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

3 Bargain Dividends Investors Should Buy Today
Bargain. Dividend. Bargain dividends. What sweet, Foolish words. "[P]icking up a high-yielding stock at a bargain is akin to finding an oilfield in your backyard, making you rich for years to come," wrote Fool analyst Austin Smith in an article suggesting three stocks for your portfolio.

  • Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) is "a model of stable shareholder returns," and investors' reaction to recalls are out of sync with their effect on the company.
  • "As the world's largest semiconductor company, [Intel (Nasdaq: INTC)] has the money ... to continue delivering knock-out blows to the competition."
  • With Philip Morris (NYSE: PM), "you're buying future growth, and with a five-year PEG ratio of 1.13, it leads the industry in affordability."

Read the article to find out the full story behind these three stocks.

The Best ETFs for 2012
Fool contributors are busy digging up exchange-traded funds worthy of your money in the new year. They'll be posting their suggestions to www.Fool.com over the next few weeks.

Dan Caplinger kicked off the series Thursday, naming Market Vectors Mortgage REIT Income his selection for the best ETF for 2012. As Dan explains: "Mortgage REITs borrow money in order to buy mortgage-backed securities. They then use those securities as collateral to obtain more loans, repeating the process until they have a highly leveraged portfolio of securities."

Keep checking the main story for links to all the ETF picks as they become available over the next couple of weeks.

Teen Retailer Earnings Roundup
You might find the perfect gift for your teen at a retailer like Aeropostale (NYSE: ARO), Guess? (NYSE: GES), or American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO), but are their stocks worth your time and money? Fool contributor Sean Williams doesn't think so. "The holiday season is just getting started, but I'm willing to stand behind my assertion ... that it's not going to be a jubilant season for teen retailers," he wrote.

He brought along a mixed bag of news from the teen-oriented retail sector to flush out his thesis and highlights some stumbling blocks that he sees. Sean is concerned that rising material costs will eat into margins more quickly than the stores can raise prices and notes that discounts are "running rampant throughout the sector."

Read the article for the fuller roundup of what's going on with teen-oriented retailers.

Fool online editor Kris Eddy owns no shares of any stocks mentioned in this article.

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