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Jonathan Yates
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Jonathan Yates is a financial writer with over one hundred articles appearing under his byline in such periodicals as Newsweek, The Washington Post and Foreign Policy.  He was Press Secretary for a Member of Congress on the House Banking Committee, Speechwriter/Editor for the Investment Company Institute, and General Counsel of a publicly traded corporation.

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Recent Articles

The Tax Company Cometh on Strong

Jan. 24, 2012, 5:30 am EDT – H&R Block has had a strong run-up to tax season, but there are still plenty of reasons to buy -- especially for income investors. More 

Why the World Is an Option Seller’s Oyster Right Now

Jan. 23, 2012, 9:25 am EDT – Writing covered put options offers you a way to make gains when the market as a whole isn't returning any. More 

Safer Than a Dividend Stock? A Dividend ETF

Jan. 20, 2012, 10:25 am EDT – The answer: A dividend ETF. See why this SDY fund is a versatile and diversified way to pick up income. More 

UAL-Continental’s Huge, Foreseeable Disaster

Jan. 19, 2012, 12:24 pm EDT – The history of airline mergers is dismal -- and United-Continental has committed the classic financial mistake of lending short term and borrowing long term. More 

Profits from Capture-the-Dividend Plays

Jan. 13, 2012, 2:35 pm EDT – Capture-the-dividend trades work best with the stocks of Big Board-listed companies that have high yields, low volatility and strong volume. More 

BofA Needs to Sell Countrywide and Merrill — Now

Jan. 13, 2012, 7:00 am EDT – It missed the boat last spring to sell Countrywide and Merrill. It can't afford to let another chance slip by because big trouble is coming. More 

S&P 500 Barely Up as Best Buy Staggers

Sep. 13, 2011, 11:48 am EDT – Poor second-quarter results slam major electronic retailer early Tuesday; Cummins Inc., Comerica among day's gainers. More 

Dow Jones Slightly Up During Choppy Trading

Sep. 13, 2011, 11:05 am EDT – Financials JPMorgan, Bank of America slightly up during early Tuesday trading; falling back were McDonald's, Wal-Mart and Procter & Gamble. More 

S&P 500 Trying to Recover After Early Plunge

Sep. 12, 2011, 12:06 pm EDT – Xilinx working on a comeback of its own; Wynn Resorts up Monday on approval to develop its Cotai property in Macau. More 

New Week, Same Slow Start for Dow Jones

Sep. 12, 2011, 11:05 am EDT – Chevron, Home Depot, Kraft all head lower alongside the DJIA; 3M, Bank of America and General Electric swim upstream. More