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Holdings & Performance Update: Orderly Sell-Off, Attractive Opportunities Ahead

As  you can see in the following chart, December was a rough end to a rough fourth quarter, with the S&P 500 (SPY) declining another 8.8% for the month. The good news is the sell-off was orderly, and stocks have rebounded significantly in the last two weeks. This report reviews the performance of our investment strategies, including commentary on individual holdings. We also highlight where we’re seeing the best opportunities going forward, assuming (of course) you can stick to your disciplined long-term investment strategy (i.e. don’t make silly mistakes).

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.

Buy Low: Top 5 Growth Stocks, On Sale

In 5 years, you’ll probably wish you bought a few shares of these attractive growth stocks. Granted, many of our readers are focused on dividend stocks; however, we believe in the importance of diversifying some of your investment dollars across a variety of investment styles, particularly when they present attractive opportunities. All of the stocks on our list have enormous long-term price appreciation potential. We’re not suggesting anyone bet the farm on growth stocks, but adding a few attractive ones to your portfolio is worth considering. Without further ado, here is the list…

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.

Don’t Make This Mistake! Do Consider These 5 Big Yields (+7% to +11% Yields, On Sale)

The market sell-off is continuing. The media bears and fear mongers are out in full force. It’s times like these that investors panic and make big mistakes. But please… Don’t make this mistake! After explaining this big mistake that should be avoided, we share 5 attractive high-yielders to consider, but only if…

These Shares: Widely Attractive Growth, On Sale

This powerful large cap blue chip company has attractive business spread across attractive growth opportunities, and the recent market wide sell off has created an increasingly attractive entry point for disciplined long-term investors. While the market panics, hold your nose and consider buying shares. Disclosure: We are long these shares.

Energy Transfer: Attractive 8.7% Yield, But Know The Big Risks

Energy Transfer (ET) offers a big 8.7% yield, and it trades at a very attractive EV-to-EBITDA relative to peers. However, if you’re going to invest, you may want to consider the big risks ET is currently facing (i.e. the price is low and the yield is high for a reason). This article provides an overview of Energy Transfer, reviews the big risks the organization faces, and concludes with our views on whether Energy Transfer is worth considering as an investment.

3 Blue Chips For Strong Income, Plus Price Appreciation

One of our favorite long-time members (HB from Texas) recently asked “If you had to pick two or three securities for primarily income, but good candidates for capital growth, which would they be?” He mused REITs, MLPs, preferred stocks and bonds. For your consideration, this article includes three blue chip ideas that we consider attractive right now because of their strong income, as well as their potential for healthy price appreciation to boot.

Tempting 11% Yield--Discounted Price, But Only If You're Brave

We like to share a mix of safe high-income ideas and higher-risk/higher-reward high-income ideas, so investors can choose for themselves and cater their investment portfolios to meet their own specific needs and preferences. This article focuses on a higher-risk/higher-reward 11% yielder that we currently own. The price has recently sold off, thereby making the yield more attractive, plus we believe investors will also earn attractive price appreciation. We own it as just one part of our larger diversified investment portfolio.

Will You Let This Noisy Market Beat You?

When the market gets volatile (like it has been recently), that’s when people make mistakes. The most important rules of investing are to know your goals and to stick to your strategy (assuming you have a competent strategy). The fear mongering media, high-frequency traders and hapless short-timers are doing everything they can to make you second guess your strategy and deviate from your plan. Don’t let them beat you.

PCI: Attractive 8.6% Yield, But Know The Big Risks

The PIMCO Dynamic Credit and Mortgage Income Fund (PCI) is an attractive CEF for a variety of reasons (including its big 8.6% yield and discounted price versus NAV). However, a look under the hood shows that PCI is exposed to some very big risks. This article provides an overview of the fund, reviews the big risks investors may want to consider, and concludes with our opinion about investing in PCI.

Holdings & Performance Update: Strong Results, Despite Risk-Off, Attractive Opportunities Abound

This is our monthly performance update. All Blue Harbinger strategies delivered strong performance in November, despite it being the second month in a row of challenging risk-off market conditions. We believe there are attractive security-specific investment opportunities abound, but of course never lose sight of you goals, and stick to your long-term plan.

Main Street Capital: Attractive 6% Yield, But Know The Big Risks

Main Street Capital (MAIN) is a popular income-investor Business Development Company (“BDC”) because it offers an attractive 6% yield, and both the dividend payments and the security price have been increasing significantly for years. This article briefly reviews the company and its many attractive qualities, then gets into the big risk factors that investors should be aware of. We conclude with our views on whether MAIN is still an attractive security to own or if it’s time to look elsewhere.

Blue Harbinger Weekly: Omega’s 7.3% Yield, Has Risk-Off Gone Too Far?

This week’s Blue Harbinger Weekly digs into specific investment ideas following the powerful market-wide “flight to quality” since October, including a detailed review and trading idea for big-dividend (7.3% yield) REIT, Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI). We also review the names on our Income Equity watchlist, as well as the results of an attractive Growth Equity stock screen, we provide an update on our market-wide health monitor, and we conclude with some ideas about how you might want to position your investment portfolio going forward.

Energy Sells-Off: 3 Attractive Stocks To Consider

Oil Prices, which are often somewhat less correlated with the overall market, have sold-off, and so has the overall market, as shown in the following chart. This article highlights three attractive equity investments that have just gotten less expensive: An energy-related closed-end fund managed by a company we like, a group of energy stocks with attractive dividend yields, and an attractive long-term “value play” tangentially related to the industry. Without further ado, here are the attractive opportunities for you to consider.

Teekay Preferred On Sale: Attractive +10% Yield, But Know The Big Risks

Teekay Offshore offers attractive, high-yield (+10%), preferred shares, that are currently trading at a lower price than normal and thereby offering a relatively attractive entry point for investors. This article offers an explanation of why the shares sold-off, why the investment is attractive, and what are the big risks that investors should consider. We conclude with our views on the attractiveness of this high-yield opportunity.

Holdings & Performance Update: As Volatility Spikes, Be Opportunistic, Stick To Your Goals

The S&P 500 declined 6.9% in October. All of our strategies performed roughly as expected, and continue their growing long-term track records of strong performance and high income. This report: (1) Reviews our performance and big movers (stocks, bonds and preferreds) for the month. (2) Discusses the difference between alpha and beta (especially as they relate to your individual long-term goals). (3) Provides some advice on how to behave when the market gets volatile.

Overblown Fear: Attractive 8.7% Yield, On Sale

This Closed-End Fund is attractive after the recent sell-off, not only because it yields 8.7%, but also because overblown fear has caused it to trade at an unusually large discount to its net asset value. Strong management, very reasonable management fees, a prudent and conservative use of leverage, and a powerful market style allocation, all make this CEF attractive and worth considering.

Sell-Off Continues: Perspective, Opportunities and Advice

As usual, investors are nervous as the market-wide sell-off persists. This is a good time to share some perspective, opportunities and advice. All of this pertains to how the markets have behaved following previous sell-offs, specific stocks that have gotten less expensive, and investment strategies that have proven themselves over and over again throughout history.

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