A Fly (Spy) On The Wall

A Fly (Spy) On The Wall

The conversation started when daughter Holly asked, “Are you really going to drive for over six hours to meet a guy for lunch?” “Yep!” I said. My wife Jo chimed in, “Dennis is good friends with Chuck Butler who retired from EverBank and writes the Daily Pfennig. They will probably spend 1 1/2 hours solving […]

Buy This Blockchain Keeping Our Food Safe

Buy This Blockchain Keeping Our Food Safe

So far in 2018, cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, have been nothing more than a way to lose a lot of money. But that doesn’t mean that the technology behind bitcoin – blockchain – should be the ‘baby’ that is thrown out with the ‘bath water’. That is why I want to bring you a series […]

The Dangers of Closed End Funds

The Dangers of Closed End Funds

With my focus on higher yield investments, I often receive questions about various closed-end funds. CEFs are actively managed investment pools with shares that trade on the stock exchanges. A lot of these funds carry very attractive yields. The danger is that this is an asset class where it is hard to separate the good […]

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks Thriving With Higher Fed Rates

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks Thriving With Higher Fed Rates

Last week the Federal Reserve Board increased its Fed Funds Target rate for the second time this year, to 1.75%. The Fed Funds rate controls yields on the short end of the yield curve. Rate increases typically push fear-driven investors to sell the income stock categories like REITs and Utilities. Informed investors use these sell-offs […]

How To Generate Income From China Without Owning Chinese Stocks

How To Generate Income From China Without Owning Chinese Stocks

There’s been no shortage of geopolitical news lately.  While summer is usually the time when the news cycle slows down, so far it hasn’t been the case.  In particular, there has been an unusual amount of discussion concerning international trade and tariffs. Regarding tariffs, the stock market has had plenty to digest.  The US currently […]