Income Investing

What the mind can conceive and believe, it can insure (my apologies to Napoleon Hill). You already know from personal experience about insurance on your life, your house and your car. But maybe you didn’t know you could insure your wages, a business can insure its directors and officers, and… Read More

Conventional wisdom is that stocks outperform bonds. That’s wrong. Fact: Investors who buck conventional wisdom and buy bonds are more likely to see better results than investors who focus solely on equities. Don’t let anyone tell you that bonds are staid, stodgy or that they’ll… Read More

Whether dividends are safe is on most income investors’ minds, and for good reason. The final quarter of 2008 was the worst for dividends in a half-century, according to Standard & Poor’s. The first half of 2009 has seen even more cuts: 367 companies have reduced dividends since Jan. 1. Read More

Manufactured home builder Palm Harbor Homes (Nasdaq: PHHM) said it lost $10.0 million, or 44 cents a share, in its fiscal first quarter, compared with a loss of $0.5 million, or 2 cents a share, a year ago. Revenue fell -36.6%, to $82.4 million, from a year ago. The company… Read More

After looking at some of will have a better journey elsewhere. 10. Croatia With its long, beautiful coastline down the Adriatic Sea, tourism accounts for about 20% of the country’s GDP. The slowdown in that industry explains a big portion… Read More