Fools were out and about this week in an investing world jam-packed with actions and ideas. Here are three articles you might find useful as you decide how to invest your money.

Today's Buy Opportunity: Teva Pharmaceutical
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On Thursday, Fool analyst Jim Mueller brought No. 1 generic-drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical (Nasdaq: TEVA) to the table. The company "takes advantage of governments', insurers', and employers' desire to rein in some of the rising costs of health care by offering cheaper alternatives to many prescription drugs," Jim wrote.

Makes sense. Check out the article for more of Jim's thoughts on how Teva, which also makes branded-name drugs, will handle the coming "patent cliff."

3 Sectors to Avoid Right Now
Investors can make big money -- or avoid losing big money -- by looking beyond what seems obvious. Don't just nod your head and move on when longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz serves up homebuilders, cable- and satellite-television providers, and video-game makers as three sectors to avoid. Rick adds a twist. "I am going to single out a stock in every industry that has what it takes to be the exception to the drool," he wrote this week.

Rick puts prudent management and a healthy balance sheet in the plus column for homebuilder NVR (NYSE: NVR). DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) earns "exception" status with the exclusivity of its NFL Sunday Ticket package. In video games, Rick likes Take-Two Interactive (Nasdaq: TTWO) as a potential buyout target.

Read the article for more of Rick's insight on why these stocks might be winners in losing sectors.

Why Dividend Stocks Are Cheaper Than Ever
Fool editor and writer Dan Caplinger alerts investors to an unusual situation that should influence how they allocate their money between stocks and bonds. More dividend stocks have yields that exceed the average rate on bonds than at any other time in the past 15 years.

"For years, investors have had to choose between the rich payouts of bonds and the growth potential of stocks," Dan wrote. "Now, though, as stampeding savers have bid up the price of bonds to extraordinary heights, dividend stocks have taken over the role of being the best provider of income -- and they carry a growth kicker as well."

See the rest of the article to let Dan help you figure out what has caused the current situation and how you can take advantage of it. He's even selected some stocks yielding 3.8% or more that have also grown dividend payouts at a 10% annual clip since 2005, including Paychex (Nasdaq: PAYX), CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), and Hudson City Bancorp (Nasdaq: HCBK).

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Fool online editor Kris Eddy owns no shares of any stocks mentioned in this article. Paychex is a Motley Fool Inside Value selection and a Motley Fool Income Investor selection. Take-Two Interactive Software is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers recommendation. The Fool owns shares of Teva Pharmaceutical. Try any of our investing newsletter services free for 30 days. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.