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Investing retirement money is totally different from how we invested in the past. You are no longer trying to get rich; your goal is to make your money last for the rest of your life so you can enjoy your golden years. Successful retirement is a ... more


Burning The Candle At Both Ends
With historic government debt and unfunded liabilities, there is no way the government can tax or grow their way out of debt.
Hey Parker Brothers! Bankers Changed The Rules Of Your Monopoly Game
Instead of the banks being passive, the banks can now print all the money they want and control and manipulate the stock market.
Will The Stock Market Protect You Against Inflation?
The bulk of today’s wealth is in the hands of baby boomers and retirees, predominantly in index funds.
EC Why Buy Bonds?
If bonds are downgraded, or default, the Net Asset Value (NAV) of the fund would drop and could take years to recover.
E Closed-End Bond Funds, Friend Or Foe?
Bond funds have grown dramatically since the 2008 bank bailout. Yield-starved investors looked to them for income. Bond funds promote safety, yield and growth. But investors need to be educated about the risks involved.
The Bond Fund Risks Your Broker Won’t Tell You
Historically, funds holding investment-grade bonds have been considered a safe investment. Lending money to hundreds of well-known companies had little chance of major default and provided interest income.


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Closed-End Bond Funds, Friend Or Foe?
6 months ago

Hi Alexis,

You ask a good question. I just realized something. I had a box in the article explaining a closed end fund and it did not get published.


A closed-end bond fund has a manager who is paid a fee to oversee the investments.

Unlike a mutual fund that will redeem your shares, closed end funds trade like stocks. When you buy or sell, your broker facilitates a trade with another investor.


A closed end fund has a fixed number of shares. It trades like a stock as the manager is buying and selling bonds all the time and determining the dividend payout.

Hope this helps,

Dennis Miller

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Closed-End Bond Funds, Friend Or Foe?
6 months ago

Hi Susan,

Thank you for taking the time to write, we appreciate that.

Best regards,


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