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Buy These 5 High-Yielders from Someplace You Wouldn’t Expect

Buy These 5 High-Yielders from Someplace You Wouldn’t Expect

Driven by a strong economy worldwide and rising corporate confidence, global dividends in 2017 reached record levels. Payouts rose 7.7% last year – the fastest pace since 2014 – to $1.3 trillion. Domestically, payout growth in the U.S. rebounded from a sluggish 2016 when election uncertainty caused companies to hold off their investment and dividend […]

A Quick 185% on an ETF That’s Just Now Bottomed

A Quick 185% on an ETF That’s Just Now Bottomed

If you have any interest in economic policy, especially macroeconomic policy and repercussions, now is about as interesting as it gets. I realize most people don’t get a hoot about macroeconomics, but it can be very useful for analyzing trading opportunities. (For me, it goes beyond that since I have a degree in economics which […]

How To Trade A Popular ETF When Direction Is Uncertain

How To Trade A Popular ETF When Direction Is Uncertain

Under normal circumstance, iShares 20+ Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ: TLT), isn’t the sort of ETF you’d expect to highlight because of its potential to move more than expected. Long bonds, which TLT replicates, are tied to interest rates. And interest rates don’t tend to move that much over short periods of time. TLT still manages […]

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 […]