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Top 10 High-Yield Contrarian Opportunities

With the bull market running for over nine years now, not a day goes by where someone doesn’t claim the end is near. Nonetheless, the economy continues to strengthen, and no one knows for sure when the next bear will arrive. However, we do know that not all stocks move in lockstep with the broad market indexes, and opportunities constantly arise to cater your investment portfolio to meet your own specific needs. This article reviews our top 10 high-yield contrarian opportunities, from across 10 different investment categories, all for you to consider as you build and manage your own investment portfolio.

Tsakos: Tempting High Yields, Cash Flows Uncertain

Tsakos Energy Navigation (TNP) is a marine shipping company (mainly crude oil) that offers an array of high-yield equities including 5 series of preferred shares with dividend yields from 7.9% to 9.5% and common shares offering a 5.8% dividend yield. But before you start trying to decide which of Tsakos’ many high-yield securities you want to invest in, you might first want to consider whether you believe the business will actually produce the cash flows necessary to support those payments to investors. This article details the two biggest risks threatening Tsakos’ future ability to pay, and then reviews the differences between the company’s array of high yield securities. We conclude with our thoughts on how income-focused investors might want to “play” Tsakos.

Attractive Dividend Dog Of The Dow: Anti Froth-Chasers, Trade War Fearmongers

“Dogs of the Dow” is basically a high-dividend contrarian strategy, whereby an investor selects annually for investment the ten Dow Jones (DIA) stocks with the highest dividend yields. This article reviews one particular Dog that we consider particularly attractive right now because of overblown trade war fears, its low volatility, its big growing dividend, and because the market is vastly underestimating its improved business.

WP Carey REIT: Tempting 6.2% Yield, But Is The Price At Risk?

Interestingly, after 2 years of underperformance, REITs have staged a bit of a comeback (see chart), but why has WP Carey REIT (WPC) not kept pace? This diversified commercial property REIT has a tempting 6.2% yield, but this article considers the safety of that yield, as well as some important clues about the valuation and the opportunities going forward.

Tempting 8.3% Yield, Price Upside, On This New, Oil & Gas, Small Cap

This week’s Weekly highlights an increasingly attractive high-yield, oil & gas, small cap that began trading earlier this year. It’s a case where some investors gave up very big long-term income in exchange for upfront cash via an IPO. It pays monthly, and the shares just sold-off, as shown in the chart. We consider the attractive qualities and the risks, and conclude with our bottom line views.

Hindenburg Omen Flashing Red, Is It Reliable?

At Blue Harbinger, we never make investment decisions based on technical analysis alone. However, we absolutely do pay attention. One of the ways we monitor technical market conditions is by helping the renowned Jeff Miller create his weekly Stock Exchange report. The report not only reviews specific technical trading ideas, but it also shares the mid and longer-term results of Jeff’s various technical trading models—which can be extremely insightful as to what has and has not been working from a technical standpoint (e.g. momentum vs reversion). Without further ado, here is this week’s report.

The China Snap Back Could Be Violent

China has been performing absolutely terribly this year, especially relative to the US, as the talk of more tariffs sounds more alarms. However, just yesterday we received news of planned trade talks between the two countries, and that possibility was enough to send China shares significantly higher for a one-day move. There could be a larger and significantly more violent snap back for Chinese shares if/when meaningful discussions actually take place, and if/when an amicable resolution is achieved.

NRZ: Attractive 11% Yield, But Know The Risks

New Residential (NRZ) offers a very tempting 11% yield, but before diving in headfirst, investors should be aware of the big risks that this mortgage REIT faces. After explaining how NRZ makes money, this article reviews six big risks, followed by seven reasons why NRZ is attractive and may be worth considering, depending on your situation.

CBL's High-Yield Bonds Are Increasingly Attractive (6.1% Yield + Price Appreciation)

Every investor has their own unique needs and tolerance for risk, and no one has a working crystal ball. Nonetheless, by assembling a prudent mix of portfolio investments, every individual can increase their odds for success. And depending on your situation, if you’re looking for an attractive coupon payment, plus the prospects for some attractive price appreciation (perhaps far sooner than the bonds mature), CBL’s bonds are worth considering.

Forget FAANG: Top 10 Big Yields, Lower Risk

FAANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google/Alphabet) have been posting very strong returns in recent years, and there are reasons to believe this could continue. However, investing in FAANG stocks generally involves significantly more volatility and risk - something many income-focused investors want to avoid. This article shares our ranking of 10 attractive big-yield investments, across 10 different investment categories, all with relatively lower risk profiles compared to FAANG.

Simon’s Yield Above 5%: Safe Income Or Value Trap?

Simon Property Group's share price continues to fall, and the yield is now above 5%. This article reviews the business, the negative market narratives (i.e. rising interest rates, increasing online shopping), the financial realities, Simon's valuation, and the M&A environment. We conclude with our views on how to "play" Simon Property Group in the current market environment.

Fun Chart on S&P 500 Performance After a Big Down Day

Markets sold-off significantly on Thursday, with the S&P 500 down 2.5%. New tariffs from the White House, and comments from new Fed Chair (Jerome Powell) weighed on investors' minds. Nonetheless, the economy remains strong, and here are a couple of fun charts on the future performance of the S&P 500 after historical big sell-offs...

Market Rover: 100 High-Yield Preferreds Under $25, These 2 Are Worth Considering

High-yield preferred stocks can be attractive to the companies issuing them and to the investors that own them, particularly when they trade below $25 per share. This article provides data on over 100 high-yield preferred stocks currently trading under $25 per share. We also highlight two particularly attractive high-yield preferred stock opportunities that income-focused investors may want to consider.

Market Rover: 20 High Yield Bonds Selling-Off, These 3 Are Worth Considering

High yield bonds are risky. And they are not for everyone. However, if you’re interested in wading into this space, there are some very interesting opportunities to pick up attractive yield, and price appreciation, with risk-versus-reward profiles that are often skewed in your favor.

Digital Realty: Despite Fear Mongers, Dividend, Price Will Rise

There is a lot of fear mongering surrounding data center REIT Digital Realty (DLR). However, we believe its 3.4% dividend is safe and it will grow, and its price will increase too. This article reviews four fears circling Digital Realty, and then highlights three reasons why we currently like it

Top 10 Big-Yield Investments to Start 2018

Yield-Chasing is one of the 7 Deadly Sins of Long-Term Investing. For example, when an investment offers a double-digit yield, it can be a red flag—perhaps an indication of distress. However, we believe the 10 ideas presented in this article are all attractive from a risk-versus-reward standpoint. Without further ado, here is our ranking of top big-yield opportunities, starting with #10 and counting down to #1.

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