Worthless: Thoughts on Investing in Collectibles

My favorite historical anecdote—and one that every investor should be forced to acknowledge reading before opening a brokerage account—dates to the era of the South Sea Bubble. A charlatan whose name is lost to history, published a prospectus for […] Continue Reading…

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Dividend Stocks Midyear Report Card

This year was supposed to be a year of rising bond yields as the Fed’s tapering of “QE Infinity” gathered steam. Most Wall Street analysts expected the 10-year Treasury to be closing in on 4% by now.
Instead, the 3% […] Continue Reading…

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All About Dividends

After I jump into today’s GDP report, tying it back to investment themes here, I’m going to dedicate most of this update to answering common questions I get from readers about dividends—including about reinvestment, ex-dividend dates, foreign stocks, and a variety of tax concerns. […] Continue Reading…

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On Today’s Halftime Report: GDP, Spanish and German Stocks, and More

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I joined Varney & Company this morning along with Nicole Petallides and Liz McDonald to chat about our favorite stock sectors and the dismal revised first-quarter GDP report.

Consumer discretionary stocks have gotten killed this […] Continue Reading…

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Hate Germany’s Soccer Team But Love These 3 German Stocks

Americans have good reason to hate all things German this week, as Germany stands in the way of America’s World Cup aspirations. But win or lose, Americans shouldn’t ignore Germany’s world-leading multinationals.

Long-time Word Cup soccer fans will know Germany […] Continue Reading…

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