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Artificial Intelligence Hedge Funds Outperforming Humans | Investopedia

Quantitative investing, one of the latest paths available to hedge fund managers and incorporating computer analytics in innovative new ways in order …

A sector-by-sector approach to finding value stocks

<i>Norman Rothery is the value investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab. <i>Follow his contributions</i> here <i>and view his</i> model portfolio here.<p>A warm spell dashed the hopes of ice fishermen in Southern Ontario this week because ice covered less than 12 per cent of the Great Lakes according to the U.S. …

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2 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

There are a few things to look for in stocks that could deliver excellent long-term performance. For starters, you should look for strong profitability, financial stability, a history of strong but responsible growth, and the potential to grow much more. With that in mind, here are two stocks that …

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7 Important Steps to Take in the Year Before You Retire

The most critical phase of retirement may just be the year before you leave your job. Use the time to get your plan squared away.<p>You wouldn't dream …

Premier Dividend Growth Stocks: Is There Any Value? A Sector By Sector Summary Review

Finding attractively valued dividend growth stocks is getting harder and harder to do. The overall market has been on a relentless advance for many …

10 Tips For First Time Dividend Investors

<b>10 Tips For First Time Dividend Investors by Ben Reynolds</b><p>Do you remember the first time you purchased a stock or mutual fund?<p>I can look back on when …

It's a seller's market in housing

This year, sellers are unabashed in stating that they think now is a good time to sell and that they hold the power in the housing market. According to the latest Redfin Survey of home sellers conducted this month, 52 percent think now is a good time to sell in their neighborhood (up from 34 …

Warren Buffett’s Top 10 Pieces of Investment Advice

Warren Buffett’s Top 10 Pieces of Investment Advice<p>Get The Full Warren Buffett Series in PDF<p>Get the entire 10-part series on Warren Buffett in PDF. …

THE SUBPRIME U.S. ECONOMY: Disintegrating Due To Subprime Auto, Housing, Bond & Energy Debt

By the <b>SRSrocco Report</b>,The U.S. financial system continues to disintegrate even though most Americans hardly notice. The system is being gutted from …

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3 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More Than 6%

Early in your career, growth is the most important characteristic for a stock. As you get closer to retirement, income becomes more of a factor in determining which investments you make. Dividend stocks can give you both growth and income, and you can even find some stocks that pay out 6% or more …

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6 Incredibly Cheap High-Yield Dividend Stocks

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Buying a stock with an impressive dividend yield doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. These six stocks, for example, offer investors big dividend checks without breaking the bank. Keep in mind though, that high dividend yields are often accompanied by high risk. …

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Forget the White House. Dump Trump to Save the Rest of the Ticket

At this point the party shouldn't aim to defeat Clinton. The goal is to not lose everything else.<p>Is it time to Dump Trump?<p>Long past, #NeverTrumpers would say. Many of them in my vicinity have been wistfully speculating on the means, from convention coup to public-spirited time travelers, by which …

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Can a Company You Hate Make a Cable Box You Love?

The pingpong table arrived on the 15th floor of Comcast’s corporate headquarters in downtown Philadelphia in about 2008. When the company invited …

Elon Musk Is Squaring Off Against China for the Future of Tesla

How important are metals to Tesla? Just check out the names of some conference rooms at its new $5 billion gigafactory in Nevada: Lithium, Nickel, …

My dividend-investing report card: good, but far from perfect

<i>John Heinzl is the dividend investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here<i>. You can see his</i> model portfolio here<i>.</i><p>Kids will be getting their final grades any day now, so it's only fair that Yield Hog gets a report card, too.<p>I regularly provide updates on my Strategy Lab …

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3 Attractive Income Stocks Whose Dividends Could Double

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Dividend stocks can be the foundation of a great retirement portfolio. Not only do the payments put money in your pocket, which can help hedge against any dips in the stock market, but they're usually a sign of a financially sound company. Dividends also give investors a …

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10 steady dividend stocks for negative-yield world

JPMorgan Chase reiterated its stance on dividend stocks as the best investment vehicle given the uncertainty surrounding interest rates and other …

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Creating A Winning Large-Cap, High-Yielding Dividend Growth Portfolio: Consider Valero Energy

Presenting a formula that can be used to create a winning large-cap high-yielding dividend growth portfolio.<p>17 years back-test has given an average …

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If I Plan On Investing My Social Security, What Dividend Stocks Can I Buy?

Social Security is a valuable safety-net for tens of millions of Americans and many of those Americans rely heavily upon the program to pay for their daily living expenses. If, however, you've accumulated enough in retirement savings, or have other sources of retirement income, such as a pension, …

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Three top stock picks from ScotiaWealth’s Elliott Fishman

<i>Elliott Fishman is director, U.S. and International Equity Trading, Trading Services Group, ScotiaWealth. His focus is technical analysis.</i><p><b>Top Picks:</b><p><b>Macy's</b> (M.N)<p>This is absolutely an awful sector to be in as most of the big name retailers have suffered big time. More of a hunch: Macy's held the $30 …

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Fifteen value-priced dividend stocks that aren't value traps

3 Dividend Stocks for Retirees

Retirees who are eager to boost the income from their portfolios have been turning away from low-yielding government bonds and toward higher-yielding stocks. Embracing dividend payers can increase your investment income, but focusing too much on yield can expose retirement accounts to companies …

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3 Value Stocks Near 52-Week Lows Worth Buying

Image source: Getty Images.<p>While many companies' shares are risingpast their fair values right now, others are trading at potentially bargain prices. The difficulty with bargain shopping, though, is that you may be understandably hesitant to buy stocks wallowing near their 52-week lows. In an …

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This infographic shows the best time to buy and sell stocks

Is it possible to time the market cycle to capture big gains?<p>Like many controversial topics in investing, there is no real professional consensus on market timing. Academics claim that it's not possible, while traders and chartists swear by the idea.<p>That said, one thing that everyone can probably …

My dividend portfolio keeps churning out cash

<i>John Heinzl is the dividend investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here<i>. You can see his</i> model portfolio here<i>.</i><p>The latest Strategy Lab performance numbers are in and today I'm going to share the results with you. I hope you'll agree that they validate the dividend …

Technology is now providing 'cyber justice' to survivors of sexual violence

While one in five Australian women and one in 22 men will experience sexual violence in their lifetime, most do not report it to police. Even for those who do, conviction is difficult. And the trial process can further add to victims' trauma.<p>Research with victim-survivors has also repeatedly found …

Warren Buffett's 10 Highest-Paying Dividend Stocks

Some of the favorite dividend stocks of the Oracle of Omaha.<p>There are plenty of good reasons to buy a dividend stock, and who's better to learn from …

Jaw-Dropping 4K Timelapse Spans 5 Years and 42 Locations

Photographer Chris Pritchard captures dozens of screensaver-worthy shots in his new timelapse film, 'Skylight.'<p>No matter where we are in the world, whether it's the center of booming metropolis or the outskirts of some barren desert, we can always look up and bear witness to a constantly shifting …

What The Charts Say About Barron's Top 10 Stock Picks For 2016, Including Apple And CVS

Apple is the cornerstone of the <i>Barron’s</i> ‘Top 10 for 2016,’ and why not, it’s the largest stock on the planet.<p>The Dec. 7 edition of <i>Barron’s</i> magazine presented their “Top 10 For 2016,” which represents a portfolio of a diversified group of stocks with mixed performances so far in 2016.<p>This portfolio …

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5 REITs To Buy Now And Hold Forever

Now that everyone’s a bit fearful, it’s time for us contrarians to get greedy for yield.<p>Last week, we discussed three great dividend stocks to buy now and hold forever. These top-notch businesses are going to grow their earnings steadily in the years and decades ahead. And they’re selling at …

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