ETFs

Top 10 Sector ETFs On The Market Today

Top 10 Sector ETFs On The Market Today

Sector ETFs help investors employ tactical strategies and are worth holding over the long-term When exchange traded funds first burst onto the investment scene nearly three decades ago, the offerings were mostly limited to broad market funds, but sector ETFs later followed. These days, sector ETFs are big business. Of the 100 largest U.S.-listed ETFs by assets, […]

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How To Invest In CEFs (For 8% Dividends, 20%+ Upside)

How To Invest In CEFs (For 8% Dividends, 20%+ Upside)

Let’s be honest: there are a ton of ways to collect passive income out there. But there’s only one that’s easy to get into (no matter how much money you have!), generates yearly cash payouts of 8% or more and is used by billionaire investment gurus on the regular. I’m talking about an often-overlooked investment called a closed end fund […]

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Finding A Balance In Your Income Basket

Finding A Balance In Your Income Basket

Once again, yields are low… really low. This creates an obvious challenge for investors that still need their portfolios to generate income.  While junk bonds offer high levels of income, you probably shouldn’t have risky junk bonds as your only income generator.  But how can we build a portfolio with the primary goal of income […]

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Commodities

Gold And Silver Ups And Downs – Why Is This Happening?

Gold And Silver Ups And Downs – Why Is This Happening?

Gold and Silver Prices This week, gold and silver continue to make sweeping historical moves. On one hand, the gold price broke through first $1850, then $1900 within two days. On the other hand, the silver price exceeded $20 on July 20th, then saw $21, $22, and $23 in the following days. Although the silver price doesn’t seem much […]

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Starting A Buillion Portfolio: Rounds, Coins, And Bars

Starting A Buillion Portfolio: Rounds, Coins, And Bars

Right at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in the US, many investors jumped ship from the stock market and swam to physical ownership of precious metals. Therefore, since March 2020, the gold spot price climbed past $1700 when it was only about $1560 at the very end of February. Today, silver, platinum, and palladium are all on the […]

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9 Gold Stocks To Stave Off Coronavirus-Induced Volatility

9 Gold Stocks To Stave Off Coronavirus-Induced Volatility

There’s no quarantining gold fever [Editor’s note: “9 Gold Stocks to Stave Off Coronavirus-Induced Volatility” is regularly updated to include the most relevant information available.] As the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently revealed, a shocking 20.5 million Americans have lost their jobs, translating to a depression-level 14.7% unemployment rate. Therefore, the idea of a quick, V-shaped […]

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Dividend Stocks

Monthly Payouts (Yielding Up To 9.7%) That Are Jay Powell-Proof

Monthly Payouts (Yielding Up To 9.7%) That Are Jay Powell-Proof

“Brett, how you hanging in there?” My CPA leaned into his computer on our latest Zoom call. “Well, every time Gavin Newsom talks, my life seems to get a bit worse.” (The governor of California had just announced that public and private schools would not open in the fall.) He cracked up. “That comment reminds […]

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These Four High-Yield Stocks Make Value Investing Attractive To Investors

These Four High-Yield Stocks Make Value Investing Attractive To Investors

The financial news focuses on the major stock market indexes. These are the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), the S&P 500, and the NASDAQ Composite Index (NASDAQ). However, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on different sectors of the economy has these indexes painting an incomplete picture of what’s happening in the U.S. stock market. […]

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4 Reliable Dividend-Paying Companies That Sell To The Companies That Sell To You

4 Reliable Dividend-Paying Companies That Sell To The Companies That Sell To You

When most people think about publicly traded companies, a small number of companies come to mind. There are the hot tech stocks like Amazon, Facebook, and Tesla. You may also think of old-school companies like Johnson & Johnson, Walmart, and Bank of America. Yet, once people begin investing, many are surprised to learn there are […]

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Stocks

The 7 Best Stocks To Invest In Right Now

The 7 Best Stocks To Invest In Right Now

From big movers to deep discounts, these stocks offer traders a little something extra With the novel coronavirus bearing down heavily on the market over the past few months, identifying the best stocks to invest in right now can be a difficult task. But to make this process more simple, I’m going to identify the best stocks […]

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5 Stocks That Could Be The Next Amazon

5 Stocks That Could Be The Next Amazon

These five stocks have the best chance of following the Amazon playbook to big gains for investors Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been one of the most impressive stocks in history. Amazon now has returned over 165,000% from its initial public offering (IPO) price of $18 (adjusted for subsequent stock splits). Put another way, $1,000 invested in the […]

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Three Iconic Brands You Can Rely On Even In A Bear Market

Three Iconic Brands You Can Rely On Even In A Bear Market

In its latest earnings report, Nike (NKE) reported a 36% increase in digital sales. In a press release accompanying the earnings release, President and CEO John Donahoe said, “We know it’s in times like these that strong brands get even stronger.” I tend to agree with Mr. Donahoe. I’ve written about several new names that have […]

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Real Estate

Should You Consider Investing In Real Estate Crowdfunding Sites?

Should You Consider Investing In Real Estate Crowdfunding Sites?

If you are considering getting started in real estate investing, there are many places to start. It’s not as easy as throwing a dart and investing money. Doing your due diligence and figuring out which type of real estate investor works best with your personality is the first step. That being said, one of the best […]

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Six Things You Need To Know Before Investing In Rental Properties

Six Things You Need To Know Before Investing In Rental Properties

Amid the uncertainty created by the Coronavirus pandemic, many investors are looking for the lowest risk strategy which can still bring a reasonable return. Even in these tough times, rental properties remain one of the best investments as people always need a place to live. With the poor performance of the stock market, more and more investors […]

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7 Tried And Proven Ways To Protect A Real Estate Investment

7 Tried And Proven Ways To Protect A Real Estate Investment

Building up a valuable real estate portfolio is a common way to achieve financial security. Even especially successful real estate investors, though, can find themselves facing losses that could have been avoided. Fortunately, taking some proactive steps to protect your investments will make such problems less likely. There are seven particularly effective ways to protect […]

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Personal Finance

Retirement For Beginners: The Roth IRA Explained

Retirement For Beginners: The Roth IRA Explained

Roth IRAs offer tax-free growth on your retirement investments and significant tax benefits. If you are thinking about contributing to a Roth IRA, here is what you need to know. Before We Look at the Roth IRA, Understand a Traditional IRA. A Traditional IRA is a tax-deferred retirement savings account because any income tax or […]

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7 Simple Personal Finance Principles

7 Simple Personal Finance Principles

I like the number seven. Ten seems like a lot of rules principles, and five may not seem like enough. Maybe I’m a bit bias because my birthday is on the seventh day of November. 🙂 I never thought I would write one of those articles about the number of ways to do this or […]

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How To Start Investing With Little Money

How To Start Investing With Little Money

Want to start investing but don’t have much to contribute? You’re not alone. Given the cost of living in most areas, the amount of debt the average family has, and other important necessary expenses, many Americans can’t afford a $1,000 expense let alone spare extra money to invest. On the bright side, you don’t need […]

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Monthly Payouts (Yielding Up To 9.7%) That Are Jay Powell-Proof

Monthly Payouts (Yielding Up To 9.7%) That Are Jay Powell-Proof

| July 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Brett, how you hanging in there?” My CPA leaned into his computer on our latest Zoom call. “Well, every time Gavin Newsom talks, my life seems to get a bit worse.” (The governor of California had just announced that public and private schools would not open in the fall.) He cracked up. “That comment reminds […]

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Gold And Silver Ups And Downs – Why Is This Happening?

Gold And Silver Ups And Downs – Why Is This Happening?

| July 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gold and Silver Prices This week, gold and silver continue to make sweeping historical moves. On one hand, the gold price broke through first $1850, then $1900 within two days. On the other hand, the silver price exceeded $20 on July 20th, then saw $21, $22, and $23 in the following days. Although the silver price doesn’t seem much […]

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Top 10 Sector ETFs On The Market Today

Top 10 Sector ETFs On The Market Today

Sector ETFs help investors employ tactical strategies and are worth holding over the long-term When exchange traded funds first burst onto the investment scene nearly three decades ago, the offerings were mostly limited to broad market funds, but sector ETFs later followed. These days, sector ETFs are big business. Of the 100 largest U.S.-listed ETFs by assets, […]

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