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  • Microsoft Or Intel For Dividends In Retirement?

    by Doug Carey | Aug 13, 2015
    As some of the larger tech companies continue to mature, their dividend yields have slowly but surely crept up as well. We investors now have some wonderful choices when it comes to solid tech companies paying a dividend that has grown every year, even in recessions. However, some of these companies have a relatively large dividend yield while others have a lower yield, but a high dividend growth rate.
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  • Believe It Or Not, Apple For Income Planning

    by Doug Carey | Jun 05, 2015
    For many investors approaching retirement income planning for retirement has become extremely difficult, if not downright impossible. So many people had hoped to live off of income generated by relatively safe treasury bonds and high quality corporate bonds, but that strategy is out the window for most given where interest rates are today. Even with interest rates rising over the past few months, they are still well below historical norms.
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  • Three Great Stocks To Protect Your Portfolio

    by Doug Carey | Apr 22, 2015
    Growth is slowing in the U.S., Greece is on the verge of leaving the Euro, and some economists are now predicting a recession this year. Add to that the possibility of the Fed finally raising interest rates and we have a recipe for a potential plunge in corporate earnings and the stock market.
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  • Can AT&T Save Your Retirement Portfolio?

    by Doug Carey | Mar 03, 2015
    With the stock market continuing its rise, the dividend yields on many stocks are down. This combined with the continued low interest rate environment is putting major stress on those who want enough income in retirement so that they never run out of money.
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  • Target or Procter & Gamble For Long-Term Dividends?

    by Doug Carey | Feb 05, 2015
    Target (TGT) has been on a tear lately with its stock price up 26% over the past year. Perhaps equally impressive is that its dividend has increased by 20% over this same time period. For investors in Target, times have been very good.
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