Special Report: Dividend stocks that are beating the risky rockets–Part 1 Five utility picks

Special Report: Dividend stocks that are beating the risky rockets–Part 1 Five utility picks

Utility stocks aren’t supposed to deliver higher returns than technology stocks.Utility stocks with their higher dividends and relatively slow growth are, at most times, less risky and their stocks are supposed to deliver steady growth. Technology stocks, on the other hand, are more risky, more likely to see big losses if a quarter disappoints or a product cycle shifts unexpectedly. But as compensation for that risk, they’re supposed to deliver higher returns. But that’s not what’s happening right now.

Special Report: How to meet your retirement challenge–Complete–Part 1 how we got into this mess (and what’s the size of the problem); Part 2 rethinking some of the strategies and formulas; Part 3 (A & B) strategies and picks

Special Report: How to meet your retirement challenge–Complete–Part 1 how we got into this mess (and what’s the size of the problem); Part 2 rethinking some of the strategies and formulas; Part 3 (A & B) strategies and picks

I'm going to divide this Special Report: How to meet your retirement challenge" into three parts. Today, Part 1 outlines the problem, its causes, and its likely duration. Tomorrow, Part 2 looks at the way the crisis has upended rules and assumptions about how to...
Special Report: 10 Stocks to Beat Amazon–Part 1 Why Amazon is such a tough stock to beat and why my first pick Illumina jumps the hurdle; second pick Intuitive Surgical, third pick is ASML, fourth pick is Seattle Genetics, fifth pick is Danaher, sixth pick Thermo Fisher

Special Report: 10 Stocks to Beat Amazon–Part 1 Why Amazon is such a tough stock to beat and why my first pick Illumina jumps the hurdle; second pick Intuitive Surgical, third pick is ASML, fourth pick is Seattle Genetics, fifth pick is Danaher, sixth pick Thermo Fisher

Amazon (AMZN). Maybe you've heard of it. It's been one of the great stocks of the best--well, however long. As of June 15, Morningstar puts the stock's 15-year return at an average of 33.11% a year. That's the kind annual performance that you need to show to be a...
Special Report: Do you have a strategy for the really dangerous stage in this bear? Let me tell you mine–Part 1: The ups and downs of the Bear over the next 6-10 months; Part 2: The re-opening rally; Part 3: Is the re-opening rally over already?

Special Report: Do you have a strategy for the really dangerous stage in this bear? Let me tell you mine–Part 1: The ups and downs of the Bear over the next 6-10 months; Part 2: The re-opening rally; Part 3: Is the re-opening rally over already?

Part 1: The ups and downs of the Bear In digging into the historical record of Bear Markets--again--I've come to the conclusion that what you can say about a bear market with any hope of a degree of accuracy very much depends on your time scale. In the longest time...
Special Report: Winning the financial challenge of the next 10 years against projected mediocre returns (Parts 1 and 2 with the first two Part 3 picks on where to put your money–more to come)

Special Report: Winning the financial challenge of the next 10 years against projected mediocre returns (Parts 1 and 2 with the first two Part 3 picks on where to put your money–more to come)

Pickings look rather slim for investors over the next decade, according to the results of Morningstar's annual survey of financial market forecasts. Certainly much slimmer than the extremely strong returns for U.S. stocks for the last decade. During that period the...