Convertible Fund for the Risk-Averse

If you're feeling skittish about this never-say-die bull market but you're worried about missing out on future stock gains, here's an idea: Take convertibles for a spin. These hybrid securities combine elements...

Fiduciary Rule Gives Rise to Two New Share Classes

You may have heard of A, B, C and other classes of mutual fund shares. Now, get ready for T shares and "clean" shares, the industry's answer to a new government rule that requires brokers to act in their clients'...

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Basics of Money

FAQs About Health Savings Accounts

As employers search for ways to lower their health care costs, they're encouraging employees to sign...

How to Save for Retirement If You Don't Have a...

For millions of Americans, a 401(k) plan is an essential item in the employee playbook. As far as...

7 Clues for Investors to Look for Within...

Way back when, if you owned stock in a company, you'd often find a glossy annual report in your...

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