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HCP's 5.0% Yield: Increasingly Safe and Worth Considering?

HCP Inc. (HCP) was forced to dramatically restructure its portfolio over the last several years as a distressed sub-industry created major challenges for one of its business segments. However, HCP is now emerging as a much healthier healthcare REIT going forward. This article analyzes the corrective actions taken by HCP to address its operating challenges, and then considers the health of the business, valuation, risks, dividend safety, and concludes with our opinion about whether income-focused investors should consider HCP for stable long-term results.

Ventas’ 5.1% Yield: Too Much Risk for This Popular REIT?

Ventas Inc. (VTR) has significantly restructured its portfolio in the last two years to address a downturn in operational performance. The adverse impacts of these changes are expected to continue through 2019. This article analyzes the various challenges that have brought Ventas to its current position, and then considers the health of the business, valuation, risks, dividend safety, and concludes with our opinion about whether Ventas is an attractive choice for investors seeking stable long-term returns.

Welltower’s 4.6% Yield: Worried The Valuation Is Too High?

Welltower Inc. (WELL) has been consistently delivering sustainable and reliable growth to shareholders through its differentiated strategy and systematic capital allocation. However, it’s currently trading at a premium valuation. This article analyzes the various strengths of the company which have led it to being the top player in its industry, and then considers the health of the business, valuation, risks, dividend safety, and concludes with our opinion about whether long-term income-focused investors should be concerned about Welltower’s price getting too high relative to its value.

Sector Sell-Off Wave Creates Attractive High Income

We’re sharing a new high-income-generating options trade. Last’s week’s volatility created a significant dispersion in sector performance, and the name behind this trade was one of the more extreme movers. If shares of this big-dividend REIT fall further, we’d be happy to buy at an even lower price. And we get to keep the attractive premium income this trade generates, no matter what.

ABB: This 4.3% Yield, Cash Rich, Industrial Automation Company Is Worth Considering

If you are looking for an attractive dividend yield and the potential for healthy price gains, then this industrial automation company is worth considering. In particular, the current valuation is attractive (we expect multiple expansion and earnings growth), the company has significant competitive advantages, and it generates tons of cash to support its growing dividend payments, attractive share repurchases and important capex.

General Dynamics: Big Upside for this Socially Irresponsible Dividend Champion?

General Dynamics is increasingly attractive. Both revenues and earnings per share continue on an upward trajectory, yet the share price is down, thereby making this dividend champion look like a steal from a valuation perspective. This article reviews the business, the valuation, and the outlook, as well as an explanation for the discounted share price (including the “social irresponsibility” factor, among others) and concludes with our opinion about investing in this blue chip 2.4% yield global aerospace and defense company which has increased its dividend for 27 consecutive years running.

Tax-Free Muni CEFs: Market Update & Opportunities

This is a guest article from Yield Hunting. The article highlights some top muni closed-end-funds (“CEFs”). If you don’t know, you invest in muni CEFs to generate steady streams of tax-free income and compound it year after year. The non-quantitative benefit of muni CEFs are that natural downside hedge they can offer, especially on the high quality funds (non-high yield).

Boeing? Maybe If It Falls Another 5 to 10%

From time to time we like to share income-generating options trade ideas. Today, Boeing presents an interesting opportunity in light of heightened volatility and fear related to its second tragic 737 MAX plane crash in the last 5 months. Even if you don’t participate in this particular trade, it may help you generate future trading ideas of your own. Without further ado, here are the details…

This Attractive Contrarian Healthcare CEF Yields 10%, Pays Monthly

If you are an income-focused contrarian investor, closed-end funds (“CEFs”) can be a corner of the market ripe with interesting opportunities. This article focuses on an attractive high-income CEF in the healthcare sector—a sector with plenty of long-term growth opportunities, but currently somewhat out of favor considering it has underperformed other sectors so far this year.

Simon’s 4.7% Yield: Despite Cloud of Negativity, It’s Worth Considering

Simon Property Group (SPG) offers an attractive 4.7% yield and a compelling valuation. However, it continues to face pressure from market fearmongers and negative sector narratives. This article reviews the cloud of negativity surrounding Simon, and then considers the health of the business, valuation, risks, dividend safety, and concludes with our opinion about why Simon may be worth considering if you are a long-term income-focused investor

Navios Maritime Partners: 8.2% Yield, Prince of an Investment?

Navios Maritime Partners (NMM) generated enough operating cash flow to cover its distribution more than four times over, over the last quarter. And with a DCF yield of 36%, and shares trading at 1/3 estimated NAV (shares 97¢, NAV $2.91), is there any reason to believe this isn’t a prince of an investment? But of course there is more to this story… What follows is a guest article by Darren McCammon of Cash Flow Kingdom.

Simon Property: 5 Popular High Yield REITs, Due For A Pullback

As the market has climbed dramatically this year, so too have many popular high yield REITs, such as SPG, O, WELL, VTR, OHI, STAG and WPC. And despite the Fed’s recently decreased interest rate hawkishness, it is still concerning to see these popular “safe haven” REITs did NOT fall nearly as hard as the rest of the market during Q4 and their share prices & valuations are now unusually high. When sentiment changes, these popular REITS are due for a pullback, perhaps a big one. This article reviews valuations and concludes with our opinions.

Omega Healthcare: Tempting 7.2% Yield, But Know The Big Risks

The last year has been volatile for big-dividend healthcare REIT Omega, as it suspended its customary dividend increases. This week's earnings announcement has given us important new insight about its long-term prospects. This article shares our views on Omega's viability as an income investment.

Afraid You Missed The Rebound? Try This Powerful Growth & Income Trade

If you’re afraid you’ve already missed the big market rebound, or if you’re afraid this is a dead cat bounce and we’re going to retest the lows, then this high income generating trade is worth considering. This is a powerful growth stock, the market is being too short sighted (as usual) and the premium income on this trade is big.

An Attractive Income-Generating Options Trade Opportunity

If you are looking to generate some attractive upfront income, on a powerful dividend-grower with an increasingly attractive valuation, then you may want to consider this options trade idea. The shares of this blue chip company have sold off sharply on near-term fear, but still have attractive long-term value and growth prospects. The near-term fear and volatility have caused the upfront premium income available in the options market to be quite attractive, in our view.

Kraft Heinz: Why This Hated 5.4% Yielder May Have 25% Upside

As the shares have sold off over the last 18 months, the dividend yield of Kraft Heinz has climbed to 5.4%. And after reviewing why the market hates Kraft Heinz, this article provides 7 reasons why contrarians may want to consider investing, including why the shares may have more than 25% upside.

This Market Will Go Higher: 3 Attractive Contrarian Plays

What a difference a quarter can make. At the end of Q3 the skies were blue and investors were happy. Now, according to the media, the world is ending. Non-stop talk of trade wars, plummeting oil prices, a government shutdown, and monetary policy uncertainty and fear. Guess what? This market will go higher and if you wait for the robins, spring will be over. If you’re sitting on the sidelines (i.e. holding more cash than usual), here are three attractive contrarian investment ideas for you to consider.

The More It Falls: Top 5 Big Yields Worth Considering

This report is a continuation of our free report title “Top 10 Big Yields Worth Considering.” However, this members-only version contains all the detail for the top 5 big yields worth considering. It includes equities, debt, a closed-end fund, and a very attractive preferred stock. All yielding between 6% and 12%, and all trading at very attractively discounted prices.

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