The single biggest risk you face in retirement may be that you will outlive your nest egg – and the author of today’s article warns that Wall Street’s solution to this risk – the 4% withdrawal rule – is fatally flawed. Instead, his solution is to “build a retirement portfolio with an outsized dividend yield.” Why does he argue that building such a portfolio requires purging one’s portfolio of “the ‘sacred cows’ that look safe but actually drain your returns” – and where does he recommend looking instead? CLICK HERE.
The energy sector has had a rough year – and the five energy-focused closed-end funds highlighted in today’s article have gotten beaten up right along with it. For the contrarian investor, then, the author of today’s article advises that “if you think 2018 is going to be oil’s year and you want a big income stream while you wait for the market to realize the commodity’s potential, these are the funds for you.” For these five funds – each of which offers a yield above 10% – CLICK HERE.
New rules are coming into effect this month that the author of today’s article states “will fundamentally change the way money market funds operate.” In light of these new rules – which are aimed at preventing runs on money market funds as happened in the 2008 financial crisis – the author looks at the case for investors moving their cash into internet savings accounts, concluding that these options “may offer the best combination of liquidity, safety and yield.” To read about why this may be the case, what some of the downsides of internet savings accounts are, and to learn more about the new money market fund rules taking effect, CLICK HERE.
The hunt for both yield and safety is the task undertaken by the author of today’s article. He highlights four quality dividend-paying (and dividend-growing!) stocks with high yields – averaging 4.9% – and good “Dividend Safety Scores”. To find out what these four stocks are – including two healthcare focused real estate investment trusts and a Dividend Aristocrat telecommunications giant – , as well as for an analysis of each and to learn more about Dividend Safety Scores, CLICK HERE.