Tag: REITs

3 Hopeless ETFs Ranked From “Disastrous” To “Poor” (You Likely Own #1)

| August 7, 2019
3 Hopeless ETFs Ranked From “Disastrous” To “Poor” (You Likely Own #1)

Is last week’s rate-cut temper tantrum the start of a bigger meltdown? That’s the big question—and today we’re going to do what we have to do to protect our nest egg—and set ourselves up for big gains (and dividends) in the long run. That means we may only have days to prepare—maybe even hours. The […]

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These 2 “Silent Wealth Builders” Are Set To Soar (And Yield 6.8%+)

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments
These 2 “Silent Wealth Builders” Are Set To Soar (And Yield 6.8%+)

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) sound boring, but the truth is they’re the hottest investments out there. And today I’m going to give you two great ways to buy in: both are REIT-focused funds with big yields—I’m talking 6.8% and up! You’ve no doubt noticed that REITs get little attention in the financial press. That’s […]

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3 All-American ETFs To Consider Buying

3 All-American ETFs To Consider Buying

These All-American ETFs could be defensive plays While U.S. stocks have recently been decked by trade jitters and renewed recession fears, the U.S. remains the place to be for equity investors. Even with its May struggles, the S&P 500 is higher by 11.80% year-to-date, outpacing the MSCI EAFE Index by 340 basis points and the MSCI Emerging Markets Index by […]

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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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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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Owning The Top Preferred Stock For High-Yield And Safety

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Owning The Top Preferred Stock For High-Yield And Safety

Preferred stock shares can be viewed as a hybrid of common stock shares and corporate bonds. Preferred shares pay a fixed dividend rate, similar to bond interest. Technically preferred shares are equity like common shares. The preference feature is that preferred dividends must be paid before any dividends can be paid on a company’s common […]

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5 Top High-Yield Dividend ETFs To Buy

5 Top High-Yield Dividend ETFs To Buy

Truly high yield is difficult to find in the ETF space, but a few select funds offer big income. Just be careful. If you’re looking for dividend ETFs that actually dole out high yield … well, the good news is, you don’t really have to look far. In the world of 2,013 exchange-traded funds listed in […]

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3 High-Yield ETFs That Pay Up To 16%

3 High-Yield ETFs That Pay Up To 16%

Whether you want good, safe yield, or you’re happy to hunt down riskier double-digit yield, these ETFs have you covered Exchange-traded funds are great for a lot of things — diversification, easy-to-understand access to difficult-to-understand areas of the market, and cheap exposure to just about every kind of investment you could possibly want. But on […]

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3 Retail REITs To Salvage For Their Inflated Yields

3 Retail REITs To Salvage For Their Inflated Yields

Many retail stocks are taking a thrashing, and rightfully so. But some retail REITs are being thrown out with the bathwater, juicing their yields. It’s no secret that retail is in a tailspin. The rise of online shopping has cratered sales at long-time retail stalwarts like Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M) and Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS). And while share […]

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The Most Popular Income ETF

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Most Popular Income ETF

Income investing hasn’t been easy with the Fed keeping interest rates near 0% since the 2008 financial crisis.  That’s a difficult pill to swallow for many retired investors living off their investment income. But you can still craft a good income portfolio today.  You’ll need to use multiple asset classes like dividend stocks, REITs, MLPs, […]

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