Tag: closed-end fund

The 5 Dumbest High-Yield Funds (Ranked Worst to Just “Bad”)

| January 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
The 5 Dumbest High-Yield Funds (Ranked Worst to Just “Bad”)

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) shattered growth records in 2017, with inflows topping $464 billion last year. The global ETF market now boasts more than $4.5 trillion in assets, and a large part of the appeal has been driven by dirt-cheap fees. But many of these fund’s fees are “cheap for a reason.” We’ll talk about five […]

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3 Fund Buys For 8.3% Yields And 47% Upside

| October 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 Fund Buys For 8.3% Yields And 47% Upside

Remember when I said there were more than 2,400 closed-end funds, mutual funds and ETFs beating the S&P 500? Well, today we’re going to dive into three of those funds. Unlike many of their cousins, these aren’t one-hit wonders. All three boast outsized dividend payouts far larger than those of any S&P 500 stock: all the way up […]

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3 CEF Traps (237 Funds In Total) You Must Avoid

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 CEF Traps (237 Funds In Total) You Must Avoid

The term closed-end fund (CEF) is a bit of a double entendre. An unintended one, I’m sure – and one we can leverage for safe 6%, 7% and even 8% yields with upside to boot. The “closed” in CEF technically means that the fund’s number of shares are fixed. Which is why these vehicles can have wild price swings […]

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This Popular Fund Just Cratered 13% … And It Will Go Lower

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
This Popular Fund Just Cratered 13% … And It Will Go Lower

Something tragic happened at the start of this month—but it’s such a familiar tragedy that no one should have been surprised. If you held the PIMCO CA Municipal Income III Fund (PZC), however, I bet you were surprised—and now you might be panicking. A closed-end fund (CEF) that was soaring for months all of a sudden crashed, going from […]

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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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3 Terrible Funds For Retirees – And A Better Buy Now

| April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 Terrible Funds For Retirees – And A Better Buy Now

In my last article, I pointed out that the S&P 500 is far from overpriced right now. All you have to do is dig a bit deeper than first-level investors to see that this is true. And while I do think it’s a good idea to buy stocks right now, I don’t think the SPDR […]

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Closed-End Bond Funds Are Ripe For The Picking

Closed-End Bond Funds Are Ripe For The Picking

You really can’t beat getting a dollar for 90 cents. Unless, of course, you manage to find one for 85 cents. While deals like that really shouldn’t exist in the real world, they’re actually pretty common in the closed-end fund (CEF) space. And today, some of the best bargains can be found among the safest […]

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