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

Weekly Update: September 22, 2014

Looking for the Next Catalyst

Coming off an action-packed week of high-priority data points, central-bank policy meetings and the biggest IPO of all time in Alibaba (BABA), markets are enduring a bit of an information-overload hangover, trading lower across the board, around the globe. The S&P 500 posted a new all-time intraday high of 2,019 on Friday, but the tone of the investing landscape became subdued late that afternoon, and it has carried over into today's session.

Fresh concerns of slower growth in China and Europe are dampening an otherwise optimistic view of the U.S. economy, partly because low interest rates and declining energy prices are stimulating consumer spending and forecasts of capital spending, and hiring by companies is increasing heading into the fourth quarter.

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Monthly Issue: September 8, 2014

Charting a Year-End Course for High Yield

Following the soft jobs data and the ECB's proactive measures to reduce interest rates and pump liquidity into its financial system, there were some reassuring analyst and notable market strategist calls out that reiterated buy recommendations on MLPs, BDCs, REITs, high yield debt, convertible debt and specialty/hybrid income funds that are the basis of what comprises most of the Cash Machine model portfolio. Read

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 9/5/14.

Securities Yield
30-Day Treasury Bill 0.02%
1-Year Treasury Note 0.10%
5-Year Treasury Note 1.69%
10-Year Treasury Note 2.46%
30-Year Treasury Bond 3.23%
Taxable Money Market 0.40%
Tax-Exempt Money Market 0.10%
1-Year Certificate of Deposit 1.00%
5-year Certificate of Deposit 2.30%
SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) 1.87%
The Average Cash Machine Investor 9.12%

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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