|Bid||83.83 x 1300|
|Ask||84.60 x 1200|
|Day's Range||83.50 - 84.22|
|52 Week Range||61.89 - 107.36|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||8.71|
|YTD Daily Total Return||-29.89%|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.91|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.39%|
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.
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%!)