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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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January 2020

30 Massive Dividend Increases From the Past Year

The S&P 500's dividend stocks provided shareholders with an average payout boost of more than 8% in 2019. However, a number of outstanding companies announced far more substantial dividend increases – ...

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December 2019

European Dividend Aristocrats: 41 Top-Flight International Dividend Stocks

America’s stock market ran wild in 2019, putting up a far-above-average year despite trade skirmishes, global economic sluggishness and political tumult. That’s great for those already invested in ...

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November 2019

14 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy for the 4% Rule

Financial planners often recommend the 4% rule as a guideline for determining the annual amount that a retiree can withdraw from portfolios without depleting their nest egg over a 30-year retirement. And ...

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November 2019

9 Dividend Stocks That Are Waving Red Flags

A strong economy typically lifts the broader market, and a rising broader-market tide will lift a lot of boats. But not all of them. Even in the midst of America's longest bull market, numerous publicly ...

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October 2019

10 Autopay Dividend Stock Picks to Subscribe To

A common element shared by many great dividend stocks that raise their payouts through good times and bad: a low-risk business model that drives recurring revenues. Some of the market's most consistent ...

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October 2019

10 Insider Trading Stocks: What Execs and Directors Are Buying

When investors think of “insider trading,” they might think of the kind of behavior to which ex-Rep. Chris Collins recently pleaded guilty. In that case, Collins used material, nonpublic information ...

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August 2019

15 Large-Cap Stocks Betting Big on M&A

The right mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can make a good company even better by opening up new markets, expanding capabilities and market share, and diversifying product lines. Not every deal is a guaranteed ...

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July 2019

13 Stocks to Sell Before They Dive Even More

Investors love a turnaround play, and Wall Street is littered with stories of fortunes made betting on troubled companies. In the 1960s, American Express (AXP) was rumored to be near bankruptcy when ...

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June 2019

Beware the Risks in These 13 Blue-Chip Stocks

Every company faces headwinds at some point. Even the bluest of blue-chip stocks must tackle a serious threat from time to time. Dangers can come from anywhere. They can be industrial accidents such ...

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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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