ETFs

It’s Time To Go Long On This ETF While The Rest Of The Market Panics

It’s Time To Go Long On This ETF While The Rest Of The Market Panics

Let’s talk about big, long-term trends. You know, those relentless economic and technological movements that promise to endure, no matter what’s happening in the stock market. I’m talking about things that we can’t live without – like water or electricity – as well as fast-developing socio-economic trends like the shift towards greater use of robotics […]

How To Wreck Your Retirement In 2 Buys

How To Wreck Your Retirement In 2 Buys

In my years in the markets, I’ve seen some dangerous financial products come on the scene, but the two I’m going to show you in a moment might be the most dangerous. No, I’m not talking about Bitcoin—although cryptocurrencies are pretty risky, since, as I wrote on January 1, most people don’t understand just how big […]

The 10 Best ETFs Of January 2018

The 10 Best ETFs Of January 2018

Some of the best ETFs in January focus on areas you wouldn’t expect When compiling a list of the best ETFs of the month, the first twenty or so will undoubtedly be double- or triple-leveraged funds. But what happens when you exclude these funds from the list and focus solely on more standard exchange-traded funds? […]

These Fat 9% To 24% ETF Yields Are Traps

These Fat 9% To 24% ETF Yields Are Traps

I told you that the Infracap MLP ETF (AMZA) was a dog. Well, the fund just cut its dividend by 37%. This is one of the biggest ETF payout cuts in recent memory, and it’s a gut punch to shareholders who rode out massive underperformance for the income tradeoff. That payout mattered. Just look at the difference between price returns […]

10 Best ETFs For 2018: Funds At The Starting Line

10 Best ETFs For 2018: Funds At The Starting Line

Which funds are going to kick the competition to the curb this year Investing in stocks can be lucrative, but for a lot of people, it can also be devastating — picking wrong can put a big dent in your nest egg. Enter exchange-traded funds — baskets of securities collectively traded like stocks — which […]

Closed-End Funds

5% Dividends, $0 In Tax: Here’s How

5% Dividends, $0 In Tax: Here’s How

There are, as I write this, 3 high-yielding funds giving investors over 5% in dividend income. Plus they pay out every month, tax-free. All 3 sold off at the end of 2017. And I’m watching one group of investors who are waiting to buy back in when a “time limit” I’ll explain in a moment expires […]

The Difference Between ETFs And Closed-End Funds

The Difference Between ETFs And Closed-End Funds

Though ETFs (Exchange-Traded Funds) and CEFs (Closed-End Funds) are very similar, there are a number of subtle differences that have to be taken into account when making investment decisions. We will discuss six key aspects that differentiate these two. Shares The issuance of shares for ETFs and CEFs are distinctly different. While the CEFs’ issued […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]