Articles from Carla Pasternak, High-Yield Investing

About Carla Pasternak, High-Yield Investing

Carla Pasternak is an income investing expert who draws on a variety of financial backgrounds to make profitable calls for her readers. Carla has been employed in the investment industry for more than two decades. In addition to her work as a writer for several other nationally recognized financial publishers, her previous experience includes a position as President of a well-respected investor relations firm. She has also been writing shareholder reports for public companies (annual reports, speeches, corporate profiles, slide shows, etc.) since 1980. A highly successful investment analyst, Carla specializes in high-yield, income-paying stocks. In that pursuit, she’s always mindful to select companies that not only pay rich dividends, but that also have the potential to deliver strong long-term capital gains. Carla is the editor of High-Yield Investing. Carla is also the editor of her free newsletter, Dividend Opportunities.

Forget Stocks Or Bonds: These ‘Hybrid Investments’ Yield Up To 7%

Forget Stocks Or Bonds: These ‘Hybrid Investments’ Yield Up To 7%

How high can stocks go? Since breaking through a record closing high on March 5, the Dow Jones industrial average has continued to post fresh highs. The broader S&P 500 index has more recently done the same. Those were heady times back in... read more »

 

3 Warning Signs Of A Dangerous Dividend

3 Warning Signs Of A Dangerous Dividend

One fund is paying a tempting 11% yield. Another offers 8%. Which one should you reach for? To answer that, you need to ask the right question. The question is not “How high is the yield?” Instead, it’s “How secure... read more »

 

The Absolute Best Dividend Stocks In America

The Absolute Best Dividend Stocks In America

I’d bet most income investors know about the S&P Dividend Aristocrats Index. To be included in this index, an S&P 500 company must have raised its dividend annually for at least the past 25 years. The standard is brutal: One slip... read more »

 

Get Secure Yields Of Up To 6.6% With This “CD Killer”

Get Secure Yields Of Up To 6.6% With This “CD Killer”

The last time you could get a 7% yield from a CD was in the 1980s. Today, you’d be lucky to find a CD that pays more than 1.5%. Stocks yield a bit more — the typical dividend payer in the S&P 500 pays a 2% dividend yield. But... read more »

 

One of the Easiest Ways to Build a Retirement Nest Egg

One of the Easiest Ways to Build a Retirement Nest Egg

Some people built their fortunes by reinvesting dividends. My mother was one of them. In fact, she parlayed a $2,500 investment in Bristol Myers into $65,000 simply by reinvesting dividends into shares of the company over some 30 years. Then,... read more »

 

Collect Up to 19% Dividend Yields By Investing Like the 1%

Collect Up to 19% Dividend Yields By Investing Like the 1%

Right now is one of the best times to invest in some of the most hated companies in U.S. history. And while they may be “hated,” they’re also some of the most successful. Their roots trace back to the corporate raiders of the... read more »

 

A 7% Yield from one of the Most Important (and Ignored) Products on Earth

A 7% Yield from one of the Most Important (and Ignored) Products on Earth

7,070,719,529. This was the number of people on this planet as of early March, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. By the time you read this number, however, it will be completely out of date. Hundreds of people are added to the world population... read more »

 

This 9%-Yielder Has Paid 146 Consecutive Dividends

This 9%-Yielder Has Paid 146 Consecutive Dividends

They’re the creme de la creme of the income universe. Each one has increased its dividend every year for at least two decades… some sport track records with more than 50 years of consecutive dividend increases. All told, these stocks... read more »

 

Should You Buy This 8.5% Yielding Stock?

Should You Buy This 8.5% Yielding Stock?

I know it’s tempting… But sometimes, as an income investor, when you see a stock yielding 8%, 10%, 11% or even more — it pays to hold off on pulling the trigger with that buy order. The good news is that sometimes all it takes... read more »

 

11 Investments Yielding Up To 30.6% Right Now

11 Investments Yielding Up To 30.6% Right Now

Take a look at this amazing chart of a security with a 14% yield and shares that rose more than 40% in less than four months. This security is not a common stock. It’s not a closed-end fund. It’s not an master-limited partnership... read more »