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Income Investing With Alexis Assadi
14 minutes | Nov 28, 2018
Ep. 36: Dividend Growth Investing And Dividend Growth Funds
We cover the investment strategy known as “dividend growth investing” as well as funds that employ it. We discuss how it can be a hedge against inflation and is particularly useful for those on a fixed income. We look at 6 examples, including the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF, the WisdomTree International Quality Dividend Growth Fund, the TD Dividend Growth Fund, the Proshares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, the Proshares S&P MidCap 400 Dividend Aristocrats ETF and the WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Fund.
18 minutes | Nov 21, 2018
Ep. 35: Index Funds
We discuss Index Funds, which are similar to ETFs (exchange-traded funds). Like ETFs, index funds are designed to track an index, such as a stock market or commodity prices. We compare index funds and ETFs and assess which investment is superior. We talk about the Vanguard 500 Index Fund, the Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index Fund, the Federated Strategic Value Dividend Fund and Neuberger Berman Equity Income Fund.
14 minutes | Nov 14, 2018
Ep. 34: Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs)
We discuss Exchange-Traded Notes (ETNs). These investments are similar to a blend of bonds and ETFs. They are loans that generate a return based on an underlying index.
17 minutes | Oct 31, 2018
Ep. 33: Income ETFs
We look at various exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that pay monthly income, including SuperIncome Preferred ETF (SPFF), Enhanced Income Energy ETF (HEE), Diversified Monthly Income ETF (XTR), WisdomTree U.S. High Dividend Fund (DHS) and iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF (CYH). We also address a question about the crowdfunding platform, Fundrise.
16 minutes | Oct 24, 2018
Ep. 32: Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)
We discuss exchange-traded funds (ETFs). These are investment funds that trade on the stock market and track a particular index, like the NYSE, dividend/income-producing companies, technology companies, etc. We discuss traditional, inverse and leveraged ETFs, like Vanguard Real Estate ETF, iShares MBS ETF, First Trust Nasdaq Clean Edge Green Energy ETF, Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund, Invesco KBW High Dividend Yield Financial ETF, ProShares Ultra Yen ETF, ProShares Short Oil & Gas ETF, Direxion Daily CSI 300 China Inverse ETF, ProShares Short Basic Materials ETF, Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull and Bear 3X Shares Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3x Shares. Alexis also introduces the Market Intelligence Report, available at alexisassadi.net/market.
16 minutes | Oct 17, 2018
Ep. 31: More On Single Asset Real Estate Companies
We continue our discussion about single-asset real estate companies by exploring one that is currently raising money from investors. We look at the structure, business plan and how investors are treated.
18 minutes | Oct 10, 2018
Ep. 30: Single-Asset Real Estate Companies
We discuss companies that are formed for a single purpose: to acquire real estate. These are becoming increasingly available to retail investors in the private placement market. We see why it's important to understand the structure of the deal; not just the underlying asset. Done correctly, these can make for solid income producing investments.
16 minutes | Oct 3, 2018
Ep. 29: Real Estate Funds
We explore real estate funds, which invest either directly or indirectly into property. We look at the two types of real estate funds and discuss important due diligence factors.
19 minutes | Sep 26, 2018
Ep. 28: How Our Government Props Up the Real Estate Market
Investment funds often invest in products issued or guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae (USA) and the Canada Housing Trust. In this episode, we explore what this all means and why it’s so important to the real estate markets of both countries. We also discuss the concepts of securitization and mortgage-backed securities (MBSs).
21 minutes | Sep 19, 2018
Ep. 27: Mortgage Funds
Mortgage funds are popular investments for income investors. They can generally invest in mortgages in two ways. They either do so as lenders, or they purchase mortgage loans in the debt markets. Either way, their goal is usually to produce revenue for their shareholders.
19 minutes | Sep 12, 2018
Ep. 26: How Funds Make Money For Investors
We discuss the mechanisms behind how investors in funds can earn a profit. For example, why do some funds pay income, while others don't? What determines when that income is paid? How can investors profit through a capital gain?
2 minutes | Sep 5, 2018
Intermission (September 5 2018)
There is no Income Investing podcast this week. I have been working on a new course and funding 3 deals, so I didn't have time to record an episode. We will reconvene next Wednesday. Thanks for your patience and support!
21 minutes | Aug 29, 2018
Ep. 25: Class A vs. Class B Shares
We discuss explore "classes" and "series." These are found in companies large and small, but can be especially applicable to investment funds.
20 minutes | Aug 22, 2018
Ep. 24: The Investment Fund Structure
Practically all investment funds have 4 things in common. They comprise the structural basis for hundreds of thousands of funds across the world.
19 minutes | Aug 15, 2018
Ep. 23: Introduction To Investment Funds
Investment funds can be effective producers of income and dividends. We begin this new segment of the Income Investing Podcast with an introduction into investment funds: what are they? Who can buy into them? What do they invest in?
17 minutes | Aug 8, 2018
Ep. 22: Wrapping Up Mortgage Loans With A True/False Game
This is the final episode in our segment about mortgage lending. We wrap up the segment with a game of "true or false." We end by introducing the next segment.
25 minutes | Aug 1, 2018
Ep. 21: Pacific Income
I launched a business in 2017, called Pacific Income. This episode explores how I did, where we get our deals from - and more.
22 minutes | Jul 25, 2018
Ep. 20: How To Fund A Mortgage By Yourself
We explore how you can lend money and secure it with a mortgage on real estate.
25 minutes | Jul 18, 2018
Ep. 19: Adding More Collateral To Mortgage Loans
A mortgage is not always enough to protect a loan. Lenders will often add more collateral to bolster their security. We talk about how to add more collateral to a mortgage loan in this episode.
21 minutes | Jul 11, 2018
Ep. 18: Why Borrow If You Can Raise Equity From Investors?
Entrepreneurs often prefer to borrow money instead of to give ownership in the business venture to outside investors. This is particularly common in real estate deals, but it's applicable throughout commerce.
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