Tag: closed-end funds

How To Work Today’s Inflation Fears For 6%+ Dividends And Big Upside

| November 23, 2021
How To Work Today’s Inflation Fears For 6%+ Dividends And Big Upside

I’m hearing from a lot of CEF Insider members who are worried about inflation these days, and there’s a good reason why: consumer prices raced up 6.2% in October from a year ago! The good news is that we’ve got an easy setup that lets us work inflation fears to our advantage, grabbing ourselves bigger dividends, and […]

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3 Punchy Preferred Funds Yielding 6.2%-6.9%

| October 26, 2021
3 Punchy Preferred Funds Yielding 6.2%-6.9%

Most income investors limit themselves to mere “common” dividends. But there’s no need for us to settle for 2% blue-chip yields when we can bank 6%+ payouts from the same companies. Let’s use Bank of America (BAC) as our example. The stock should keep sailing as the 10-year Treasury rate grinds higher. Common shares of BAC yield […]

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3 Huge Monthly Dividends Set To Soar (One Yields An Incredible 7.6%)

| July 1, 2021
3 Huge Monthly Dividends Set To Soar (One Yields An Incredible 7.6%)

When it comes right down to it, we dividend investors really only need three things: Bargain stocks with … High current yields and ideally … Monthly payouts—so we can line up our income with our bills and reinvest our dividend cash without having to wait for three long months. I know—this list is cute, but it sounds […]

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A 3-Fund Portfolio for 10% Dividends

| April 20, 2021
A 3-Fund Portfolio for 10% Dividends

This “stocks-up, yields-down” market is clobbering income investors. With stock prices floating higher, yields are crumbling to dust: with the 1.3% payout on the typical S&P 500 stock—a 20-year low—you’d need to invest $2.2 million to get just $2,500 a month in dividends! (And let’s not forget that the typical S&P 500 stock pays dividends quarterly, not […]

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The Beautiful, Boring Secret To Landing 7% Dividends

| January 19, 2021
The Beautiful, Boring Secret To Landing 7% Dividends

As Wall Street loses its mind over a long bond that pays a lousy 1%, we level-headed income investors are going to stay calm. And 7.7% on. Yes, we “prefer” (hint, hint) dividends that are 7X the weak 1% yield the wonks are clamoring about. I’ll get to the specifics on these retirement makers—which we can […]

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5 Dividends Up To 10.8% To Buy On This Dip

| September 29, 2020 | 0 Comments
5 Dividends Up To 10.8% To Buy On This Dip

Are you trying to grind out a livable retirement on dividends alone? It’s possible, and it doesn’t require millions and millions already in the bank. (Even today, with interest rates in the tank.) However, we must step outside the mainstream to achieve this. After all, why mess around with a standard $15,600 a year in retirement income […]

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These Reliable Monthly Dividend Payers Have Never Been Cheaper

| March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments
These Reliable Monthly Dividend Payers Have Never Been Cheaper

A trio of reliable monthly dividend payers has been swept up in the pandemic panic. They could be the dirt-cheap buys that have dividend investors kicking themselves this time next year for not “backing up the truck” and buying every monthly paying share in sight. These closed-end funds (CEFs) as a whole are far smaller […]

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5 ETFs For Oodles Of Monthly Dividends

| December 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
5 ETFs For Oodles Of Monthly Dividends

Dividend ETFs can provide plenty of needed monthly income in retirement For investors in or near retirement, there’s only one thing that really matters: income with a capital “I.” Without it, even the best-laid retirement plans can’t happen. One of the hardest portions of retirement is turning your hard-earned savings into a steady stream of […]

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17 “Crash-Proof” Funds Yielding 8.1%+ (With Upside)

| November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
17 “Crash-Proof” Funds Yielding 8.1%+ (With Upside)

There’s nothing worse than watching your cash drain away in a downturn—especially if you’re near retirement and don’t have the time to bounce back. That’s why I’m hearing so much fear these days that 2020 could be another 2008. Luckily, there’s a simple way to protect your nest egg. It involves 17 unique funds that […]

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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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