Anthem Inc. (ANTX) Preferred

This healthcare preferred stock is convertible and pays a high yield. Anthem Inc. (ANTX) PreferredFrom Forbes/Lehmann Income Securities Investor Anthem Inc., 5.25%; (Preferred); Par $50.00; Current Yield 6.10%; Exchange NYSE; Rated Baa3/BBB+; Mandatory Conversion 05/01/2018; Conversion Rate Variable; Common Stock price $124.74; Premium 40.78%; Cycle...
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Are Muni Bonds Safe?

Many income investors like municipal bonds for their tax advantages and yield. But the two experts below have some warnings about the sector. “I am frequently asked about municipal bonds and why I have not recommended them in this newsletter. The short answer I..
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Trailing Indicators and Economic Recovery

It's easy to understand what a leading economic indicator is and why it leads. If purchasing managers are increasing their buying, it's because their businesses need new equipment to do business with. Increasing consumer confidence will lead to more consumer spending. Simple...
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The Drinking Age: Part 2

Monday's column, sparked by news of the Amethyst Initiative, the proposal by 129 college presidents to discuss lowering the drinking age, brought some great responses. I've reprinted many below (edited to save you time), and I thank you all for reading and the...
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