When the price of a dividend stock climbs, its yield falls. As a result, a rising stock market, such as we’ve had of late, can make it harder for income investors to find attractive dividend payers. Indeed, the current dividend yield on Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index is just 2.1%, down from 2.3% a year ago. For retirees dependent on investment income, a 2.1% yield won’t even keep up with inflation in 2017, according to Kiplinger’s latest forecast.
High-quality dividend stocks never go out of style for long-term investors, and there is no shortage of stocks with high yields and bright prospects for 2017, from telecommunications companies embracing the digital future to pharmaceutical companies riding the success of new drugs. Read more
The United States economy continued its sluggish pace in the fourth quarter of 2016, posting an anemic 1.9 percent growth rate. Overall, the economy grew at a rate of only 1.6 percent for 2016, the lowest rate of growth for the U.S. economy since 2011. Read more
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) _ Intel Corp. (INTC) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.56 billion.
Vanguard is the biggest fund company in the land, with more than $3 trillion in assets. So chances are high that many retirement savers have access to Vanguard funds in their 401(k) plans. But size is no guarantee of good results.
Hillary Clinton backer Warren Buffett told CNBC on the eve of Donald Trump ‘s inauguration that the billionaire real estate mogul has the “most important job in the world.”
“America works,” the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) said. “I’ve said this before. It’ll work wonderfully under Hillary Clinton, and I think it’ll work fine under Donald Trump.” Read more
They’re questions nearly every young and middle-aged worker has asked themselves: Should I leave my job and retire early? What would I need? How do I know I’m ready? Read more
Shares of Pfizer (PFE) continue to struggle after testing heavy resistance just below $34. Read more
Never before have business decisions involving billions of dollars been made so fast. Read more