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7 Retail Stocks That Need to Be Rescued

Nordstrom (JWN) has a respected name in retailing, but it can be tough to start a much-needed turnaround when impatient shareholders meddle in such an effort. However, for a brief moment, it looked like the...

Kiplinger Dividend 15 Our Favorite Dividend Stocks

Investors are clamoring for dividends these days, and corporate America is happy to oblige. Profits are rolling in at such a healthy clip that companies in Standard & Poor's 500-stock index are on track to raise...

7 Monthly Dividend Stocks for Income You Can...

Cash management can be one of the biggest challenges in retirement. Your bills - everything from your mobile phone service to your rent or house payment - come on a monthly cycle. When you work, and get paid...

General Electric (GE) Earnings Preview: Will...

Industrial conglomerate General Electric (GE, $23.19 as of Oct. 18) stunned income investors in 2009, in the wake of the financial crisis and bear market, with a then-unthinkable cut to its longstanding dividend....

Extreme Loss Aversion is Not a Retirement Strategy

Nobody wants to lose money, and loss aversion is a prudent part of an investment strategy. But when it goes to extremes, it can hurt retirees more than it helps. When planning for their futures, many retirees...

The 6 Best Bank ETFs for American Bulls

It's the start of earnings season, which means bank stocks and other financial stocks have been thrust into the spotlight once again. Banks help kick off each quarter's run of earnings reports, first by majors...

Is Your Retirement Portfolio Truly Diversified?

Most retirees hold a mix of stocks and bonds, assuming that their bonds will not only generate income but also cushion the fall if stocks crash. But are your bonds really taming your portfolio's risk -- or amping...

7 Dow Jones Stocks That Pack a Growthy Punch

In the shadow of the Dow Jones Industrial Average's 27% runup over the past year, investors are understandably hesitant to plow into stocks as they tiptoe to new record highs. We've simply gone a little too long...

Best Silicon Valley Chip Stocks of the Bull Market

Semiconductors are synonymous with Silicon Valley. Chip makers started popping up at the southern end of San Francisco Bay as early as the 1950s. A big draw back then as now: Stanford University and its bevy of...

Stocks Are Risky - But Avoiding Them Can Be, Too

Anyone who's ever invested in the stock market -- or even thought about it -- should know there's risk involved. SEE ALSO: Retirees Can't Underestimate This Stock Market Risk While you potentially can make a lot...

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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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