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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.

Fabulous Financial

It may be some years before a stronger, more conservative US financial services industry emerges from the wreckage of recent months. Well-run local banks, however, are healthy as ever.

Building Wealth

In an address delivered last Saturday, President-elect Obama told the country that the US economy would likely get worse before it got better. That, in turn, underscored his plan to embark on the most massive spending on public works since the creation of the interstate highway system in the 1950s.

Some New Names, Same Focus

Some holdings have changed. But the Income Portfolio is still focused on capturing solid income safely, just as it has been for more than two decades.

In and Out

December is the month for tax loss selling, of which there’s plenty in 2008. More important, it’s also a good time to get your portfolio into shape for the coming year.

Dominion Resources 7.195 Percent Note of 09/15/14

Intermediate maturity bonds of first-rate utilities are a safe harbor against both credit risk and inflation. Now, thanks to extraordinary and fleeting conditions, we have a great opportunity to stock up on the best, including new Income Portfolio addition Dominion Resources 7.195 Percent Note of 09/15/14.

Betting on a Rebound, Conservatively

There are some things we do know for certain about this market. First, stocks are cheaper on virtually any valuation measurement than they’ve been in six years. Commodity producers are back to prices last seen in the late 1990s, an historic nadir for natural resources of all stripes. Second, virtually every company that posted solid second quarter earnings wound up with strong third quarter numbers.

Three That Will Pay

Never buy a preferred stock or bond of any company if you wouldn’t want to own its common stock. Basically, income and growth never exist without the other for very long. And a sweet yield can bring a very sour consequence, particularly when market and economic conditions are as unsettled as they are now.

First Blood

With global stock markets down anywhere from 40 to 80 percent, there’s been plenty of blood-letting in recent months. But we’ve yet to see first blood in the core businesses of current Income Portfolio holdings.

Cash Still Works

We’ve never met a man who’s gone broke with regular checks coming in.

The Price of Risk

Leverage hasn’t paid this year. That much is plain from the pasting we’ve taken in Flaherty & Crumrine Preferred Income Fund.

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