Buy: (UBT), (TLT) and (TLH)

These bond ETFs offer diversification and steady cash flow. ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury (UBT), iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT), and iShares 10-20 Year Treasury Bond (TLH)From The Aden Forecast The major upchannel remains in force with the bond price above its 65-week moving far,...
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A Crazy Idea?

What follows just might sound like the craziest thing I’ve ever written. But hear me out if you can—and try to keep an open mind. I’ve been writing about investing and capitalism for the past 29 years, and in that time I’ve a..
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S&P Ratings Gets a Tap on the Wrist

Let’s just say I’m not surprised by the Justice Departments $1.4 billion fine, or what I’ll call a “tap on the wrist” to Standard & Poor’s. Levied as a result of years of bandying back and forth, the fine is S&P’s punishment for overwhelming...
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Dividend Digest: Top Picks 2013 Updates Part 3

Today’s updates cover companies beginning with the letters H-L, several of which gave investors very nice returns. I’ve included the advisor’s current advice on the pick, whenever available, and given you the return from the date of recommendation through the end of 2013. Hambrecht Quist...
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Guggenheim 2018 High Yield Corp. Bond ETF (BSJI)

Today’s recommendation provides a solution for investors who would like to buy a portfolio of bonds without investing tens of thousands of dollars. And with interest rates on most fixed income instruments near record lows, this ETF’s yield of 4.87% is attractive. Guggenheim 2018 Yield...
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Sell Alert: Linn Energy LLC

Sell Alert: Linn Energy LLC 8.625% Note of 04/15/20 Linn Energy LLC 8.625% Note of 04/15/20 was recommended by Utility Forecaster in Dividend Digest issue 237, dated June 13, 2012. “After the market closed on Monday, July 1, 2013, Linn Energy LLC (LINE) and its LinnCo...
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An Interview with Joe Cotton

Today I’m pleased to bring you a new installment in our Dick Davis Digests Contributor Interview Series. This time I’m talking with Joseph Cotton, editor of Cotton’s Technically Speaking. Read on for his stock-picking tips, surprising favorite contrarian play and warnings about the market...
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Annaly Capital Management

REIT Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY 16.72 NYSE – yield 14.40%) invests strictly in mortgage-backed bonds, holding only bonds issued by government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These bonds are about as safe as U.S. Treasuries. Thanks to a much-needed of...
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