Income Strategies

Why Dividend Stocks Are Better Than Bonds

Dividend stocks offer lower volatility, better prices for higher quality, income, and the potential for growth, notes the equity income team at BlackRock. More 

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 

How to Collect a Dividend From Startups

Well-managed business development companies borrow low and lend high to startups -- and they pay shareholders quite well. Here's one we like right now. 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 

Buy Low, Sell High–Is That It?

It's back to basics--or is it? According to the Vanguard Group and Steve Reynolds of Craig Drill Capital, there's a lot more to valuation than you may have thought. More