Market Update – 1/26/16

Worried investors are currently controlling U.S. stock markets, despite abounding good financial news. That's because when investors sell stocks--most typically via 401k mutual fund exchanges into money market funds and bond funds--portfolio managers need to liquidate stocks to cover the outflows. However, the managers...
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Federated Investors (FII)

This investment management company beat estimates by two cents in its most recent quarter. The shares have a current dividend yield of 3.26%, paid quarterly. Federated Investors (FII) From Smart Investing in Turbulent Times We’re at a pivotal point in U.S. interest rate history, with Federal...
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How To Use Life Insurance for Savings and Investment

“Investors are pouring money into an old investment: life insurance. That’s right. Life insurance can be an investment. Before interest rates were deregulated a few decades ago, life insurance and pass-book savings accounts at the local bank were a major vehicle for saving investing...
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How To Boost Your Yield With Bond Funds

Vita Nelson’s The Moneypaper specializes in direct investing through dividend-reinvestment plans, or DRIPs. However, this month Nelson also provided subscribers with some helpful advice for investing in fixed-income instruments in today’s low-yield environment, and explained the pros and cons of various types of funds...
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Income From Funds

Investing in income-oriented funds can be a great way for income investors to balance risk and yield. Below, profiles of two popular types of income-generating funds: floating rate funds and equity income funds, plus recommendations from each group. First, Mark Salzinger, editor of No-Load...
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