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The Weekly Lineup: What about REITs and Resources?

It seems wherever I look on the investing scene, bloggers and investors are viewing stocks as being overpriced. They seem to be having a hard time finding value in the current market. Certainly the big blue-chip dividend payers such as P&G, Coca-Cola, and Wal-Mart are expensive. That’s not a surprise when you consider the DOW and S&P 500 are hitting all-time highs. Scary! REITs and Resources I think most dividend investors are looking in the wrong spot for value, and not considering other ...

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The Risks of High Yielding Investments

The following is a guest post from Ben Carlson at A Wealth of Common Sense. Ben writes about personal finance, investments, investor psychology and using your common sense to manage your money.  You can follow him on Twitter (@awealthofcs). If you missed part one of my series on rising interest rates, please read What Happens to Bonds When Interest Rates Rise. Rising Interest Rates Rising interest rates are a hot topic in the ever changing investment landscape these days.  Historically low rates ...

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What Happens to Bonds When Interest Rates Rise?

The following is a guest post from Ben Carlson at A Wealth of Common Sense.  Ben writes about personal finance, investments, investor psychology and using your common sense to manage your money.  You can also  follow him on Twitter (@awealthofcs). Don’t Try to Predict Interest Rate Movements There is one recommendation that I received early in my wealth management career that has served me well: do not try to predict interest rates.  There are way too many moving parts involved.  To predict ...

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Dividend Stocks are Not a Bond Substitute

The following is a guest post by Ben Carlson from A Wealth of Common Sense “Compare this with a 50% drawdown in stocks in the past bear market and you can see that bonds and stocks do not have the same characteristics for loss.  Interest rates would really need to spike higher in a very short period of time to equal stock losses.  And unfortunately, rates can stay low for long periods of time.” Introduction With interest rates at generational lows, investors are in search of yield.  ...

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