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Growth, Income or Value? These 3 Stocks Have it All

Unsudscribed Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 2:19 PM
Did 'Rosie the Riveter' need a tax cut to put in long hours of work at the B-17 plant that made bombers that bombed Fascist Germany to smithereenes? Most Americans prior to WWII didn't even pay income taxes, but after Pearl Harbor, ALL Americans were willing to sacrifice (pay more taxes and endure rationing) to defeat the Fascist enemies of their time. The only way flag waving Republicans are willing to pay for today's fight against the Fascists of today is to dump the entire cost of our wars onto the national credit card. It's a big shame.

During the past half century, the financial media has tried to stay abreast of ever-changing investor interest. In the 1950s and 1960s, that meant a deep emphasis on value investing, as investors searched for stocks that looked like great bargains in relation to their balance sheet strength. In the 1970s, the focus shifted to stocks with high-dividend yields in a bid to stay ahead of rising inflation. In the 1980s, 1990s and the aughts, growth investing was the name of the game, though more recently, dividend-paying stocks have shown renewed popularity.

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