long term bonds Archives
Exploit the Accelerating Technological Revolution
We have a tendency to focus on our everyday lives without truly appreciating how the world is changing around us. But understanding the tectonic shifts outside of our near-term consciousness is crucial to successful investing.
I realized the other day I’ve...
Profit from Our Great Societal Transformation
Markets go up and down. It happens. There will be bull markets and bear markets. Different administrations will come into power. Change is one of the few constants in life and investing.
But certain powerful and ascendant trends will regardless...
Thompson Bond (THOPX, 5-Star), Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond (VCSH, 4-Star), and Vanguard Inter
Here are three bond funds/ETFs for short- and intermediate-term horizons. The dividend yields are 3.96% (paid quarterly), 1.83% (monthly), and 2.70% (monthly).
Thompson Bond (THOPX, 5-Star), Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond (VCSH, 4-Star), and Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond (BIV, 4-Star)
from Dow Theory Forecasts
How much should you in...
Do you like good values and tax-exempt high yields? Today’s recommendation is a 7%-yielding CEF (closed end fund) currently trading at a 6% discount to its net asset value (NAV).
Eaton Vance Municipal Bond II (EIV)
from Bob Carlson’s Retirement Watch
The top opportunity I see is...
Today’s new recommendation comes from one of our newest experts: Jack Adamo, Editor of Global Dividend Investor. Adamo has found a dividend-paying stock with the perfect combination of income and growth.
His new recommendation is followed by a sell alert from Upside.
“Nowadays it’s nearly to...
In today’s Income Insights, in an article excerpted from The MoneyLetter, The Investment Reporter Editor Marc Johnson lays out some of his rules for designing a growth-and-income portfolio that won’t expose you to too much risk. “Trying to squeeze income and capital growth a..
Sell Alerts: Nuveen Premier Municipal Opportunity Fund (NIF) and Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (WE
High-Yield Investing Editor Carla Pasternak now recommends selling the Nuveen Premier Municipal Opportunity Fund (NIF $15 NYSE), recommended at $16.42 in Dividend Digest issue 233, dated February 8, 2012, and the Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (WEA $15 NYSE), recommended at $14.58 in Digest...
Steven Check, editor of The Blue Chip Investor, studied the newsletter’s gain on its position in McCormick & Company (MKC), the spice company, to demonstrate the importance of investing when stocks are trading at low valuations. “As of this issue, we’re selling our position in This...
We've talked here before about the importance of buying dividend-paying stocks at low prices in order to lock in high yields. (You can read the issue here if you missed it.) Recently, I read an interesting account on the importance of buying low another...
From High-Yield Investing: “As an investor, should you be worried about inflation? You bet. If you are retired and live on a fixed income like a pension,...