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Warren Buffett famously said that his favorite holding period for a stock is forever. This being SmartMoney magazine's last issue, it seems a good opportunity to screen for stocks to hold, if not quite forever, for at least a decade or so.
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Income investing used to be easy. A retiree who plunked $1 million into 10-year Treasury notes during the past half century locked in, on average, a yearly income of around $67,000. But with interest rates at record lows, that same ...
Investors who buy Procter & Gamble bonds that come due in 15 years get a yield to maturity of about 3% a year. Those who buy the company's stock, meanwhile, get a dividend yield of 3.7%.
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