Tag: Bonds

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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Investing & The Fed: How Will My Investments Be Impacted?

| July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
Investing & The Fed: How Will My Investments Be Impacted?

Whispers abound that the Fed intends to lower interest rates. Even a hint of declining interest rates can cause the stock market to rise. Learn about how interest rate movements can impact your investments. Investing is both science and art. One can do everything right and still watch their investments fall. That is because as […]

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Dow Drops 832 Points In One Day – Has A Correction Begun?

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
Dow Drops 832 Points In One Day – Has A Correction Begun?

The stock market experienced one of the worst days of the year on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 832 points, more than 3%, the biggest lost since 8 months ago on February 8th. The S&P 500 dropped 3.3% to 2785.68. But the biggest losing major index was the Nasdaq Composite, which tumbled 4.1% […]

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2 Perfect Retirement Stocks Paying Up To 8% (And 2 Losers Circling The Drain)

| October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
2 Perfect Retirement Stocks Paying Up To 8% (And 2 Losers Circling The Drain)

It’s the No. 1 fear that keeps retirees (and near-retirees) pacing the halls at night: that their nest egg will expire before they will! It’s easy to see why. After all, many of these folks will need to fund a retirement that’s much longer than their parents’ was: according to the Brookings Institution, nearly one in four […]

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3 Core Retirement Bond Funds To Buy

3 Core Retirement Bond Funds To Buy

Individual bonds are better, but these bond funds look pretty safe With interest rates finally heading back up, bonds are slowly becoming more attractive investments, particularly for retirement. We aren’t quite at the place where retired investors can plow money back into bonds, but we are headed in that direction. Retired investors have to be […]

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10 Steady Tax-Equivalent Yields Up To 10%

| March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
10 Steady Tax-Equivalent Yields Up To 10%

Municipal bonds are off to a slow start in 2018 – which is usually a bullish sign for these tax-free payers. We last “pounded the table” on munis in December 2016. They were coming off their worst month since the Great Recession, and we discussed their tendency to rally when they are hated: “It’s impossible to call a […]

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This Last Safe 10% Bond Yield Won’t Last Long

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
This Last Safe 10% Bond Yield Won’t Last Long

Is there a bond bubble? There’s certainly more froth than not, with investors recklessly reaching for the riskiest of yields. But there’s one last 10% dividend on the board worthy of our consideration. It’s available thanks to investors’ misunderstanding (and laziness) – we’ll discuss details in a minute. But first, let’s review three key rules […]

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Should Everyone Own Stocks?

| June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Last weekend I was catching up on some of my reading.  I was trying to make a dent in the stack of books, magazines, and articles piling up on my desk.  You see, I’m constantly looking for new investment ideas for my readers. As I was reading one particular magazine, the words jumped off the […]

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A Better Investment Than Treasuries?

| August 31, 2010 | 0 Comments

The market is loaded with interesting investment opportunities.  Investors can buy into almost any conceivable asset class from oil pipelines to real estate, even commodities or bonds.  The choices are endless. It’s hard to even know where to begin… Despite all the options, it seems every asset class is experiencing huge volatility right now.  Investors […]

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Is The Bond Market Predicting A Crash?

| August 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

The financial experts are predicting doom. Lately, the media is pulling out big scary names to describe the markets. There are some really colorful terms floating around. It’s the Hindenburg Omen!  It’s the dreaded Death Cross!  Wow.  I guess we should all run for the hills… Clearly this terminology is meant to terrify us about […]

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