Bargains are hard to find, but higher-yielding, high-quality stocks are still among the best available options.
The stock market remains very bullish on the economy, but the bond market is telling investors to be cautious.
Portfolio sprawl, portfolio neglect, life events, and the transition to retirement are big signals that investors should get under the hood of their portfolios.
High-dividend-paying stocks tend to outperform all other equities during long time horizons, but they are the worst performers when interest rates increase.
Expenses and structural differences contribute to a performance gap; tax benefits often close the shortfall.
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