Tag: Business development companies

Where To Find 10% Yields At 20%-30% Discounts

Where To Find 10% Yields At 20%-30% Discounts

| June 20, 2022

Get your dip-buying lists ready, because it’s almost time to pounce. Just recently, I explained to investors that, as a contrarian, we only want to fully dive into the market when we have a clear edge—the kind of edge you get when Wall Street has fully capitulated: “We only want to fully invest when the regular investor has […]

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Top-Rated Monthly Income Stock On Sale

Top-Rated Monthly Income Stock On Sale

| June 6, 2022

In a market like this, share prices are down across the board, and high-quality monthly income stocks become great bargains for investors focused on the long term. While there are many choices for income investors to grab a great deal on dividend-paying stocks, I like to use these market correction opportunities to pick up shares […]

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Profit From The Coming Rise In Interest Rates

Profit From The Coming Rise In Interest Rates

| January 17, 2022

Last week, the stock markets were shocked to discover from the Federal Reserve that interest rates might actually move higher this year. Too many years at near-zero interest rates have corrupted the investing process. While we should welcome higher interest rates, getting there won’t be painless. Investors should prepare for more stock market volatility as […]

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Dividends Up To 10.7% In America’s Small Business Recovery

Dividends Up To 10.7% In America’s Small Business Recovery

| June 7, 2021

Business development companies (BDCs) are big dividend-paying companies that tend to thrive as rates rise. Today, we’ll discuss three inflation-powered payouts up to 10.7%. BDCs extend loans to small businesses and often their loans have a “floating rate” component included. So, the BDC tends to make more money as long-term rates rise. A quick background […]

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Invest In Monthly Dividend Stocks For Steady Cash Flow

Invest In Monthly Dividend Stocks For Steady Cash Flow

| April 7, 2021

The idea of living off dividend income in retirement attracts a lot of attention, especially in times of low interest rates. Monthly dividend payments can provide significant support. They are a great addition to Social Security benefits or a pension for retirees. By developing a well-balanced and diversified portfolio, investors can secure their post-work income. […]

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BDCs As The “New Bonds,” With Yields Up To 9.1%, But Are They Safe?

BDCs As The “New Bonds,” With Yields Up To 9.1%, But Are They Safe?

| February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you want to live off dividends in retirement, you can’t depend on “blue-chip stocks.” They simply haven’t paid enough yield for years: Even High-Yield Savings Accounts Start to Look Good at These Levels The S&P 500’s yield recently hit 1.7%. Think about it in “retirement spending” terms. If you took an entire million-dollar nest […]

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Sorting Out The Few Good BDCs From The Many Bad Ones

Sorting Out The Few Good BDCs From The Many Bad Ones

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Years ago, an Air Force Academy classmate and a close friend went on a rant about how he disliked the widespread use of jargon and acronyms in the Air Force. To this day, my memory can’t unstick “ficknip” (flight navigation and control panel), and I haven’t used one for over 30 years. The investing world […]

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10 Yields Up To 15.4%: Can You Spot The Safe One?

10 Yields Up To 15.4%: Can You Spot The Safe One?

| November 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Most stocks that pay more than 10% are, honestly, trash. Their yields usually look big because their stocks have split once or twice “the wrong way.” Take Tupperware Brands (TUP), for example. The party ended abruptly for these shareholders. I feel bad for anyone who was mistakenly holding these shares “just for the dividend.” The yield […]

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Is This $4,424 Monthly Dividend Paycheck For Real?

Is This $4,424 Monthly Dividend Paycheck For Real?

| November 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

I recently illustrated the dangers of trusting the Dividend Aristocrats to take care of your retirement needs. Their average yield of 2.4% is a fraction of what you’ll need to retire on dividend income alone, and their payout growth—while long-standing—isn’t rapid enough to get you where you need to be when it’s time to call it a […]

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Small Biz, Massive Cash: BDCs Yielding Up To 11.8%

Small Biz, Massive Cash: BDCs Yielding Up To 11.8%

| October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Income investors have been crushed this year. Bond yields are down and stocks pay less and less “dividend per dollar” with each rally. But there’s still one little-known corner of the investing world we can look to for safe yields up to 11.8%. Business development companies (BDCs) provide debt and equity financing for small and […]

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