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The 5 Best High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy in This Bear Market

High-yield dividend stocks typically carry some risk, but the devastating impact of the coronavirus on the economy has upset an otherwise sound strategy.

Many companies that were thriving before the crisis have trimmed or suspended their dividends – including such top names as Disney.

That means income investors are on the hunt for companies least likely to cut payouts as this crisis plays out.

And we've got five top picks to get you started...

Dow Jones

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Dips After Weak Fourth-Quarter GDP Report

The Dow Jones Industrial Average today was dipping this morning after a weak fourth-quarter GDP report rattled investor sentiment.

Markets were on the rise as the post-election rally continued this week. The markets experienced their best two-day performance in roughly seven weeks.

Here's a look at today's most important market events and stocks, plus a look at today's economic calendar.


3 of the Biggest Ben Carson Scandals Right Now

More Ben Carson scandals are coming to light as his popularity surges. The famed neurosurgeon and author has surpassed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump – both in South Carolina and nationally – according to some new polls.

With this kind of popularity, it's no surprise that smear campaigns have surfaced.

Here the arguments swirling around three of the biggest controversies currently plaguing the doctor - then you can decide whom to believe...

The Fed

Ben Bernanke Should Be in Jail Alongside the Wall Street Execs He Just Accused

"Illegal acts ultimately are done by individuals, not by legal fictions," he added in an interview published by USA Today on Sunday.

It's true that seven years later, not a single Wall Street bad actor has gone to prison over the credit crisis – even though it dwarfed the savings and loan scandals of the 1980s for which 1,100 people were prosecuted for white collar crimes, including top executives of the large failed banks.

But the statement coming from Bernanke is loaded with hypocrisy. He played a major role in tanking the U.S. economy himself. Take a look...

The Fed

Keith Fitz-Gerald: What Ben Bernanke is Doing to the Markets

Today (Thursday), Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald spoke with Stuart Varney on FOX Business about Ben Bernanke and the deep plunge today from the Fed’s continued easing.

Listen in as Keith discusses Bernanke’s strategy – or lack of one. Hear why Keith refers to Bernanke’s moves as “monetary drunk driving.”

But, no need to worry: Keith divulges his plan for stable investing, regardless of where Bernanke jerks the wheel.

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