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Exotic Stocks With High Yields

Are you sick and tired of investing in all those blue chip income stocks and those boring oil and gas master limited partnerships? Looking for some exciting investments that still pay a high dividend?

MLPs

Well, you have come to the right place. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has identified over half a dozen exotic master limited partnerships, most of which have yields of over 3.5%. A master limited partnership is a partnership that is publicly traded and trades like a stock. Most MLPs invest in oil and gas properties, so the "exotic" category is everything else.

Amusement Parks

One example is Cedar Fair (FUN), which generates high income from amusement parks and water parks. Doesn't this company have a great stock ticker symbol? The yield on the investment is 5.3%. The stock, actually the MLP unit, trades at 19.8 times trailing earnings, and 14.63 times forward earnings. For the latest quarter, the company reported a 7.4% drop in earnings year over year on flat revenues. However, it reported a 1% increase in net revenues and record year to date revenues of $939 million.

Trees

Another exotic MLP is Pope Resources (POPE) which is in the timber industry. The nice thing about this industry is that the inventory keeps going up in value, unlike most other types of inventory. The stock trades at 13.6 times trailing and 18.8 times forward earnings. The investment provides a decent yield of 3.7%.

Cemeteries and Fertilizer

Do you want to invest in cemeteries? How about fertilizer? Or toll roads or fracking sands? You can do it through MLPs, all of which are listed on the free list of exotic master limited partnerships at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. Now you know how to spice up your portfolio.

Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com
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Book Review: Money

A couple weeks ago, Steve Forbes, the chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, spoke at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. I had the opportunity to hear him speak and talked to him awhile beforehand. (By the way, he told me that he will not be running for U.S. President again.)

Forbes has also come out with a new book called Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It. Forbes has pinpointed the primary cause of the problems with the current economy. The book covers how we got into this mess, how we can get out of it, and what could happen if we don't do anything about it.

The book is about, what else, money. He talks about the history of money in an interesting and easy to understand way. Probably the most important chapter is Chapter 4, where he discusses how terrible inflation is, even a small rate of inflation.

In his speech, he even gave an example. He said that when Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told U.S. Senators that she had an annual target inflation rate of 2%, why did not one senator ask the question, for a middle class family that spends $50,000 a year, how does increasing their expenses by $1,000 a year help that family? Forbes does not believe in inflation at all.

He said that if inflation gets out of control, which it will if something isn't done soon, it will turn into a catastrophe. But he also said that inflation isn't just a financial issue, it is a morality issue.

Fortunately, there is a solution. It is covered in Chapter 6 (I won't give it away.)

If you want to understand the debasement of the U.S. dollar and inflation, then I highly recommend that you read Money.

By Stockerblog.com
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