BST - BlackRock Science and Technology Trust

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
+0.53 (+1.62%)
At close: 3:59PM EST
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Previous Close32.80
Bid32.90 x 2200
Ask33.40 x 1300
Day's Range33.01 - 33.57
52 Week Range23.92 - 35.00
Avg. Volume63,207
Market Cap749M
Beta (5Y Monthly)N/A
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield1.99 (5.73%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-12-13
1y Target EstN/A
  • How to Retire on $500,000

    How to Retire on $500,000

    If you ask most financial advisers how to retire on a half-million dollars, they'll likely say it can't be done.Many financial advisers point to the "4% rule" (also the "Bengen rule") for tax-advantaged accounts such as 401(k)s and IRAs. The 4% rule says you can draw up to 4% of your nest egg's value in your first year of retirement, then add inflation to the prior year's total and withdraw that each subsequent year, for 30 years, without worrying your money will run out. William Bengen, who first proposed the rule in 1994, later updated that figure to 4.5%.The median personal income in the U.S. is $33,706 per year, as of 2018 data. Not including Social Security, you'd need about $750,000 in your retirement account(s) to hit that number, if you followed this rule. Depending on where you live, as well as the lifestyle you want to maintain, you'd probably need to start with more. That's why many advisers point even higher, stating figures between $1 million to $1.5 million as ideal retirement targets.Brent Weiss, head of planning at Facet Wealth in Baltimore, reminds us there is no one-size-fits-all retirement solution. "In retirement, we face a unique set of risks and many are unknowns," he says. "From inflation to healthcare costs to longevity, we need to have a plan for them today." Among those issues is that not every family has as much saved as they need. That's OK. If you're wondering how to retire on less than what the traditional wisdom says you need, you have a few options.These seven high-yield investments may allow you to retire well on a nest egg as small as $500,000. One other aspect of the 4% rule is that any dividends or bond interest you receive diminishes the amount you need to withdraw for your annual income. These seven investments should provide more across dividends and distributions* alone than the U.S. median personal income. SEE ALSO: 25 Stocks Every Retiree Should Own

  • What Investors Should Know About BEST S.A.'s (WSE:BST) Financial Strength
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    What Investors Should Know About BEST S.A.'s (WSE:BST) Financial Strength

    BEST S.A. (WSE:BST) is a small-cap stock with a market capitalization of zł529m. While investors primarily focus on...

  • Business Wire

    Certain BlackRock Closed-End Funds Announce Estimated Sources of Distributions

    Today, BlackRock Resources & Commodities Strategy Trust , BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust , BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust , BlackRock Enhanced International Dividend Trust , BlackRock Health Sciences Trust , BlackRock Enhanced Global Dividend Trust , BlackRock Utilities, Infrastructure & Power Opportunities Trust , BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc.

  • Business Wire

    Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Certain BlackRock Closed-End Funds

    Certain BlackRock closed-end funds announced distributions today as detailed below.

  • The 10 Best Closed-End Funds (CEFs) for 2019

    The 10 Best Closed-End Funds (CEFs) for 2019

    Closed-end funds (CEFs) joined the rest of the market in steeply selling off late last year. The result, however, was an excessive selloff resulting in greater distribution rates and larger discounts to the assets they hold. The question now is: Which CEFs are ripe for the picking in 2019? "Interesting" is perhaps too nice a word for 2018, but that's still exactly what it was. Corporate America delivered multiyear-best earnings growth for several quarters. Yet we still saw two massive corrections that lifted volatility much closer to its long-term average after several years of relative calm. But what will 2019 hold? The outlook is mixed. While market analysts broadly see GDP growth slowing in 2019, most of those same analysts also see the broader markets heading higher by year's end. Wages are growing, unemployment remains low and there are plenty of other potential drivers for a rally. But if more of the bearish drivers peek through - GDP growth slows even more than expected, tariff tensions linger, etc. - investors will need protection, including high dividends to offset the lack of price gains. With that said, here are the best CEFs to buy for 2019. You can learn more about closed-end funds in detail here, but in short, these are funds that trade on exchange like ETFs, but have some differences; for instance, they can trade at significant discounts or premiums to the assets they hold, and they are actively managed more often than not. These 10 CEFs boast a number of perks, including deep value, high distribution rates and strong track records. ### SEE ALSO: The 19 Best ETFs for a Prosperous 2019