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Top Ten Stocks Countdown in Our Portfolio

Our Top Ten common stock holding are a mix of industry segments and business models. Our No. 1 stock is 3M, but take a look at our other nine for investment advice More 

4 Bulletproof Dividend Plays Outside the U.S.

Amid America's big 2013 stock gains and the possibility for debt ceiling turmoil, consider avoiding American dividend stocks for these foreign multinationals. More 

Buy Shell After Eagle Ford Selloff

Royal Dutch Shell is selling off its assets in the Eagle Ford. That's a great move for the company, and investors should be snapping up shares. More 

5 Energy Stocks Getting Leaner and Meaner

Integrating used to be the way to go for energy stocks, but now, spinoffs and asset sales are the norm. Here are five companies getting leaner and meaner. More 

Why I Talk About the Same Dividend Stocks All the Time

Dividend investing is boring; you identify great quality companies for long term investment and watch the income grow. Here are the best of the best today More 

GDP, VOD News Lifts Markets: Thursday’s IP Market Recap

Markets moved ahead on solid economic news, setting aside Middle East concerns for at least one session as all 3 indices rose on the day. More 

Dividend Yield or Dividend Rate: Which One Matters?

A reader weighs in with a question about dividend yields and rates. We explain the differences, and why each matters. More