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 

Should Exxon Mobil Still Be Part of Your Retirement Plan?

As I head into the critical 10-year retirement window, I'm taking a look at my longtime Exxon holdings and wondering whether another energy giant might be better. More 

Exxon Mobil an Undervalued Dividend Machine

Exxon Mobil is one of the steadiest dividend payers in the market, and the price is getting right to take a position so keep an eye on the price More 

2 Dos and 2 Don’ts for Retirement Heading Into Fall

The market has been bumpy, and it's probably about to do a lot more of the same. Don't eject -- just buckle up. More