4 High Yield Dividend ETFs.

Thanks in part to the market crash in 2008, investors have rediscovered the importance of dividends. Dividends are also important in times of high volatility – like we are experiencing these days – because they help to smooth out the bumps and make for a smoother ride. Here are 4 high yield dividend ETFs that [...]

6 Ways Dividends Are Important.

Dividends are an important part of investing – especially if you are an income or value investor. Investing for income is all about dividend yield, but dividends have many other virtues – even if generating income from your investments isn’t of paramount concern.

Dividends are a large part of a stock’s overall return. In fact, dividends [...]

An Energy Infrastructure Stock To Watch – EPD: Enterprise Products Partners.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD) provides services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, and petrochemicals. It’s clients are in the continental United States, Canada, and Gulf of Mexico. EPD also develops pipeline and other energy infrastructure, and it’s got a high yield and has been diversifying through acquisitions, which [...]

NLY, a Dividend Paying Trust Worth A Look.

With chatter about a bubble in bonds building, it may be a good time to look for alternative sources of investment income. One such source has long been dividend paying stocks, trusts and partnerships. Here are two such dividend plays – one is a Real Estate Investment Trust, and the other is an energy partnership.

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A Sample ETF Portfolio for Maximum Income (and Fat, Juicy Yields).

With the low fees and wide selection of ETFs, you can now build a portfolio for maximum and minimum fees relatively easily. Here’s one such sample portfolio from Kiplinger that allocates 65% to bonds, 35% to stocks. The bond section is spread between conservative, laddered treasures and riskier junk bonds. As of a month ago, [...]

A Sample ETF Portfolio for Long Term Growth.

Here’s an all ETF portfolio that’s sure to see some volatility. It’s geared toward long term growth, and as such it invests heavily in small cap stocks, foreign markets and commodities. The fund total is 90% stocks, 10% commodities and is best left to investors with long time horizons and a high tolerance for risk.

Here’s [...]

A Sample ETF Portfolio for Growth and Income.

When this portfolio was originally recommended by Kiplinger, about a month or so ago, the yield was a hefty 5.8%.

A large part of that yield comes from the LQD fund that focuses on high-quality corporate bonds, the IGOV fund which buys foreign government bonds, HYG which focuses on junk bonds, and dividend stalwart DVY. [...]

5 Reasons U.S. Utilities Look Good Right Now.

Utilities have a long history of being a safe haven – especially for yield hungry income investors. This is sill true today with weaker consumer spending in the U.S. and lower global output depressing stock prices, and the government debt snowballing to historic amounts pushing the yield on treasuries downward.

Here’s 5 quick reasons utilities [...]