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How many funds do I "need" in my portfolio?

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I'm a fund investor. How many funds do I “need” in my portfolio?

How to Find Dividend Stocks

Many investors turn to dividend stocks as a way to help generate regular income. To find stocks that pay dividends inside your account:

  1. Go to the Quotes & Research tab.
  2. Choose Investor Tools from the left menu.
  3. Go to the Screeners section.
  4. From the section labeled ‘Add & Remove Criteria,' choose Earnings and Dividends.
  5. Customize your criteria according to the type of dividend yield you're looking for.
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