Tag: closed-end fund

The Fed Cuts, You Gain: An 8.4% Dividend That Grows As Rates Fall

| August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Fed Cuts, You Gain: An 8.4% Dividend That Grows As Rates Fall

The PGIM High Yield Bond Fund (ISD) trades at a huge discount that’s going to disappear soon. Before I explain why, let me tell you something else about this fund: it boasts a huge 8.4% dividend yield. In other words, you’d get $700 per month—or $8,400 a year—in income on every $100,000 invested. And you should consider […]

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2 Big 6.7%+ Dividends (With Upside) You Can Buy Today

| August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments
2 Big 6.7%+ Dividends (With Upside) You Can Buy Today

Volatility is back! With the market whipsawing again, you’re likely seeing more red in your portfolio these days. At times like this, you might be tempted to give in to emotion and sell. That’s understandable—self-preservation is, after all, our most powerful instinct. But keep your nerve. Because now is the time for contrarians like us to get […]

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Buy And Hold Forever? Nope. I’d Sell If You See These 3 Signs

| July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
Buy And Hold Forever? Nope. I’d Sell If You See These 3 Signs

Members of our CEF Insider service often ask me when they should sell a closed-end fund. The truth is, when it comes to CEFs, it’s easier to know when to buy than when to sell. If the fund is well managed, has a strong track record, is deeply discounted in relation to net asset value, or NAV (another way of […]

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These Huge Dividends (Up To 7.4%) Are Perfect For The Next 6 Months

| July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
These Huge Dividends (Up To 7.4%) Are Perfect For The Next 6 Months

The trade-war panic is in full retreat—and it’s left us three ridiculously cheap funds set to soar even higher than the market in the coming months. Best of all, we’ll bag some very nice dividends from this trio: I’m talking outsized yields up to 7.4%! Before I show them to you, let’s talk about why the market […]

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Sell These 5 Risky Funds Luring Investors Looking For High Yields

| July 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
Sell These 5 Risky Funds Luring Investors Looking For High Yields

I receive a lot of questions concerning the different investments on closed-end funds (CEFs); particularly the category of high yield investment types. A lot of investors see the yields and monthly dividends and decide to jump into CEFs without understanding what they are buying. You can find several danger signals that will tell when to […]

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Dump These 3 Popular Income Funds Before They Blow Up Your Portfolio

| June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
Dump These 3 Popular Income Funds Before They Blow Up Your Portfolio

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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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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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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