ETFs

3 ETFs To Buy Before They Charge Higher In 2018

3 ETFs To Buy Before They Charge Higher In 2018

The markets continue their bullish run into year-end. Here’s how to profit. The market continues to press higher as the heightened prospects of a tax reform deal has seemingly filled the rally tank as we head into the end-of-the-year, which is normally bullish for stocks and ETFs to buy. Investors are beginning to scramble for […]

8 ETFs To Study For 2018

8 ETFs To Study For 2018

This ETF info will show you how portfolio managers are preparing for 2018 We are fast approaching the end of 2017 and the beginning of a new year. That means portfolio rebalancing and sector rotation among many of the biggest players on Wall Street. Hedge funds, institutional traders and private fund managers are all looking […]

Follow The Money In These 7 ETFs To Buy Now

Follow The Money In These 7 ETFs To Buy Now

These banking and finance funds are looking good for 2018 Major financial stocks have had a pretty good year in 2017. Big names like Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) and Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) have jumped roughly 20% since Jan. 1 to outperform the S&P 500’s 16% gain. And only megabank Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) has really struggled, and that’s for good reason […]

Buy This 25% Yield Stock For High Yield And Compound Growth

Buy This 25% Yield Stock For High Yield And Compound Growth

With its current 25% yield, the InfraCap MLP ETF (NYSE: AMZA) is either one of the most intriguing or scary investments available to income focused investors. Or both! The AMZA share price has been in a two-month decline, and investors are again asking if the big dividend is sustainable, or will it be reduced? In spite of […]

The 3 Best ETFs For Aggressive Returns

The 3 Best ETFs For Aggressive Returns

These Vanguard ETFs let you invest in speculative industries without the risk of individual stock-picking While risk-takers will eschew broader-scoped exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for the glory (and profits) of individual stocks, ETFs are a relevant component of any investing strategy. While the profit potential is greatest with a bet on a single company, the opposite […]

Closed-End Funds

The “Smart Money” Will Buy These 10%+ Yields In 2018

The “Smart Money” Will Buy These 10%+ Yields In 2018

If you’re a contrarian investor, you know that the market loves to overreact—and that mass hysteria can hand you some nice profits. That’s because panicked first-level investors toss great investments over the side along with the bad. We’re happy to step in when they do, buy at a discount, then sit back and watch the price snap […]

This Could Earn You $2,500 In Monthly Income In 2018

This Could Earn You $2,500 In Monthly Income In 2018

Today we’re going to take on one of the biggest investing myths there is—and expose this so-called “gospel” for the dangerous falsehood it really is. It goes like this: diversification protects you from big losses in a downturn, but that “shield” costs you in the form of income and missed gains. Well, I’m here to […]

3 Fund Buys For 8.3% Yields And 47% Upside

3 Fund Buys For 8.3% Yields And 47% Upside

Remember when I said there were more than 2,400 closed-end funds, mutual funds and ETFs beating the S&P 500? Well, today we’re going to dive into three of those funds. Unlike many of their cousins, these aren’t one-hit wonders. All three boast outsized dividend payouts far larger than those of any S&P 500 stock: all the way up […]

3 CEF Traps (237 Funds In Total) You Must Avoid

3 CEF Traps (237 Funds In Total) You Must Avoid

The term closed-end fund (CEF) is a bit of a double entendre. An unintended one, I’m sure – and one we can leverage for safe 6%, 7% and even 8% yields with upside to boot. The “closed” in CEF technically means that the fund’s number of shares are fixed. Which is why these vehicles can have wild price swings […]

Why You Need To Invest In Closed-End Funds

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 […]

Dividend ETFs

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bond ETFs

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 […]

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 […]

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How To Avoid 5 Common Investing Mistakes

How To Avoid 5 Common Investing Mistakes

Investing is not a game. The stakes are very real. If you make a mistake, real money is lost… money that you have worked very hard to attain. Mess up here and you can foul up your plans for your ‘golden years’ Or perhaps helping your children with skyrocketing college costs. Or whatever you’re planning […]

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 […]