Tag: Closed-end funds

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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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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20 Funds To Beat The Fed And Pocket Dividends Up To 12.4%

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
20 Funds To Beat The Fed And Pocket Dividends Up To 12.4%

There are 20 elite closed-end funds (CEFs) that have proven their toughness in the last 10 years (including through the Great Recession, the most brutal test of all) and have still handed investors market-beating returns. And below we’re going to look at all 20 of them. So if you’re looking for a proven dividend payer that will hold its […]

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My Personal 8-Step Plan For 8% Dividends In CEFs

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
My Personal 8-Step Plan For 8% Dividends In CEFs

Today, the 10-year Treasury pays just 2.7%. Put a million bucks in T-Bills, and you’re banking $27,000 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 $27,000 on a million saved or a respectable $80,000 annually. […]

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The #1 Blunder Investors Are Making Now (And How To Tap It For 7.5% Dividends)

| April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
The #1 Blunder Investors Are Making Now (And How To Tap It For 7.5% Dividends)

Today I want to show you one of the most ridiculously oversold funds. Not only is it absurdly cheap right now, but it also pays a 7.5% sustainable dividend. Before I get into those big cash payouts and how they’re possible, let me first explain why this fund is such an incredible bargain today. Imagine that you […]

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This “Billionaire’s Secret” Lets You Buy Stocks For 19% Off

| March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
This “Billionaire’s Secret” Lets You Buy Stocks For 19% Off

One of the greatest things about closed-end funds (CEFs) is that they often cost less than they’re really worth. And no, I’m not basing that on some obscure metric—I’m literally talking about the difference between the market price of the assets the fund owns and the market price of the fund itself. It works like this: a […]

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These 8% Cash Payouts Are Perfect For Rising Rates

| February 28, 2018 | 0 Comments
These 8% Cash Payouts Are Perfect For Rising Rates

It’s all but official: the Federal Reserve will hike rates three times this year, and almost certainly four. If you want to protect your portfolio (and profit), now is the time to prepare. I told you what’s driving this inflation surge—and how long it may last—in my article last Thursday. Today we’re going to look […]

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5% Dividends, $0 In Tax: Here’s How

| January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
5% Dividends, $0 In Tax: Here’s How

There are, as I write this, 3 high-yielding funds giving investors over 5% in dividend income. Plus they pay out every month, tax-free. All 3 sold off at the end of 2017. And I’m watching one group of investors who are waiting to buy back in when a “time limit” I’ll explain in a moment expires […]

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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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The Difference Between ETFs And Closed-End Funds

| January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Difference Between ETFs And Closed-End Funds

Though ETFs (Exchange-Traded Funds) and CEFs (Closed-End Funds) are very similar, there are a number of subtle differences that have to be taken into account when making investment decisions. We will discuss six key aspects that differentiate these two. Shares The issuance of shares for ETFs and CEFs are distinctly different. While the CEFs’ issued […]

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