Marc Lichtenfeld

Income Expert

A master of the steady, reliable science of income investing, Marc’s commentary has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and U.S. News & World Report. He has also appeared on CNBC, Fox Business and Yahoo Finance. His book Get Rich With Dividends: A Proven System for Double-Digit Returns achieved best-seller status shortly after its release in 2012. He captures the hearts and minds of readers approaching their golden years in his daily e-letter, Wealthy Retirement.


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Will This 8% Yield Stay Safe?

This real estate investment trust’s dividend safety remains secure despite the company’s declining cash flow.

My Surprising Experiment With Peer-to-Peer Lending

Last year, Marc tried out a fast-growing new form of income investing: peer-to-peer lending. The results of his experiment surprised even him.

No, This Isn’t Like What Happened in 2008

What’s happening in the energy sector is bad. But it isn’t anywhere near the disaster that bears and the media would have you believe…

What You Need to Know About the NYSE’s New Trading Rule

On February 26, the New York Stock Exchange will institute a rule that will affect the way you place buy and sell orders. Here’s what you need to know…

Don’t Buy the House You Can Afford

It can be tough to resist the allure of a big new house. But if you can be happy in a less expensive property, it can free you up to do other things – like invest for the future.

From the Mailbag: When Not to Use Trailing Stops

Our Mailbag is full of reader questions and comments. Feel free to add to it by sending your questions to or by clicking the “comment” link at the bottom of the article. Today, Marc responds to a question we hear often about trailing stops.

>> From the Mailbag: When Not to Use Trailing Stops

What Biotech Investors Must Know Before PDUFA Dates

The most important day for a biotech company is the PDUFA date (pronounced puh-doo-fuh). It stands for Prescription Drug User Fee Act. The PDUFA date is the day the FDA votes to approve or reject a drug. Sometimes, the FDA will rule before the announced PDUFA date, but it’s the day by which a decision is expected.

>> PDUFA Dates: How to Find One Day Gains of Up to 74%

Spend, Consumer, Spend: Why the Government Doesn’t Want You to Have Cash

Remember one of the first things President Bush said after the 9/11 attacks? Keep your faith in the American economy. In other words, spend your money (he never actually said “go shopping”).

>> Why the Government Doesn’t Want You to Have Cash