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Lisa Springer

Contributing Writer
Kiplinger.com

Lisa has served as an equity research analyst for Singular Research and Management CV covering both large- and small-cap stocks. She began her career as a buy-side analyst for Kemper Financial after earning a MBA in finance from the University of Chicago business school, then spent the next 15 years in investor relations, first as director of analysis for a large IR consulting firm, then as the Director of Investor Relations for a NYSE-listed REIT.

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May 2019

14 Stocks With Special Dividends to Watch

If regular dividends are the bread and butter of income investors, then special dividends are the icing on the cake, making the investment that much sweeter. These “one-time” payouts are used for several ...

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May 2019

15 Stocks to Buy for a Boost From Activist Investors

One of the greatest obstacles to share price appreciation is mediocre management, supported by a complacent board. But activist investors offer a solution, targeting poorly managed companies and lobbying ...

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April 2019

19 Stocks With a History of Earnings Surprises

Positive earnings surprises – when profits beat consensus analyst estimates – can have a huge impact on a company’s share price. These surprises show that management can both manage and exceed expectations, ...

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April 2019

11 Dividend Growth Stocks Flying Under the Radar (For Now)

Stocks that generate consistently rising dividends bolster retirement accounts by providing income that keeps pace with inflation. A group of high-quality dividend stocks known as Dividend Aristocrats ...

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March 2019

11 of the Best Index Funds to Buy Today

The recent passing of Vanguard founder John Bogle was a great loss for the investment world. Bogle was responsible for introducing index investing to the fund industry, and in the process, he helped millions ...

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March 2019

12 High-Yield Dividend Stocks That May Be Income Traps

The selloff in 2018’s final quarter left many great companies in beaten-down territory, pushing yields for some dividend stocks to near-record highs. And despite the recovery in 2019, many of these same ...

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February 2019

14 Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks Yielding 4% or More

While the markets have rebounded from last year’s late plunge somewhat in 2019, there’s still one positive remnant from the selloff. Dozens of high-quality blue-chip stocks have been cut in price enough ...

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February 2019

12 REITs to Buy for Income AND Diversification

One of the essential first lessons that investors learn is diversifying a portfolio reduces risk. That’s because different assets often react differently to the same event. A downturn in one asset when ...

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February 2019

18 Dividend Aristocrats That Have Gone on Deep Discount

The Dividend Aristocrats fared better than many other stocks during 2018. This group of dividend royalty delivered a 3.3% decline for the year including income, less than the 4.4% drop for the Standard ...

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December 2018

The 13 Best REITs to Buy in 2019

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) – a way for investors to gain access to assets such as apartments and office buildings while often collecting generous yields – had a disappointing 2018. With ...

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November 2018

The 22 Best Sector Funds to Buy to Juice Your Portfolio

Sector funds can be a good choice for investors of several stripes. They can help aggressive investors who want to maximize their exposure to a part of the economy they expect will outperform. Sector funds ...

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October 2018

101 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond

Dependable dividend stocks that routinely grow their payouts are welcome in any environment. But they seem especially attractive nowadays. Stock market volatility is back with a vengeance. The Dow Jones ...

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October 2018

12 Alternative Strategies for High Yield and Stability

The return of volatility to the U.S. stock market in October serves as a timely reminder that bull markets don’t last forever. Every investor must rebalance occasionally to shield portfolios from downside ...

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September 2018

The Accelerators: 13 Dividend Stocks Growing Payouts

Dividend growth stocks are a time-honored tool for building wealth. Implementing a dividend growth strategy begins with identifying well-managed companies that have solid balance sheets and steadily rising ...

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September 2018

16 High-Yield Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy

What income investor doesn’t love the frequent payout and reliable cash flow that can come from owning monthly dividend stocks, trusts and other entities? The ability to offset predictable expenses such ...

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August 2018

Royalty Trusts: 10 Little-Known High-Yield Plays

Royalty trusts can be great holdings for investors who want income that rises in sync with commodity prices. These trusts hold interests in oil, gas or mineral production and collect more income when energy ...

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July 2018

39 European Dividend Aristocrats for International Income Growth

Most income investors are already familiar with the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, a group of 53 American companies that have increased dividends at least 25 years in a row. As a group, these have been ...

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