Forget FANG: 10 Big Safe Dividends Worth Considering

The aggressive large cap growth stocks that have been dominating the market this year (e.g. Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google/Alphabet) have recently been showing signs of capitulation. Rather than chasing after the most popular growth stocks, this article highlights 10 big safe income-generating investment opportunities that we believe are worth considering.

5 Attractive Dividend Growth Options

If you’re looking for a source of income in your portfolio, but all of the dividend growth stocks you like seem expensive, then you may want to consider selling put options. For those of you inclined, this article details five specific dividend-growth stocks (Bank of America, Gilead, IBM, Verizon and Goldman Sachs) that currently offer attractive put option premiums for income-focused investors.

Enterprise Products Partners: Big (6.1%) Stable Growing Income

If you are looking for big stable growing income, Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) is worth considering. This midstream energy services provider offers an attractive 6.1% distribution yield, and the shares are on sale, in our view. Considering the company’s large and strategic footprint, stable fee-based income, vertical integration, and growth (both in assets and distributions), we have added it to our list of 10 Attractive High-Yield Blue Chips Worth Considering.

10 Attractive High-Yield Blue Chips, For Contrarians

If you are an income-focused investor, and you appreciate the price appreciation potential of a good contrarian opportunity, then you may want to consider some of the ideas highlighted in this article. Specifically, we provide an overview (and data) on “Dogs of the Dow,” “Dividend Aristocrats," retail REITs, healthcare REITs, MLPs, closed end funds, and options strategies, including ten of our favorite high-yield, contrarian, blue chip opportunities right now.

Frontier: High-Yield Bonds vs Stock vs Options

To the chagrin of yield-chasers, Frontier Communications (FTR) finally cut its big dividend. Specifically, the dividend was reduced by 62% last week (it now sits at 13.2%), and the stock is now down 64% this year. For your consideration, this article reviews the potential risks and rewards of investing in Frontier's high-yield bonds (+10% YTM), big-dividend stock, and leveraged options.

100 High-Yield Stocks Down Big Last Week: These 10 Are Worth Considering

Last week was volatile and painful for many higher-yielding securities. For example, REITs, BDCs and MLPs (all known for high-yield) sold off significantly. We are in no way suggesting last week was a bottom, but we do believe some high-quality companies have sold off thereby making for more attractive entry points for long-term investors. This article highlights 100 high-yield equities that sold-off last week, and then reviews 10 specific opportunities that long-term income-focused investors may want to consider.

3 Overcrowded High-Yield BDCs: Prospect, Main Street and Fidus

This article offers three explanations for the recent strong performance from high-yield BDCs, three reasons why we believe they’ll be challenged going forward, we consider three counterpoints to our thesis, and we highlight three specific BDCs (Prospect, Main Street and Fidus) that seem particularly overvalued right now. Finally, we offer 7 specific high-yield REIT ideas (ranked from best to worst) that offer a very attractive alternative for income-focused investors.

MedEquities Realty Trust: An Attractive 7.2% Yield

MedEquities Realty Trust (MRT) is an attractive healthcare REIT that offers a big 7.2% dividend yield. It is growing rapidly, and it trades at compelling price-to-book and price-to-forward-AFFO ratios. And apparently, hedge funds like it too. This article provides an overview of the bull case for MedEquities, highlights some of the significant risks, and then offers an idea about how to invest in this potentially big opportunity.

Top 7 High-Yield Healthcare REITs Worth Considering

Understandably, many investors are not excited about traditional fixed income investments because interest rates are so low and rising (as rates go up, bond prices go down). Also understandably, many investors are not excited about high-yield stocks because they usually involve much more volatility and risk than bonds. However, healthcare REITs is one corner of the market that risk-averse income-focused investors may want to consider.

Physicians Realty: Attractive Yield and Defensive Growth

Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) is a medical office building REIT that offers an attractive 4.4% dividend yield. It has been growing rapidly, and management expects continued high growth going forward. Concerns regarding healthcare reform and rising interest rates have caused healthcare real estate to underperform, and that includes Physicians Realty Trust. However, DOC’s financials are healthy, its valuation is reasonable, it is differentiated from other healthcare REITs, it’s a contrarian opportunity, and we like its stable dividend yield.

How Long Will The Shift To Growth Stocks Continue?

There's been a big shift to growth stocks so far in 2017, as measured by the year-to-date performance of the large and small growth ETFs versus their value counterparts, as shown in the following table. This report highlights contrarian opportunities (including value versus growth) across sector, style, country, regional, asset class, and more ETFs.

CVR Energy: 10.2% Yield, Trump-To-Icahn 'Kickback' Pending

Carl Icahn has a reputation as a corporate raider, and he is currently the chairman at big-dividend (10.2% yield) holding company, CVR Energy (CVI). CVI is engaged in petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer through its holdings in CVR Refining (CVRR) and CVR Partners (UAN), respectively. It is tempting to bet against UAN and bet in favor of CVRR considering President Trump's lack of enthusiasm for EPA regulations and his friendship with renewable energy short-seller Carl Icahn.

Target Covered Calls? 3 Better Options For High Income

Rising interest rate expectations have pushed many income-hungry investors out of traditional fixed income categories and into high-dividend stocks, such as Target. Some income-focused investors believe they can add to Target's high yield by selling covered call options against their shares. We believe this is a risky and unattractive strategy. This article highlights three specific options trades that we consider far more attractive for generating high income and achieving exceptional long-term total returns.

Frontier: How to Play the Dividend Cut Fear

Fear is high that a Frontier dividend cut is coming. It's price is down, it's yield (12.4%) seems unsustainably high, and short-interest is among the highest in the S&P 500. However, to a large extent, Frontier does have the ability to control its cash flows and sustain its dividend in the near- and mid-term. The real challenge is that Frontier’s business exists in an anemically eroding marketplace. This article highlights a smarter way for income-investors to invest in Frontier.

40 Big Dividends with High Short Interest, Consider These Two

Considering interest rates are still artificially low, many income-hungry investors are attracted to high-dividend stocks. However, a high-dividend can be a sign of distress. Another possible sign of distress is a high level of short interest. This article highlights 40 high-dividend stocks with high short interest, and then handpicks two of the companies and explains why they actually present very attractive, high-income, contrarian opportunities worth considering.

Verizon’s Yield is Creeping Higher

Verizon is still willing to acquire Yahoo after the data breach revelations because Verizon still needs Yahoo. Specifically, without the cash flows that Yahoo will provide, Verizon will likely be forced to sell more assets to maintain its big dividend payments. Either way, Verizon’s share price has come down, the dividend is safe, and Verizon is a decent place to have your money, especially considering historically low market volatility likely won’t last forever.

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