November 25, 2014
HDLV the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged US High Dividend Low Volatility ETN invests in huge well known dividend payers like AT&T and Conoco.
Anytime you start talking about leverage and Exchange Traded Notes, you are talking increased risk. So I suggest you buy small amounts and watch how this thing acts. I am placing this in our ‘going to Vegas’ category. BUT HDLV is invested in big well known Companies and I sincerely doubt we will encounter any problems. With low interest rates expected to continue for years to come, I think the market will trend higher……all of which supports this position.
The price today is $27.30
This is a great position for people who are looking for high dividends—–the basic purpose of this blog. HDLV owns a large number of Companies which provides diversification in utilities, telecom, financials and others. (see below)
The ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged US High Dividend Low Volatility ETN (the “Securities”) are linked to the performance of the price return version of the Solactive US High Dividend Low Volatility Index (the “Index”). The Securities provide a monthly compounded two times leveraged long exposure to the performance of the Index, reduced by the Accrued Fees. The index is designed to measure the performance of 40 dividend yielding, relatively lower volatility Index Constituent Securities from the universe of the largest 1,000 U.S. listed stocks by market capitalization.
Telecommunication Services 24.12%
Consumer Staples 19.90%
Consumer Discretionary 0.50%
For the second year in a row, President Barack Obama has made it onto GQ magazine‘s list of the least influential people.
The irreverent, sometimes obscene, list maker, Australian-American Drew Magary, wrote that his 2014 roster — compiled in no particular order — was comprised of “people who took up vast clouds of oxygen, gave us back nothing of use, and probably helped accelerate the death of our planet.”
INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS ‘Sell In May And Go Away’
This strategy is based on the historical underperformance of stocks in the six-month period commencing in May and ending in October, compared to the six-month period from November to April. According to the Stock Trader’s Almanac, since 1950, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has had an average return of only 0.3% during the May-October period, compared with an average gain of 7.5% during the November-April period.
Book Recommendation: (You could read this to avoid talking to the relatives during Thanksgiving!!) Going Clear by Lawrence Wright (Pulitzer Prize winning author). I read that Hollywood is making a movie of this book which is about Scientology so I ran down to our local library and got a copy. I have always been amazed that Tom Cruise, Travolta, and other Hollywood stars can get involved in an obvious fake religion. Most people are probably not interested in this subject but I found it educational, fascinating and a fun read.