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Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks Thriving With Higher Fed Rates

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks Thriving With Higher Fed Rates

Last week the Federal Reserve Board increased its Fed Funds Target rate for the second time this year, to 1.75%. The Fed Funds rate controls yields on the short end of the yield curve. Rate increases typically push fear-driven investors to sell the income stock categories like REITs and Utilities. Informed investors use these sell-offs […]

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3 High Yield Stocks That Benefit from Fed Rate Hikes

Typically, when the Fed raises interest rates, there is a knee-jerk reaction by investors to sell dividend paying income stocks. As with almost every change in the financial world, there are companies that will be hurt by higher rates and others that will see a benefit. Investors who understand the effects of higher rates on […]

3 High Yield Stocks to Sell on the Fed Rate Increase

3 High Yield Stocks to Sell on the Fed Rate Increase

Last week the Federal Reserve Board announced another interest rate hike. The Fed increased its target short term interest rate by 0.25% to a range of 1.25% to 1.5%. The new Fed Funds rate is up from 0.50% a year ago, after three quarter point increases this year. While many investor fears concerning higher interest […]

This Is The One Easy Trade to Make Before December

This Is The One Easy Trade to Make Before December

Thanksgiving is in two weeks, if you can believe it, and that means 2017’s trading year is coming to a close.  By December 15th or so, volume will dry up dramatically and many investors will close shop until next year.  But does that mean stocks are done moving for the year? While September and October […]

5 REITs Raising Dividends in December

5 REITs Raising Dividends in December

We are almost at the end of another year, and I hope your dividend income stream has marched steadily higher throughout 2017. One bit of assistance I like to provide is to list those real estate investment trusts (REITs) expected to announce higher dividend rates in the upcoming months. This knowledge can give you a […]

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The Federal Reserve Strikes Again!

With a concerned look on his face, my friend John said, “A special assessment would be close to $5,000 per home.” My wife Jo and I live in a Del Webb community in the Phoenix suburbs. Our community is responsible for maintaining our own roads. Here is the conversation that followed: John – “Most roads […]

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When Do You Sell Good Dividend Paying Stocks?

Which dividend stocks should you sell, and which should you keep? The stock market is setting records. Since the bank bailouts began in 2008, it’s no wonder. Interest rates dropped to historic lows, causing the stock market to soar. We recently discussed the acronym, TINA (There Is No Alternative). Investors, particularly baby boomers and retirees have few […]