ETFs

12 High-Yield Funds Paying Up To 21%

12 High-Yield Funds Paying Up To 21%

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer “one-click” diversification. Investors buy ETFs to hedge against individual stock collapses. ETFs can also offer big yields. We’ll look at 11 of them today, with dividends starting at 4% and climbing all the way up to an amazing 21%! Is the 21%er a trap? Of course it is. But my favorite […]

Inflows Into Tech ETFs Hit Record Thanks To Amazon And Apple

Inflows Into Tech ETFs Hit Record Thanks To Amazon And Apple

The success of Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebook has inspired investors to funnel billions of dollars into tech funds this year putting tech funds on track to be the most popular asset class, as calculated regarding a percentage of assets under management for 2017. These figures come from Bank of America’s latest Flow Show report, […]

3 Internet ETFs To Buy For Rip-Roaring Returns

3 Internet ETFs To Buy For Rip-Roaring Returns

These internet ETFs are surging and not all of them focus on U.S. internet stocks Investors looking for stellar performance among industry exchange-traded funds this year will find plenty in the realm of internet ETFs. Year-to-date, four of the top 10 non-leveraged ETFs are internet ETFs. Underscoring the strength in internet stocks is this nugget: the First […]

Top 3 Stocks To Own In The Hot Robotics Sector

Top 3 Stocks To Own In The Hot Robotics Sector

Set yourself up for years of profit by adding at least one of these high-tech robotics stocks to your portfolio. Plus, Tony Daltorio shares how robots will enhance every aspect of our world and how these three stocks will help you cash in on this technological mega-trend.  At one time, the only robots you and […]

7 ETFs That Can Make You Love Retirement

7 ETFs That Can Make You Love Retirement

These funds break the conventional mold for retirement investing When it comes to investing for retirement, most of the prevailing wisdom is just plain wrong. There are many “guides” that suggest a certain weighting of equities and fixed income based on one’s age. That’s not a great approach, however, because everyone has a different risk […]

Closed-End Funds

These 3 Funds Hand You A 6.5% Yield And Big Upside

These 3 Funds Hand You A 6.5% Yield And Big Upside

Today I’m going to show you three funds that are clobbering the market while throwing off a princely income stream. These three funds have all gained 30% so far in 2017, even though the market is up a more modest (but still solid) 10%. And thanks to their skilled management teams and the exploding corners […]

3 Safe Yields Up To 9.5%, With 20% Upside

3 Safe Yields Up To 9.5%, With 20% Upside

If you want to find the best high-yield opportunities on Wall Street, you don’t follow bright neon signs – you turn over rocks. Years of research has shown that the most widely recommended names are typically overcrowded trades, killing any chance you have at wringing out any value. Worse, analysts’ and pundits’ picks are often […]

This Popular Fund Just Cratered 13% … And It Will Go Lower

This Popular Fund Just Cratered 13% … And It Will Go Lower

Something tragic happened at the start of this month—but it’s such a familiar tragedy that no one should have been surprised. If you held the PIMCO CA Municipal Income III Fund (PZC), however, I bet you were surprised—and now you might be panicking. A closed-end fund (CEF) that was soaring for months all of a sudden crashed, going from […]

7%+ Yields Ahead: Your Smartest Contrarian Play For The Rest Of 2017

7%+ Yields Ahead: Your Smartest Contrarian Play For The Rest Of 2017

If you feel good because your S&P 500 index fund has taken off like a rocket in 2017, you may not want to read this article. Because the S&P 500 is, in fact, not doing well this year—at least not compared to its peers. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the SPDR S&P 500 […]

27 “Marked Down” Energy CEFs With Yields Up To 11%

27 “Marked Down” Energy CEFs With Yields Up To 11%

Energy is one sector where the experts just can’t seem to get it right. That’s a trend my colleague Brett Owens has been watching for a long time. In a March article, he warned that too many investors were bullish on oil, and the hedge fund “experts” betting on an imminent price breakthrough were wrong. […]

Dividend ETFs

3 Dividend Growth ETFs You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

3 Dividend Growth ETFs You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

Diversify away from strictly high yield with ETFs that are consistently growing dividends Dividend growth stocks are public companies that have shown a track record of successive year-over-year increases in their dividend payments to shareholders. They represent an attractive way for income investors to augment and further diversify their portfolios away from a strict high-yield focus. One […]

3 Top Preferred ETFs To Buy For High Yield

3 Top Preferred ETFs To Buy For High Yield

Want an alternative way to achieve high yield? These three ETFs offer different ways to tap dividend-rich preferred stocks. The Federal Reserve has boosted interest rates twice this years, and bond traders widely believe the central bank will hike rates one more time before the end of the year, but that’s not derailing high-yield asset […]

5 Top High-Yield Dividend ETFs To Buy

5 Top High-Yield Dividend ETFs To Buy

Truly high yield is difficult to find in the ETF space, but a few select funds offer big income. Just be careful. If you’re looking for dividend ETFs that actually dole out high yield … well, the good news is, you don’t really have to look far. In the world of 2,013 exchange-traded funds listed in […]

3 High-Yield ETFs That Pay Up To 16%

3 High-Yield ETFs That Pay Up To 16%

Whether you want good, safe yield, or you’re happy to hunt down riskier double-digit yield, these ETFs have you covered Exchange-traded funds are great for a lot of things — diversification, easy-to-understand access to difficult-to-understand areas of the market, and cheap exposure to just about every kind of investment you could possibly want. But on […]

10 ETF Dividends In Serious Danger

10 ETF Dividends In Serious Danger

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can be an easy “one-click way” to diversify your dividends. Instead of grinding on the viability of any single payout stream, why not build a basket of them? But be careful – some pooled payouts are all bad and don’t even keep up with the broader market. In a minute, we’ll review […]

REITs

3 Healthy Yields Of Up To 7.3% In Housing’s Sweet Spot

3 Healthy Yields Of Up To 7.3% In Housing’s Sweet Spot

Residential real estate is hot right now – and apartment owners are making money hand-over-fist. But don’t worry, I’m not going to recommend you run out and buy an entire complex. Instead, I’ve got three apartment REITs you can buy from the convenience of your computer (or phone, for that matter!) for yields up to […]

3 Must-Buy REITs For 100% Dividend Growth And Double-Digit Gains

3 Must-Buy REITs For 100% Dividend Growth And Double-Digit Gains

They call it the “silent wealth killer” for a reason: it takes the 2.2% yield you’d get from say, a 10-year Treasury note today and almost completely wipes it out. And if this hidden threat perks up even a little bit (as it’s certain to do), it will push your average Joe (or Jane) into […]

3 Retail REITs To Salvage For Their Inflated Yields

3 Retail REITs To Salvage For Their Inflated Yields

Many retail stocks are taking a thrashing, and rightfully so. But some retail REITs are being thrown out with the bathwater, juicing their yields. It’s no secret that retail is in a tailspin. The rise of online shopping has cratered sales at long-time retail stalwarts like Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M) and Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS). And while share […]

The 7 Best REITs You Must Buy Right Now!

The 7 Best REITs You Must Buy Right Now!

If you’re looking for growth and income, look no further than this sector Real estate investment trusts (REITs) suffer from one key myth: When rates rises, REITs lose. Part of that logic — and short-term self-fulfilling prophecy — is that cash is the lifeblood of REITs and when rates rise the cost of borrowing for […]

The 7 Best REITs To Buy For Big (And Growing!) Yields

The 7 Best REITs To Buy For Big (And Growing!) Yields

Don’t just chase high yields when you buy REITs … make sure those stocks are growing their payouts, too Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have been one of the top-performing asset classes of the past few decades, and in fact, the very best one over the past 15 years. These owners of commercial real estate — […]

Bond ETFs

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 […]

How To Get 5% Dividends Tax Free

How To Get 5% Dividends Tax Free

Municipal bonds are popular with retirees because they provide tax-free income. Some pay secure yields above 6%, which translates to 10% tax-equivalent payouts to folks in high tax brackets. But buying individual municipal bonds isn’t easy. Many brokers don’t offer them, and the ones that do usually try to sell low quality munis that big […]

A Safe 3-Stock Portfolio That Pays 5.9%

A Safe 3-Stock Portfolio That Pays 5.9%

When planning for retirement, most investors try to split their assets between stocks (higher risk, higher return) and federal U.S. government bonds (lower risk, and these days, much lower return). Problem is, stocks are enjoying an overextended winning streak. The S&P 500 is up over 7% year-to-date: S&P 500 Moves Up and To the Right […]

What's Going On

Trends In The US Economy

Trends In The US Economy

Differences between the Canadian and US economy I rather focus my attention on the US economy than on the Canadian economy. I see the Canadian economy as huge gas station for the US and a huge ATM machine. The biggest drivers of the Canadian economy are the oil companies and the banks. You take those […]

What Should Value Investors Be Buying In 2017?

What Should Value Investors Be Buying In 2017?

While the stock market “Santa rally” seems to be continuing, US market valuations are now looking stretched. That’s not the case for value stocks, though, which have underperformed for several years as investors have either fled for “safe” but expensive defensives, or gambled on highly valued growth stocks. Value is now trading at its biggest […]

These 6%+ Dividends Will Thrive As Interest Rates Rise

These 6%+ Dividends Will Thrive As Interest Rates Rise

You can take it to the bank: interest rates are going up. Everyone from Janet Yellen to Donald Trump says it needs to happen. Traders betting through the Fed futures markets agree, pegging the odds of a quarter-point rate hike at the Fed’s December 14 meeting at 94.9%: More hikes seem likely next year, if […]

How To Live Off $500,000 Forever

How To Live Off $500,000 Forever

A half-million dollars is a lot of money. Unfortunately, it won’t generate much income today if you limit yourself to popular investments. The 10-year Treasury has “rallied” to 1.85%. Put your $500K in them and you’re well below the single-person poverty level at $9,250 annually. Yikes. Dividend paying stocks are masquerading around as bond proxies […]

Why Interest Rates Are Low (Hint It’s Not The Fed)

Why Interest Rates Are Low (Hint It’s Not The Fed)

After dominating investment news headlines on a regular basis over the past 15 years, the Federal Reserve has found its way into the middle of the presidential election. Donald Trump has accused the Fed of propping up a “false economy” and argued that “the rates are going to have to change.” Hillary Clinton hit back […]