The other day, I sort of surprised myself by commenting on how pleased I am with the current investments on my Dividend Hunter recommendations list. Thinking for a moment, I realize that it appears the challenges of the last year and a half have resulted in the highest quality portfolio list in the history of […]
I invest in the same stocks and other securities I recommend to my newsletter subscribers. While all three services – The Dividend Hunter, Monthly Dividend Multiplier, and Weekly Income Accelerator –focus on income-paying investments, each has a distinctly different strategy. I interact with hundreds of investors each week across all three platforms. I want to […]
Recently, I have found myself going down the rabbit hole leading to ETFs and closed-end funds (CEFs) that use covered call strategies. These funds offer the promise of investment exposure to major asset classes or indexes, plus a high level of dividend income. Closed-end funds aren’t generally my cup of tea as many remain murky […]
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 […]
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% […]
Preferred stocks can provide high-yield dividends. We’ll tell you what to look for to pick the best preferred stocks for your portfolio.
Preferred shares combine characteristics of both common stocks and bonds. We’ll take a look at this investment option and its 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 […]
One of the most popular ETFs in 2021 is Cathie Wood’s Ark Innovation ETF (ARKK). ARKK invests in several of the most popular tech-related stocks like Tesla (TSLA) and Square (SQ). The ETF had done quite well until a recent bout of selling. On a big market down day last week, ARKK traded 7x the […]