Equity linked security, or ELKS

This month, we’re spotlighting something a little different—an equity linked security, or ELKS, as recommended by Carla Pasternak of StreetAuthority’s High-Yield Investing. ELKS are hybrid debt securities whose return is linked to the performance of an underlying equity. They pay a higher yield the...
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A Primer on Preferreds

Preferred stocks can be a great way for investors to secure fixed-rate divdends while benefitting from a company’s growth. Below, Richard Moroney, editor of Dow Theory Forecasts, explains why preferreds can be the income investor’s best friend. “When we profiled preferred stocks March 2009,...
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Compass Diversified Holdings (CODI)

This Connecticut-based company takes stakes in small businesses. Compass Diversified Holdings (CODI, Nasdaq) has interests in six companies, including circuit board-maker Advanced Circuits, American Furniture Manufacturing, and employment staffer Staffmark. The company currently pays a $0.34 per share quarterly dividend, which translates to annual...
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Investments with Income

Last year, I started writing a series explaining our investment advisories in an effort to help answer one of the most common questions we get from investors, "Which Cabot publication is right for me?" Also last year, we expanded the Cabot family by Dick...
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