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Growth & Dividend Income from the Unhealthy

April 4, 2019

The US is aging and becoming increasingly unhealthy. While that’s not a good mix for the citizens of one of the leading economies on the planet, it continues to drive profitability for total return investors investing in healthcare stocks.

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Playing Defense for Growth & Dividends

March 28, 2019

One of my core mechanisms for finding the best stocks for growth and dividends is to look at economic, market and social or political developments that will spur more demand for specific goods and services.

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Banks Are Back

March 21, 2019

Banks didn’t get the attention that they should have last year. By 2018, after a decade of punitive legislative and regulatory rules, banks were nearly strangled from doing even the simplest of things, including taking deposits and making loans.

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Get More from Banks than a Little Interest

March 14, 2019

The impact to bank stocks post 2008 through October 2016 was dire compared to the recovering general stock market.

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So Far, So Good for Dividends & Growth

March 7, 2019

The report card for key sectors of the stock market is telling of the flow of investment towards values now, with better prospects for the coming quarters. The S&P 500 Index is up 9.88%, or 10.32% with dividends. That’s good news—but it isn’t the best in the markets.

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Running for Great Dividends

February 28, 2019

The mini-bond is a type of security that Wall Street has done a terrible job of explaining, let alone pitching to investors.
But right now, with all of the stock market volatility and risk—do you need mini-bonds in your portfolio?

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High Yields from an Investment You’ve Never Heard About

February 20, 2019

The mini-bond is a type of security that Wall Street has done a terrible job of explaining, let alone pitching to investors.
But right now, with all of the stock market volatility and risk—do you need mini-bonds in your portfolio?

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The Preferred Way to Invest

February 14, 2019

Preferred shares are a different kind of stock. They tend to be more stable than common stock because they act more like a bond than a stock. Their yields are higher than typical corporate bonds, and their stock prices doesn’t move a great deal, which makes them a great investment right now.

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Here’s Where to Park Your Cash for Higher Yields

February 6, 2019

Cash doesn’t have to just sit in your bank or brokerage accounts—it can, and should, be working for you just like the rest of your investments, paying you even while it’s parked. Here are some of the best alternatives to get paid well on your cash.

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Year-Round Dividends Will Get Your Portfolio Through Thick and Thin

January 30, 2019

One of my favorite strategies for building a dependable portfolio, one that can deliver through the thick and thin of the stock market, is to include stocks that pay their dividends throughout the year.

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