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Despite Big Market Gains, Lots of Attractive Opportunities Remain

The market (SPY) has been on fire this year (+21.4%), however plenty of very attractive long-term investment opportunities remain. This week’s Weekly shares the performance of each of our holdings across all three of our strategies, and then provides concise commentary on attractive opportunities among REITs, healthcare, growth stocks and our high-income low-beta “Alternative Fixed Income” strategy. We conclude with a little advice.

Misleading Fear Tactics And Attractive Opportunities

The S&P 500 is now up over 20% this year, which is a big number. But to keep that in perspective, it’s up only 11.4% over the last year, and it’s averaging 10.7% over the last 5 years. Keep those more moderate numbers in mind the next time someone tries to frighten you into ditching your long-term strategy and selling everything because “the sky is falling.” This week’s Weekly reviews the performance of every position we own over recent time periods, and highlights a few ideas that are particularly attractive right now.

This 7.6% Yield Healthcare focused CEF Is Worth Considering

If you are looking for attractive high yield, this healthcare focused CEF is worth considering. Not only does it trade at an attractive discount to NAV, but the experienced management team’s approach to investing in the healthcare sector offers additional attractive benefits. The fund uses a healthy dose of leverage (and it does so prudently), and the strategy is poised for attractive long-term total returns.

In The Face of Fake News--More Gains, More Income (Holdings & Performance Update)

In the face of non-stop fake and misleading news headlines, we stuck to our long-term strategies and delivered another month of healthy gains and income across our investment portfolios, as usual. This report reviews the individual holdings and performance across each of our strategies. We also review the absurdity of a few recent news headlines that are designed specifically to eat away at your hard-earned nest egg. Finally, we highlight a few of our current holdings that are particularly attractive for new investment dollars right now.

This 7.2% Yield Equity Style CEF Is Attractive in Many Ways

If you like to generate high income from your investments, this disciplined equity style CEF yields 7.2% and it is currently attractive in multiple ways. For example, its discount to NAV, its well-seasoned management team, its attractive style tilt, its US economy-focus, its impressive long-term track record, and its ability to help you diversify away from the traditional high income risks, all while using great discipline to pay you the steady high income payments you need. This CEF can be an attractive addition to your diversified, long-term, high-income-focused, investment portfolio. We own it.

Market Too Hot? Top 5 Big-Dividend REITs Worth Considering

This article is the private, members-only continuation of our free public report titled: Market Too Hot? Top 10 Big -Dividend REITs Worth Considering. Except this members-only version counts down the REITs we have ranked #5 to #1. Without further ado, here is the list…

Is Your Portfolio's Beta Risk Appropriate? + Attractive Investment Ideas

If you’re going to manage some/all of your own investments, you ought to have some idea of your portfolio’s beta risk (so you can make sure it is appropriate for your goals). This week’s Weekly shares the updated performance data for each of our current holdings (as well as our “Contenders List”), and we’ve also included each position’s “beta” risk to help you gauge your risk exposure relative to your long-term investment goals. We’ve also highlighted a couple attractive investment opportunities.

Realty Income’s 3.7% Yield: Still Investable Considering New International Forage?

Realty Income (O) is a popular monthly dividend paying REIT that has recently started to invest outside the US. This article considers whether this international forage is a good idea or if the company is now desperate for opportunities. We also consider the company’s portfolio, balance sheet, competitive advantages, dividend safety, valuation, and conclude with our opinion on whether or not Realty Income is still an attractive investment opportunity for long-term income-focused investors.

Avoiding Mistakes: More Income, More Gains This Week

Undoubtedly, a lot of investors have made costly trading mistakes out of fear in recent days, weeks and months as volatility rises and falls. And the investors that continue to do best are the ones that stick to their objectives and strategies. The S&P was up 4.5% over the last 5 trading days, and our portfolios extended their long-term track records of powerful gains and income. This report shares the performance data for all of our holdings, and highlights some attractive stocks if you have extra cash that you need to put to work.

EastGroup Properties: Will the Safe Dividend and Price Appreciation Continue?

EastGroup Properties (EGP) has been one of the best performers in the industrial REIT sector over the last five years in terms of maximizing shareholder value. The company’s differentiated operating strategy and risk-adjusted targeted development program is expected to pave the way for future growth. This article analyzes the various strengths of EGP, looks at the dividend yield and valuation (the dividend has been consistently increasing, but the yield is still only 2.5% because the price keeps increasing too, as it should) and concludes with our opinion on whether EGP is worth considering if you’re a long-term dividend growth investor.

Performance Update: When to Rebalance, Current Attractive Opportunities

Despite increased fear and volatility marketwide, our portfolios beat the S&P 500 (again) in May, and continue to grow their powerful long-term track records of income and appreciation. We don’t expect readers to match our portfolios exactly (even though they can come pretty close if they want); rather, the idea is to share top ideas and strategies to help you manage your own investment portfolio. This report shares our May performance, individual holdings weights & returns, and concludes with our views on how/when to rebalance your own portfolio, as well as where we’re seeing the best investment opportunities within the current market turbulence.

The Trade War Is An "Opportunity-Creating" Skirmish

This week’s Weekly shows the recent and historical performance of all of our current holdings across strategies (as well as the names on our Contenders List), and also highlights what has been working, and where we’re seeing the best opportunities going forward. The week’s theme is the ongoing disruption and opportunities the US-China “Trade War” (it’s really just a “skirmish”) is creating for selective disciplined investors. We highlight specific opportunities.

W.P. Carey’s 5.3% Yield: Is Portfolio Restructuring A Big Red Flag?

W.P. Carey (WPC) has undergone major portfolio restructuring including its significant acquisition of Corporate Property Associates 17 Global (“CPA:17”) in October 2018, and its increased M&A and disposition activity, in general. And while this activity is creating some operating turbulence in the near-term, management believes its inorganic growth strategy will be accretive to AFFO/share in the long-term. This article considers the various strengths of WPC, its dividend safety, valuation, and then concludes with our opinion about whether WPC’s current operating dynamics are a red flag or if this big-dividend REIT is worth considering for investment.

Blue Harbinger Portfolio Rebalance

We have made a significant amount of “rebalancing” trades throughout our portfolios. Most of the changes revolve around reweighting current holdings for diversification and risk management purposes. However, we have also added several new positions, as well as exited a few positions altogether. As a reminder, all of our investment portfolios are long-term in nature, so these types of large portfolio adjustments are rare.  However, we do complete them from time-to-time in order to optimize our expected returns and income relative to risks, and in accordance with the long-term objectives of the strategies.

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.

Holdings & Performance Update: Impressive YTD Gains & Income Continue

All Blue Harbinger strategies delivered healthy gains in April, thereby extending their long-term outperformance. The strategies are positioned prudently to achieve their long-term goals, ranging from attractive income to powerful long-term growth. This report reviews performance (including specific holdings) and where we’re seeing the best opportunities going forward. Importantly, don’t get greedy—this year’s gains have been nice, but stick to your disciplined long-term strategy.

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.

Teekay Offshore: 10.7% Yield Preferred Shares, On Sale or In Danger?

The S&P 500 hit record highs this past week, as growth and tech stocks continue their impressive velocity higher. However, not all stocks are flying high, and certain value opportunities are increasingly interesting. This week’s Blue Harbinger Weekly provides a quick review of the performance of our holdings, as well as our opinion on the 10.7% yielding preferred shares of Teekay Offshore (TOO.B) which are currently trading at a discounted price of $19.82 per share.

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.

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