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Why Dividend Stocks Could Bounce Off the Mat in 2014

Higher-yielding dividend stocks lagged in 2013, but income plays could revive in the year ahead now that the Fed has finally started tapering. More 

3 Funds to Buy for Retirement Income

This pair of ETFs and a mutual fund provide meaningful income, allowing you to plan for retirement knowing you'll have reliable sources of cash. More 

What Valuations Are Trying to Tell Investors Right Now

Based on current valuations, the defensive consumer staples, utilities and healthcare sectors remain expensive. Where can you find better opportunities? More 

3 Doomed Investments to Avoid in 2014

Avoiding bad investments can be as important as picking good ones. Investors should stay clear from these doomed investments in 2014. More 

For the Rally to Continue, These 3 Sectors Need to Rebound — and Soon

The broader market remains near record territory, but the XLF, XLU and XLP are making lower highs. Here's what that means for the rally's sustainability. More 

Retirees Getting Shocked by Utility Stocks

Utility stocks are traditionally thought of as safe investments, no matter what happens at Wall Street. A recent analysis shows that this isn't really the case More 

Are SPDRs Truly Your Best Sector Bet?

SPDRs are usually investors' first choice for sector ETFs, but an equal-weighted approach has provided a better "pure play" -- and higher historical returns. More