That depends on what you'd like to use them for.
Keep it simple to find the best overall deals.
The combination of decent growth prospects and reasonable valuations puts these companies in the sweet spot for a 40-something investor.
Do you really want to own money-losing businesses with lousy debt ratings and/or no shareholder say?
In one case, bankruptcy is a real possibility.
When the market provides you with the opportunity to buy a strong business in a critical industry at a reasonable price, it's worth considering.
Sometimes, the best investment in a tough industry is a company with an already proven track record.
It's all about finding the right business in the right industry at the right time.
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It's a simple and common question, but it doesn't have a straightforward answer.
You've reached financial independence. Now what?
With a time frame potentially measured in decades, you'll still want to keep an eye out for your long-term future.
It provides the foundation for every other estimate you'll have to make when it comes to your retirement plan.
As Warren Buffett has said, "You pay a very high price in the stock market for a cheery consensus."
Investing for income involves far more than looking at just the payment amount.
If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Even if you're near retirement, you'll want to own stocks like these for their long-term potential.
Even great companies may not be great fits for those tax-advantaged accounts.
December 31, 2017, is a key date for both current retirees and those planning for their futures.
If you build your portfolio around the fact that dividend cuts can happen to any company, they become much easier to deal with.