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Looking for a steady income stream to provide stability in your portfolio? Here are five of the best dividend ETFs to invest in this year, ranked by assets.
At this point in 2019, strategic traders are looking to identify macro-level trends and position themselves accordingly for the coming year.
Bank of America believes that the S&P 500 will close 2019 unchanged, but see dividend payers as superior to bonds for the short and long terms.
Ten-year Treasury yields closed at a paltry 1.49% on Tuesday, so it's not particularly surprising some investors are clamoring for high dividend strategies and doing so with exchange traded funds. What ...
As bond yields pulled back, income-minded investors can look to dividend exchange traded funds to generate some extra cash. For example, among the largest dividend-related ETFs on the market, the Vanguard ...
It seems like forever ago, but the average 12-month certificate of deposit (CD) used to yield well more than 5%.In fact, prior to the tech wreck of 2000 - and the start of two decades of experimental monetary policy by the Federal Reserve - 5% would have been considered low. It wasn't usual to see CD yields over 10% in the 1980s. Those were the days!It's unlikely that we'll ever see 10% CD rates again in our lifetimes. Even 5% would seem like a stretch in a world in which the average 12-month CD still yields less than 1% after more than three years of Fed rate hikes.It's important to remember, though, that the high yields of the past came at a time of much higher inflation. At today's lower inflation rates, even a 3% yield allows you to stay well ahead of inflation. You're not getting rich quick at that yield, but it's respectable. And importantly, it can be done safely.Today, we're going to look at five safe ways to pocket a yield of at least 3%. While you might want to push for a higher return on your long-term investment portfolio, you can consider these as options for your cash savings that you might need in the next one to five years. SEE ALSO: 33 Ways to Get Higher Yields (Up to 12%!)
Ford Stock Posted Best Q1 Performance since 2012Ford stock In the last few months, Ford (F), the second-largest US automaker, stock has traded on a mixed note. In February and March, the stock fell 0.3% and rose 0.1%, respectively, after gaining 15%
The recent passing of Vanguard founder John Bogle was a great loss for the investment world. Bogle was responsible for introducing index investing to the fund industry, and in the process, he helped millions of Americans reduce their costs and reach their retirement goals sooner.Bogle launched the first index fund in 1976 and lived to see his creations grow to a $4.6 trillion industry as of 2018. Capital continues to pour into indexed products, and Moody's predicts they will grow to represent 50% of the total investment market within five years. This popularity has grown because of index funds' numerous benefits, which include ... * Lower costs. Index funds don't need to employ teams of research analysts or portfolio managers trying to beat the market by constantly trading stocks. As a result, costs are significantly lower than actively managed funds. * Diversification. Index funds often seek to track a broad benchmark and frequently own hundreds if not thousands of different stocks, whereas the typical actively managed fund holds fewer than 100 stocks. The breadth of holdings helps reduce market risk. * Greater transparency. Index funds have a straightforward objective: match the performance of a market benchmark. These products don't suffer "style drift," which occurs when fund managers goose returns by investing in stocks that don't meet the fund's guidelines. * Superior performance. An annual fund-performance report from S&P; Dow Jones Indices showed that in 2018, the majority of actively managed large-cap mutual funds trailed the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index - for the ninth consecutive year.Here are 11 of the best index funds to buy for a variety of financial goals. This list consists mostly of ETFs but includes a few mutual fund options (including mutual fund versions of ETFs). SEE ALSO: The 19 Best ETFs for a Prosperous 2019
Money flow into the market’s largest ETFs have recently mirrored the relative price performance between large caps and small caps, which indicates that investors are still cautious.
Why Ford Stock Surged 15% in JanuaryFord stockFord Motor Company (F) has been one of the worst-performing auto stocks for the last four consecutive years. Between 2015 and 2018, the stock lost nearly 15% of its market value.Nonetheless, 2019 has