Monthly Archives: May 2012

Dividends and Total Return

Income is important to consider when choosing an investment. Especially important for investors approaching retirement, income can add meaningfully to one’s total return, which comprises income and price return (capital appreciation). Investors can pursue income returns in many ways including … Continue reading

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A World of Opportunity

As trade barriers continue to break down, the world economy has become a small neighborhood. Should investors seek to participate in this wave of globalization, or are they getting all they need here at home? Historically, foreign investments have acted … Continue reading

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May Market Commentary

April employment numbers were low, but auto sales were near record levels, housing data continued to improve, and retail sales are moving ahead at a slow but steady pace. GDP: First-quarter real GDP growth slowed down to 2.2% from 3.0% … Continue reading

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