The word “growth” is the central word in the phrase Dividend Growth Investing, yet DGI often gets a bad rap as a stodgy method of saving for retirement. I think this misperception arises from the fact that some proponents of the strategy (who may be more focused on income than returns) require a certain minimum yield threshold for their investments. This, in turn, screens many of the....more>>>
The Dow Jones Industrial Average came close to hitting 20,000, but fell short again…nearly four weeks after Barron’s wrote about the possibility in a cover story on Dec. 10.
The S&P 500 rose 0.4% to 2,276.98 today, a record high. The Nasdaq Composite, meanwhile, gained 0.6% to 5,521.06, also a record. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 64.51....more>>>
William Patalon III
Having been a big fan of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) CEO Jack Welch – whom I personally interviewed back during my newspaper days – I was noncommittal about Jeffrey Immelt after he succeeded the iconic Welch back in 2001.
But I’ve become a huge Immelt fan, too.
Unlike most CEOs, Immelt has a true “vision” for GE: He’s....more>>>