3 Munis with Good Rates and Yields

Wall Street Best Editor’s comments: I’ve known Marilyn Cohen for more than 15 years through my work with the Money Show. We’ve sat on several fixed income panels together, I’ve interviewed her many times, and she is my ‘go-to’ person when I have question...
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DoubleLine Income Solutions Fund (DSL)

The top five country allocations in this fund are the United States, 45.58% of net assets; Mexico, 10.95%; Cayman Islands, 7.77%; Brazil, 4.44% and Peru, 4.43%. The fund’s current distribution yield is 10%, paid monthly. DoubleLine Income Solutions Fund (DSL) From Bob Carlson’s Retirement month,...
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DoubleLine Emerging Markets Fixed Income (DBLEX)

This emerging market bond fund is rated three stars by Morningstar and has a dividend yield of 5.02%, paid monthly. DoubleLine Emerging Markets Fixed Income (DBLEX) From Bob Carlson’s Retirement Watch While most of the headlines go to the major U.S. stock indexes, our emerging bond...
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Analytics: Calamos Convertible & High Income (CHY)

This high yield closed-end fund has a current dividend yield of 8.4%, paid monthly. Calamos Convertible & High Income (CHY) from Leeb Income Performance Updated from Dividend Digest 252, September 11, 2013 When we added closed-end fund Calamos Convertible & High Income (CHY) to the portfolio in 2013,...
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Analysis: Bank of America BAC and Prudential Financial PRU

These two corporate bonds may be better picks than government inflation-fighting issues. Bank of America BAC CPI floater CUSIP 06048WFK1 and Prudential Financial PRU CUSIP 74432RAN3 from Envision Capital Management You may not agree with the Federal Reserve’s definition of inflation because it excludes food and prices...
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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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