ETFs

5 Safe And Sound ETF Strategies For 2H

5 Safe And Sound ETF Strategies For 2H

After a bumpy ride in the first half of the year, global stocks are bouncing back, with iShares MSCI ACWI Index Fund (NASDAQ:ACWI), which targets the global stock market, up 1% last week. The U.S. stocks, as indicated by SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY), which tracks the S&P 500 index, is up 1.5% to start the second half versus […]

4 Funds That Will Help Protect Against Rising Interest Rates

4 Funds That Will Help Protect Against Rising Interest Rates

This is how investors can endure and thrive among rising interest rates Conventional wisdom often dictates that rising interest rates can be a pain for investors. Unfortunately, the Federal Reserve has boosted borrowing costs four times since the start of 2017, including once to this point this year. Some bond market observers still see interest […]

4 Decidedly Strange ETFs With Monster Potential

4 Decidedly Strange ETFs With Monster Potential

These strange exchange-traded funds offer investors potential for significant upside At the end of April, there were nearly 1,900 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) trading hands in the U.S. Just this year, approximately 100 new ETFs have come to market. With numbers like that, you’re bound to run into a few products out there that could diverge […]

2 Robotics Industry ETFs Tapping Into Expanding AI And Automation

2 Robotics Industry ETFs Tapping Into Expanding AI And Automation

The two ETFs I like are the Global X Funds Robotics & Artificial Intelligence ETF (Nasdaq: BOTZ) and the ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index ETF (Nasdaq: ROBO). I am very positive on both of these ETFs and have previously recommended them to investors. As you might surmise, there are a lot of similarities between the two funds […]

3 Shiny New Crypto And Blockchain ETFs

3 Shiny New Crypto And Blockchain ETFs

Blockchain ETFs are a great way to play the crypto market if you hate its volatility I don’t have to tell you that the blockchain and the technology’s resultant cryptocurrencies have singlehandedly altered the investment landscape. That said, most traditional investors don’t want to touch the crypto token’s inherent volatility with a 20-foot pole. It […]

Closed-End Funds

This Hated 6.8% Payer Is Ready To Pop (Buy Now)

This Hated 6.8% Payer Is Ready To Pop (Buy Now)

It’s here again: another stock downturn. But don’t worry, because today I’m going to show you a “1-click” way to profit from it (and collect a nice 6.8% dividend while you do). The key? Dipping into an out-of-favor sector that outperforms when the market gets fearful. I’m talking about consumer staples, which is down a […]

These 3 Dividends (Up To 12.4%!) Are Traps Set To Spring

These 3 Dividends (Up To 12.4%!) Are Traps Set To Spring

Cash payouts of 8% and more (often paid monthly), plus price upside of 10%, 20%, sometimes even higher. That’s what you get with closed-end funds—and you can often get it in just one buy! But as terrific as these off-the-radar funds are, you still need to be careful: of the 500 or so CEFs available to […]

The Dangers Of Closed-End Funds

The Dangers Of Closed-End Funds

With my focus on higher yield investments, I often receive questions about various closed-end funds. CEFs are actively managed investment pools with shares that trade on the stock exchanges. A lot of these funds carry very attractive yields. The danger is that this is an asset class where it is hard to separate the good […]

A 1-Click Way To Beat the Market This Summer

A 1-Click Way To Beat the Market This Summer

The stock market has just started recovering from its early-February lows—and there are 3 ridiculously cheap funds set to jump even higher while paying massive dividends. Before I show them to you, let’s talk a bit about why the market is set to go higher. Right now, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) is up 4.8% for 2018, but more importantly, it’s […]

A “Secret” 10.5% Dividend From Pfizer (Starting Today)

A “Secret” 10.5% Dividend From Pfizer (Starting Today)

What if I told you there’s a way you can buy your favorite blue chips and get a dividend up to 6 times bigger than what these stocks pay today? Let’s be honest: with an income stream like that, backed by household names like Pfizer (PFE) and AT&T (T)—more on these two stocks below—you’d leap at the chance, right? The […]

Dividend ETFs

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 […]

7 Dividend Funds Yielding Over 5.3%

7 Dividend Funds Yielding Over 5.3%

Your retirement depends on finding high-yielding ETFs today Investors have gotten used to weak yields in many corners of the market. The dividend yield of the S&P 500 as a group is roughly 2.0%, and the 10-year U.S. Treasury bond doesn’t offer much more at just 2.2% yield. That’s difficult for dividend stock investors looking for income […]

7 High-Yield ETFs For Income-Conscious Investors

7 High-Yield ETFs For Income-Conscious Investors

Use high-yield exchange-traded funds to boost your portfolio’s overall yield I don’t know about you, but my savings account still isn’t paying any interest. And that’s just the problem. Despite the Federal Reserve starting to ratchet up interest rates, investors’ bonds yields, savings accounts and money-market funds haven’t kept up. They are still paying next […]

Foreign Market ETFs

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 […]

3 Ultra-Cheap ETFs To Buy For The Best Developed Markets Stocks

3 Ultra-Cheap ETFs To Buy For The Best Developed Markets Stocks

There are plenty of cheap ETFs for developed markets exposure, but these three stand out from the crowd Two of the most prominent themes this year in the world of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are investors flocking to ex-U.S. equity funds and the ongoing affinity for low-cost exposure. Looking at this year’s top 10 asset-gathering ETFs, […]

3 Emerging Markets ETFs That Will Beat The U.S.

3 Emerging Markets ETFs That Will Beat The U.S.

Emerging markets are hot, and analysts expect things to stay that way. Capitalize with these three EM funds. While everyone has been focusing on U.S. stocks and President Donald Trump’s ability to make America great again, something has been quietly happening across the globe: Emerging markets have gotten hot once again. In fact, in 2017, markets […]

Bond ETFs

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 […]

5 High-Yield Funds To Buy Before The Fed Hikes Rates

5 High-Yield Funds To Buy Before The Fed Hikes Rates

Today I’m going to show you a crystal-clear, highly predictable market pattern we can cash in on—and 5 safe, high-yield funds we can use to do it. It’s all thanks to the Federal Reserve’s cat-and-mouse game with interest rates. Let me explain. Now that we’re past the days of quantitative easing boosting stocks, investors’ attention […]

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 […]