Do your eyes glaze over when you heard the word annuity? When you imagine handing over a large chunk of money to an insurance company in exchange for promised income, do those glazed eyes turn into a death stare?
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No doubt, annuities usually dont generate a lot of excitement. They can be shrouded in jargon, and when you look under the hood, youre confronted with a complicated collection of moving parts. Making shopping more difficult are all the choices to be made: Do you need income now? Do you need income later? Do you need lifetime income, or income for a certain number of years? No wonder so many potential buyers simply walk away.
But dont automatically turn your back. In some situations, the right product could be a good fit for a financial plan, particularly for those who dont have a pension. Having a stream of guaranteed income from an annuity might provide peace of mind that essential expenses will be covered if you live well into your eighties or nineties.
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- [By Max Byerly]
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- [By Joseph Griffin]
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Case in point, I’ve held CME Group (NYSE: CME) in my High-Yield Investing portfolio for almost four years now. When I first took a position in the summer of 2014, the stock offered a regular quarterly dividend of $0.47 per share that added up to a modest yield of 2.6%. Many income investors skipped over it without a second glance.
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- [By Joe Tenebruso]
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- [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]
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- [By Logan Wallace]
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Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Magyar Bancorp Inc.(MGYR)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Media headlines about Magyar Bancorp (NASDAQ:MGYR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Magyar Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.0770691063571 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
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- [By kiplinger]
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- [By Ben Levisohn]
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