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Five fantastic high-yield stocks for 2018

The Carlyle Group (CG)

The Carlyle Group has long been a high-dividend paying company, but quite recently, its earnings growth has propelled the share price of CG higher, giving the company the look, on paper, of a growth stock. This is a direct investment company, meaning the richest people you know don’t know anyone rich enough to be a Carlyle Group client. Now the company seems to have found a particularly winning blend of old-school investing, fund of fund investing, leveraged buyouts, and fintech. The dividend yield is down to 5.18%, but there is growth as well. Earnings growth is modest, but in the current environment, the company is surely growing in the value of its carried assets.

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Julian Close

Julian Close became a stockbroker in 1995. In his 20 years of market experience, he has seen all market conditions and written about every aspect of investing. Julian has also written extensively on corporate best practices and even written reports for the United Nations. He graduated from Davidson College in 1993 and received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Mary Baldwin College in 2011. You can see closing trades for all Julian's long and short positions and track his long term performance via twitter: @JulianClose_MIC.