Are Dividend Stocks in a Bubble?

High-yield dividend stocks may still be the best bet for long-term investors, but the short-term obstacles are beginning to mount. The bottom line? More 

The Markets Don’t Care About the Fiscal Cliff … Should You?

Here are three reasons investors have not been reacting to the threat of the fiscal cliff -- despite its dire implications for the markets. Plus: Is there a trade here? More 

Buying Bond Funds? It’s the Arithmetic, Stupid

While most bond market segments have delivered outstanding gains in the past year, it will be almost impossible for bonds to repeat that feat in the year ahead. More 

ETF Alternatives for Last Week’s Hot Stocks

This week we look at ETFs that hold the retail, NFL-related, emerging markets, dividend, and health care stocks IP writers discussed last week. More 

How Long Can Stocks Yield More Than Bonds?

The Fed is on the verge of announcing an extension of its low-rate policy through mid-2015, which should provide continued support for high-dividend stocks. More 

5 Low-Risk Dividend Funds — and 3 Aggressive High-Yield ETFs

If you’re an ETF investor, you should consider starting the dividend hunt with these five low-risk funds -- or three spicier alternatives. More