Among the best investments are companies that pay dividends. But how do you select which companies will continue to pay their dividends even in a rocky economy? The secret is to understand the payout ratio.
Last month, one of the market’s best high-income opportunities got a little cheaper. If you take action right now, you can earn a safe 5 percent interest, tax-free. The opportunity is in municipal bonds, loans made to State and municipal governments.
Left-leaning interest groups critical to get-out-the-vote efforts aren’t of the same mind on Keystone XL, and President Barack Obama could not afford to offend environmentalists opposed to anything that encourages the use of fossil fuels. So Obama has decided that Keystone XL must go away until after his re-election campaign climaxes.