Taking Charge of Your Retirement

If you don’t have a penurious Yankee working hard to save you 3% on your meal tax (and everything else you spend money on), you’d better be prepared (or preparing) to save and grow money on your own. That nest egg isn’t going hatch...
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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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Vanguard GNMA (VFIIX)

This fund of intermediate government bonds is rated four stars by Morningstar. Vanguard GNMA (VFIIX) from The No-Load Fund Investor GNMA funds with consistent records of good performance are excellent substitutes now for U.S. Treasuries. Most mortgage-backed securities, a category that includes GNMAs, FNMAs and Macs...
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iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate Fund (IYR)

With the housing market continuing to improve, investors looking for an easy way to diversify their real estate holdings might further investigate this Real Estate Investment Trust ETF. It currently pays a 3.68% dividend yield, paid quarterly. iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate Fund Leeb...
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Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund (TEI)

Today we have a unique 6%-yielding closed-end fund from Leeb’s Income Performance Letter. “A special place among our recommendations belongs to Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund (TEI, NYSE). First, this is the only closed-end fund we currently recommend. Second, it focuses on a unique area: emerging market note...
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3 Factors for Evaluating Dividend-Paying Stocks

Dividend-paying stocks have been growing in popularity for years now, as legions of retirees are forced to look beyond low-yielding government bonds to maintain their income. So in this latest installment in our Dick Davis Digest contributor interview series, I talked to Dividend Editor...
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