Bryan Perry's Cash Machine: Double-digit Income Investing

Weekly Update: August 25, 2014

Feeling Good After Jackson Hole

A double-barreled dose of dovish commentary by Fed Chair Janet Yellen and ECB President Mario Draghi has got stock bulls trying for new high ground today. Both central bankers assured markets that low interest rates would persist until the U.S. macro employment picture broadens out further and the war on deflation in Europe is won on all fronts. That's taken as supportive rhetoric by markets looking for additional catalysts to add to already sharp gains of the past two weeks.

The threat of inflation, or lack thereof, is also contributing to the bullish sentiment. Crude oil is hovering in the low $93 per barrel level, providing consumers a decent measure of savings at the pump and on paying utility bills. The decline in oil prices comes as Mid-East tensions and violence remain unchecked as Russian tanks moved into Ukraine early this morning.

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Monthly Issue: August 11, 2014

Summer Vacation and Volatility

Just as sure as the sun comes up every morning, you can set your clock to when the stock market is going to experience volatility: when I take a one-week vacation. This pattern remains uninterrupted for the past 14 years and should be a published barometer for all market technicians who are seeking out consistent forward-looking indicators.

Thankfully, the trip down to 1,900 for the S&P 500 was a quick one, as headlines late Thursday about U.S. air strikes on ISIS rebels were followed by Friday's mid-day headline of Putin calling off Russian military exercises on the Ukraine border. That news was met with bullish glee, after which a third truce was announced by Israel and Hamas.

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Compare & Contrast

The compare and contrast feature includes a table of guaranteed yields reflecting current yields as a way to compare risk-free investments versus recommendations within the Cash Machine service. Having a handle on what Jumbo Certificates of Deposit, Treasury Bills, Treasury Notes, Ginnie Maes and Money Markets are paying provides important reference points for investors stepping outside these traditional and ultra-safe investments.

Yields determined as of 8/08/14.

Securities Yield
30-Day Treasury Bill 0.03%
1-Year Treasury Note 0.10%
5-Year Treasury Note 1.62%
10-Year Treasury Note 2.44%
30-Year Treasury Bond 3.23%
Taxable Money Market 0.40%
Tax-Exempt Money Market 0.10%
1-Year Certificate of Deposit 1.10%
5-year Certificate of Deposit 2.30%
SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) 1.93%
The Average Cash Machine Investor 9.25%

Watch List

I'm always looking for new investment opportunities to add to our portfolios. Here's what I'm researching right now. I'll let you know if any of these companies meet my buy criteria.

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