Mon, 31 Aug 2015
Late August provided a stress-test.
A strong and growing dividend can be a great signal of a quality stock for any kind of investor.
Morningstar's director of personal finance recommends locking down short-term income needs in cash-like investments, stress-testing your bond holdings, and staying poised to buy on the dips.
A lot of companies are very well positioned regardless of how the fiscal cliff gets resolved, as long as it gets resolved, says Morningstar's Heather Brilliant.
Short-term market gyrations over the unfolding Washington drama could make a good shopping opportunity for certain stocks , says Sanibel Captiva's Pat Dorsey.
Overspending and impatient selling are two moves that can prematurely drain retirees' portfolio income, warns financial columnist Gail MarksJarvis, who offers strategies to avoid these pitfalls.
StockInvestor editor Paul Larson discusses the importance of investing in companies that can compound their intrinsic values, buying on the cheap, avoiding stop-loss orders, and more.
StockInvestor editor Paul Larson details recent changes to Morningstar's Wide Moat Focus Index, noting how the rally in wide-moat names could have them more fairly priced than lower-quality stocks .
Vanguard's chief economist, Joe Davis, cautions investors who turn to equities to replace bond income and also offers some vehicles for short- and long-term inflation protection.
Don't swap your whole fixed-income position for dividend-paying stocks .
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