If the rally keeps going, these picks will be winners.
Gas- and oil-producing MLPs haven't shared in the huge run of their midstream cousins, and some look like good values even today.
It will benefit big time from rising natural gas prices and the shale boom, pays a generous dividend, and is a bargain compared to its peers.
These 2 stocks in very diverse industries are hitting the dividend sweet spot.
Long-term investors should focus on high-quality companies with long histories of dividend increases.
Stocks surge to new highs after a big hedge-fund manager says he's 'definitely bullish.' Plus, traders are cheered by falling government deficits.
The Dow briefly tops 15,000, and the broader S&P 500 tops 1,600 for the first time after the government reports 165,000 jobs created in April, more than expected. The unemployment rate drops to 7.5%.
Stocks recovered just about all of Wednesday's losses. But the big drama comes Friday when the government issues its April jobs report. A bad report could hurt the market.
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