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Credit Crisis Concerns? These Are The Worst 1,894 Bonds To Own Now

| October 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
Credit Crisis Concerns? These Are The Worst 1,894 Bonds To Own Now

We all love 7% yields here. But how do you feel about Sprint’s 7.88% bonds that mature in September 2023? Well, the company might make it until then. Shares trade for pocket change at just over $6. Equity investors in Sprint (S), however, have been (wait for it) sprinting to the exits lately: The Stock Feels the Weight of Sprint’s […]

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These 21 Safe Bond Funds Pay Up To 8.5% And Never Go Down

| August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments
These 21 Safe Bond Funds Pay Up To 8.5% And Never Go Down

“Brett, give me some bond funds with big yields. And it’d be great if their prices never went down!” My money manager friend was chasing the holy grail of retirement income. He wanted safe payouts from bonds to balance his clients’ stock exposure. “How about the Artisan High Income Investor Fund (ARTFX)?” I replied. “It pays […]

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7 Great Sector ETFs To Buy For The Short Or Long Term

7 Great Sector ETFs To Buy For The Short Or Long Term

These sector ETFs provide exposure to some surging theme as well as some well-known, steady stocks There was a time when sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were widely considered the territory of more sophisticated, tactical investors. But now, thanks in large part to the proliferation of industry and sector ETFs, more advisors and investors are using […]

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The 7 Best ETFs To Own For A 5G Boom

The 7 Best ETFs To Own For A 5G Boom

5G is the buzzword of the day for telecom stocks and these are the best ETFs to consider Investor that have paid even just cursory attention to the communication services sector, telecom stocks and the related exchange-traded funds (ETFs) this year have likely heard something about the rollout of 5G communication systems. For investors, 5G, […]

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5 High-Yield Preferred ETFs That Are Soaring

5 High-Yield Preferred ETFs That Are Soaring

These preferred ETFs are different than their older rivals, but still carry big yields Amid a more sanguine outlook for U.S. interest rates and investors’ recent preference for defensive asset classes, some high-yield assets are soaring and receiving renewed attention from investors. That includes preferred stocks and preferred ETFs. The iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF (NASDAQ:PFF), the largest […]

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Forget $1 Million: Here’s How To Retire On A Lot Less

| May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
Forget $1 Million: Here’s How To Retire On A Lot Less

You’ve no doubt heard the “wisdom” that you’ll need a million bucks to have any hope of retiring. If you’re like most folks, you’ve probably wondered how you’ll manage to save such a huge stash. Maybe you’ve given up and resigned yourself to working till you’re 100. I can’t blame you. Because with the rising […]

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I Love CEFs – But I Hate These 212 Loser Funds

| March 15, 2019 | 0 Comments
I Love CEFs – But I Hate These 212 Loser Funds

Closed-end funds (CEFs) are increasingly becoming favorites of retirees looking for income. And why not? Many pay 5%, 6% and even 7% or more today. In a world where stocks yield 2% and bonds just 3% or so, the extra dividends can be the key to a comfortable retirement. The “closed” in CEF technically means […]

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The 10 Best ETFs You Can Buy

| February 22, 2019 | 0 Comments
The 10 Best ETFs You Can Buy

The best ETFs can be found in many asset classes and objectives Given the sheer expanse of the U.S. exchange-traded funds (ETFs) market, which is home to over 2,300 products, what constitutes the best ETF can vary from investor to investor. For some investors, the best ETFs are the ones with the lowest fees while other investors […]

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3 Defensive ETFs To Protect Yourself From Another Market Selloff

| January 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
3 Defensive ETFs To Protect Yourself From Another Market Selloff

The time to get defensive is now The tail end of 2018 didn’t shape up to be great for the investing public. The markets — down 6%-plus for the full year — fell into a turmoil and it looked as if the bulls were finally rolling over into a big bear market. Stocks, commodities and […]

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The Best, And Worst, Ways To Buy Preferred Shares

| November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Best, And Worst, Ways To Buy Preferred Shares

As you near (and enter) retirement you probably favor bonds, which provide income with less drama than stocks. However, less drama means less potential upside. With retirees living longer than ever before, it’s important to not go too conservative too early in life. And fortunately today, even 65 or 70 may be too early! One […]

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