Income Investing

Companies are clinging to their cash these days. It’s not hard to see why. Cash is harder to come by in a recession. And this new mindset toward cash reverses a trend. Shareholders, fed up with a long period of stingy dividends, put pressure… Read More

You might not be familiar with the cigarette brands Liggett Select, Grand Prix, Eve, Pyramid or USA. But these brands have helped turn the company that makes them into an income powerhouse. Investing in cigarette companies isn’t for everyone. Millions die from tobacco-related illnesses each year, and that understandably turns… Read More

When people think about the phone company, most naturally think about AT&T (NYSE: T), the most storied company in telecom. Though A&T has its fans — particularly dividend payers these days, with its 6.3% yield — it can… Read More

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has rallied more than 2,500 points, climbing from a March low near 6,500 to retake the 9,000 level. That’s a +40% advance in less time than it takes to grow a tomato. So is the market set to roar past 10,000? Or is it about… Read More