Tag: ETFs

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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5 Of The Best Retirement ETFs For Your IRA

5 Of The Best Retirement ETFs For Your IRA

Some of the best ETFs for IRA investors span asset classes and geographies and are cheap Now that tax season is in the rearview mirror, investors can get back to contributing to their retirement portfolios, including individual retirement accounts (IRAs). Good news for investors: IRA contribution limits are moving up. Investors under 50 years old […]

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5 Best ETFs To Set And Forget

5 Best ETFs To Set And Forget

These are some of the best ETFs for investors looking for low fees and easy to understand investment concepts While use of ETFs among institutional and other professional investors continues growing at a rapid rate, retail investors and advisors representing those investors remain core constituencies among ETF users. As has been widely noted, retail investors […]

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Six Measures For Comparing Funds

| April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Six Measures For Comparing Funds

While sorting through studies to feature in the Dispatches section of the May AAII Journal, I came across one comparing 21 similar funds from Vanguard and Fidelity. There wasn’t a clear winner between the two fund companies. Vanguard’s funds fared better on some aspects, while Fidelity’s fared better on others. A summary of the comparisons can be […]

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5 High-Growth Funds To Buy For Outperformance

5 High-Growth Funds To Buy For Outperformance

Growth funds have the potential to continue outpacing their value rivals Market observers and pundits may debate that the bull market that started in March 2009 ended during the fourth-quarter swoon of 2018. While there is some debate surrounding the age of the bull market, what cannot be argued is that high-growth funds, stocks and the […]

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3 Brand-New Cannabis ETFs Set To Launch

| April 22, 2019 | 0 Comments
3 Brand-New Cannabis ETFs Set To Launch

After a smoking-hot performance during 2018, cannabis-related stocks have cooled quite a bit in 2019. Many popular names such as Tilray (TLRY), Canopy (CGC), and Cronos (CRON) are 25% to 50% off their 52-week highs. This may actually prove to be a good thing for both investors and the three firms that are set to launch new Cannabis based exchange-traded funds […]

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5 Of The Best Funds For Downside Protection

5 Of The Best Funds For Downside Protection

These are some of the best funds for investors concerned about the end of the bull market With the S&P 500 up about 15% year-to-date, it would appear safe to say that the bull market is intact. The other side of that discussion is that stocks plunged in the fourth quarter, basically entering a bear market while reminding […]

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7 Energy ETFs That Could Be Running Out Of Fuel

7 Energy ETFs That Could Be Running Out Of Fuel

The sector is hot, but these energy ETFs could be vulnerable on the downside. Energy commodities, namely oil, are among this year’s best-performing commodities. Predictably, that scenario is proving beneficial for energy ETFs. After tumbling 18.20% last year, the Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLE), the largest energy ETF, is up 17.70% this year, underscoring the point that energy […]

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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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The 10 Best ETFs To Buy In The Second Quarter

The 10 Best ETFs To Buy In The Second Quarter

These are some of the best ETFs to consider in the second quarter With just a few trading days left in the first quarter of 2019, the S&P 500 is up nearly 14%. That comes after the benchmark U.S. equity gauge notched one of its best January/February performances on record. Some of the best exchange traded funds (ETFs) this […]

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