Nuveen Long/Short Commodity Total Return Fund (CTF)

Today’s Daily Alert features a unique investment from the Forbes/ISA Closed End Fund & ETF Report. This fund is an actively-managed, exchange-traded commodity pool, which invests in commodity futures contracts using both long and short positions and options. That means it’s well-positioned to from...
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GE Capital 4.7% preferred (GEK)

Today Forbes/Lehmann Income Securities Investor Editor Jack Colombo recommends a super-safe preferred with a current yield over 5%. This security is a great alternative to treasury bonds for investors craving safety and income. “If you are looking for a safe 5.58% yield on a rated...
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The BlackRock High Yield Trust (BHY)

Today’s recommendation is a high-yielding closed end fund (CEF) from Forbes/ISA Closed End Fund and ETF Report. This CEF is currently trading at a large discount to its net asset value, or NAV, as Jack Colombo explains below: “The Fed has roiled the Treasury and...
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C-Tracks ETN Volatility Index ETN (CVOL)

June 28 Investment Digest Daily Alert Today Forbes/ISA Closed End Fund and ETF Report Analyst Jack Colombo recommends an ETN (exchange traded note) to use as a short- to medium-term hedge. “The recent volatility in the market seems to revolve around what the Reserve...
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Three Ways to Get Precious Metals Exposure

With distrust of banks high, monetary policy easy and a sequence of financial crises still in short-term memory, it’s no surprise that many investors today are interested in investing in gold and precious metals as a hedge against inflation, financial panic, geopolitical unrest other...
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Cohen & Steers Select Infrastructure Fund, Inc. (UTF)

In today’s Daily Alert, Forbes/Lehmann Income Securities Investor Editor Jack Colombo recommends a niche CEF currently yielding about 7%. “Cohen & Steers Select Infrastructure Fund, Inc. (UTF $20 NYSE) -- This sector oriented closed-end fund’s objective is to achieve a high level of after-tax return...
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AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund II (NCZ)

In today’s Daily Alert, Forbes/Lehmann Income Securities Investor Editor Jack Colombo recommends a high-yielding closed end fund. “AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund II (NCZ, $9) is managed by Allianz Global Investors Fund Management LLC with Pacific Investment Management Company LLC serving as one of sub-advisors. The...
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Petroleum & Resources Corp. (PEO)

In today’s Daily Alert, Forbes/ISA Closed End Fund & ETF Report Editor Jack Colombo recommends a new closed end fund (CEF) for yield and inflation protection. “The energy sector remains an interesting option in that it is a hedge against inflation. As governments print money...
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The Future of America

Our financial system lies in shambles, and the dominoes continue to fall, bringing down companies and stocks in one sector after another. Consumer confidence is absolutely terrible. Friends who previously asked about my market opinion simply as a common courtesy now ask because genuinely...
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