Dump These 3 High-Yield BDCs Now!

Dump These 3 High-Yield BDCs Now!

Business Development Companies (BDCs) are a popular stock sector with yield focused investors. These are companies that provide financing to small and medium sized corporations. BDCs are pass-through businesses, which means they pay no corporate income taxes if 90% or more of net income is paid out as dividends to shareholders. There are some great […]

4 High-Yield REITs Increasing Dividends in October

4 High-Yield REITs Increasing Dividends in October

The power of a dividend focused investment strategy is the ability to build a portfolio with an attractive current yield and have the income stream grow over time. Many dividend stocks have histories of regular dividend increases. You can put some extra pop into your brokerage account values by purchasing shares of growing dividend stocks […]

Is It Time To Sell Volatility Again?

Is It Time To Sell Volatility Again?

One of the most popular trading strategies of the last couple years is the short volatility trade – up until February of this year, the strategy could almost do no wrong. With dividends and fixed income not producing enough yield for many income investors, short volatility was used to fill the void. And it worked […]

There’s a 1 in 8 Chance You’ll File For Bankruptcy, Here’s Why

There’s a 1 in 8 Chance You’ll File For Bankruptcy, Here’s Why

A New York Times (NYT) headline blared, “Too Little Too Late’: Bankruptcy Booms Among Older Americans”. They reference a Consumer Bankruptcy Project (CBP) study, “Graying of U.S. Bankruptcy: Fallout from Life in a Risk Society”: “For a rapidly growing share of older Americans, traditional ideas about life in retirement are being upended by a dismal reality: bankruptcy. …. […]