High Yield and Dividends in the News

There have been some exciting developments in the high yield investing world, so thought I’d share some links from around the web: Baxter Raises Dividend 34% RadioShack Suspends Dividend After Posting Loss  Yields So High They Can’t be For Real 6 High Yield Stocks Recently Upgraded by Analysts Best Dividend Growth Stocks Among Dividend Aristocrats […]

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Company-Issued CDs: Worth the Risk?

There’s a new type of CD (certificate of deposit) that’s growing increasingly popular.  It’s a company-issued CD with the premise being that the yield is higher than what you’d normally get from a savings or money-market account, but an important designation is that they aren’t FDIC-insured as most bank-issued CDs are.  Rather than relying on […]

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High Yield and Dividend News April 2012

Here are some recent headlines in the world of dividends and high yield investments: Dividend Growth Index (Dividend Monk) Coming to Terms – Dividends and FDIC Insurance (Seattle Times) Canadian Banks – Solid Growth and Small Drawdowns (Seeking Alpha) Greater Dividends = More Landmines? (Forbes) Confusion of Stock Dividends (BusinessWeek) Will Dividend Tax Spoil the Party? (MSN Money) With that, here […]

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401(k) Annuity – Rules, Pros and Cons

Recently, some new rules out of the US Treasury appear to be opening the 401(k) annuity floodgates, which would probably draw quite a bit of interest from workers gun-shy from the recent market volatility and depreciation of home values across the country.  Earlier this year, the Treasury issued new regulations with a goal of dropping […]

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High Yield Investing in the News

Here’s this week’s roundup of high yield investing news items: Barron’s is calling it a high point for high yield (source). High-Yielding New Greek Bonds Fail to Lure Investors (CNBC) Treasuries just sold 3 Year Notes at Highest Yield since Oct 2011 (WSJ) 9 HighYield Stocks going Ex-Div next Week (SeekingAlpha) Outlets that graciously featured […]

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US Companies Enjoying Record Low Bond Yields and Issuing in Droves

A recent NYT article points out the latest trend in US corporate strategy – issuing tons of bonds at record low interest rates.  In essence, since corporate bonds are pegged to the US 10 Year Treasury (albeit, usually at a slight premium depending on relative safety of the issuer), with the 10 Year at historic […]

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Apple Dividend Expected in 2012

Apple (AAPL) is widely expected to announce a dividend eventually, with 2012 being the most likely year.  To date, Steve Jobs had been remiss to reward shareholders with a dividend, being a victim of a cashless Apple when he first joined the company.  But with the hoards of cash on the balance sheet and Steve […]

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How to Invest in Junk Bonds

Investors have been flocking to junk bonds and their brethren, more conveniently named “High Yield ETFs”.  This isn’t entirely illogical given the near zero interest rate policy from the Fed, blue chip dividend yields dropping as shares appreciate, and 2-3% yields on long-term US treasuries.  Junk bonds are classically the corporate debt from B- rate […]

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International Bond ETFs – Perfect Mix of High Yield and Diversification

International bond ETFs are becoming increasingly attractive to American investors.  Why?  Well, with a near-zero interest rate policy now through the end of 2014 as announced by Bernanke recently, there will not be yield within the states any time soon on Treasury bonds, CDs, savings accounts, money markets, or even the trickle-down effect into other […]

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Savings Vessels UK Vs US

The following is a Guest Post by Money Supermarket: Everyone knows that saving money is important, but many people don’t spend quite as much time thinking about where they are saving it. Choosing the right savings account is very important, as different types of accounts have different advantages and disadvantages to consider. Fortunately, moneysupermarket.com provides […]

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