Energy & Commodities

Get 9.6% from an MLP on Steroids

This security structure enables investors to receive even higher income than from a master limited partnership. One such security pays a yield approaching double digits -- and it could go even higher.

by Tom Hutchinson | April 22, 2010
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What America's Most Successful Bond Investor is Saying

Bond guru Bill Gross isn't known as one to mince words. His forecast on interest rates confirms my thinking -- they're getting ready to ratchet up. With this in mind, I've found a place where you can still find high yields despite rising rates.

by Amy Calistri | April 19, 2010
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A Small-Cap Energy Play with a 13% Yield

I've uncovered a small-cap energy company that's a pure play on rising oil and gas prices. Best of all, the company yields a staggering 13.2%.

by Carla Pasternak | April 16, 2010
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This Fed Renegade Could Make or Break the Market

One man could dramatically affect stock returns in 2010. His name is Thomas Hoenig. What he's advocating could only amount to a change of fractions of a percent, but it could still have big consequences for your portfolio.

by Nathan Slaughter | April 15, 2010
This Company is Just Beginning (Another) Huge Bull Run

The financial crisis has created a temporary situation that has driven the price of this company down. It's cheap now but on the rise, and it's not going to be on sale much longer.

by Tom Hutchinson | April 09, 2010
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How to Protect Yourself from the Dividend Tax Increase

The dividend tax for investors in the highest income tax bracket could rise as high as 43.4%. But if you are in a higher tax bracket, that doesn't mean you have to give up income investing. I've found one spot any investor can earn tax-advantaged income... no matter what.

by Carla Pasternak | April 08, 2010
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A Painful Side Effect of Health Care Reform

For those paying attention to the health care debate, it's pretty clear that some big changes are coming. But one change that could have a huge impact on your portfolio is getting almost no attention in the press. Learn what it is and what you should do about it...

by Nathan Slaughter | April 05, 2010
This Income Investor's Dream is Cheap Again

A company that offers a high yield and solid growth potential is hard to come by, but this industry leader offers both.

by Tom Hutchinson | April 02, 2010
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Capture High Yields From the Bull Market in Oil

Last week, near simultaneous alerts from several major powers all but assured investors that the bull market in oil is here to stay. With this in mind, I've uncovered one of the best ways to find high yields thanks to crude oil.

by Paul Tracy | March 29, 2010
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A Beaten-Up Industry Poised for a Huge Comeback

The shipping industry took a hit during the economic downturn. However, freight rates are now on the rise, which often translates to fatter profits for shippers. Now may be a great time to pick up high-yielding shipping stocks at a reasonable price.

by Carla Pasternak | March 24, 2010