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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


Just The Facts Please!
With all the political hoopla going on sometimes it is hard to separate fact from fiction.
Bring The Kryptonite To Washington
“Keep and increase your gold holdings. True reform would take us back to the gold standard, while our US dollar holdings would become nearly worthless.”
Are Real Estate Investment Trusts Safe Investments?
In a yield-starved investment world, should investors be buying Real Estate Investment Trusts? Can they bring solid, safe returns? Many investors love them, while some shy away.
The Bond Market Is Nuts
The bond market is absolutely nuts – devoid of any common sense.
Is Investing In Foreign Currency Still A Good Idea?
Inflation occurs when the world no longer wants to hold your currency and dumps it like a hot potato.
The Fed’s Dilemma Is Our Problem
Market crash or more Quantitative Easing with low interest rates? Pick your poison.


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Closed-End Bond Funds, Friend Or Foe?
10 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?
10 months ago

Hi Susan,

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

Best regards,


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