Income Investing

5 Great Dividend Mutual Funds

If you want the best of both worlds -- capital appreciation and a cash stream -- consider pursuing an equity-income strategy via one or more of these mutual funds. More 

July Rate Roundup: CDs, Money Markets and Mortgages

Money market rates declined this month, but savings rates were stable and even improved in some cases. More 

June Rate Roundup: CDs, Money Markets and Mortgages

Borrowing money got a lot more expensive in June as rates on a host of popular loan products rose sharply, but savers saw little relief from ultra-low rates. More 

Why Higher Rates Ain’t Here to Stay

Rates are rising on market fears that the Fed will reduce its stimulus program, but tightening will only happen when the economy is ready. Spoiler: It's not. More 

Canadian Bank Stocks: 2 to Buy, 1 to Sell

The big dividends offered up by NYSE-listed Canadian banks don't necessarily make up for their home country's deteriorating economic picture. More 

May Rate Roundup: CDs, Money Markets and Mortgages

Yields on money markets and savings accounts remained pretty much stuck in May, but mortgage and home loan rates lurched higher. More 

Don’t Abandon Bonds in Your Quest for Higher Yield

As tempting as higher-yielding securities might be for fixed-income investors, they are in no way a replacement for bonds in the totality of your portfolio. More