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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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Buy This ETF That You Can Redeem For Real Gold

| October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Buy This ETF That You Can Redeem For Real Gold

One of the best investing maxims ever from legendary investor Sir John Templeton is this: “People are always asking me where the outlook is good, but that’s the wrong question. The right question is: Where is the outlook most miserable?” Templeton would often also say, “invest at the point of maximum pessimism.” Maximum pessimism certainly […]

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5 Tech ETFs To Buy As Earnings Gear Up

5 Tech ETFs To Buy As Earnings Gear Up

These tech ETFs could be primed for big things this earnings season The arrival of October marks the start of the fourth and final quarter of 2018, meaning third-quarter earnings season is about to kick-off in meaningful fashion. “During the third quarter, analysts lowered earnings estimates for companies in the S&P 500 for the quarter,” according to FactSet. […]

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Interested In Preferreds? Collect A Safe 8% Yield From This New Preferred Stock ETF

| September 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
Interested In Preferreds? Collect A Safe 8% Yield From This New Preferred Stock ETF

Preferred stock shares are a hybrid security that provide attractive yields with a higher level of safety compared to common stock share dividends. Individual preferred stock issues are difficult to evaluate, so I recommend using an ETF to get preferred stock exposure in your portfolio. There is a new preferred focused ETF now available that […]

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7 Fabulous Financial ETFs To Buy

| September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
7 Fabulous Financial ETFs To Buy

The financial services sector is the third-largest sector allocation in the S&P 500. At a weight of 13.79% (as of Aug. 31), financials trail only technology and healthcare in the benchmark U.S. equity gauge. Investors often favor financial services stocks and the related exchange traded funds (ETFs) when interest rates are rising, which describes the current […]

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