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. Carla Pasternakon

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Whether dividends are safe is on most income investors’ minds, and for good reason. The final quarter of 2008 was the worst for dividends in a half-century, according to Standard & Poor’s. The first half of 2009 has seen even more cuts: 367 companies have reduced dividends since Jan. 1. Read More

Living in Canada, I see first-hand the impact of the falling U.S. dollar. From 2002-2007, the Canadian dollar soared uninterrupted over its stateside counterpart. Over that time, it usually cost me less and less to purchase anything in U.S. dollars… whether it be investments or even vacations. Even though I… Read More

This closed-end fund mimics the tech-rich Nasdaq 100 Index. The fund’s holdings include tech giants Apple, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Cisco, Google and Intel. While the tech sector is not known for its generous dividends, QQQX boosts income… Read More

Value-seeking income investors need look no further than the ailing banking sector to find some hidden gems. The U.S. government has lent and guaranteed literally trillions of dollars to financial institutions to keep them from going bankrupt. Treasury’s plans to buy toxic bank assets… Read More

Question: Why are so many companies suspending or cutting their dividends lately, and what can I do to protect myself from this trend? My problem is not just which securities to avoid, but what about the ones I already own? Answer: This question is on just about… Read More