Thompson Bond (THOPX, 5-Star), Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond (VCSH, 4-Star), and Vanguard Inter

Here are three bond funds/ETFs for short- and intermediate-term horizons. The dividend yields are 3.96% (paid quarterly), 1.83% (monthly), and 2.70% (monthly). Thompson Bond (THOPX, 5-Star), Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond (VCSH, 4-Star), and Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond (BIV, 4-Star) from Dow Theory Forecasts How much should you in...
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A Safe Income and Growth Strategy

In today’s Income Insights, in an article excerpted from The MoneyLetter, The Investment Reporter Editor Marc Johnson lays out some of his rules for designing a growth-and-income portfolio that won’t expose you to too much risk. “Trying to squeeze income and capital growth a..
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Sell Alerts: Nuveen Premier Municipal Opportunity Fund (NIF) and Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (WE

High-Yield Investing Editor Carla Pasternak now recommends selling the Nuveen Premier Municipal Opportunity Fund (NIF $15 NYSE), recommended at $16.42 in Dividend Digest issue 233, dated February 8, 2012, and the Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (WEA $15 NYSE), recommended at $14.58 in Digest...
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How to Use P/E Ratios to Buy Low

Steven Check, editor of The Blue Chip Investor, studied the newsletter’s gain on its position in McCormick & Company (MKC), the spice company, to demonstrate the importance of investing when stocks are trading at low valuations. “As of this issue, we’re selling our position in This...
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