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Investing Ideas

4 reasons to like consumer staples stocks

Consumer staples stocks

Stocks in this sector have historically produced relatively high returns and low volatility.

How to diversify

How a mix of investments can make a big difference in your long-term investing success.

Case for dividends

A dividend strategy may offer growth potential with less expected risk than stocks overall.

A bear for bonds?

Dramatically higher interest rates and sustained losses on bonds appear unlikely.

Investing Strategies

Volatility strategies

When markets get choppy, it pays to have a plan for your investments, and to stick to it.

Time to go global?

Take full advantage of the diversification and return potential of foreign stocks.

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What’s next for oil?

Oil prices have been volatile, but some companies can profit even at low commodity prices.

Q3 sector scorecard

Sector risks: Tech is tops. Consumer discretionary and health care are positive too.

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Case for premium bonds

Premium bonds cost more, but may offer higher cash flow and less rate risk.

Remember credit risk

Unconventional bond strategies may help manage rate risk, but could fall short for investors.

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The municipal bond story

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