Investing Strategies

Are Investors Trapped?

Are Investors Trapped?

During the season, the waters in the Florida Keys are decorated with various colored buoys attached to lobster traps. The symbols are akin to branding cattle. Don’t even think about rustling lobster from someone else’s trap! You could end up in the middle of the ocean with a sinking boat full of bullet holes. Lobster […]

Young Girl Lying On Couch And Putting Coin In Piggybank

Some Young People Are Catching On!

The Cambridge University computer crashed when famous physicist, Steven Hawking published his doctoral thesis. He says, “Each generation stands on the shoulders of those who have gone before them, just as I did as a young Ph.D. student in Cambridge, inspired by the work of Isaac Newton, James Clerk Maxwell, and Albert Einstein.” “Each generation goes […]

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 […]

3 High-Yield Income Stocks for Conservative Investors

3 High-Yield Income Stocks for Conservative Investors

When it comes to income stocks, my investment strategy is aggressive. By aggressive I mean that I search out the highest yield stocks I can find where my research shows that the dividends should be secure. I understand that with this type of high-yield stock, even the best stock research won’t let me avoid the […]