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Rodney Hobson's top tips, how to achieve your financial goals, investment trust dividends, and seeking income are among the most popular

Holly Cook 16 July, 2012 | 3:11PM

What are intelligent investors reading these days? Here are the top 10 most popular articles from over the past week.

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All this week, July 16-20, plays host to ‘Seeking Income Week’ – a week-long special report providing insights into the income-investing environment and related portfolio strategies, featuring some well-known faces from the asset management business as well as Morningstar’s own analysts and consultants. Click the link below to catch up.

Weekly Comment
The Week: Dividends, Retailers and Banks Morningstar columnist Rodney Hobson discusses the summer dividend payments, retailers' struggles and banks' troubles. 

Special Report
Seeking Income Week: July 16-20 Fund managers, financial advisers and Morningstar experts debate the outlook, strategies and securities available to income-seekers. 

Portfolio Management
How Do I Achieve My Financial Goals? Whether you're a DIY investor or you have an adviser, a newbie or an old timer, here are some essential tips for achieving your financial goals. 

A Mid-Year Portfolio Check-Up in 5 Steps Here are a handful of tips for allocators, bargain-hunters and the tax-averse for the second half of the year. 

Rodney Hobson's Top Investing Tips Keep yourself informed without being obsessed, warns author and columnist Rodney Hobson. 

Equity Investing
Firms That Quadruple Their Dividends (And More!) Investment trust manager Nick Train pinpoints companies that have more than quadrupled their dividends over the long run. 

Investment Trust Investing
Shah to Step Down from Fidelity Special Values Morningstar analysts have placed FSV under review following the news that Alex Wright will be taking over from Sanjeev Shah in September. 

The Highest Yielding Investment Trusts Oriel Securities pinpoints the investment trusts that have a dividend yield of 4% or more.

Commodities Investing
What is Gold Worth? The value of the yellow metal is in the eye of the beholder.

Hot Commodities: A Diversification Goldmine? Tune in to hear Morningstar analysts explain the sparkling allure of commodities investing and how to tap into this sector with ETFs.

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About Author Holly Cook

Holly Cook  is Managing Editor of