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In a Recession, You Have to Be Better Than ‘Good’

When a recession hits, being “good” isn’t good enough… Good dividend-seeking investors focus on strong companies. They want to park their money in businesses that can avoid cutting dividends, even when profits fall. Many such opportunities exist. The Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund (VIG) is filled with them. But VIG’s yield is only 1.95%. That’s …

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Cash Is Retaking the Throne

Cash is king… That phrase dates back to a different time in the markets. It comes from before investors started falling in love with cash-burning, “basement-dwelling kid” companies. Back then, investors focused more on managing risk. They didn’t just assume growth-promising, money-losing companies would eventually figure things out. Cash really was king in those days. …

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