Tag: closed-end funds

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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Mutal Funds, ETFs, Closed End Funds–What’s The Difference?

| May 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mutal Funds, ETFs, Closed End Funds–What’s The Difference?

One key rule in investing is to not put all your eggs in one basket–or all your money in the stock of one company.  No matter how great the company, no matter how long it has been in existence or how well known it is, it could fail–case in point:  Sears.  While Sears has not […]

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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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5 Wildly Popular – And Overrated – Funds. Sell Today!

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
5 Wildly Popular – And Overrated – Funds.  Sell Today!

As we speak, $376 billion is locked up in five of Wall Street’s most overrated, overloved funds. And the sad reality is that there’s a high chance a few thousand bucks of that are courtesy of … well, you. The good news? I can show you seven far better options. While Wall Street still rolls out hundreds of […]

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3 Retirement Stocks To Buy Right Now – And 6 To Avoid

| March 1, 2017 | 1 Comment
3 Retirement Stocks To Buy Right Now – And 6 To Avoid

With the Trump bump squeezing stocks higher, retirees (and near-retirees) are asking me two questions a lot these days: Is it still a good time to buy? And if so, what the heck should I buy? The answer to the first is, undoubtedly, yes. And it’s no secret what’s behind the second: according to FactSet, […]

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3 Diversified Funds Paying Up To 9.5%

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 Diversified Funds Paying Up To 9.5%

Instead of meticulously picking one high paying stock after another – in hopes of building a secure dividend stream – how about simply buying a fund or two that does everything for you? After all, you’ve already made the correct asset allocation in choosing dividend stocks – which outperform non-payers by a wide margin. There […]

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Warren Buffett-Municipal Bonds-Bond Insurers

| February 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

I love watching The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett.  Yesterday, he caused the Dow Jones Industrial Average to move up over 130 points by making a simple announcement.  What did he say?  He offered to “help”, and I use that term lightly, troubled re-insurance companies Ambac (ABK), MBIA (MBI), and Financial Guaranty. Whenever these offers […]

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