Rebecca joined TheStreet after working as a copy editor at the Washington City Paper and as managing editor of Latina Style Magazine. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Amherst College and an MFA in fiction writing from NYU.
Having the luxury of 20/20 hindsight has given me a clear picture of what I never should have done, or should not now do, to secure my financial future. I've already made the mistakes, and I continually strive not to repeat them. Unfortunately, when I try to have a conversation about my realities of investing, far too many folks simply don't get this simple truth, my simple truth:Investing is not a competitive sport; it is an approach to a secure financial future.
For our previous Dividends & Income Digest, I asked several authors about the year ahead and their 2018 watch lists. This time around, I'd like to take a step back and look at the year we're leaving behind, with a 2017 annual review. Here's what several of our authors had to say about the past year. My beginning-of-the-year expectations were far muted compared to what we've seen for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq.
As we start to round the corner into the new year, we thought we'd take a look ahead and see what our dividends and income community has its eye on for 2018. Here's this week's Digest question, which as you'll see in the following responses was open to a wide range of interpretations:What's on your watchlist for 2018? Here's what several of you had to say. The rest of you, please chime in below in the comments!
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".