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Evan Cooper, a Contributing Editor at, is an award-winning financial journalist. After reporting on business at The Miami Herald, Evan worked on Wall Street at the New York Stock Exchange, the Securities Industry Association and Drexel Burnham Lambert. He was Editor-in-Chief of On Wall Street, a publication for financial advisors, research editor of Institutional Investor, and Deputy Editor of InvestmentNews, where he was honored by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers with a “Best in Business” award for his online opinion column.

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Brazil is once again a junk country. No disrespect to the 200 million Brazilians, it’s just the...

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Put Your Dividend House in Order

What good will all your dividend success be if your significant other or others don’t know...

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You and the Disembodied Stock Market

Sometime in the 1980s or 1990s, as finance rather than commerce became America’s chief business,...

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Better and Worse: Your Performance and the Market's

Professional money managers — financial advisors and portfolio managers alike — have often...

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How to Cope with a Market Decline

Even if punctuated with days of spectacular gains, the next little while looks like it’ll...

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Memo to Fed: Just Do It

All the maybe-we-will and maybe-we-won’t comments from the Fed about raising interest rates later...

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Happy Days: Are They Here Again?

What a difference two days makes. From the panic of Monday’s precipitous fall and the seeming...

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If the Bear Is at the Door


Tuesday wasn’t supposed to turn out the way it did. The market started out with a full...

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The Market's Cratered: Now What?

I’m about to make a disgusting analogy, so if you are easily put off, jump ahead to the section...

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Support From Mr. Gloom

For me, bearishness is as bracing as a gulp of iced tea on a hot day. That’s why there are few...

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Big Changes in the Grocery Aisle

America’s big-name food companies have traditionally been generous dividend payers. That may be...

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How Robos Will Change Investing

You’ve probably been reading about — and maybe even using — the automated wealth management...


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The story of the Ukrainian stock market hackers is a riveting blend of Wall Street chicanery,...

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The Meaning of a Waner Yuan

China’s 1.9% devaluation of its yuan Tuesday roiled markets around the world.

There is a lot to...


A Stronger Dollar Bites

Having the world’s reserve currency has been a pretty good deal for the United States. The buck...


The SEC’s Executive Pay Rule and Dividends

The contentious issue of corporate CEO compensation came under the microscope again yesterday...

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Investing for the VERY Patient

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Trouble in the Oil Patch

The past couple of days have not been kind to the oil business. Last Friday, giants ExxonMobil...

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Puerto Rico's Lessons for Dividend Investors

Dividend investors — first cousins to income-seeking bond buyers — can take a lesson from Puerto...

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China's Market Meltdown: Part II

Still in a bit of a funk after Monday’s 8.5% decline in the Shanghai Composite Index, investors...

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It’s 1929, Shanghai Style: Part I

The Shanghai stock market fell about 8.5% Monday, and U.S. stocks declined as investors here got...

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Don’t Be So Sure About a Rate Rise

It’s tough to be a contrarian these days, as I noted in a recent column. But Dr. Lacy Hunt — the...

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Lessons from Big Blue and A&P

The juxtaposition was unsettling.

Tuesday’s lead story in The Wall Street Journal’s Business...

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What’s a Contrarian to Do?

Zig when markets zag. Buy when there is blood on the streets.

Those are the fundamental...

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What To Do When Lots Can Go Wrong

Early Monday morning, the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International...


To Coke or Not to Coke

Here’s an ethical issue on which I invite your input because I have no clear-cut answer: Should...

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The New Clean Look at P&G

Since profits from Febreze are much sweeter than those from the sale of parfums, dividend...

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Lessons From Three Crashes

Wednesday was a crash trifecta.

First, there was a drop in Chinese stock prices, coming on the...

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Converting Capital to Income

As a dividend-oriented investor, you are probably more likely than most to understand that for...


Athens on the Caribbean: Puerto Rico’s Lessons

While the Greek debt mess unfolds half a world away, another debt mess is looming much closer to...

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A Counterintuitive Greek Lesson

Now that Greece has defaulted, will we see the return of the drachma? Will Germany and the...


Greece and Dividend Investors

Winston Churchill once said that Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing – after...

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BlackRock's Fink: Savings-Dearth is a Crisis

When the head of the world’s largest money management firm says that his industry has been...

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Why Dividends Are Like Broccoli

Yes, the first President Bush hated broccoli and banned it from the White House and Air Force...


REITs and BDCs: A Wilder Dividend Ride

If dividend-oriented investors could be compared to an item of clothing, I’d pick a charcoal gray...

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