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7 Of The Best ETFs To Buy For A Rock-Solid Portfolio

7 Of The Best ETFs To Buy For A Rock-Solid Portfolio

These are among the best ETFs for both growth and income The U.S. economy and markets are providing a collection of tailwinds for specific industries and investments. And it is resulting in a buoyant general stock market that has the S&P 500 Index up 11.25% year-to-date. But rather than just betting on the general stock market, I […]

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Are These 7 Dividend Aristocrats ETFs Fit For A King?

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
Are These 7 Dividend Aristocrats ETFs Fit For A King?

Dividend aristocrats ETFs are excellent ways for investors to tap steady dividend growth Many folks infer an element of royalty when they hear the word “aristocrat.” While the U.S. is a democracy, not a monarchy, there are plenty of ways for dividend investors to become aristocratic in their own right. Several exchange-traded funds (ETFs) track indices […]

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5 Of The Best Utility ETFs To Invest In Now

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
5 Of The Best Utility ETFs To Invest In Now

Utility ETFs are some of the best ETFs to buy in tough times The utilities sector accounts for just 3.17% of the S&P 500. Just two sectors — real estate and materials — command smaller weights in the benchmark U.S. equity gauge. Typically, traits like those would lead investors to think the utilities sector is overlooked, […]

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Investors Are Learning That Active ETFs Aren’t An Oxymoron

| February 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
Investors Are Learning That Active ETFs Aren’t An Oxymoron

Anyone who reads financial media has heard time and again that active investing strategies are beginning to die while passive investing has become the law of the land, but things aren’t so simple. Active strategies have certainly been shedding assets at an accelerating pace since the global financial crisis, but there’s one area in which active managers […]

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Danger: Sell These 4 ETF Disasters Now (And Buy These 5 Cash Machines Instead)

| January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments
Danger: Sell These 4 ETF Disasters Now (And Buy These 5 Cash Machines Instead)

I get lots of pushback when I post an article panning exchange-traded funds. ETF fanboys (and girls) base their love on two things: ETFs’ cheap management fees and convenience, because they let you jump into an entire sector in one click. My response? Handle these so-called “set it and forget it” plays with a lot of caution—or risk a […]

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3 Defensive ETFs To Protect Yourself From Another Market Selloff

| January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments
3 Defensive ETFs To Protect Yourself From Another Market Selloff

The time to get defensive is now The tail end of 2018 didn’t shape up to be great for the investing public. The markets — down 6%-plus for the full year — fell into a turmoil and it looked as if the bulls were finally rolling over into a big bear market. Stocks, commodities and […]

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6 “Retirement Maker” Funds Paying Up To 10.8%

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
6 “Retirement Maker” Funds Paying Up To 10.8%

Today we’re going to discuss six “retirement maker” funds that pay dividends up to 10.8% annually. You will not find these types of yields in mainstream financial publications. Here’s why. It’s important for you to fade Wall Street’s advertising machine and buy value, not hype – especially when it comes to dividend payers. Stick with excellent yet […]

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Build A Better Portfolio In 2019 With These 5 Core ETFs To Buy

| December 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Build A Better Portfolio In 2019 With These 5 Core ETFs To Buy

These are the best ETFs to buy to build a low-cost core portfolio in a snap As the new year approaches, a lot of people make financial resolutions, most of which include something along the lines of building a better core portfolio. Although it sounds difficult, exchange-traded funds can help you accomplish this without too […]

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7 Precious Metals ETFs To Consider Now

| December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
7 Precious Metals ETFs To Consider Now

It has been a rough year for precious metals ETFs, but 2019 could bring fresh upside Rising U.S. interest rates and a strong dollar are among the factors plaguing precious metals exchange-traded funds (ETFs) this year. Gold and silver, the most widely followed precious metals, confirm as much. Among precious metals ETFs, the largest gold […]

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The Best, And Worst, Ways To Buy Preferred Shares

| December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Best, And Worst, Ways To Buy Preferred Shares

As you near (and enter) retirement you probably favor bonds, which provide income with less drama than stocks. However, less drama means less potential upside. With retirees living longer than ever before, it’s important to not go too conservative too early in life. And fortunately today, even 65 or 70 may be too early! One […]

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