Income Investing

The coming year marks the 20th anniversary of the first use of “Dogs of the Dow” as an investment strategy, which focuses on the 10 highest-yielding stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). In theory, these high yielders have been oversold (as… Read More

On average, they’re yielding 7.5%. That’s more than three times the yield of the S&P 500. Try getting that amount from a money market or savings account.   But that’s not the half of it. In tandem with those high yields, the capital gains have… Read More

The secret is out.  As an investment, sin wins. Most companies engage in what we think of as “respectable” businesses like building computers, selling appliances or discovering new cures for diseases. But there are companies that aren’t so squeaky clean. These so-called “sin” stocks… Read More

There are a lot of folks that visit Washington, D.C. in April to see the famous cherry blossoms. The same goes for touring New England when the leaves start to change in the fall. But one season that seems ignored despite being every bit as beautiful —… Read More

It may not seem remotely conceivable that the burning of garbage would be a viable or even... Read More

It may not seem remotely conceivable that the burning of garbage would be a viable or even appealing option for creating energy, but it is. There is an entire industry devoted to it, known as... Read More

Emerging markets have certainly been the place to be. In the past 10 years, the iShares MSCI... Read More

Emerging markets have certainly been the place to be. In the past 10 years, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (NYSE: EEM) has returned an astounding average of +21.5% a year, compared to +5.1%... Read More

Right now a little fewer than 40 million Americans — that’s almost 15% of the country — has reached retirement age. But that’s the tip of the iceberg. Every day, almost 8,000 Americans turn 65. In just a decade, seniors in the United States will number 55 million. That’s a… Read More