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Friday, 02 September 2022 05:17

Volatility continues to kick up more dust in market

Anyone notice that stocks, lately, have been a bit, well, prickly?


Of course, for awhile there, it segued they’d found their mojo and watching cable shows like CNBC also was a popcorn worthy occasion. Now, that viewing experience likely would give you indigestion.


In other words, yes: vo-la-ti-li-ty.


Now, could this be hitting the gas pedal on an even steeper decline.


Let’s count the possible dividends. In the short term, the wraps are on the corporate earnings season, according to ally.com, and summer? Ready to wave buh-bye. In the eye of an obvious lack of direction, it’s all but an invitation for percolating volatility, the site continued.


Meantime, investors are sliding their attention from the probabilities of a recession and how the markets will react to the Fed.


Against that less than appealing backdrop, Jesmond Mizzi Financial Advisors’ Head of Wealth Management Colin Vella, said that rather than ruing the circumstances surrounding the volatility, investors can make the best of it, according to jesmondmizzi.com.


The global initiative – unlike the war – to get a handle on COVID 19 reassured markets that bouncing back to more normal conditions could be on the short term horizon. 


As the virus started to escalate worldwide, at the dawn of 2020, markets began their descent. However, the downturn didn’t have staying power and bounced back prior to the initial lockdowns.

Published in Eq: Dividends
Tuesday, 22 February 2022 21:19

How to Find Good Tax Efficient Income Right Now

Fixed-income investors are in the doldrums when it comes to today’s ultra low yield environment. Guaranteed income from CDs is just not high enough, and while bonds may be secure their value is at a valley. Laddering annuities is maybe the best strategy, but the questions are on duration. In a flat yield curve going for a short duration makes sense, and as the yield curve steepens moving to long-term contracts is more attractive. In today’s interest rate market, the goldilocks spot is around 5-years, it is a much higher return than shorter-term annuities and longer-term contracts tie your money up without much more of a return boost. The best part is you can integrate this annuity laddering strategy into IRAs and take advantage of all the tax solutions they bring to the table.

Finsum: It's critical to ladder the right duration depending on the current rate environment and given how much interest rate risk there is today it's more important than ever to be precise.

Published in Bonds: Total Market
Wednesday, 19 January 2022 19:32

Four Active ETFs for Income Outperformance

Active funds get overlooked by many investors in their retirement portfolios because investors view them with a certain amount of risk aversion. However, rising inflation and positive income expectation make them a viable investment alternative. For global diversity, investors should consider SPDR SSgA Global Allocation ETF and the Invesco Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 ETF which have unique exposures. For those wanting to maintain fixed income exposure but better yield, First Trust Low Duration Opportunities ETF and First Trust Prefered Securities Income ETF are both debt-focused funds that are great for retirement. Active ETFs have a fee advantage over the often considered mutual funds.

FINSUM: These are great alternatives given the pending interest rate and inflation risk that are both permeating bond markets.

Published in Eq: Dividends
Thursday, 02 December 2021 08:10

Infrastructure Investing: The Pure-Play Advantage

ProShares DJ Brookfield Global Infrastructure ETF (TOLZ) is the only ETF that focuses exclusively on pure-play companies—the owners and operators of infrastructure assets...See More

Published in Eq: Dividends
Thursday, 18 November 2021 15:15

Today’s income investors face a tough choice

Today’s income investors face a tough choice – hold cash and core bonds paying low rates or extend into higher-yielding markets with more risk and less liquidity. See More

Published in Eq: Dividends
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