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3 Dividend-Paying Tech Stocks Selling at a Bargain

nasdaq.com — We went looking for big-name stocks with above-average dividend yields and below-average price-earnings ratios. Some on Wall Street call them YARP stocks, for yield at a reasonable price. With help from research firm Morningstar, we found eight promising YARP stocks for dividend investors , including the three technology companies below.

8 Best 'YARP' Stocks for Dividend Investors

nasdaq.com — In a high-flying stock market, some nervous investors are looking for insurance. Here's an old-school idea: Buy big-name stocks with above-average dividend yields and below-average price-earnings ratios. Some on Wall Street call them YARP stocks, for "yield at a reasonable price." Not surprisingly given the bull market's age, relatively few stocks offer both high yields and good value.

Best Stocks Outside the U.S.: Taiwan Semiconductor

nasdaq.com — We went looking for the greatest companies outside the U.S. and came up with eight proven picks . Here's one of them: Taiwan Semiconductor (symbol TSM ). To make the list, the businesses had to have U.S.-traded shares and be industry leaders. They also had to possess substantial financial resources to weather rough economic times.

Looking for a Great Foreign Stock? This Bud's for You

nasdaq.com — We went looking for the greatest companies outside the U.S. and came up with eight proven picks . Here's one of them: Anheuser-Busch InBev (symbol BUD ). To make the list, the businesses had to have U.S.-traded shares and be industry leaders. They also had to possess substantial financial resources to weather rough economic times.

Best Foreign Stocks for U.S. Investors: Alibaba

nasdaq.com — We went looking for the greatest companies outside the U.S. and came up with eight proven picks . Here's one of them: Alibaba Group Holding (symbol BABA ). To make the list, the businesses had to have U.S.-traded shares and be industry leaders. They also had to possess substantial financial resources to weather rough economic times.

Best Foreign Stocks for U.S. Investors: Nestlé

nasdaq.com — We went looking for the greatest companies outside the U.S. and came up with eight proven picks . Here's one of them: Nestlé (symbol NSRGY ). To make the list, the businesses had to have U.S.-traded shares and be industry leaders. They also had to possess substantial financial resources to weather rough economic times.

Best Stocks Outside the U.S.: Siemens

nasdaq.com — We went looking for the greatest companies outside the U.S. and came up with eight proven picks . Here's one of them: Siemens (symbol SIEGY ). To make the list, the businesses had to have U.S.-traded shares and be industry leaders. They also had to possess substantial financial resources to weather rough economic times.

Greatest Stocks From Around the World

nasdaq.com — A popular, though risky, stock-picking strategy is to chase companies that aim to be great. You know the drill: Try to identify the next Amazon.com before everyone else catches on. Choose wisely and you strike it rich. Guess wrong and you can lose your money.

Ever-lower interest rates leave investors with tough choices

latimes.com — Fresh worries about the global economy's health this year have forced many investors to embrace uncomfortable strategies with their money. On one hand, with decent growth investments hard to find, investors are paying high prices relative to earnings for stocks that seem to provide some certainty.

Another financial crisis? Soaring global debt since 2008 raises risk as world economy sputters

latimes.com — Ancient Babylonian kings had a special tool at their disposal when economic or social conditions turned dicey: They would declare a "debt jubilee" and instantly wipe out borrowers' loans, allowing average people deep in hock to start over with a clean slate.
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My letter to IRS next April if Trump wins: "I am not paying taxes this year because it's just good business. Thank you!"

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Sep 26, 2016

Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany on CNN is 10 mins away from imploding on screen. She just argued for an "average person" to be president.

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Now we know for sure: If Pres. Trump was insulted by some banana republic, said republic would be incinerated forthwith. #That'sHowHeRolls

Sep 26, 2016

If he rises in the polls after this, it is the End Times. Period.

Sep 26, 2016

I predict fistfights in that audience in a matter of minutes.

Sep 26, 2016

Key takeway from debate: No one wants to talk to Sean Hannity.

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Trump just lost the obese vote. Calling out 400-pound hackers committing cybercrimes from bed.


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