Markets editor Jeremy Glaser sizes up the thank-worthiness of the Fed, health-care spending, market valuations, and more.
Expectations are muted for the upcoming earnings season, but investors need to focus on underlying company fundamentals and not on one quarter's worth of results, says DividendInvestor editor Josh Peters .
Since the taper talks began, conditions have improved for dividend investors, who can now buy quality names without being vulnerable to long-term interest-rate spikes, says DividendInvestor editor Josh Peters .
Having interest-rate risk in your portfolio's stock sleeve is an intelligent move, but investors should also be willing to sacrifice returns than seek additional risks, says DividendInvestor editor Josh Peters .
Verizon's wireless buyout could shake up things for Vodafone shareholders, but the telecom industry is positioned to remain profitable and have good dividend yields, says DividendInvestor editor Josh Peters .
Josh Peters tells markets editor Jeremy Glaser that he still sees attractive values in dividend stocks.
A rising-rate environment has historically led dividend payers to underperform, but that is no reason to abandon these high-quality companies, says Morningstar's Josh Peters .
Readers cite industry heavyweights as influential, as well as people closer to home.
Near-term interest-rate risk doesn't change the core qualities that investors should look for in dividend-strategy exchange-traded funds.
As we're likely to see political squabbles and slow growth continue, investors will be well-served by sticking with defensive firms that have solid dividend-payout records and competitive advantages, says Morningstar's Josh Peters .