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9 Set-It-And-Forget-It ETFs To Simplify Your Portfolio

9 Set-It-And-Forget-It ETFs To Simplify Your Portfolio

Sometimes you may need or want a portfolio that can earn you money without a lot of babysitting Inside my Profitable Investing, I have a large collection of model portfolios which are offered to achieve my goal of all-weather performance with lots of income and risk-controlled growth using stocks, bonds and funds — including ETFs. For […]

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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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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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5 Diversified Vanguard Funds Paying 4% Or More

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
5 Diversified Vanguard Funds Paying 4% Or More

Vanguard’s offerings don’t usually attract much attention from income investors. But they should – and I’m going to analyze five of the firm’s highest yield (and low cost) offerings shortly. Three of them are compelling portfolio conveniences, while two have lagged their competitors in disappointing un-Vanguard-like manners. While Vanguard provides a few actively managed funds, […]

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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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5 Dividend Growth REITs With 100% Upside

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
5 Dividend Growth REITs With 100% Upside

REITs have been on a wild ride in 2016. With some names up over 50% year-to-date just a few months ago, the recent correction has come as a bit of a shock. Some REITs have fallen by 10% in the past month, and more declines are feared for many names. In this situation, investing in […]

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A Simple All-ETF Portfolio That Pays 4.3%

| September 21, 2016 | 3 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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3 ETFs To Fund A Happy Retirement

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
3 ETFs To Fund A Happy Retirement

They’re two deadly mistakes I see retirees—and non-retirees—make again and again: being seduced by so-called “safe” investments and overpaying on fees. Fees, in particular, can be a killer. A recent study found that even a 1% annual fee would pluck $70,000 from a typical worker’s retirement account over 40 years, compared to cheaper options. Luckily, […]

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4 High Yield REITs Paying Up To 11%

| March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
4 High Yield REITs Paying Up To 11%

The S&P 500 may yield just 2.2% today – but if you smartly invest in stocks that specialize in profitable niches, you can collect 6-11% yields right now. With double-digit price upside to boot! Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are some of my favorite vehicles for specialization and yield. REITs must have 75% of their […]

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5 Overlooked REITs With Growing Dividends

| March 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
5 Overlooked REITs With Growing Dividends

Income investors, specifically those invested in stable Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), have been able to ignore most of the recent market mayhem. These issues have little exposure to energy prices, and China. Typically, they’re a pure U.S. economic play with stable income streams. Plus, they’re pretty cheap right now. The Vanguard REIT Index Fund […]

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