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Anthony Haddad's picture
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
Carla Pasternak's picture
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
Brad Briggs's picture
A Rare Chance for a Buffett-like Deal

Warren Buffett's preferred stock deals with Goldman Sachs and General Electric are two recent examples of why he became the greatest investor in history. But if you thought only the Oracle of Omaha could make moves like these, think again...

by Brad Briggs | September 29, 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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Where Buffett is Going Next -- and How to Get There First

Warren Buffett, after shunning this country for years, is planning a trip to look for investments. But you don’t have to wait for him. Here's what you need to know now to profit in this Asian country.

by Francisco Bermea | September 24, 2009
Anthony Haddad's picture
Avoid the Great Dividend Crunch

Burned by the downturn, many companies may not return to hefty dividends for some time. But safe, high-yielding opportunities still exist -- investors just need to know where to look.

by Anthony Haddad | September 22, 2009
Brad Briggs's picture
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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Two Discoveries that Change Everything

Two multibillion-barrel finds this month are altering ideas about the future of petroleum exploration and production. They're also totally changing the value of some of the industry's biggest companies, creating enormous opportunity for investors.

by Andy Obermueller | September 18, 2009
Carla Pasternak's picture
How to Buy 43 "Off Limits" Chinese Dividend Stocks

Most stocks listed on China's Shanghai Composite Index are off limits to investors, but I've found a small loophole that allows investors to buy 43 of the steadiest dividend payers in China. Use this little-known trick to lock in high yields from the Shanghai market.

by Carla Pasternak | September 16, 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