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August 2, 2018.  TCCA will be redeemed at the end of August.  We were expecting this in June or July, but there were evidently delays.  This is a large position for us, and we look forward to putting the money to work in high paying income producing investments.

Now in the 6th year of Dividend Income Investor.
Before buying any investment, go to Core Portfolio for a listing of current positions.


We recently bought GSBD.  It closed at $21.09 yesterday and if you can get this price, it is a BUY.


AWF, a holding in the Core Portfolio, has tumbled since October.  But it is now turning around and is on sale.  Pays 7% and HAS been paying the dividends.  BUY.


An article is linked below talking positively about two of our Core Portfolio holdings.

The Iron Mountain Corporate Bond CUSIP 46284PAP9 is a buy.  Medical Properties Trust MPW is a HOLD.

Bottom Line: These 2 High-Yield REITs Could Be Just What Your Income Portfolio Is Looking For
REITs have historically been a great way for income investors to enjoy: generous, safe, and rising dividends, as well as market beating returns over time. With the REIT sector yet to recover from its most recent bear market, there remain plenty of great long-term investment opportunities out there for you to lock in a mouthwatering yield and steady income growth.

While Medical Properties Trust and Iron Mountain may not be the largest or safest REITs you can own (I wouldn’t classify them as SWANS due to their risk profiles), I consider them solid high-yield investments for most income investors today. I also expect both REITs to generate very strong and market beating total returns over the coming decade.

That being said I’m on the fence about recommending Medical Properties Trust at its current valuation which is just under fair value. But with Iron Mountain I have no hesitation in declaring it a “strong buy” for most income portfolios.



The study below is amazing.  If you spend eleven hours on TV/Web. and eight hours in sleep, how the hell do you have time for anything else.  ARTICLE

According to the first-quarter 2018 Nielsen Total Audience Report, nearly half an adults’ day is dedicated to consuming this content. In fact, American adults spend over 11 hours per day listening to, watching, reading or generally interacting with media. Behind this surge are the growing use of new platforms, as well as the younger, multicultural generations who leverage them.

Daily Time Spent With Media


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