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How to Pick the Right Dividend-Paying Stocks

Dividend paying stocks can offer it all -- high current income and capital appreciation potential -- but only as long as you pick the right ones. Research has shown that dividends have proven to be the primary source of real return for investors, making up over 80 percent of stock returns net of inflation. The real strategy in winning with dividend stocks is simply by not losing -- avoiding the low quality companies.

Outperforming the Market Is Simple

In a culture of pursuit, "average" is a negative word. It's the tide of mediocrity to swim against, if not a failure to avoid at all costs. Beat the market! Out-performance is the only way to win. "You should see what I made on the last stock I bought!"

Stock Markets Go Boom

TORONTO — North American stock markets closed sharply higher Friday as a stronger than expected U.S. employment report trumped worries that the Federal Reserve might start to cut back on stimulus soon...

Dow Hits All-Time High

The best-known stock-market average in the world is at an all-time high. Unfortunately, that matters less than it ever has. A new high for the Dow Jones Industrial Average is an important milestone on...

Women: Don't Leave Money Up To Men

Women: pay attention to your disconnection from your money. The average age of widowhood is 56. Women, you need to take control. What is important to realize, as well, is that this isn't an all or nothing proposition. Many of the women who were direct investors also maintained a relationship with an advisor. You don't have to make an absolute choice to go it alone.

After 3-Week Slump, TSX Has HUGE Morning

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market registered a solid gain Tuesday as traders caught up to solid advances made on global commodity and stock markets while the TSX was closed for Victoria Day.But the T...

TSX Plummets At Opening

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market sold off across all sectors Tuesday, falling almost two per cent amid a fresh round of concern that global growth could stagnate.Uncertainty over the level of partic...

Stock Markets Plummet On Italy Fears

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market tumbled more than 300 points Wednesday and commodity prices retreated amid a fresh wave of anxiety about Europe's debt crisis.The S&P/TSX composite index fell 332.64...

LIVE UPDATES: Markets' Wild Monday

OTTAWA - Fear gripped financial markets Monday as the fallout of a downgrade of America's credit worthiness crushed stocks and investors seeking safety sent gold to a record high. The volatility was r...

US Economy Slams TSX

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TORONTO - The Toronto stock market could be in for further losses this week and may test the lows of the year after major disappointments in manufacturing and job creation deepen...