Income Investing

Why I’m Avoiding These High-Yield ETFs

Why I’m Avoiding These High-Yield ETFs

High-yield ETFs using covered call strategies have become hot investments. Assets in this type of fund have grown tenfold over the last few years, with new option strategy funds launched every week. In February, we launched the ETF Income Edge service to provide understandable research and recommendations in the new world of covered call ETFs. […]

Buybacks or Dividend Increases: Which is Better?

Buybacks or Dividend Increases: Which is Better?

The challenges businesses faced during the pandemic’s early days forced many companies to change their dividend policies. Now, more than four years on from those scary days, it is apparent that many companies will not go back to their pre-COVID dividend practices. Share buybacks have become a more popular way to “return cash to shareholders.” […]

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Here’s Where to Get a Consistent 10% Yield

This month we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of my Dividend Hunter high-yield investment service. Over the years, I found that the recommended investments (portfolio) list carried an average yield of around 8%. I recently took another look at the current average yield and was quite surprised that it was above 10%. Let’s see what’s changed. […]

Will the Marcellus Save Elon Tesla?

Will the Marcellus Save Elon Tesla?

This article covers one of my favorite news items from the last month. A new significant source of lithium has been discovered. The source is in the U.S., and the lithium is easily recoverable. The rub is that the new lithium source is closely tied to hydrocarbon energy production. Here is a quote and graphic […]

Ten Years in, and as Committed as Ever

Ten Years in, and as Committed as Ever

June marks the 10th anniversary of my Dividend Hunter newsletter. While I tend to stay in my bubble and work, I am told that very few investment newsletters reach the ten-year mark. I attribute the longevity of the Dividend Hunter to an effective investment strategy and an engaged subscriber base that helps me work every […]

How AI Will Change U.S. Infrastructure Forever

How AI Will Change U.S. Infrastructure Forever

Recently, the AI discussion has taken a turn with the realization that the production of advanced AI chips and the building of massive data centers to house those chips will dramatically increase the amount of electric power needed in the U.S. A recent forecast change by Georgia Power illustrates how much power demand will grow […]

Dogfight: Microsoft Covered-Call ETFs One v. One

Dogfight: Microsoft Covered-Call ETFs One v. One

During my time as a fighter pilot, a one-versus-one dogfight was one of the most challenging types of flights. This type of mission pitted one pilot’s skills against his opponent. This air combat training was not the type of flight in which you wanted to come home second best. The new category of single stock […]

Pick a Side: Income or Capital Gains

Pick a Side: Income or Capital Gains

My Dividend Hunter service focuses on earning an income stream from a portfolio of high-yield investments. This comes with a lot of benefits, especially when markets are as turbulent as they have been lately. One downside is that when I read analyst ratings on the stocks I recommend, I often find the analysis has the […]

Dogfight: Google Covered-Call ETFs One v. One

Dogfight: Google Covered-Call ETFs One v. One

During my time as a fighter pilot, a one-versus-one dogfight was one of the most challenging types of flights. This type of mission pitted one pilot’s skills against his opponent. This air combat training was not the type of flight in which you wanted to come home second best. The new category of single stock […]