Carla Pasternak is a leading income investing expert, serving as Director of Income Research for High-Yield Investing and Dividend Opportunities. Together, these newsletters put her expertise in the hands of more than 200,000 subscribers each month.
A highly successful income investment analyst, Carla has excelled in the industry for almost three decades. In addition to her work as a writer for several nationally recognized financial publishers, her previous experience includes a position as the Investment Relations Manager of Aberford Resources (now Talisman Energy), where she produced prize-winning annual reports and shareholder communications. It was this in-depth experience in the high-yield Canadian energy sector that began to attract Dr. Pasternak to income investing.
Later, Carla founded Canada Corporate Communications, which was responsible for writing, designing, and producing shareholder reports for companies in Canada. The company handled upwards of 50 clients per year at its peak, including many of the most popular Canadian trusts.
For over 20 years Dr. Pasternak also taught several courses in the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University in Calgary.
On the educational front, Carla holds an MBA from the University of Calgary and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. When not watching the market, she enjoys outdoors activities, including hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding.
Time is running out. Congress has 42 days to decide what they’re going to do about the...
Time is running out. Congress has 42 days to decide what they’re going to do about the “Bush Era” Tax cuts. If they don’t act by December 31st, income taxes will rise across...
Subscribers send me dozens of questions and comments every month. While I can’t always...
Subscribers send me dozens of questions and comments every month. While I can’t always address each one individually, I do read them all. One question we income investors are asking ourselves...
How high can stocks go? Since breaking through a record closing high on March 5, the Dow Jones industrial average has continued to post fresh highs. The broader S&P 500 index has more recently done the same. … Read More
Interest rates near zero and record-low U.S. Treasury yields make finding good income investments a bit harder these days. Don’t get me wrong — it’s still possible to find attractive yields, but you need to know where… Read More
I have never advised my readers to invest in Warren Buffett‘s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A). And it’s not because a single share of the Class A stock costs $164,690 or because I think it is… Read More
I’d bet most income investors know about the S&P Dividend Aristocrats Index. To be included in this index, an S&P 500 company must have raised its… Read More
The last time you could get a 7% yield from a CD was in the 1980s. Today, you’d be lucky to find a CD that pays more than 1.5%. Stocks yield a bit more — the typical… Read More
On average, they’re yielding nearly 8%. That’s almost four times the yield of...
On average, they’re yielding nearly 8%. That’s almost four times the yield of the S&P 500. Try getting that amount from a money market or… Read More
Some people built their fortunes by reinvesting dividends. My mother was one of them. For example, she parlayed a $2,500 investment in Bristol Myers (NYSE: BMY) into $65,000 simply by reinvesting dividends into shares of… Read More
7,070,719,529. This was the number of people on this planet as of early March, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. By the time you read this number, however, it will be completely out of date. Hundreds of people are added to the… Read More