Income Investing

Low Rates Lock in Preferred Shares’ Allure

Investors looking for income should be able to comfortably hide out in preferreds for a good long while. More 

Forget Gold — Buy TIPS for a True Safe Haven

Gold bugs the world over are lamenting the erosion of their "safe" asset. There's an important lesson for retirement investors -- stick to real safety with TIPS. More 

Utilities: Big Gains, But Rising Risks

The utilities sector has surged to a 15%-plus gain this year, but the group could suffer if the rally in defensive stocks peters out. More 

Utilities Burn Bright as Market Outlook Dims

An improving U.S. economy and the coldest March in recent memory have the utility sector putting up electrifying returns so far this year. Their defensive nature will help maintain that run in months ahead. More 

Waste Management Stocks: 2 to Buy, 1 to Throw in the Trash

A look at the biggest waste management stocks reveals a hot growth stock, a dependable dividend-payer, and a stock best suited for the rubbish pile. More 

March Rate Roundup: CDs, Money Markets and Mortgages

A mid-month spike in benchmark Treasury yields and a heating-up housing market made for a mixed picture in terms of popular savings and loan products in March More 

What Bonds’ Rolling Correction Says About the Future

The bond market is now nearly eight months past its peak, but the decline has been gradual thus far. Is this slow-motion downturn just what the Federal Reserve wants? More