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Investing: Dividend Aristocrats Versus Bonds

A few weeks ago, Mel Lindauer expressed his worry that the super-low yields offered by bonds these days have people considering questionable move: switching money out of bonds and into dividend-bearing stocks in a search of more income. “People look around and there’s nowhere to turn,” said Lindauer of the fixed income market. “I’m really concerned. I’m concerned that people are talking about possibly going into equities to get the 2.5% yield and forgetting about the risks in equities.”

Larry Swedroe added his voice to the chorus of concern in his MarketWatch column last week. High-dividend stock strategies “are poor substitutes for either a high-quality bond approach or [a] diversified stock approach,” Swedroe writes, Continue reading

Portfolio Investing 101: R. Paul Herman

R. Paul Herman has built a new model for socially responsible  investing. One aimed at market-beating performance.

Herman credits his guiding interest in truth and justice  to his childhood growing up in Chicago . “My parents both instilled in me in my DNA and upbringing, values of trust and fairness. That really led to my views on the world.” Continue reading