High-Yield Investments

ST. PAUL, MN/USA - MARCH 3, 2019: JC Penny retail store exterior and trademark logo. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. is an American department store chain.

High-Yield REITs SPG and BPY Look To Be Big Winners In J.C. Penney Bankruptcy

Is brick-and-mortar retail dead? I’m not so sure. My research points to a different paradigm for retail sales. I believe you will see more coordination and integration between traditional brick-and-mortar retail outlets and the large online sellers. Instead of competing for market share, the smart retailers from both sides of the digital divide will combine […]

Four High-Yield ETFs Returning Value and Dividends to Investors

Four High-Yield ETFs Returning Value and Dividends to Investors

The stock market crash at the start of the so-called “coronacrisis,” was especially devastating to share prices in high yield sectors. I attribute the extra steep declines to what I have labeled a “liquidity event,” in which leveraged funds using the high yield investments were forced to sell, sell, sell, to avoid becoming leveraged into […]

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4 High-Yield Dividend Traps to Sell Now

I review a lot of high-yield investments. You likely are aware that an investment gets priced for a higher-than-typical yield because of the potential or possibility of a dividend rate reduction. The interesting part about a company’s decision to change its dividend is that it is a binary event. Either the dividend is cut, or […]

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 […]