Finding the Best IRA Investments

Finding the Best IRA Investments

Identifying the best IRA investments is less a matter of asset performance and more a matter of asset type and tax considerations. It's important to not only hold the best-performing investments but to hold them in the right places too.
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Wall Street’s Best Dividend Stocks Daily Alert: (VWITX)

This municipal bond fund has a current dividend yield of 2.80%, paid monthly. Vanguard Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt (VWITX) From Capitalist Times Vanguard Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt (VWITX) has a long history of stable annual returns, including during recessions, market crashes and periods of rising interest rates. The fund sold off the...
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3 Munis with Good Rates and Yields

Wall Street Best Editor’s comments: I’ve known Marilyn Cohen for more than 15 years through my work with the Money Show. We’ve sat on several fixed income panels together, I’ve interviewed her many times, and she is my ‘go-to’ person when I have question...
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Netflix 5.375% bonds

Netflix 5.375% bonds due February 1st, 2021; CUSIP 64110LAE6 From Envision Capital Management Who doesn’t know Netflix? Investors may have missed its meteoric stock rise in 2015 but for those with a more conservative bent should look at their bonds. Granted, most bond gurus have junk...
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MBIA Inc. (MBI)

Recent sales by an insider have created a discounted buying opportunity in this bond insurer. MBIA Inc. (MBI) from The Buyback Letter MBIA Inc. (MBI), headquartered in Purchase, N.Y, is a bond insurer which insures municipal debt, providing credit protection and markets access. Municipal Bond Insurance (MBIA)...
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3 Municipal Bonds

Yield isn’t the only factor when choosing a municipal bond, as contributor Marilyn Cohen warns. Westfield Indiana Multi-School Building Corp. 4% Due July 15, 2024 (CUSIP: 96023PJN6), Chemeketa Oregon Community College District (CUSIP: 163597HY6), and North Little Rock Arkansas School District #1 (CUSIP: 660631VE9) from Capital...
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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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How To Invest Using CEFs

CEFs, also called closed-end investment management companies, are different from mutual funds and ETFs because they issue a limited number of shares. That actually makes them more similar to ordinary publicly-listed companies than funds: when a new investor buys into a CEF, they to...
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What’s a Closed-End Fund?

Fund investing has come a long way. Buying mutual funds for the security and convenience of having your money invested by a fund manager is still a popular investment practice--in large part thanks to inertia--but it's no longer the only fund game in funds,...
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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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Where’s the Yield?

“As has become abundantly clear this summer, the federal government has a debt crisis. In the past 10 years, U.S. Treasury obligations have risen from less than $6 trillion to more than $15 trillion. Normally, a borrower loading up on debt in this becomes...
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