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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 2020

14 Best Tech Stocks That Aren't on Your Radar

Tech stocks have spent the past few years really separating themselves from the market pack. As technology has become more ingrained into every aspect of life – work, play and everything in between – ...

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May 2020

9 Best REITs to Buy for COVID-19 Protection

The real estate sector has, simply put, been a loser in 2020. Real estate investment trusts (REITs), which own and operate various types of properties and facilities, are off nearly 11% versus a 6% ...

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March 2020

10 Health and Pharmaceutical Companies Fighting the Coronavirus

Coronavirus fears have triggered volatility, a correction and ultimately a bear market in U.S. stocks in 2020. Many companies have suffered massive price drops, but a handful of stock picks have seen their ...

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April 2020

8 Safe High-Yield Dividend Stocks Offering 5% or More

Steep market declines in 2020 have not only been brutal on returns; they've also presented income investors with a conundrum. The market is suddenly flooded with a glut of high-yield dividend stocks, but ...

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April 2020

7 Bank Stocks That Could Get a Lift From SBA Loans

A select group of bank stocks are in the midst of facilitating what might be the most ambitious lending program in U.S. history. It's part of the $2 trillion CARES Act, intended to help small businesses ...

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March 2020

19 Dividend Aristocrats That Have Gone on Deep Discount

In times of market turmoil, one group of stocks that investors can count on to deliver reliable income growth is the Dividend Aristocrats: an elite group of companies that have produced at least 25 consecutive ...

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February 2020

10 Stock Picks With Peter Lynch Qualities

Peter Lynch, as manager of the Fidelity Magellan Fund (FMAGX) between 1977 and 1990, rode masterful stock picks to outsize gains. FMAGX delivered average annual total returns of more than 29% to fund investors ...

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February 2020

The 9 Best 'Purebred' Pet Stocks to Buy

America's love affair with its pets is creating a booming pet care industry – and, as a result, a small but expanding cluster of pet stocks. Pet care might be bigger than you realize. Edge by Ascential, ...

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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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