Tag: CEFs

4 Buys To Sail Through The Next Crash (Dividends Up To 7.4%)

| September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
4 Buys To Sail Through The Next Crash (Dividends Up To 7.4%)

Readers often ask me how to build a portfolio that holds its own in down times but hands them more income than the measly 2.6% long-term US Treasuries pay. So today I’ll show you how to do that. With the 4 bargain-priced closed-end funds (CEFs) I’ll show you below, which also boast strong track records and high […]

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25 Popular Funds To Sell, 5 To Buy Instead (For 7.2% Dividends!)

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
25 Popular Funds To Sell, 5 To Buy Instead (For 7.2% Dividends!)

The average yield among the 25 largest dividend exchange-traded funds is a meager 2.7% right now. That means if you plunked a $1 million on ETFs dedicated to dividend stocks, you’d only make $27,000 every year. That’s barely higher than the 2018 federal poverty level for a family of four ($25,100)! But you and I […]

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How To Buy Your Favorite Stocks At 14% Off (With Yields Up To 7%)

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
How To Buy Your Favorite Stocks At 14% Off (With Yields Up To 7%)

If you’ve read the headlines about tech’s woeful slump in the past couple weeks, you might think stocks are out of favor. You’d be wrong—and this chart proves it: Forget the Headlines: Stocks Are Rolling After February’s gut-wrenching plunge, the S&P 500 has more than recovered and is up 6.2% year to date. If this […]

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3 Ways To Cash In On Trump’s Trade Wars (And Grab Dividends Up To 10%)

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
3 Ways To Cash In On Trump’s Trade Wars (And Grab Dividends Up To 10%)

With the recent market downturn, you might be worried that stocks are headed for trouble. Don’t be. Because there’s one really good reason to be greedy now that the market has become fearful again, and it can be summed up in two words: earnings season, which “officially” kicks off when Alcoa (AA) reports its results on July […]

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These 3 Dividends (Up To 12.4%!) Are Traps Set To Spring

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
These 3 Dividends (Up To 12.4%!) Are Traps Set To Spring

Cash payouts of 8% and more (often paid monthly), plus price upside of 10%, 20%, sometimes even higher. That’s what you get with closed-end funds—and you can often get it in just one buy! But as terrific as these off-the-radar funds are, you still need to be careful: of the 500 or so CEFs available to […]

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The Dangers Of Closed-End Funds

| June 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Dangers Of Closed-End Funds

With my focus on higher yield investments, I often receive questions about various closed-end funds. CEFs are actively managed investment pools with shares that trade on the stock exchanges. A lot of these funds carry very attractive yields. The danger is that this is an asset class where it is hard to separate the good […]

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A “Secret” 10.5% Dividend From Pfizer (Starting Today)

| June 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
A “Secret” 10.5% Dividend From Pfizer (Starting Today)

What if I told you there’s a way you can buy your favorite blue chips and get a dividend up to 6 times bigger than what these stocks pay today? Let’s be honest: with an income stream like that, backed by household names like Pfizer (PFE) and AT&T (T)—more on these two stocks below—you’d leap at the chance, right? The […]

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This Deceiving Chart Is Costing You Money (Guaranteed)

| June 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
This Deceiving Chart Is Costing You Money (Guaranteed)

I saw an interesting tweet the other day—someone commenting on how lots of people have no qualms racking up $100,000 in debt to get a university degree but think putting $5,000 into the stock market is too risky. The foolishness of this thinking is evident to anyone familiar with the stock market. Five-thousand dollars in […]

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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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My No. 1 Strategy For Big Gains (And Dividends) For The Rest Of 2018

| May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
My No. 1 Strategy For Big Gains (And Dividends) For The Rest Of 2018

Remember when stocks took some of the biggest nosedives in market history back in early February? I know that sounds like a ridiculous question, but I ask because many folks seem to have forgotten, with stocks quite a bit calmer now than they were in those days, even though they’ve seen a little more turbulence […]

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