ETFs

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 […]

7 Best Tech ETFs To Ride The Earnings Wave

7 Best Tech ETFs To Ride The Earnings Wave

Instead of going the stock-picking route, look to tech ETFs for a basket of earnings winners With the FAANG stocks accounting for a massive percentage of the S&P 500’s 2018 upside, it is not surprising that investors remain fond of technology exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The FAANG quintet, comprised of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL), dominate the lineups of scores of […]

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 […]

Closed-End Funds

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 […]

3 Ways To Cash In On Trump’s Trade Wars (And Grab Dividends Up To 10%)

3 Ways To Cash In On Trump’s Trade Wars (And Grab Dividends Up To 10%)

With the recent market downturn, you might be worried that stocks are headed for trouble. Don’t be. Because there’s one really good reason to be greedy now that the market has become fearful again, and it can be summed up in two words: earnings season, which “officially” kicks off when Alcoa (AA) reports its results on July […]

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 […]

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-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 […]

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, […]

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 […]