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RiverNorth Marketplace Lending Corporation Announces Preferred Dividend


In accordance with the terms of RiverNorth Marketplace Lending Corporation’s 5.875% Series A Term Preferred Stock (“Series A Preferred Stock”) (NYSE: RMPL), the Board of Directors of RiverNorth Marketplace Lending Corporation has declared a Series A Preferred Stock cash dividend for the fourth quarter of 2018 of $0.3672 per share of Series A Preferred Stock.... Read more

Hi-Crush: Yield Chasing Gets Punished


Investors in Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP), particularly new ones, have been getting a harsh dose of reality over the past several months. Peak to trough declines are now near 50%. If you bought on the distribution increase news, you’ve bought into one of the stocks that has most quickly destroyed investor capital in this market. The announced distribution cut today is big news, alongside the dilution from eliminating the incentive distribution rights (“IDRs”). Pricing on those... Read more

Buy This 11.5%-Yielding Mortgage REIT On The Drop


I added Chimera Investment Corp. (CIM) to my high-yield income portfolio last week. Chimera Investment Corp. has excellent dividend coverage for an eleven percent yielding mortgage real estate investment trust, and has room to lift its dividend payout. Shares are priced at a discount to accounting book value, and an investment in Chimera Investment Corp. yields 11.5 percent. I think the drop in the stock market in October opens up a buying opportunity in Chimera Investment Corp. for income... Read more

Synchrony Financial: Cheap Stock With A Good Yield


We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves.” ― Francois De La Rochefoucault Synchrony Financial (SYF) has had a challenging year to date. However, the shares rose nearly six percent on Friday as the company posted a better than expected third quarter earnings report. We examine this cheap and underappreciated financial concern in the paragraphs below. Company Overview: Formerly a subsidiary of GE Capital,... Read more

Why The Market Is Likely To Rally Soon And 4 High-Yield Stocks To Buy Before It Does


(Source: imgflip) It's been a rough October so far for the stock market. The S&P 500 (SPY), Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA), and Nasdaq are all off significantly, at least from the perspective of many fearful investors. SPY data by YCharts Some investors are worried this is the start of another correction (second of the year), or even that catastrophic bear market that so many doomsday prophets have been predicting for years. While it's certainly true that we... Read more

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For October 2018


The CCC list is a wonderful resource for Dividend Growth Investors. Created by the late Dave Fish and now maintained by Justin Law, the CCC list contains nearly 900 stocks trading on U.S. exchanges with the distinction of having paid higher dividends for at least 5 consecutive years. With my monthly 10 Dividend Growth Stocks series, I rank a subset of stocks from the CCC list and present the 10 top-ranked stocks for further research. Last month I ranked 240 stocks, significantly more... Read more

L3 Technologies Declares Quarterly Dividend


L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared the company’s regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.80 per share payable on December 17, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 16, 2018.... Read more

Generex Confirms & Clarifies 20:1 Common Stock Dividend


Generex Biotechnology Corporation (www.generex.com) (OTCQB:GNBT) (http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/GNBT/quote) today confirmed its previously announced plan to issue a 20:1 stock dividend. The announcement today includes a clarification of the stock dividend process and how it is different from a forward spilt.... Read more

AbbVie, Inc.: A Great Dividend Growth Stock On Sale


Investment Thesis AbbVie, Inc. (ABBV) sells the world’s best-selling drug Humira. According to EvaluatePharma, Humira sales will not be topped until 2024, when U.S. biosimilars will begin to emerge. We have had our doubts about the company being a one trick pony, in fear they would go the way of Gilead Sciences (GILD) did for a number of years, but after taking a deeper dive into the pipeline, and seeing the dividend growth, we have flipped our take on the blue-chip dividend stock. In... Read more

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares November 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.107 Per Share


(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the “Fund”) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of November 2018 of $0.107 per common share, payable on the date noted below.... Read more

Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fund Inc. Declares November 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.100 Per Share


(NYSE: AFT) - Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fund Inc. (the “Fund”) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of November 2018 of $0.100 per common share, payable on the date noted below.... Read more

Italian Debt Yields Plunge Overnight Amid Economic Uncertainty (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)


Today's Top Stories: Italian debt yields plunge overnight amid economic uncertainty, Shanghai boosted after President XI vows unwavering support; and Fiat Chrysler sells its Magneti Marelli division for 6.2 billion euros. Click play to listen in your browser. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Alpha Podcasts here) Stitcher SoundCloud Google Play The Wall Street Breakfast... Read more

SPX/Gold, 30-Year Yields And Yield Curve - Amigos 1, 2 And 3 Updated


We began the Amigos theme last year in order to be guided by the goofy riders during the ending stages of a cyclical, risk-on phase that was not going to end until the proper macro signals come about, no matter how many times the bears declared victory along the way. The fact that grown adults see conspiracies around every corner (okay, I see them around every third corner myself, but work with me here) makes such macro signaling very necessary in order to keep bias at bay. To... Read more

Baby DivHut Dividend Income Portfolio Update Q3 2018


With nine months of the year already behind us, it is time for me to highlight baby DivHut's quarterly dividend income/portfolio progress. Generally speaking, there is not much change in his portfolio on a month-to-month basis as fresh capital is not always available to make trades for him. Still, with dividend reinvestments, stock spin-offs and a small buy I made, his portfolio continued to grow in size from last quarter. Of course, the aim of his portfolio is not necessarily to achieve... Read more

Kinder Morgan On Target For Dividend Raise


Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) kicked off third-quarter earnings and guidance reporting for the energy midstream sector this week. The good news confirms the company’s gathering strength and holds favorable portents for the rest of the sector, but remains largely unappreciated by investors. Kinder Morgan has basically been out of favor since late 2015. That’s when management responded to being frozen out of capital market by cutting dividends 75 percent. Chairman and 11.2... Read more

PepsiCo Is Offering A 9-Year-High Dividend Yield


Two years ago, I advised investors to stay away from PepsiCo (PEP) due to its rich valuation and the rising interest rates, which would increase its interest expense and would exert pressure on its valuation. My thesis was vindicated, as the stock has dramatically underperformed the S&P in the last two years. It has remained flat whereas the index has rallied 30%. However, due to this poor stock performance, its valuation has significantly improved and the stock is now offering a 9-year... Read more

High Volatility? Buy This Stable Monthly Dividend 6.8% Yield CEF


Produced with Julian Lin for High Dividend Opportunities. The recent market volatility has been difficult to stomach for many investors. Just last week, we explained in an article here on Seeking Alpha what is behind this market turbulence, and why we are not worried about the state of equities. Still there are some investors - including "income investors" - who do not like to see fluctuations in their portfolios. Recently, we have recommended to our conservative investors a... Read more

19 Dividend Increases: October 15-19, 2018 (Part 1: Energy, Industrials, And Materials)


I monitor dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks to identify candidates for further analysis. Companies that regularly raise dividends show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings. I look for dividend increase announcements for stocks in the CCC List, but I use several screens to limit the number of stocks to monitor: Dividend Yield ≥ 1.0% Market cap ≥ $1 billion No stocks that are being acquired No Over-The-Counter or Pink Sheet... Read more

19 Dividend Increases: October 15-19, 2018 (Part 2: Remaining Sectors)


I monitor dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks to identify candidates for further analysis. Companies that regularly increase dividends show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings. I look for dividend increase announcements for stocks in the CCC List, but I use several screens to limit the number of stocks to monitor: Dividend Yield ≥ 1.0% Market cap ≥ $1 billion No stocks that are being acquired No Over-The-Counter or Pink Sheet... Read more

S&P 500 Earnings Yield - Using Forward And Trailing 4-Quarter S&P 500 Earnings Data


The above is a new spreadsheet comparing the "4-quarter trailing" S&P 500 earnings yield and the "forward 4-quarter" S&P 500 earnings yield. Readers have asked about the 4-quarter trailing S&P 500 EPS earnings yield, but the time was never taken to build and compare the data. The goal of the comparison was to see if there were any periods where the trailing or forward yields would indicate a "tell" for the S&P 500, possibly for overvaluation... Read more