4 Dividend Traps To Avoid

Investors need to be careful and make sure they do more research beyond just looking at the dividend yield of a stock. Here are four stocks with high dividends that can burn unwary investors.
by Sam McBride

Too Much Goodwill: A Red Flag For Your Portfolio

Analysts and investors tend to spend very little time on Goodwill when looking at financial statements. In reality, Goodwill is an important number to keep an eye on. Since it reflects the money paid for acquisitions above the market value of the acquired company, it can signal overpayment, reckless spending, and the potential for damaging write-downs in the near future.
by Sam McBride