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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 […]

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These 6%+ Yielders Are A Screaming Bargain

| November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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

| November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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How To Get 5% Dividends Tax Free

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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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A Safe 3-Stock Portfolio That Pays 5.9%

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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5 Popular Bond Funds To Sell Now

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
5 Popular Bond Funds To Sell Now

With all this talk of rising rates, it’s surprising that bond funds are doing so well. The largest bond ETF, the iShares Core Total US Bond Market (AGG), is up over 4% in 2016 and hasn’t paused its bull run throughout the year: Investors are Hungry for Bonds Tax-exempt bonds aren’t doing as well, but […]

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3 Ways To Survive The Next Crash

3 Ways To Survive The Next Crash

There are plenty of misconceptions about investment systems. It’s an esoteric field, so I’m not surprised. Most on the outside tend to think of systems as mysterious, robot-driven, “black box” investment things. But the reality isn’t that mysterious or complicated. A systematic investment strategy starts with an idea… which turns into a hypothesis… which is then […]

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A Simple Way To Profit From A Steepening Yield Curve

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
A Simple Way To Profit From A Steepening Yield Curve

After the latest Fed statement this week, it’s clear that the Fed will begin to normalize interest rates after years of ZIRP (zero interest rate policy). That has big implications for retirees that depend on fixed income investments to generate income.   As we leave the unusual days of quantitative easing and ZIRP behind, it’s important […]

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Ben Bernanke’s Secret Prediction

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ben Bernanke’s Secret Prediction

Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, has been making waves in the financial industry over the last few weeks. He’s been hosting private dinners with Wall Street elite. It costs $250,000 to get a chair at one of these events. So, I haven’t been myself. But the details of these meeting have been […]

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Market Shares New Taper Proof ETF Bond Fund – SHYD

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Market Shares New Taper Proof ETF Bond Fund – SHYD

Janet Yellen made her first appearance on Capitol Hill since being sworn in as the new Chairman of the Federal Reserve.  She stuck with the strategy former chairman Ben Bernanke set forth.  In short, they will continue to wind down their massive bond buying program known as ‘the taper’. Not surprisingly, ETF providers are moving […]

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