One of the ways that you can cultivate another income stream is to build an income portfolio. Your income portfolio, properly built up, can provide you with regular income later on.
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If you want to boost your returns over time, sheltering some potentially exciting gains from taxes, you need to really diversify your IRA. For those with the interest and the risk tolerance, here are four investments you can hold in an IRA.
Biotech has been a hot area in this market. Whether large cap or small cap, Wall Street and Main Street have watched as biotech companies have surged. This is partly due to the safety of drug stocks, along with the optimism of future drugs. Large cap biotech Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) continues to trade near its all time highs at $112.54, +1.16 (1.04%).
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British residents use ISA for the primary purpose of avoiding paying taxes, thus promoting a better way of saving and keeping money. Not only cash can be put in an ISA but stocks and shares as well, ISAs help save tax on your savings and investments therefore increases returns.
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As the markets push towards all time highs, financial stocks like JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) are dropping sharply. Today, JPMorgan is trading at $47.78, -0.86 (-1.77%). European concerns continue to mount as Cyprus is set to reopen their banks on Thursday. The reason why there is mounting concern, stems from a possible run on the banks. A run on the banks in Cyprus would have little impact, but there is continuing talk that it may spread to other European countries. If there is contagion and people pull money out of their banks across Europe, it could collapse the banking system. The exposure JPMorgan and the other banks have would be immense.
Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL) stunned the markets with a poor quarterly report. In the last few days, stocks like Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) also disappointed. While the markets pulled back and are trading slightly lower, this is not even close to enough to derail the move on the S&P 500 to new all time highs.
One of the worst performing stocks sectors in 2012 has been the coal stocks. Today, this important industry group is falling lower again. The Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSEARCA:KOL) is trading lower by 0.38 cents to $23.22 a share. Traders should note that the KOL traded as high as $26.39 a share on January 7, 2013 so traders can easily see this gradual decline that has taken place over the past couple of months. Short term traders should watch for intra-day support around the $23.10, and $22.80 levels.