dividend investing

Stocks vs. Bonds: What's Better in a Rocky Market?

Interest rates are falling for Treasury bonds, beloved for their safety and steady payout. The stock market is wobbling, and equity prices may fall further if the economy continues to weaken. What's an investor supposed to do now?

Altria Group Is One Smokin' Stock

Smoking is a noxious habit but that doesn't mean investors should turn up their noses at Altria Group. The leading U.S. tobacco maker is gaining market share, its stock looks cheap and -- perhaps best of all -- the dividend is both rich and reliable.