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An Attractive, Double-Digit, Tax-Advantaged Yield

This is a guest article from Darren McCammon. Darren runs the highly successful Cash Flow Kingdom on Seeking Alpha. We are paying-members of Darren’s service, and appreciate the high quality investment ideas he shares. This particular article is about an attractive, tax-advantaged, maritime shipping company that currently offers a yield in excess of 10%.

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.

Members Mailbag: Oxford Square’s 11.5% Yield

We recently received an inquiry from one of our members about BDC Oxford Square Capital (OXSQ). It’s tempting considering its huge 11.5% yield, its discounted price-to-book, and its very low market beta. However, investors need to be aware of several very important things, including the vast difference between its price and total return, the very strong relationship between OXSQ’s price-to-book value and credit spreads, and how big hedge funds, including Citadel and Millennium, are trading in and out of this name regularly.

Attractive 8.2% Yield: Discounted Price, Less Interest Rate Risk, Compelling Sector Tilts

If you like monthly income, then this attractive CEF is worth considering for a variety of reasons (e.g. discounted price, lower interest rate risk, attractive sector tilts, management, and more). However, there are also risks that should be considered (i.e. the focus on income over price appreciation, credit spreads, distribution coverage, and more). This article reviews the attractive qualities and risks, then draws some conclusions about who might want to consider this attractive high-yielder.

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.

A Powerful Stock To Buy On A Pullback--Such As The Current Pullback

Consider buying these shares now to add some powerful long-term growth that is currently trading at an attractive price relative to its value. We'll explain why the shares are on sale, why they've got large long-term upside, and why if you can handle a tiny but growing 1.3% dividend-yield in your portfolio, they're worth considering... now.

KNOT Offshore: Tempting 10.3% Yield, But Know The Risks

KNOT Offshore Partners offers a tempting 10.3% yield, but investors should carefully consider the risks before purchasing. This article highlights 4 very attractive KNOT qualities, but also reviews 7 big risks that should be considered. KNOT is expected to release its financial results for the First Quarter of 2018 before opening of the market on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

TCAP's Liquidation: Not Ideal, But Still Attractive

If you are not aware, Triangle Capital announced last month that it is selling its investment portfolio to Benefit Street Partners for cash; and Barings will become the company’s new investment advisor. In our view, this liquidation is NOT ideal, however it is still very attractive for TCAP shareholders. Here’s why…

Blue Harbinger Portfolio Update: More Gains, More Upside

Our Blue Harbinger portfolios posted strong gains over the last month. They also delivered attractive yield, and we continue to believe they are positioned for healthy gains going forward. This report provides details on performance, and provides updates on some of the bigger movers (down and up) over the last month.

5.9% Yield Triton: The Real Reason It Sold Off

To some extent, it makes sense that the stock price of shipping-container company, Triton International (TRTN), keeps getting whipped around by moving credit spreads. However, the market is not giving this company enough credit for improving conditions within its niche industry, nor is the stock price correctly reflecting improving company-specific fundamentals.

MLP Sell-Off: Attractive High-Yield Fixed-to-Floating Preferred

If you are looking for a high-yield preferred that just sold-off inappropriately (i.e. a baby that’s been thrown out with the bathwater), and one that also offers lower volatility and protection again the risks of rising interest rates, you might want to consider these fixed-to-floating preferreds, currently yielding nearly 10% and having just sold-off following the FERC’s MLP ruling on Thursday.

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