An Anniversary We’d Prefer to Forget

Men are not always the best about remembering anniversaries, but there are a few that we would all like to forget.  This past Sunday marked the two-year anniversary of the infamous “Flash Crash” of May 6, 2010 that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average swing by 600 points in 20 minutes. What is perhaps most […] […] Continue Reading…

Which Dividend Payer Would You Choose?

In looking at two companies in the same sector, would you prefer to have a stock that pays a 2.7% dividend or one that pays a 3.1% dividend?

The answer might seem obvious at first; all else equal, who wouldn’t […] Continue Reading…

Beware of Chasing High Dividend Yields

What’s the easiest way to find a stock with a 10% dividend yield?

Find a stock yielding 5% and watch its price get cut in half.

I say this mostly in jest, but […] Continue Reading…

Charles Sizemore on America’s Wealth Management Radio

Listen to Charles Sizemore discuss investing for income and more with Dean Barber, Shane Barber and Bud Kasper on America’s Wealth Management radio show. Dean is a nationally-syndicated radio host and the principal of Barber Financial Group. To listen, select: Part 1 Part 2     […] Continue Reading…

Visa, MasterCard Still Charging Forward

Credit card rivals MasterCard (NYSE:$MA) and Visa (NYSE:$V) released earnings on Wednesday, and both knocked the ball out of the park. We’ll start with MasterCard.  This smaller of the two rivals enjoyed earnings growth of 25% in the first quarter and a 17% increase in worldwide purchase volumes.  Not to be outdone, Visa announced a […] […] Continue Reading…