Tag: closed-end fund

These Three CEFs Are Worth Another Look

These Three CEFs Are Worth Another Look

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every month, I ask subscribers to my Dividend Hunter Insiders service to send in any stock they want for a deep dive analysis. Out of the submissions, I pick one stock to analyze and share my thoughts with all Insider subscribers. Each month, when the email to send in stock picks goes out, I am […]

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Sorting Out The Few Good BDCs From The Many Bad Ones

Sorting Out The Few Good BDCs From The Many Bad Ones

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Years ago, an Air Force Academy classmate and a close friend went on a rant about how he disliked the widespread use of jargon and acronyms in the Air Force. To this day, my memory can’t unstick “ficknip” (flight navigation and control panel), and I haven’t used one for over 30 years. The investing world […]

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Is This $4,424 Monthly Dividend Paycheck For Real?

Is This $4,424 Monthly Dividend Paycheck For Real?

| November 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

I recently illustrated the dangers of trusting the Dividend Aristocrats to take care of your retirement needs. Their average yield of 2.4% is a fraction of what you’ll need to retire on dividend income alone, and their payout growth—while long-standing—isn’t rapid enough to get you where you need to be when it’s time to call it a […]

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How To Play Tech For 6% Dividends And 300% Upside

How To Play Tech For 6% Dividends And 300% Upside

| October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

New funds are rare in the closed-end fund (CEF) world. But there’s a new kid on the block throwing off a monthly 6% dividend. Today we’re going to run through this new fund to see if it might have a place in your portfolio. 6% Dividends and Netflix-Like Growth—in 1 Fund I’m talking about the BlackRock Science and […]

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4 Market-Shattering Yields: 2 Contenders, 2 Pretenders

4 Market-Shattering Yields: 2 Contenders, 2 Pretenders

| October 7, 2019 | 1 Comment

A blue-chip dividend portfolio pays about 2% today. Put a million bucks into a bucket of these stocks and you’ll bank just $20,000 in yearly dividends. That’s barely extra change–on a million invested! There’s a better way. I prefer to focus on stocks and funds that simply aren’t as familiar as the big names to […]

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5 Safe Oil Yields Up To 8.5% (With Stocks That May Spike, Too)

5 Safe Oil Yields Up To 8.5% (With Stocks That May Spike, Too)

| September 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Energy stocks are en fuego again after a drone strike on a Saudi oil facility. We’re going to (as usual) skip the geopolitical talk and discuss oil dividends that will benefit from this disruption. While “buy and hope” investors ponder basic ways to play the spike, you and I know that about half of energy […]

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3 Bombshell REITs Yielding 9.3% (With Upside)

3 Bombshell REITs Yielding 9.3% (With Upside)

| September 13, 2019 | 1 Comment

In a second, I’m going to reveal three real estate stocks that are much better than buying rental property of your own. Why? Because this trio: Pays a 9.3% dividend, on average—with one yielding an incredible 11%. I think you’ll agree that this is a pretty tough return for most “real” landlords to get. Takes zero work—you just […]

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Exposed: How I’m Grabbing (Monthly) 7.9% Dividends As Rates Plunge

Exposed: How I’m Grabbing (Monthly) 7.9% Dividends As Rates Plunge

| August 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you ever want to retire (or stay retired!), you’ve got a big problem. Bonds don’t pay much now, and they’re likely to pay less and less in the months and years ahead. I probably don’t have to tell you that the yield on the 10-year Treasury note has crashed to 1.6%. In other words, a $500K investment would get you […]

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Two “Trade War Proof” Dividends Paying 6.6% And 6.7%, Trading Dirt Cheap

Two “Trade War Proof” Dividends Paying 6.6% And 6.7%, Trading Dirt Cheap

| August 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Markets went off the rails this week, as the 10- and 2-year Treasury yields invert. In fact, the 10-year Treasury bond yield just slipped to 1.627%, which was below the 1.632% yield on the 2-year.  That was the first time that’s happened since 2007. Even the yield on the 30-year bond just fell to an […]

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3 Conservative Monthly Dividend Investments

3 Conservative Monthly Dividend Investments

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

In July, the major stock market indexes hit new record high values. In the few weeks since all three indexes hit those highs, the stock market has had trouble pushing higher. Steep down days have outnumbered the positive days. If companies don’t report second-quarter earnings to justify the current high level of share prices, this […]

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