Why I’m Avoiding These High-Yield ETFs

Why I’m Avoiding These High-Yield ETFs

High-yield ETFs using covered call strategies have become hot investments. Assets in this type of fund have grown tenfold over the last few years, with new option strategy funds launched every week. In February, we launched the ETF Income Edge service to provide understandable research and recommendations in the new world of covered call ETFs. […]

Trade of the Week: GME

Trade of the Week: GME

Last week, we didn’t make a trade in my 48 Hour Income service because I was out for vacation. In 48-Hour Income, the goal of the service is to generate 1% to 3% returns per week by selling 2-day puts in certain stocks. Instead, let’s talk a bit about selling puts in GME. Despite the […]

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When to Pay Higher Expense Ratios For Higher Yields

I communicate with many investors, and there is a widespread misconception amongst them about fund (mutual fund, ETF, CEF) expenses. Financial advisors and fund companies perpetuate this myth for their own benefit. Fund expenses are quoted as a percentage of assets. Expense ratios are published on fund web pages and many financial websites. Fund expenses […]

Buybacks or Dividend Increases: Which is Better?

Buybacks or Dividend Increases: Which is Better?

The challenges businesses faced during the pandemic’s early days forced many companies to change their dividend policies. Now, more than four years on from those scary days, it is apparent that many companies will not go back to their pre-COVID dividend practices. Share buybacks have become a more popular way to “return cash to shareholders.” […]

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Here’s Where to Get a Consistent 10% Yield

This month we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of my Dividend Hunter high-yield investment service. Over the years, I found that the recommended investments (portfolio) list carried an average yield of around 8%. I recently took another look at the current average yield and was quite surprised that it was above 10%. Let’s see what’s changed. […]

Will the Marcellus Save Elon Tesla?

Will the Marcellus Save Elon Tesla?

This article covers one of my favorite news items from the last month. A new significant source of lithium has been discovered. The source is in the U.S., and the lithium is easily recoverable. The rub is that the new lithium source is closely tied to hydrocarbon energy production. Here is a quote and graphic […]

Trade of the Week: BILI

Trade of the Week: BILI

Last week, in my 48-Hour Income service, we sold a cash-secured put on Chinese online video company, Bilibili (BILI). In 48-Hour Income, the goal of the service is to generate 1% to 3% returns per week by selling 2-day puts in certain stocks. BILI put premiums were elevated at the time due to upcoming earnings. […]

Ten Years in, and as Committed as Ever

Ten Years in, and as Committed as Ever

June marks the 10th anniversary of my Dividend Hunter newsletter. While I tend to stay in my bubble and work, I am told that very few investment newsletters reach the ten-year mark. I attribute the longevity of the Dividend Hunter to an effective investment strategy and an engaged subscriber base that helps me work every […]

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7% Yield and Consistent Dividend Growth

An attractive yield plus solid dividend growth is a surefire strategy for building investment income and wealth. Energy midstream stocks offer a hard-to-beat combination of yield and dividend increases for investors who want to follow this strategy. Energy infrastructure/midstream companies are split pretty evenly between those organized as Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and C-corporations. Managed […]