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Do You Really Need Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) Stock in Your Portfolio? Of course you don’t. But the energy sector’s temporary price correction is an excellent opportunity for medium- to long-term investors and Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) offers a solid package of good assets. That’s why this is…

It would be great to have a crystal ball and see what 2016 will bring. But with so much volatility going on, many investors cannot look beyond the current quarter, especially after the abysmal third quarter that just ended. For momentum and income investors, there are some great…

Investors love dividend-yielding stocks. First, they provide investors with a quarterly, and in some instances, monthly revenue stream. In addition to capital gains, solid companies can reward investors by raising their annual dividend. When times are tough, dividend-yielding companies can provide solace by maintaining their payout in the…

All good things come to an end. This was certainly true for Canadian stocks on Monday as they broke a four-day rise to close slightly under opening levels. This was largely predictable, as stock performance followed similar downward patterns across global equity markets shaken up by China’s stock…

After months of trading in a tight range, the S&P 500 is finally making a move. Tragically, but not surprisingly, it’s to the downside. Currently at around the 2,000 mark, the S&P 500 is down almost three percent since the beginning of January. For the week ended August…

For investors looking for an adequate return on their money with the least possible volatility, it would be worthwhile to check out the contenders for our top dividend stocks for 2015. The Chinese economy is slowing down. Commodity prices are at multi-year lows. Bond yields are pitiful. With so…

Investing for your retirement is probably the single most important financial decision you’ll ever make, but it’s hard to parse the signal from the noise. With so much financial media to choose from, it seems like there are a never-ending range of tips, tricks, and easy ways to…

If you’re scratching your head on how to deal with your rising monthly bills and looking to add to your monthly income, an income-investing strategy is one of the low risk approaches that could help increase your income. With oil prices continuing to slide, the stock market is…

In case you’re wondering, yes, dividend-paying stocks are still a must for today’s investor. With Dow Jones Industrials, the S&P 500, and the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index flat on the year, dividend-paying stocks continue to be a portfolio necessity. What has developed this year is market leadership…

Timber! After trillions of quantitative easing dollars, the U.S. (and global) economy continues to be weak. Investors looking to take advantage of a long-in-the-tooth bull market in August with the stock market running sideways should focus their attention on larger stocks with a long track record of providing…

If you’re seeking remarkable high-dividend gains, it would be worthwhile to check out the contenders for our top dividend stocks for August 2015. With this many uncertainties surrounding the equity markets, I doubt that many companies will be able to increase their dividends for a while. Under these circumstances,…

This is a tough market. So why is it worth considering some of the best dividend-paying stocks at a time when the market is at its high? Well, for starters, it’s very difficult in a super-low interest rate environment to generate a rate of return greater than inflation.…

Realistically, for a stock market that’s already gone up with big sovereign debt problems in most Western economies, as well as an upcoming change in the interest rate cycle, dividend-paying stocks may be the only returns available from equities. I find it difficult to envision capital gains from…

Should you have high dividend-yielding stocks in your investing portfolio? Issues in Greece have turned the markets red and show how vulnerable the global stock market is-and by extension, your retirement portfolio. To help stomach ongoing market volatility, many investors like to include a number of solid dividend-yielding…

Warren Buffett loves dividends stocks. While his own Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE/BRK-A) does not pay any distributions, some of his largest positions are among the best dividend-paying stocks in the market. But at over $200,000 apiece, one Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway stock is out of reach for…

What’s the one thing we know about dividend-yielding stocks? Over the long-run, they outperform their non-dividend-paying peers. This is true even more so when you take advantage of their dividend reinvestment programs (DRIP) and direct stock purchase plans (DSPP). And with tension in Greece mounting, geopolitical tensions simmering…

While it’s no longer earnings season, plenty of good dividend-paying stocks will soon report their numbers. In this environment, with the stock market having already gone up and monetary stimulus on the decline, individual stock selection becomes absolutely key. I think it’s very fair to expect little in…

The stock market may still be trading off the Federal Reserve, but with a market right at its high, the best dividend-paying stocks can help mitigate investment risk. Because the monetary stimulus has been so significant for a number of years now, stocks never really experienced a material…

In my previous commentary, I talked about high-flying IPOs like Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE/SHAK) and their vulnerability to the downside. Now I'm going to swing to the other end of the investment spectrum with the dividend-paying stocks that tend to deliver consistent results and pay a dividend over…