Higher Returns from Safe Investments: Using Bonds, Stocks, and Options to Generate Lifetime Income

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“Marvin Appel is a discerning and highly regarded money manager. In this concise but compelling text, he shows how individual investors can use a range of fixed-income strategies to gain superior returns while ably managing risk.” --Nelson Freeburg, Editor, Formula Research

“This book is a great source of knowledge. While reading I found myself learning things I didn’t know, and I’ve been in this business for over 20 years. Marvin Appel has done an excellent job; I am truly impressed.” --Ike Iossif, President and Chief Investment Officer, Aegean

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Higher Returns from Safe Investments: Using Bonds, Stocks, and Options to Generate Lifetime Income

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Overview

“Marvin Appel is a discerning and highly regarded money manager. In this concise but compelling text, he shows how individual investors can use a range of fixed-income strategies to gain superior returns while ably managing risk.” --Nelson Freeburg, Editor, Formula Research

“This book is a great source of knowledge. While reading I found myself learning things I didn’t know, and I’ve been in this business for over 20 years. Marvin Appel has done an excellent job; I am truly impressed.” --Ike Iossif, President and Chief Investment Officer, Aegean Capital Group, Inc., and Executive Producer of “MarketViews.tv”

Today, many risk-averse investors simply can’t meet their income needs with conventional bank CDs, money market funds, or bonds. This book reveals how you can earn more, without exposing yourself to excessive risk or the costs of a highly active trading strategy.

Dr. Marvin Appel shows how to take advantage of high-yield bond funds and income-producing equity strategies...when to purchase individual bonds, when to use bond mutual funds, and which bond funds are best...how to finally make diversification work again.

Step by step, you’ll build a master portfolio for the coming years: one that can deliver attractive long-term returns more safely than you ever thought possible!

  • Safer strategies for boosting fixed income returns
    Smarter ways to mix bond ladders, investment-grade taxable bonds, municipal bonds, and high-yield bond mutual funds
  • Stock strategies that create new income streams at lower risk
    Simple ways to use high-dividend stocks and covered call writing
  • Building the right income portfolio for your situation
    Practical choices that reflect your temperament, goals, and needs

You can’t survive on what CDs and money markets are paying these days--but you can’t live with high risk, either. Fortunately, with this book’s powerful, proven strategies, you can earn more income without losing sleep! Dr. Marvin Appel reveals smarter, safer ways to use bonds and bond funds...derive more cash from stocks at surprisingly low risk...safely supplement your returns with preferred shares and options...plan for income you can actually live on!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137003358
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • Publication date: 3/19/2010
  • Pages: 205
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Marvin Appel originally trained as an anesthesiologist at Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He concurrently earned a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Harvard University. However, in 1996 he changed careers and joined his father in the field of investment management, where he has been able to put his engineering and computer training to work in analyzing the stock market. He is now CEO of Appel Asset Management in Great Neck, NY, which manages more than $45 million in client assets in mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and individual stocks and bonds using active asset allocation strategies.

Dr. Appel’s book Investing with Exchange-Traded Funds Made Easy, now in its second edition, was published by FT Press and was featured on CNBC’s Closing Bell show. Dr. Appel and his father have also written Beating the Market, Three Months at a Time, published by FT Press and released in January 2008.

Dr. Appel is the editor of Systems and Forecasts, a highly regarded newsletter on technical analysis that his father, Gerald Appel, started in 1973. He is also a regular contributor to Investment News. Dr. Appel has been a regular contributor to Dental Economics and to Physician’s Money Digest. His market insights have been featured on CNBC, CNNfn, CBS Marketwatch.com, and Forbes.com. He has been invited to testify to the New York State Legislature regarding his market forecasts and has presented his investment strategies to numerous conferences, including several chapters of the American Association of Individual Investors and, most recently, at the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts at their annual meeting in Toronto.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction 1

Chapter 2: Basics of Bond Investments 7

Chapter 3: Risks of Bond Investing 29

Chapter 4: Bond Ladders--Higher Interest Income with Less Risk 45

Chapter 5: Bond Mutual Funds--Where the Best Places Are for Your One-Stop Shopping 51

Chapter 6: The Safest Investment There Is--Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) 67

Chapter 7: High-Yield Bond Funds--Earn the Best Yields Available while Managing the Risks 81

Chapter 8: Municipal Bonds--Keep the Taxman at Bay 93

Chapter 9: Preferred Stocks--Obtain Higher Yields Than You Can with Corporate Bonds 115

Chapter 10: Why Even Conservative Investors Need Some Exposure to Other Markets 133

Chapter 11: Equity ETFs for Dividend Income 139

Chapter 12: Using Options to Earn Income 153

Chapter 13: Conclusion--Assembling the Program for Lifetime Investment Income 167

Endnotes 177

Index 183

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