Tag: Bonds

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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How To Start Investing With Little Money

| May 19, 2020 | 1 Comment
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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How To Make Smart Decisions For Your Retirement Portfolio

| February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments
How To Make Smart Decisions For Your Retirement Portfolio

Saving money for your retirement is probably one of the most important goals you have right now. So, you have to find the right balance between investing with risk and investing with safe return to have a nice portfolio. You need to strategize and be successful at it if you want to be comfortable in […]

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How To Build Your Pension Plan With A Few Rental Properties

| January 17, 2020 | 0 Comments
How To Build Your Pension Plan With A Few Rental Properties

How would you rather spend your retirement? Vacationing perhaps, absorbing fanciful sights, smells and tastes from all over the world. Even if your vision of retirement doesn’t have a lot of vacationing in it, I bet this period is one where you want to relax and enjoy your work-free years. But there’s a catch: to […]

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What You Need To Know Before You Invest In Mutual Funds

| January 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
What You Need To Know Before You Invest In Mutual Funds

When I was struggling to pay off my debt, all I wanted was enough money to pay my bills. Even though I worked in a financial firm out of college, I was not in a position to think about the future or investing for myself. However, no matter where you are on your debt journey, I want […]

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4 Tips To Consider For Financial Security During Retirement

| November 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
4 Tips To Consider For Financial Security During Retirement

Retirement planning should start today because when the time comes that you can’t work like you used to, your finances are going to change a lot. You might have questions such as what your end retirement savings goal should look like, the kind of investments that would help you reach that goal, what kind of […]

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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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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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