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Crypto Yields Now Beat Bonds and Stocks

Crypto Yields Now Beat Bonds and Stocks

“Give a man a steak, and he will eat for a day. But teach a man to stake, and he will eat forever.” This quote can’t be attributed to anyone in particular. But it has become popularized by the crypto community over the past year. Staking enables crypto holders to earn rewards in exchange for…

3 Ways to Discover the Best REITs to Buy for Dividends

3 Ways to Discover the Best REITs to Buy for Dividends

Expectations of a hot economy have put cyclical and commodity sectors in the lead this year. But here’s another top performer you might not have expected: real estate investment trusts (REITs). That shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, REITs rank as the best-performing assets class for the past 20 years. According to data from…

The Best Kind of Cash of All?

The Best Kind of Cash of All?

Making money by speculating on stock prices can work really well, as it did throughout 2020. Until it doesn’t. The end of a speculative boom is inevitable. Eventually, stocks can’t go any higher. Investors start looking for excuses to sell. That’s known as a “top.” I believe we hit a top on April 19 this…

Will You Get the COVID-19 Vaccine? Take This Quick Poll!

Will You Get the COVID-19 Vaccine? Take This Quick Poll!

Look at this chart… It shows the percentage of U.S. adults who’ve not yet received a vaccine but who would be keen to get one as soon as they possibly could. That number has fallen. The percentage of those who say they don’t want the vaccine at all has risen substantially. That tells me that…

Poll: Where to Find Income in a Zero Interest World

Poll: Where to Find Income in a Zero Interest World

It’s tough out there for income investors… The S&P 500 Index now yields a dismal 1.5%, and yields on 10-Year Treasurys offer a paltry 1.15%. But income investments have a place in every balanced portfolio. And if you’re at or near retirement age, they’re absolutely crucial. Where do you find steady, long-term income? Tell us…

Don’t Stay in this Stock Market Casino Too Long

Don’t Stay in this Stock Market Casino Too Long

Lately the stock market has felt like a casino. You’ve seen that with the chaotic rise and collapse in stocks such as GameStop (NYSE: GME) and AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC). It’s a jackpot one moment, then a bust the next. Greed and the “get rich quick” mentality are driving investors to madness, which makes it…

Compound Your Way to Massive Wealth

Compound Your Way to Massive Wealth

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about The Bauman Letter’s Endless Income model subportfolio. It’s a group of stocks and preferred shares designed to provide above-average income yields. It’s on my mind because of how it’s doing compared to my benchmark, the S&P 500. Periodically, I review the performance of The Bauman Letter, Profit Switch and Clint Lee’s Flashpoint Fortunes….

Your Retirement Portfolio Needs Preferred Stock Investments Right Now

Your Retirement Portfolio Needs Preferred Stock Investments Right Now

When it comes to retirement portfolios, a 60%-to-40% (60/40) mix of stocks and bonds has been a cornerstone for decades. The results have been nothing short of spectacular. The compound annual growth rate has been 10.2% since 1980, according to the Financial Times: But the outlook for the 60/40 portfolio is bleak. There will be huge…

Don’t Chase Dividend Yields – Grow Your Yield on Cost Each Year

Don’t Chase Dividend Yields – Grow Your Yield on Cost Each Year

Yesterday I got an email from a reader who was impressed with my argument for investing in dividend-paying companies. He had found one that looked good: I found another stock named Energy Transfer (NYSE: ET). After analyzing the stock, I found that ET pays a quarterly dividend of CLOSE TO $2!!! Besides, the stock price now is pretty low…

1 Dividend Play for Endless Income

1 Dividend Play for Endless Income

Recently, I noticed a growing chorus of analysts putting forth a disturbing message. They said that sky-high tech valuations are justified … this time is different than the late-1990s tech bubble. To paraphrase Sir John Templeton, “this time is different” are the four most dangerous words in investing. And right on cue, the tech-heavy Nasdaq…

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