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Dividend Protection

With interest rates pretty much at zero, conservative income investors have found themselves facing a predicament: take a big income pay cut or take on more investment risk.  Judging from the inflows into dividend stocks and equity income funds, it appears that many have chosen the path of assuming more investment risk.  Dividend income strategies… Read More →

Posted by John Bevacqua on November 23, 2012

Barron’s Top Dividend Funds…Revisited


If you have read some of my other blogs, you know I am not a big fan of dividend-oriented investing for a number of reasons.  However, income starved investors that are feeling the pain of today’s zero interest rate environment are seeking alternative sources of income, and many are fleeing to dividend funds for this… Read More →

Posted by John Bevacqua on November 8, 2012

Investing for Beginners: Playing the Odds Smartly


Each day, we are bombarded by storylines from the financial media about daily market trends and events that may yield a clue on where the next investment opportunity, or threat, may be.  The sensationalism is hard to ignore, to the point where we can feel that not responding to these insights may make us feel as though… Read More →

Posted by John Bevacqua on April 11, 2012

Diversification: Making Sure You Get Paid for Taking Risk


Investing is the art and skill of putting your money to work so that it creates a profit, allowing it to grow.  As it relates to stocks, you are giving a firm cash in exchange for an ownership stake in the firm, which entitles you to a share of its future profits.  Shrewd investors assess… Read More →

Posted by John Bevacqua on April 8, 2012