Tag: CEF investors

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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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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Here’s How I Pick The Best CEFs For 7%+ Dividends (5 Simple Steps)

| January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments
Here’s How I Pick The Best CEFs For 7%+ Dividends (5 Simple Steps)

Since launching my CEF Insider service in early 2017, the picks I’ve given subscribers have outperformed the broader CEF market—even through the recent market volatility that’s caused just about everything to go down. The key to this performance is a process of analysis and selection that is both complicated and straightforward. I have a checklist of 52 points […]

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This Fund’s “Secret” 9% Dividend Will Shock Investors

| May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
This Fund’s “Secret” 9% Dividend Will Shock Investors

One of the best things about closed-end fund (CEF) investing is the terrific “bonus” discounts CEFs give us on stocks and other investments. Here’s what I mean by a bonus discount: CEFs often trade at a level far different—and cheaper—than their net asset value (NAV), or the market price of a fund’s portfolio holdings. And these discounts […]

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Why You Need To Invest In Closed-End Funds

| August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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The “Smart CEF Money” Is Buying These 8%+ Yields

| May 1, 2017 | 1 Comment
The “Smart CEF Money” Is Buying These 8%+ Yields

Closed-end fund (CEF) investors regularly go crazy. Their bouts with investment insanity often present us contrarian income hunters with 8%+ yields. And big price upside to boot. But be careful, because these first-level types can be as greedy as they are fearful. It’s important to fade both of their emotional extremes for dividend security and […]

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Yellen Just Slapped A “Buy” Rating On These 8% Yields

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Yellen Just Slapped A “Buy” Rating On These 8% Yields

As recently as last week, many high quality closed-end funds (CEFs) were being neglected thanks to the headline worry that higher rates would hurt them. That nonsense stopped abruptly when Fed chair Janet Yellen basically slapped a “Buy” rating on the entire sector! Her dovish outlook was taken as a cue that CEF investors could […]

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