Tag: CEF

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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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 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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2 Top Contrarian Buys For The Rest Of 2018

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
2 Top Contrarian Buys For The Rest Of 2018

Remember seven months ago, when investors were freaking out over North Korea and a future trade war? They were also wringing their hands over popular volatility funds like the VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX (XIV), which blew up in February and destroyed millions of dollars of invested cash. All of these shocks sent the S&P 500 tumbling over 10% […]

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3 Quick Buys For Dividends Up To 6% (And 112% Upside)

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
3 Quick Buys For Dividends Up To 6% (And 112% Upside)

There’s been a massive discount building in a pocket of the market where you can get big dividends that are entirely tax-free. And I’m going to show you three “1-click” ways to tap this income investor’s wonderland today. I know that tax-free anything these days sounds impossible, but in this case, I assure you it’s not. […]

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13 Sky-High Yields Of 7%-Plus: 4 Bombs, 9 Buys

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
13 Sky-High Yields Of 7%-Plus: 4 Bombs, 9 Buys

What do most exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and many blue-chip stocks have in common? They’re big, they’re popular with Wall Street pundits … and they don’t deliver nearly as much income as investors need to retire. Not even close. I want to share some ugly and eye-opening numbers with you about the skinflint ETF industry. I […]

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Why You Need To Invest In Closed-End Funds

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Why You Need To Invest In Closed-End Funds

By now you probably either invest in closed-end funds (CEF) or have heard more folks talking about them. There’s a good reason why: dividends! With 10-Year Treasuries yielding around 2.3% and your typical S&P 500 stock paying even less—just 1.9%—there’s a very good chance none of the folks you know are clocking dividends that can even beat […]

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4 Monthly Dividend Stocks To Bankroll Your Retirement

| May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
4 Monthly Dividend Stocks To Bankroll Your Retirement

Here’s a fact: if you want to clock out of the workforce in any kind of comfort, you’ll need $4,000 a month—$4,074, to be exact. How do I know? Because that’s what your average 65- to 74-year-old couple shells out every month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It comes out to $48,885 a […]

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