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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5 Great Dividend-Paying Stocks

We recently conducted a short survey of our Dick Davis Investment Digest subscribers. Several common concerns were market volatility and economic uncertainty (which I wrote about two weeks ago here). Today, I want to address a third common refrain. As a subscriber from put...
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Boeing Co. (BA)

“One company I’ve been watching as of late is Boeing Co. (BA – yield 2.60%). For investors with a long-term time frame, this aerospace giant offers the safety of rock-solid growth with very little downside— especially as it bounces off support at the 200-week average...
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Imperial Sugar Company (IPSU)

If you have heard it once, you've heard it a million times by now: obesity is a national epidemic. High Fructose Corn Syrup is undoubtedly one of the culprits. In fact, just [this week] a Princeton study discovered that rats which had access high...
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Citigroup (C)

We must admit that on the face of it, an investment in Citigroup (C, NYSE) seems tenuous given the continued economic downturn. However, on a price-to-book basis, Citigroup is cheap trading at 0.9 times tangible book value. In fact, among peers, both Citigroup Bank...
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