ETFs

5 Ridiculously Low-Cost ETFs

5 Ridiculously Low-Cost ETFs

Investors don’t need to incur expense ratios north of 0.15% for great ETFs For investors that like inexpensive funds, index funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are the primary destinations. There are plenty of low-cost ETFs on the market today and with issuers showing a willingness to trim fees, it is likely more funds will […]

Revealed: 4 Fast Buys To Give You $48,000 In Retirement Income

Revealed: 4 Fast Buys To Give You $48,000 In Retirement Income

On average, an American retiree spends about $4,000 per month. But few of those retirees are getting $4,000 from their nest egg—which is partly why bankruptcy rates among retirees have been soaring for years. But there is a way to get $4,000 a month (or $48,000 a year) from your savings—even if you aren’t filthy […]

7 ETFs That Aren’t For Everybody

7 ETFs That Aren’t For Everybody

There are lots of ETFs in the world, but not all ETFs are intended for every investor At the end of July, there were nearly 2,200 exchange traded products (ETPs), including exchange traded funds (ETFs), listed in the U.S. And there both are benefits and drawbacks to such a large number of ETFs being readily available to […]

5 Strong Healthcare ETFs To Buy

5 Strong Healthcare ETFs To Buy

These healthcare ETFs take investors to some exciting corners of a growing sector The healthcare sector is the second-largest sector exposure in the S&P 500. This prominence is reflected in the world of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), where there are dozens of healthcare ETFs. Some funds reflect the sector’s increasingly dynamic composition. Offerings in the healthcare ETF universe […]

How To Profit By Investing In Exchange Traded Notes

How To Profit By Investing In Exchange Traded Notes

There are a lot of investment instruments for investors to choose from when investing their money. The most common are stocks, bonds, mutual funds and exchange traded funds. But there are some other investments options that some investors might not be aware of. One such option is exchange traded notes. In this post, we are going to […]

Closed-End Funds

Earn $40K In Dividends On $500K? My 8-Step Plan To 8% Yields

Earn $40K In Dividends On $500K? My 8-Step Plan To 8% Yields

Even with the 10-year Treasury “rallying” of late, it still pays just 2.9%. Put a million bucks in T-Bills, and you’re banking $29,000 per year. Barely above poverty levels! Hence the appeal of closed-end funds (CEFs), which often pay 8% or better. That’s the difference between a paltry minimum-wage income of $29,000 on a million saved or […]

4 Buys To Sail Through The Next Crash (Dividends Up To 7.4%)

4 Buys To Sail Through The Next Crash (Dividends Up To 7.4%)

Readers often ask me how to build a portfolio that holds its own in down times but hands them more income than the measly 2.6% long-term US Treasuries pay. So today I’ll show you how to do that. With the 4 bargain-priced closed-end funds (CEFs) I’ll show you below, which also boast strong track records and high […]

25 Popular Funds To Sell, 5 To Buy Instead (For 7.2% Dividends!)

25 Popular Funds To Sell, 5 To Buy Instead (For 7.2% Dividends!)

The average yield among the 25 largest dividend exchange-traded funds is a meager 2.7% right now. That means if you plunked a $1 million on ETFs dedicated to dividend stocks, you’d only make $27,000 every year. That’s barely higher than the 2018 federal poverty level for a family of four ($25,100)! But you and I […]

How To Buy Your Favorite Stocks At 14% Off (With Yields Up To 7%)

How To Buy Your Favorite Stocks At 14% Off (With Yields Up To 7%)

If you’ve read the headlines about tech’s woeful slump in the past couple weeks, you might think stocks are out of favor. You’d be wrong—and this chart proves it: Forget the Headlines: Stocks Are Rolling After February’s gut-wrenching plunge, the S&P 500 has more than recovered and is up 6.2% year to date. If this […]

3 Buys For Windfall Gains (And 6% Dividends)

3 Buys For Windfall Gains (And 6% Dividends)

Remember the panic selling in February? It all seems silly now—the economy is surging, companies are beating high earnings expectations and American consumers are more confident than ever. And the stock market is finally catching on—the S&P 500 is up a solid 5.9% in 2018, and the momentum for stocks to go higher is clearly […]

Dividend ETFs

7 Inexpensive High Dividend ETFs To Buy

7 Inexpensive High Dividend ETFs To Buy

These high dividend ETFs come with income and low fees The universe of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) is awash in low-fee products and that space is growing as issuers use discounted fees to lure investors. Income-seeking investors do not have to pay up to access high dividend ETFs. In fact, numerous high dividend ETFs can be considered […]

10 Dividend Funds For Steady Income

10 Dividend Funds For Steady Income

There are dividend funds for almost any kind of investors looking for steady payouts Interest rates are rising in the U.S. and some other markets, but that is not standing in the way of solid dividend growth. Data confirm as much. In fact, global dividends recently ascended to a record high. “Global dividends jumped 12.9% […]

7 ETFs Where Dividends And Low Volatility Meet

7 ETFs Where Dividends And Low Volatility Meet

Like dividends and low volatility? You’ll love these ETFs. Various historical data points and research confirm that dividend-paying stocks are usually less volatile than their non-dividend counterparts. Additionally, stocks that are less volatile, over the long-term, typically outperform rivals that experience larger drawdowns or have higher standard deviations. The takeaways are these: dividend stocks are […]

3 High-Yield ETFs You Haven’t Heard Of

3 High-Yield ETFs You Haven’t Heard Of

These high-yield ETFs are worth a look The advent of exchange-traded funds, especially high-yield ETFs, in the stock market offered investors with some of the best ways to create a diversified portfolio. ETFs offer mutual fund strength diversification, and spreading that risk creates more safety, up to a point. High-yield ETFs are attractive for retirement […]

3 Dividend ETFs For Retired Investors To Add To Their Portfolios

3 Dividend ETFs For Retired Investors To Add To Their Portfolios

These dividend ETFs offer income and security during retirement Dividend ETFs can be a great way to earn some extra income. Retired investors are often looking for dividends, and dividend ETFs offer an extra degree of safety because of their diversification. Today, retired investors have a lot to choose from. Although rates are rising and […]

Foreign Market ETFs

Buy These ETFs Setting Up Profits From A Strong Dollar

Buy These ETFs Setting Up Profits From A Strong Dollar

August – a month with many market participants on vacation – is well known for its bouts of volatility and markets in a tizzy about things not so important. This year is holding to form with a selloff triggered by worries that turmoil in Turkey – mainly caused by a steep fall in its currency […]

7 Emerging-Markets ETFs To Buy

7 Emerging-Markets ETFs To Buy

Emerging markets assets are slumping, but if that changes, these ETFs could be leaders For a variety of reasons, emerging markets stocks and the corresponding exchange traded funds (ETFs) are being punished this year. The widely followed MSCI Emerging Markets Index is lower by nearly 7% year-to-date and some funds tracking developing economies are sporting […]

7 Emerging Market ETFs To Buy For Big Gains In 2018

7 Emerging Market ETFs To Buy For Big Gains In 2018

These funds provide easy access to global opportunities Emerging market ETFs had a great year in 2017. That may come as a surprise to some investors who were only looking at U.S. stocks, but it’s true. Consider, for instance, that China’s benchmark Hang Seng Index is up about 35% on the year. That puts even the 18% […]

7 Country ETFs Worth Owning Outside U.S.

7 Country ETFs Worth Owning Outside U.S.

These seven ETFs will give you plenty of geographic diversification Home-country bias is a particular ailment that investors suffer from whether you live in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom or any other country with a significant stock market. It’s impossible to run away from and it’s a big reason why Americans ought to consider […]

5 International ETFs Worth Adding To Your Portfolio

5 International ETFs Worth Adding To Your Portfolio

Many investors focus heavily on individual security selection, but proper asset allocation is where you get most of the bang for your buck. There’s almost always a decent value to be found somewhere in the world.  And many asset classes tend to revert to their mean- if one country outperforms another country over the course […]

Bond ETFs

Avoid These 3 Bond Funds When Interest Rates Rise

Avoid These 3 Bond Funds When Interest Rates Rise

Are bond funds a safe haven if the stock market crashes? With interest rates about to rise, is it a good time to invest in a bond fund? These are questions investors may be asking themselves as the stock market may be peaking and the Fed keeps jacking up interest rates. If you are fearful […]

5 Cheap Fidelity ETFs For Retirement

5 Cheap Fidelity ETFs For Retirement

These low-fee Fidelity ETFs can help investors plan for retirement Many mutual fund investors and those with employer-sponsored retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans are familiar with Fidelity mutual funds and index funds. Several years ago, the Boston-based fund giant got involved in the exchange traded funds (ETFs). While Fidelity ETFs have a long way […]

3 Growth ETFs For High Yield And Diversification

3 Growth ETFs For High Yield And Diversification

Thanks to the near zero percent (and even negative!) interest rate policies  of central banks, financial markets are certainly in a brave new world. In other words, central bankers have set rates near zero – as the Federal Reserve has done with the Federal Funds rate – or even pushed them below zero. Below zero […]

4 Stocks Safe From The Fed’s Next Move

4 Stocks Safe From The Fed’s Next Move

Operating in a long-term bull market that doesn’t look over yet, these four stocks represent great buys for the investor looking for safety and returns. Add these stocks to your portfolio and you’ll never worry about what the Fed will do next. Many experienced investors’ antennae were twitching in alert earlier this year as Wall […]

These 6%+ Yielders Are A Screaming Bargain

These 6%+ Yielders Are A Screaming Bargain

If you’ve invested in municipal bonds lately, you may be coming down with a serious case of buyer’s remorse. But you shouldn’t, as I’ll explain in a moment. In fact, now is the perfect time to double down and buy more of these high-yielding, ultra-stable investments. First, let’s look at why “munis” have fallen off […]

REITs

REITs Make Owning Properties Like A Mogul Easy

REITs Make Owning Properties Like A Mogul Easy

Imagine owning properties all over the world, collecting rent, and never having to deal with the pesky issues of tenants that stem from being a landlord. Sound’s crazy? Maybe not. There’s a way that this is absolutely possible. Invest like a mogul That way relates to what are called real estate investment trusts, or REITs. […]

The Ultimate 3-Step Strategy For Big REIT Profits

The Ultimate 3-Step Strategy For Big REIT Profits

I’ve spoken to a lot of investors who are still scared of real estate after the housing bubble burst in 2008. These folks have a lot of cash on the sidelines, and they’re desperate for income, but they’re too scared to jump into real estate. Usually when investors express these fears, I show them this […]

4 REITs To Buy Before December 13 – And 45 To Avoid

4 REITs To Buy Before December 13 – And 45 To Avoid

Today I’m going to show you 4 REITs with high—and growing—yields that are bargains now. But you’ve only got weeks to act here, and likely less. Why? Because real estate investment trusts have underperformed the broader market by a lot in the last six weeks … but a proven contrarian signal is about to send the […]

5 REITs That Are Just Right For Retirement

5 REITs That Are Just Right For Retirement

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are a must-have holding for any and all retirement accounts. The five REITs I’m about to show you are pivotal to both growing your nest egg, then delivering consistent cash to pay the bills once you’ve called it a career. Slowly but surely, market research is starting to agree with […]

7 Dividend-Growing REITs That Cost Next To Nothing

7 Dividend-Growing REITs That Cost Next To Nothing

Thanks to recent stumbles, real estate investment trusts are cheap Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have been one of the go-to investments over the past few years as investors have looked toward securities with high yields. And thanks to their tax structures, most REITs have yields in the 4% to 7% range. However, with interest […]