Boost Your AT&T Dividend Yield

Retirees seek reasonable, consistent yield without a threat to the nest egg. Last week I revisited a method for doing this, one I first described six years ago. The Quest for Yield (Part 6): Enhancing the Yield from Your Dividend Stocks, written in March 2012 explained the concept. While I have made a few changes, […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: What do the Mid-Term Elections Mean for Financial Markets?

We have a huge economic calendar. While employment data will get most of the attention, there are also important reports on ISM manufacturing, personal income, PCE prices, consumer confidence and auto sales. Earnings season continues with another big week of reports. In normal times these topics would provide plenty to think about. Nowadays, none of […]

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Boost Your Dividend Yield — IBM

Retirees seek reasonable, consistent yield without a threat to the nest egg. I want to revisit a method for doing this, one I first described six years ago. The Quest for Yield (Part 6): Enhancing the Yield from Your Dividend Stocks, written in March 2012 explained the concept. While I have made a few changes, […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Major Market Misperceptions

We have a light economic calendar with a focus on housing. Earnings season would normally be the most important market theme. For now, observers are seeing what they want to see in earnings reports. That makes it easier for pundits to take up a favorite topic: What is about to go wrong? There are so […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Can Earnings Season Spark a Rebound in Stocks?

We have a normal economic calendar with a focus on housing data. Earnings season will be in full swing. The background for this news will, of course, be the stock market volatility and decline of the past week. That story will command the early-week attention, especially if aggressive selling resumes. Recent earnings seasons have buoyed […]

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