Dividend Investing

Steer Clear of These Three Popular Closed-End Funds

Steer Clear of These Three Popular Closed-End Funds

With my focus on higher yield investments, I often receive questions about various closed-end funds, often referred to as CEFs. 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 […]

Avoid These Turkeys in your Stock Portfolio

Avoid These Turkeys in your Stock Portfolio

Turkey is the traditional Thanksgiving fare, and I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like to sit down to a full-spread Turkey dinner on the holiday (OK, my sister the vegetarian is an exception. She just wants her dinner to taste like turkey). However, what we don’t want is turkeys in our stock portfolio. In the […]

Fake News Means These High-Yield Stocks Just Got Cheaper

Fake News Means These High-Yield Stocks Just Got Cheaper

The financial news media has been pushing the retail apocalypse belief for the last several years. It comes from the closing of numerous North American brick-and-mortar retail stores. The theory is that online retailing will take over most retail sales and that real estate retailing will continue into a death spiral. Malls and shopping centers […]

With the Short Seller Squeeze in Energy These High Yields Are Getting Attention

With the Short Seller Squeeze in Energy These High Yields Are Getting Attention

Energy infrastructure stock prices are under attack. Institutional investors are bailing, individual investors are running scared, and I believe the short-selling crowd has jumped on the sectors to push share prices down to unbelievably low levels. These are all dividend-paying stocks, which means yields have risen to eye-popping levels. I think the sector is set […]