Five US Debt Misconceptions

Five US Debt Misconceptions

The National debt is rarely a riveting topic that one looks forward to as part of, say, your average dinner table conversation. When the topic comes up it seems to stir the passions of even the most typically genial conversationalist. However, many of the ideas we...
Mattel Dividend Cut

Mattel Dividend Cut

It should have been no surprise to investors on Wednesday afternoon when Mattel (MAT) released news it would be cutting its dividend by 60%. The writing had been on the wall for some time and is why we warned investors clinging to the company’s high yield to be...
Mattel Dividend Cut

Dividend Trap: Mattel

In a world of low interest rates, many investors have become fed-up with next to nothing yields on bonds. These investors have turned to dividend stocks to find their income. While dividend stocks have a place, one must be certain to look beyond yield. It’s only by...