iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM)

The top five holdings of this emerging markets ETF are Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (3.77 of assets); Tencent Holdings Ltd (3.64%); Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (3.32%); Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR (2.33%) and China Mobile Ltd (1.90%). The ETF has a dividend of...
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Annaly Preferred, class E (NLY-E)

This Preferred Share has a current yield of 7.625%, paid quarterly. Annaly Preferred, class E (NLY-E) From Systems and Forecasts We have held Hatteras Financial Preferred, class A (HTS-A) in the newsletter high income portfolio since 2014. Recently, Hatteras was taken over by Annaly Capital As...
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SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY)

The time may be right to look at mid-cap stocks. This ETF includes companies with market capitalizations between US$ 1.4 billion to US$ 5.9 billion. SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY) From Systems and Forecasts The recent upgrade in our assessment of market conditions makes an...
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Sell: SeaDrill Limited (SDRL)

Shares of this drilling company have moved up, and it’s time to sell. Sell: SeaDrill Limited (SDRL) from Systems and Forecasts Updated from Issue 259, April 9, 2014 I had recommend SeaDrill Limited (SDRL) on technical analysis as well as an attractive dividend yield. SDRL closed $39.67...
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Market Vectors Global Gaming (BJK)

In today’s Daily Alert, Systems & Forecasts Editors Gerald and Marvin Appel recommend an ETF with lots of international exposure (especially to Asia) and little correlation to the U.S. market. The new recommendation is followed by three brief sell alerts. Market Vectors Global Gaming from...
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General Dynamics (GD)

I today’s Daily Alert, Systems & Forecasts Editor Marvin Appel explains what he looks for in a stock pick for covered call writing, and highlights one attractive candidate for the strategy (which also yields 3.2% as is). “General Dynamics (GD) -- In general, I stocks...
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Follow-Up: Covered Calls on Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY)

"Shortly after the newsletter portfolio opened its covered call position in Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY), the company released data on a potential Alzheimer’s drug solanezumab that showed some hope. The drug failed to help patients with moderate Alzheimer’s, which was the original but...
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Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY)

In today's Daily Alert, we have a new covered call recommendation from Systems & Forecasts. Writing covered calls is a low-risk way to use options to boost your income from stocks you hold (you can read more about the strategy here). And today's involves...
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Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO)

Today's Daily Alert introduces a new covered call recommendation from Systems & Forecasts. As we've discussed here before, covered calls are actually a very safe way to use options to boost your income from stocks. You can read more about the covered call here...
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iShares MSCI Australia Index ETF (EWA)

With the yields on Treasuries today practically non-existent, many investors are looking further afield for reliable income. In today's recommendation, Marvin and Gerald Appel, editors of Systems & Forecasts, follow their noses all the way to the land down under -- where they a..
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Vanguard GNMA Fund (VFIIX)

Today's recommendation is appropriate for even the most conservative investors. While it's not a new addition to the Systems & Forecasts portfolio, editors Marvin Appel and Gerald Appel recently added to their position in this mutual fund, and gave the following review.  "High income portfolio adds GNMA...
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Three Emerging Markets Funds

One of the major themes I wrote about at the beginning of this year (read the issue here) was a likely resurgence by emerging markets in 2012. As I wrote then: "The second revival experts are calling for comes from the emerging markets. for...
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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. (DD)

“E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. (DD – yield 3.80%)—DuPont, the large chemical company, has long frequented the ranks of high-dividend stocks. Its current yield [is almost] 4% per year ($1.64 annual dividend per share). The company’s earnings are very sensitive to health...
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