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Dividend Investing

Dividend Investing is the time-tested strategy to building wealth in the stock market through passive income streams. From Warren Buffet to John Paulson, many of the top stock market billionaires live comfortably on the passive income streams generated through dividend investing. Check out the dividend investing archive below to uncover high-yielding dividend stock ideas, dividend trends, and tax-saving tips. For more invaluable insight all dividend investors should consider, check out our free reports: 5 High Yield Dividend Stocks and The Income Investors Blacklist.

A Steadier Breed of REIT

After a seven-year rally, US real estate investment trusts (REIT) have hit on hard times. Since its February 2007 peak, Vanguard REIT ETF, modeled on the broad-based MCSI REIT Index, has plunged more than 30 percent.

Lessons for the Fall

How rough was this summer for investors? The answer isn’t nearly as bad as the market mood, at least not for those who focus on quality companies that continue to post strong earnings.

NuStar Energy LP

Like all US limited partnerships (LP), NuStar Energy LP units had a rough 13 months. But blockbuster second quarter results signal better times ahead.

More Numbers

Even stocks of the sturdiest companies can take hits. What separates them from the pack is recovery is assured as long as their businesses are solid and their yields are reliable.

The Numbers: Not Bad

Only exceptional companies grow during the tough times, and the downturn that began more than a year ago looks like it has further to go. The good news: Income Portfolio picks are turning in solid second quarter numbers.

The Great Eight

Limited partnerships (LP) have had a tough slog lately. A year ago, yield-hungry investors bid up prices to new heights, while underwriters fell all over themselves to bring new issues to market.

Great Plains Energy

Ill-conceived diversification has crippled dozens of utilities in past decades. That's why it's so encouraging when management sees the light before disaster strikes.

Safe Yields for Tough Times

Reliable yields make utility preferred stocks an island of stability in an otherwise rocky income market.

Keeping Our Balance

We’ve taken hits, but for the first two quarters of 2008, the Income Portfolio is still ahead 3.7 percent, including a 1.9 percent second quarter gain.

Keeping Cool

Last week, I accompanied a handful of adult leaders and three-dozen boys of varying ages to scout camp in the Virginia mountains. The first day’s weather was unexpectedly cool and rainy. As the week progressed, however, the days were increasingly hot and dusty. Not surprising, tempers rose accordingly, calming only with the oncoming chill of night and the eternal fascination of a raging campfire.

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