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Two Attractive “Dogs of the Dow”

The Dogs of the Dow strategy proposes that an investor invests annually in the ten Dow Jones stocks with the highest dividend yield. Proponents of the strategy argue that blue-chip companies do not alter their dividend to reflect trading conditions and, therefore, the dividend is a measure of the average worth of the company. The following table ranks the 30 Dow Jones stocks by dividend yield, it includes a variety of other financial metrics, and finally we discuss two of our favorite Dogs of the Dow right now.

An Alternative High Income Bond Strategy

If it is safe high income you seek, this alternative strategy may be worth considering. Rather than investing only in big-dividend stocks, this article highlights three specific corporate bonds, and an advanced-strategy to generate high income with relatively low risk. We believe these three specific bonds offer an attractive risk-versus-reward opportunity to boost your income and diversify your portfolio.

A Tale of Four Stocks: There Will Be Winners and Losers

This week we review four stocks. First we review one of our stalwart blue chip holdings that is currently trading at a discounted price thereby providing an attractive entry point for long-term investors. Next, we provide a checkup on an attractive small cap growth company we own that provides cloud-based payroll processing services, and has the potential to easily double in price and/or get bought out at an attractive premium. And finally, we provide some additional insights on Yahoo and how the stock price of its eventual acquirer could first fall and then rise significantly.

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