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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Investing in Sector ETFs

Investing in Sector ETFs

Investors looking for more than just broad exposure to U.S. equities through traditional mutual funds and ETFs frequently target funds that invest in specific types of investments or sectors. This can take the form of value funds, growth funds or sector ETFs that in...
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What You Need to Know About Closed-End Funds

Closed-end funds or CEFs (also called closed-end investment management companies) have become popular among income investors for their large and reliable distributions. Many CEFs are primarily focused on producing income and generate big distributions by holding income investments like dividend stocks, REITs or or...
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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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Readers’ Rants on American Consumerism

Last week I ranted about overspending by American consumers and I received many interesting responses through email and the blog. I've included some of the best rants in today's issue, but if you haven't sent yours in, feel free to do so at time...
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