10 Highest Yield Dividend Stocks Going Ex-Div This Week

10 Highest Yield Dividend Stocks Going Ex-Div This Week

Ticker Company Ex-Div Date Pay Date Div Amt Yield OXLC Oxford Lane Capital Corp 05/22/18 05/31/18  $  0.14 14.25% NDP Tortoise Energy Independence Fund, Inc. 05/23/18 05/31/18  $  0.44 12.96% RIV Rivernorth Opportunities Fund Inc. 05/21/18 05/31/18  $  0.21 11.78% CPTA Capitala Finance Corp 05/21/18 05/30/18  $  0.08 11.72% HIE Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund […]

Food Fight! (And This Company Is Losing)

Food Fight! (And This Company Is Losing)

There are certain things that everyone needs, no matter what’s going on in the world or how the economy is faring. Think food, water, electricity, etc. There are also certain less critical vices that remain popular, regardless of what’s happening in the world. Think booze and tobacco, for example. When it comes to building a […]

Is This Trade Really Going To Earn 24,900% Returns?

Is This Trade Really Going To Earn 24,900% Returns?

After over a year of basically no volatility in the stock market, we had something of a volatility revelation which began on February 5th. The selloff that day and the subsequent implosion of certain volatility products (like XIV) created a major jump in market volatility. As you can see from the chart, iPath S&P 500 […]

The Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

The Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

Technology is key to whether a country’s economy grows and to whether a country can exert geopolitical influence. Every country knows this including the world’s top two economies – the United States and China. The United States has held the technological top spot for longer than many people’s lifetimes. But that dominance is being challenged […]

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How To Generate Safe Income From High Yield Bonds

High yield bonds, often known as junk bonds, have been very popular investments since the financial crisis of 2008. The high yield market took a nosedive around the time of the crisis, but bounced back pretty quickly, and has been stable ever since. As interest rates have started going higher, so too have the yields […]

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Does Government Debt Really Matter?

The numbers on the US Debt Clock are spinning at a dazzling pace. US government debt is now over $21 trillion, $174 thousand per taxpayer. Add another $3 trillion for debts of state and local government on the stack. Unfunded federal government promises are almost $113 trillion, $900,000 per taxpayer, not including another $6 trillion in state […]