RSSCategory: Closed-End Funds (CEFs)

5 Ways To Profit From The Trade War (And Grab 14.5% Dividends)

| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
5 Ways To Profit From The Trade War (And Grab 14.5% Dividends)

There’s really just one way to cushion your portfolio from this trade war. It’s one of the oldest pieces of advice there is: Diversify. I know. You’ve heard that one tons of times before, right? Well, there’s a twist. Because I’m not going to just tell you that you need to spread your money out […]

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Warning: These 10 Funds Could Pull A 2008 Repeat (Sell Now)

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Warning: These 10 Funds Could Pull A 2008 Repeat (Sell Now)

I want to show you 10 funds that yield up to 9.4%—and that you should sell now (or steer clear of if you don’t own them). Of course, near-10% yields are attractive, and I often see attractive funds yielding as much as (and more than) the 10 funds I’ll reveal in a second. But sometimes […]

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Dump These 5 High-Yield Funds Before They Blow Up Your Portfolio

| May 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
Dump These 5 High-Yield Funds Before They Blow Up Your Portfolio

Last week I was an invited speaker at the Las Vegas MoneyShow and made several presentations concerning income and dividend stock investing. I like the Q&A portion at the end of each talk. I benefit from learning what income focused investors are most interested in. One topic that came up several times was my opinion […]

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Preferred Stocks: 8 Easy Ways To 6%-7% Yields

| May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
Preferred Stocks: 8 Easy Ways To 6%-7% Yields

As investors near retirement, they tend to favor bonds, which provide income and less drama than stocks. However, less drama means less potential upside. With retirees living longer than ever before—which means much more time for inflation to eat away at your nest egg’s purchasing power—it’s important to not go too conservative too early in […]

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Closed-End Bond Funds, Friend Or Foe?

Closed-End Bond Funds, Friend Or Foe?

In our article, “Is Your Money Manager Really Listening?”, subscriber Rick G. reported a bad experience when his money manager invested in a closed-end bond fund: “…. He put me in several Closed-End Bond Funds (CEFs). He said they were good deals as they were selling at a discount to Net Asset Value (NAV). Upon further […]

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Forget Oil: This 7.6% Dividend Will Soar In 2019

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
Forget Oil: This 7.6% Dividend Will Soar In 2019

Oil prices have been locked in a tight range for five years—and I know I don’t have to tell you that this has been a disaster for energy investors. Oil Fails to Launch With the benchmark Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) unable to hold its gains for long (let alone recover to pre-crash levels), even the most […]

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The 7 Steps I Always Follow For 8% Dividends In CEFs

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
The 7 Steps I Always Follow For 8% Dividends In CEFs

Today, the 10-year Treasury pays just 2.4%. Put a million bucks in T-Bills and you’re banking $24,000 per year. Barely above poverty levels! Hence the appeal of closed-end funds (CEFs), which often pay 8% or better. That’s the difference between a paltry minimum-wage income of $24,000 on a million saved or a respectable $80,000 annually. And […]

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1,000%+ Gains And 7.2% Dividends in 1 Buy. Here’s How

| March 20, 2019 | 1 Comment
1,000%+ Gains And 7.2% Dividends in 1 Buy. Here’s How

It’s a question that’s absolutely critical when judging a closed-end fund: how safe is the dividend? This is particularly crucial when you consider the huge yields the average CEF offers compared to their ETF cousins. For the 2,918 ETFs available to US investors, the average payout is 1.9%, partly because 735 of these funds pay nothing […]

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Two 7% Dividends (With Upside) No One Is Talking About

| March 13, 2019 | 1 Comment
Two 7% Dividends (With Upside) No One Is Talking About

The headlines say it all: the economy is slowing down, right? And with stocks soaring—up 11% year to date—we must be headed for a correction. Both statements would be off the mark. Because the economic numbers the government is putting out (and the press is repeating without question) are flawed. I’ll show you how in a moment. […]

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My Personal Forecast For Gold (And 3 Gold Funds Circling The Drain)

| March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
My Personal Forecast For Gold (And 3 Gold Funds Circling The Drain)

Here’s something that might surprise you about gold: closed-end fund (CEF) managers—at least those I speak to—pay little attention to it. We’ll dive into why right now. Then I’ll show you three gold CEFs you need to keep away from your portfolio. Because gold’s future looks nothing like the rosy past gold bugs love to use to justify their […]

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