The Credit Suisse X-Links Gold Shares Covered Call ETN (GLDI) does exactly this, going long the GLD and then selling covered calls against it for income. But despite a monster yield that sits in the top 1% of all ETFs, GLDI’s long-term performance essentially is on par with the GLD … and the fund charges you 25 basis points more in expenses for the trouble. Forget this fund.
Term Length Up to 1 Year Dividend Safety Score: 65 Dividend Growth Score: 64 Baby boomers are the first generation of a new retirement era with the burden of saving the bulk of their retirement income and making those savings last 20 to 30 years. This responsibility is due to the decline in company pensions which shifted saving and investment responsibilities to employees, as well as an increase in life expectancy after attaining adulthood (almost 20% since 1950). The challenge of investing has been particularly difficult in the last five years; a study by Thornburg Investment Management calculated the annual “real return” for many classes of investment during the period as being negative.
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8 reviews See also: The 7 Deadly Sins of Personal Finance Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Hank, gotta say I’m not a big fan of most of these recommendations. Starting a restaurant for a net 10% return? A blog? Really? Short-term stock trading? Geez. “Safe” junk bonds in this interest rate transition? Nice effort, but I believe you may be shooting from the hip on this one.
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Mecca Funds Breaking the buck inclusive FREE guide to Clients And sure, no one knows if the next crisis will happen tomorrow or five years from now. There are signs that the bubble is straining, though; the market finally had its first full market correction (defined as a 10% drop from its 52-week high) in two years.
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