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5 Overhyped Dividend Stocks You Must Avoid Now

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
5 Overhyped Dividend Stocks You Must Avoid Now

Donald Trump’s win has done something extraordinary to the financial sector. Just look at this one-month chart for the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF): Banks Love Trump This is unexpected on two levels. First, of course, Trump’s very election came as a shock to many. Second, there was no shortage of people saying stocks […]

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How To Live Off $500,000 Forever

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
How To Live Off $500,000 Forever

A half-million dollars is a lot of money. Unfortunately, it won’t generate much income today if you limit yourself to popular investments. The 10-year Treasury has “rallied” to 1.85%. Put your $500K in them and you’re well below the single-person poverty level at $9,250 annually. Yikes. Dividend paying stocks are masquerading around as bond proxies […]

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A Simple All-ETF Portfolio That Pays 4.3%

| September 21, 2016 | 2 Comments
A Simple All-ETF Portfolio That Pays 4.3%

The stock market is complicated and volatile. This is why professional investors diversify their investments into a large batch of stocks. But buying many different companies is not easy—the more you diversify, the more research you need to do to make sure you aren’t buying a dud. This is why ETFs have become incredibly popular. […]

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The Best, And Worst, Preferred Stock Funds

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Best, And Worst, Preferred Stock Funds

Not yet familiar with preferred shares? With “common” shares paying so little, it’s time to get acquainted. You can double your yields, and actually reduce your risk, by trading in your common shares for preferreds. I’ll explain how – and will also warn you about an overlooked pitfall you should avoid. Most investors only consider […]

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The Post-Brexit Retirement Portfolio: 4 Buys For 100% Gains And 6.0% Yields

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Post-Brexit Retirement Portfolio: 4 Buys For 100% Gains And 6.0% Yields

All weekend long I’ve heard from investors terrified of Brexit’s impact on their nest eggs. For the most part, they are in or near retirement—and now more than ever they are looking to shift more of their portfolio into fixed-income securities. The problem? These are grim times for fixed-income investors. A one-year CD yields around […]

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3 ETFs To Sell When Interest Rates Go Up – PFF, VNQ, EEM

| June 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
3 ETFs To Sell When Interest Rates Go Up – PFF, VNQ, EEM

For decades, interest rates in the US have been steadily declining.  And rates have been at historic lows in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. The low rates have fueled a boom in sectors of the economy that are sensitive to interest rates.  But over the last 30 days, we’ve seen a major reversal […]

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