6 Income Investments Yielding 5% or More

Rising bond yields make it easier for investors to pocket decent income these days. The yield of the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond has crept up from a low of 1.4% last July to 2.4%. Yields in other parts of the fixed-income market have increased, too. View post

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Buffett Looking to Wearable Tech?

Warren Buffett, famed "Oracle of Omaha" and one of the most-respected investors of all time, has amassed an incredible fortune through his work heading conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A). Buffett's investment decisions are monitored so closely by the outside financial world that virtually every move he makes is pored over by analysts and widely imitated. So, ...

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The 6 Most Shorted NYSE Stocks

In the final weeks of January, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit the 20,000 milestone for the first time, and Donald Trump was sworn in at the 45 president of the United States. There were some notable moves in the most shorted stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange between the January 13 and ...

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Nvidia Is Headed for a Catastrophic Selloff

There is a very familiar pattern building in Nvidia (NVDA) stock and this pattern has extremely high "if/then" predictability. It's called a parabolic rally, and Nvidia's parabolic rally is nearly complete. It will be followed by a crash in the stock's price. View post

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3 Reasons (Other Than Buffett) to Buy Berkshire Stock

Shares in Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (symbols BRK.A and BRK.B) enjoyed a market-beating 2016. The lower-priced and more actively traded Class B shares surged 23.4% last year, compared with a 9.5% gain for Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index. Some who follow the company think investors can look forward to more of the same this year.View post

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10 Worst States for Taxes on Your Retirement Nest Egg

Retirees have special concerns when evaluating state tax policies. For instance, the mortgage might be paid off, but how bad are the property taxes—and how generous are the property-tax breaks for seniors? Are Social Security benefits taxed? What about other forms of retirement income—including IRAs and pensions? Does the state impose its own estate tax ...

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Retirement Stocks Paying Dividends of 4% or More

When the price of a dividend stock climbs, its yield falls. As a result, a rising stock market, such as we've had of late, can make it harder for income investors to find attractive dividend payers. Indeed, the current dividend yield on Standard & Poor's 500-stock index is just 2.1%, down from 2.3% a year ...

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10 Best Dividend-Paying Stocks for 2017

High-quality dividend stocks never go out of style for long-term investors, and there is no shortage of stocks with high yields and bright prospects for 2017, from telecommunications companies embracing the digital future to pharmaceutical companies riding the success of new drugs.View post

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