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  • Lock In Exxon's 3.7% Dividend Yield Now

    by Doug Carey | Dec 09, 2015
    The carnage in the energy industry continues as oil has dropped below $40 per barrel, a level not seen since 2009. The biggest name of the bunch, Exxon (XOM), has not been unaffected either. Exxon's stock price is down 25% from the peak seen in mid-2014.
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  • $1 Million Is Not What It Used To Be

    by Doug Carey | Oct 07, 2015
    Many of us remember the days when being a millionaire meant you had made the big time. The same was true when retiring with $1 million in the bank. But compounding inflation and low interest rates have turned that idea on its head.
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  • Rising Dividend Yields Could Be A Boon For Income Investors

    by Doug Carey | Sep 10, 2015
    With the most recent stock market downturn and much-increased volatility, many investors are fretting and rubbing their hands together with anxiety. But income-oriented investors might want to instead celebrate, especially if they have cash they can begin moving into solid companies that now sport a higher dividend yield.
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  • Market Volatility is Surging

    by Doug Carey | Aug 24, 2015
    Market Volatility is Surging
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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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