High-Yield Investments

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks to Survive Split Government

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks to Survive Split Government

The midterm elections left the U.S. with the House of Representatives controlled by the Democrats, Republicans tightened their hold on the Senate, and President Trump has the bully pulpit and veto power. That is a formula for real bi-partisan compromise or a government that will have trouble just passing a budget. I will be a […]

Dump These 3 High-Yield BDCs Now!

Dump These 3 High-Yield BDCs Now!

Business Development Companies (BDCs) are a popular stock sector with yield focused investors. These are companies that provide financing to small and medium sized corporations. BDCs are pass-through businesses, which means they pay no corporate income taxes if 90% or more of net income is paid out as dividends to shareholders. There are some great […]

4 High-Yield REITs Increasing Dividends in October

4 High-Yield REITs Increasing Dividends in October

The power of a dividend focused investment strategy is the ability to build a portfolio with an attractive current yield and have the income stream grow over time. Many dividend stocks have histories of regular dividend increases. You can put some extra pop into your brokerage account values by purchasing shares of growing dividend stocks […]

3 Recession Proof High-Yield Dividend Stocks

3 Recession Proof High-Yield Dividend Stocks

As the stock market indexes continue with history’s longest bull market, investors are becoming concerned that the bull is on its last legs and they need to start preparing for the next bear market. I am not predicting the end of the bull market. Nobody can. What you can do is start to add stocks […]

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks With Oil About to Spike

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks With Oil About to Spike

As the current stock market bull market starts to look long in the tooth, I have broadened my search for income investments that are not directly tied to company business results and share prices. Direct commodity exposure provides one way to diversify a portfolio that is loaded with dividend paying stocks. Yet, I want all […]

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 […]