Author: Martin Denholm

Safety, Income, Growth… And a Compelling Comeback Story

Safety, Income, Growth… And a Compelling Comeback Story

With 2018 just over a week old, many investors will have set about rebalancing their portfolios for the year. Don’t worry… this isn’t another asset allocation article that you can find anywhere. Everyone knows you should have a mix of stocks, bonds, precious metals, and cash. The weighting of each class is largely determined by […]

Why These 2 “Laggards” Need to Be in Your Portfolio

Why These 2 “Laggards” Need to Be in Your Portfolio

Do you believe in the power of positivity? If so, roll up to Wall Street… because it’s abundant. According to the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism index, investor optimism is at its second-highest level. The survey of 1,015 Americans with $10,000 to spend outside of their retirement funds recently hit 140 points – just […]

Pick Up These 2 Dividend Stocks as Retailers Wage War

Pick Up These 2 Dividend Stocks as Retailers Wage War

If you just emerged from hibernation and didn’t know what time of year it is, the television would quickly tell you. That’s because the holiday season advertising bombardment is in full swing. And it will reach maximum madness over Thanksgiving next week. Not even temporarily being back in my native England is a safe haven. […]

3 Closed End Funds for High Yields, Plus 1 is Tax-Free

3 Closed End Funds for High Yields, Plus 1 is Tax-Free

Are you open or closed? No… I’m not talking about your personality type! I’m talking about open-end funds versus closed-end funds (CEFs). It’s a question we often get from readers, so allow me to give you a quick rundown on CEFs and follow that with a few specific CEF investments that yield some healthy dividends. […]