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Now or Never for “Abenomics”

Now or Never for “Abenomics” There was a resounding “thumbs up” for Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in parliamentary elections over the weekend, but such a sweeping mandate may actually prove to be a drag on his own reform program. It could be too much, too soon, says Asian Market and Emerging Market Equity Strategist...

Raises All Around: Dividend Increases for the Month of July (Part 1)

Make no bones about it, increases are at the heart of every worthwhile dividend investment. Without them, your money isn’t working nearly as smart as it could be. This is especially the case for longer-term holdings. Sure, in the short term, compared to a lower-yielding dividend growth stock, a fat initial yield is going to...

How High Should “High Income” Be?

Given the Federal Reserve Board’s ambiguity regarding the end of QE, the quest for high income will continue for the foreseeable future. Accordingly, we’ll continue to see a stream of new and purportedly innovative ETFs designed to be a better way to bigger yields. Among them is a new fund company’s recently introduced high-income fund....

Four Burning Questions (and Answers) for Dividend Investors

We’re lucky to have very vocal readers here at D&I Daily. Our inbox is brimming with criticisms, comments and questions for our staff. And that’s excellent, because it means there’s a void in the marketplace for honest, unbiased information. By no means do we plan on ignoring that need, either. So, when the mailbag gets...

3D Brain Modeling Holds Key to Curing Disorders

3D Brain Modeling Holds Key to Curing Disorders The problem of treating, let alone curing, certain neurological disorders has plagued researchers and scientists ever since their identification. But now German and Canadian scientists have built a three-dimensional map of the human brain to help in the development of new treatments for neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s...

Don’t Let the ETF Mess Ruin Your Portfolio

In the world of ETF investing, it seems like no stone has been left unturned. There’s an ETF for just about anything out there. As such, there’s never a shortage of new funds to investigate. And in my never-ending hunt for good opportunities hidden in the huge, messy pile of funds, I recently discovered an...

Three Dividend Yields That Are Ringing Off the Hook

Three Dividend Yields That Are Ringing Off the Hook

Telecom companies have long been staples of income-generating portfolios. In fact, there probably aren’t many dividend stock investors who haven’t owned one or all of the “Baby Bells.” Most of the time, when we think of dividend-paying telecoms, we think of big U.S. names, like AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ). But there are many non-U.S....