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David Dierking is a freelance writer focusing primarily on ETFs, mutual funds, dividend income strategies and retirement planning. He has spent more than 20 years in the financial services industry and his background includes experience in investment management, portfolio analytics and asset/liability management at both BMO Financial Group and Strong Capital Management. He has written for Seeking Alpha, Motley Fool, ETF Trends, ETF Daily News and Investopedia and was also included in the panel for ETFReference.com’s “101 ETF Investing Tips from the Experts”. He has a B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University and lives in Wisconsin with his wife and two daughters.

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Wells Fargo: A Year of Struggles in 2017

Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo (WFC ) is one of the nation’s oldest banks and now stands as the ...

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How do Mutual Funds Pay Dividends

If you’ve ever opened up your mutual fund statement, you’ve probably, at one point or another,...

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5 REITs That Pay Monthly Dividends

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All You Need To Know About IRA Rollovers

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Why the S&P 500 Is Saying No to Multiple Share Class Structures

The S&P 500 is one of the world’s best-known equity market benchmarks, but it may have just...

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What Are RMDs?

If you’ve reached retirement age and have money sitting in an IRA or a workplace retirement plan,...

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What Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods Means for Other Grocery Store Chains

The markets were caught off guard in June when online retail giant Amazon (AMZN ) unexpectedly...

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Verizon: A Bellwether of the Telecommunications Services Sector

Originally founded as Bell Atlantic in 1983 as a result of AT&T’s (T ) breakup into the seven...

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GE Restructuring Plan Met With Skepticism, Dividend Cut

[Updated November 15, 2017] General Electric (GE ), the industrial conglomerate that operates in...

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How to Use the "Yield on Cost" Metric to Evaluate Your Dividend Stocks

In most cases, investors use the dividend yield to determine how much income a particular...

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What Is Yield on Cost?

The dividend yield is probably the most popular means of gauging the income produced by an...

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How to Gift Your Loved Ones a Dividend Stock

Getting a child interested in investing at a young age can be one of the best ways to set them up...

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Dividend Stocks That Transport America

Despite the evolution and advancements in the global economy and infrastructure, one thing...

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Can Australia’s Dividend-Friendly Rules Be Implemented in the U.S.?

Dividends are the cornerstones of many investors’ portfolios. They offer a predictable...

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