July 2013 archive

‘Dividend Aristocrats’

Microsoft Boosts Dividend by 22% Microsoft unveiled a $40 billion share buyback plan and boosted its quarterly dividend by 22%, continuing the shareholder-friendly moves it has pushed in recent years. Between 1972 and 2010, dividend paying stocks returned 8.6 percent. For those worried about market volatility in today’s economic environment, dividend stocks outperformed non-paying dividend …

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A simple diversified portfolio that is easy to manage

3 Funds for a Diversified Portfolio With so many funds to choose from, investors might get everything they need by buying just 3 funds. With over 8,000 mutual funds and exchange-traded funds to choose from, overwhelmed investors can make bad decisions by giving in to impulses chasing returns from the latest high flying funds right …

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