Sleep Well in 2018 With 3 Safe Dividend Stocks

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With rising interest rates, slowing consumer spending and tax reform, it’s a great time to seek out safe dividends. Consider these 3 steady stocks for 2018. Read more

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Three Takeover Targets to Add to Your Portfolio

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The rich keep getting richer on Wall Street. The nine richest companies on the S&P 500 have a combined $460 billion cash on hand. All of them have more… Read more

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Walmart or Target: Which Retailing Dividend Grower to Buy?

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Most consumers perceive Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Target (NYSE: TGT) as interchangeable competitors. I understand, given that both are discount retailing behemoths whose product selection overlaps considerably. But the… Read more

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Low Expectations for Black Friday 2013

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The results are in, and U.S. retailers fared quite well in the third quarter. The problem is, few of them are as optimistic about the fourth quarter – and… Read more

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Consumer Spending Rises

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For the U.S. economy to sink back into recession, or for corporate profits to make a meaningful decline, consumer spending… Read more

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Tech Stock Earnings Indicate Stable Consumer Spending

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For the first time in over two weeks, the U.S. economy is back in focus. First we got 2Q earnings reports from … Read more

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Consumer Spending Halted in May

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Consumer spending accounts for over 70 percent of economic activity in the United States. Which makes it rather… Read more

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Can Profit Margins Stay Strong?

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The S&P 500 is about to conclude its 6th straight week of declines. Amazingly, there haven Read more

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What Will the Fed Say?

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Retail sales for November rose more than expected. The 4th quarter is already shaping up to… Read more

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