Income Strategies

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Closed-End Funds: 5 CEFs Yielding 5%-Plus

For investors looking for high income, often-ignored CEFs could be a great bet. Here are five high-yielding plays for your portfolio. More 

November Rate Roundup: CDs, Money Markets and Mortgages

Mortgage rates rose last month even as interest paid on most popular savings products didn't budge. More 

October Rate Roundup: CDs, Money Markets and Mortgages

Interest paid on popular savings products either fell or remained unchanged this month, but mortgage rates got cheaper too. More 

3 Best Mutual Funds for Stingy Retirees

Retirees looking for steady, generous income and low risk too often pay punishingly high fees. These low-risk income funds can't be beat on price. More 

September Rate Roundup: CDs, Money Markets and Mortgages

Interest rates on savings accounts and CDs were unchanged or rose in September, while mortgage and refinance rates cooled down. More 

Trade of the Day: Ford (F)

Use a buy-write covered call strategy to capitalize on the fact that Ford (F) is going up while also putting some downside protection in place. More 

August Rate Roundup: CDs, Money Markets and Mortgages

Rates continued to surge in August but savers didn't see an extra dime in interest. Banks, meanwhile, made out like bandits. More