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The Best of Both Worlds: Buyback Leaders with Hefty, Growing Dividends

Few companies have been consistently buying back shares and increasing dividends year after year. Here are two that not only do this, but also yield 6% or more.

by Anthony Haddad | October 01, 2009
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The Just-Released Formula for Predicting High-Yield Winners

Total returns are a combination of dividends paid and capital gains. Unfortunately, capital gains are largely ignored by many investors seeking a stable income stream. But I've run across a new study that will help you find the best way to add capital gains to your returns, and help you predict future high-yield winners.

by Carla Pasternak | September 30, 2009
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Mergers Are Set to Explode -- Don't Miss This Chance

A few highly publicized deals have grabbed the headlines lately, but these buyouts are just the beginning. Conditions are prime for a boom in mergers and acquisitions. Here's what investors need to know about this trend.

by Brad Briggs | September 25, 2009
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What this Little-Known Metric is Signaling Investors to Buy

An often-overlooked ratio unearthed an S&P 500 company that's trading at a substantial discount. This one-of-a-kind business has such a wide moat that not even Uncle Sam can break up its monopoly.

by Brad Briggs | September 21, 2009
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Lock in a Lower Tax Rate (Before Uncle Sam Raises It)

Washington’s massive spending will eventually mean higher taxes, but a little-known rule change taking affect in 2010 will allow investors to reduce their future tax burden.

by Amy Calistri | September 17, 2009
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Everyone Is Wrong about the U.S. Dollar

No one's talking about the possibility of the U.S. dollar gaining strength. A look at the greenback's fundamentals shows it may be poised for a bullish trend.

by Anthony Haddad | September 16, 2009
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Smart Investors Use This Overlooked Data to Predict Tomorrow's Hottest Sectors

If a company ever hopes to make money, it has to get the word out. Taking a look at this indicator can show what companies are positioned to be leaders in the market cycle.

by Amy Calistri | September 15, 2009
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The Worst Recession in Years Hasn't Stopped This Portfolio

How do you come out of this bear market with every holding showing positive gains? Learn the techniques to achieve this performance and put together a winning portfolio.

by Carla Pasternak | September 15, 2009
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The Three Best-Covered High-Yields in the S&P

These three high-yielding companies don't just pay a big dividend, they pay an extremely safe big dividend.

by Anthony Haddad | September 14, 2009
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Three Obvious Things No One Realizes About the Market 

Sometimes even the smartest, most successful investors have all the signs right under their noses and still manage to get it dead wrong. Here are three patently obvious things the market is telling us right now that investors can use to their benefit.

by Andy Obermueller | September 14, 2009