Tag: high yield

Bond Bubble to Burst? Take Shelter?

September 17, 2010 | By Steven DiGregorio

For those that are in retirement already or approaching retirement soon, the prospect of a bursting bond bubble and another hit to your personal retirement assets is enough to make you head for the hills!  The past decade has proven to be quite volatile given two “stock bubbles”, a “real estate bubble” and a “derivatives bubble”.  Now, with so much money […] READ MORE

Savvy Investors Prefer Preferreds

July 8, 2010 | By Steven DiGregorio

Shares of Preferred Stocks offer corporate bond-like yields plus potential gains.  Sound attractive?  Let’s take a closer look. Although bought and sold like common stocks, preferreds are more similar to bonds. They represent debt, not ownership in the corporation. They’re called preferred because a firm must pay its preferreds’ dividends before paying common stock dividends. […] READ MORE

The Road Trip Plan To Retirement

July 7, 2010 | By Steven DiGregorio

Most of us work hard all our lives to get to the endgame of retirement. But retirement isn’t the endgame any more, as if it ever was.  Retirement is just the beginning of another stage of life. With most retirements often lasting 25 or 30 years nowadays, financial experts are telling people to think of […] READ MORE