BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (BST)

This closed-end fund has a current dividend yield of 7.61%, paid monthly. BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (BST) From Forbes/Lehmann Income Securities Investor BlackRock Science and Technology Trust; Discount from Net Asset Value -13.44%; Pay Cycle Monthly; Total Expense Ratio 0.97; Leverage 0.17%; Family Closed-End CUSIP...
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ETFs Continue Redemptions, but at a Slower Pace

Just received this information from yesterday’s Thomson Reuters Lipper report regarding fund inflows/outflows. It’s interesting to see which funds are being sold and which are attracting new money: “For the second week in a row, equity ETFs witnessed net outflows; however, this past week handed...
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Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (VEU)

Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (VEU) from Financial Focus We believe that equity prices in the United States are a bit inflated. Therefore, we prefer to look for opportunities in other countries through such vehicles as the Vanguard International Equity Fund (EX US) ETF (VEU). is...
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Vanguard Diversified Equity Inv (VDEQX)

This diversified fund of funds has gained 3.71% year-to-date. Vanguard Diversified Equity Inv (VDEQX) from The No-Load Fund Investor The Vanguard Diversified Equity fund (VDEQX) has $1.5 billion in assets and invests in actively managed Vanguard funds. It uses U.S. equity funds only—no fixed income or equity...
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Tweedy, Browne Global Value Fund (TBGVX)

Today’s recommendation comes from Ian Wyatt’s $100k Portfolio, which is taking a contrarian bet on the situation in Europe. The new recommendation is followed by an update on a Scarcity & Real Wealth recommendation that is being acquired. “There’s no doubt: the Eurozone is mess...
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Clough Global Equity Fund (GLQ)

Today we have a brand new fund recommendation for all markets from the Forbes/ISA Closed End Fund & ETF Report. "The market is likely to remain volatile, with three digit swings in the Dow happening more often than the recent past. In addition to swings,...
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Kids and the Economic Crisis

Many people in their early 20s or under were too young (or not even born yet) to remember any economic problems from the last couple of decades. They've grown up in the recent boom times and are having difficultly adjusting to a more way...
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Pieces of the Deficit Pie

On Thursday night, I saw the movie, "I.O.U.S.A.," which focuses on the national deficit. It has been hailed as "An Inconvenient Truth," without a celebrity-type lead like Al Gore, but I found it equally interesting. While it's not a "sexy" topic (as one in...
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