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The Best of 2021

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One of the highlights of our year at Wealthy Retirement is reviewing the most popular videos in Chief Income Strategist Marc Lichtenfeld’s financial YouTube series State of the Market.

In these weekly videos, Marc gives his take on Wall Street’s latest moves – and what they mean for your wallet.

Born from the chaos of the first COVID-19 wave, this groundbreaking series has tackled everything from cryptocurrency hysteria to the best place to invest $5,000 in this market.

Since March 2020, we’ve amassed more than 13,800 regular State of the Market viewers.

Today, we’re bringing you Marc’s top three videos of 2021…

State of the Market

Whereas many investors tend to focus on either short-term trading or long-term buy-and-hold investing, the truth is, both strategies are integral to building a wealthy retirement.

Short-term traders who didn’t see the writing on the wall got pummeled as the dot-com bubble burst. But long-term investors who stayed the course did just fine.

The same thing happened last year as the stock market crashed in response to fears about COVID-19.

But the stocks Marc recommends are perfect for more than just bear markets. Even in the sunniest markets, these stocks’ robust and growing dividend yields provide income that can change your entire outlook on retirement.

In this episode, Marc reveals three of his favorite stocks to buy and hold for the long term.

One is a drug company with a history of dividend raises… another transports oil and gas… and the third is an investment bank that has been going strong for more than 150 years.

Click here for the full video.

State of the Market

In this episode, Marc reveals the three highest-yielding real estate investment trusts (REITs).

These unique investment vehicles have been called the “transparent way of investing in real estate.”

REITs own, manage or finance any kind of property, from assisted living facilities to theme parks to grow houses for cannabis.

Under Securities and Exchange Commission guidelines, REITs must pay out 90% of their taxable income to shareholders in dividends, which makes them a great option for income investors.

As investments derived from real estate, they’re also a good inflation hedge…

In fact, in all years from 1998 through 2018, with the exception of 2009 during the financial crisis, REIT dividend growth alone was more than enough to offset rises in the consumer price index.

REITs are a strong choice for any long-term investor who wants to get ahead of rising prices.

To get started with three high-yielding REITS, click here now to watch the video.

State of the Market

Most dividend investors receive their income quarterly.

It’s a tried-and-true way to generate wealth over time and build a comfortable retirement.

But the fact is, for investors who use their dividend income to support themselves in retirement, expenses come more than once per quarter.

There are several stocks that pay monthly dividends – and Marc features three of the highest-yielding ones in this episode of State of the Market.

All three are business development companies, or BDCs. BDCs invest in or lend money to private businesses, giving shareholders indirect exposure to high-growth opportunities they might not be able to invest in otherwise.

In fact, Kiplinger calls these high-yielding companies “private equity for the common man.”

In one of Marc’s most-watched State of the Market episodes – which drew in a staggering 19,799 viewers in a couple of weeks – he unmasks three high-yielding BDCs that pay shareholders… EVERY SINGLE MONTH.

Click here to see their names and ticker symbols, completely free.

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