I regularly field many questions about specific high-yield investments. The questions often specify a closed-end fund (CEFs), and the investor asking often does not realize the high-yield stock symbol that caught their interest is a closed-end fund. Today, let’s look at CEFs, both pros and cons…lots of cons. CEF stands for closed-end fund. A closed-end […]
Last week, Seeking Alpha put out a list of low-valuation ETFs with strong performance year-to-date for 2021. The short discussion pointed out how investors may benefit from a shift away from high-valuation growth investments, to those with lower valuations that are also out of favor with the “hot stocks” crowd. The low-valuation list sports some […]
Over the last six months, different high-yield sectors have caught up with the broader market’s gains kicked off a year ago. Higher share prices mean lower yields for income-focused investors, and with most of these stocks, current yields are markedly lower than they were a few months ago. I have recently reviewed exchange-traded funds (ETFs), […]
My Dividend Hunter service provides a list of high-yield investments to build an income-focused portfolio. Many closed-end funds pay very high yields, so the conflux of my focus on high yield and investors discovering closed-end funds (CEFs) leads to many questions from my subscribers about specific funds. Let me share what I think about the […]
When buying options, it’s generally a good idea to keep the capital outlay to a minimum whenever possible, because options typically lose value at a regular rate due to time decay. As such, minimizing the option premium paid (the cost) is essentially the same as lowering risk. Using vertical spreads is one way to take […]
I was surprised to find a sector that is set to explode quickly. I was surprised because this strong sector has been on an uptrend for the past 13-years…but has hit a trough and is turning up as you read this. If you think it’s technology, you’re wrong. Currently, the entire sector is about 17% […]
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A CEF stock, or a closed-end fund, can offer investors a high dividend yield. Read on to learn what CEFs are as well as their benefits.
Over the past few weeks, the theme in the stock market has been a selloff in the tech sector. Several high-fliers from 2020 and early this year have taken a beating. While many buzzworthy tech names seemed to be overvalued, they didn’t look like they would experience a pullback…that is, until they did. Perhaps the […]