Archive | September 2018

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THE CASE OF THE MISSING OREOS

September 27, 2018.  This post has nothing to do with the stock market or the bond market.  But it has everything to do with YOUR household budget.,,,,and a diversion from the Supreme Court freak show. Having worked in the food industry for decades during our ‘corporate’ life, we are always interested in the grocery business.  […]

BUY YYY. 8.5%

September 26, 2018.  YYY Yieldshares High Income has been in the Core Portfolio forever.  It pays a very nice 8.5%. YYY jumped up to almost $20.00 a year ago but then dumped way down to $18.16 this Spring and has now stabilized in the $18.40’s range. It just went ex-dividend, the technicals are very positive/moving […]

SELL CORPORATE BOND AND TAKE HIGH PROFITS

September 24, 2018.  We are selling the “distressed” Alliance One Pixius corporate bond that we purchased in 2017.  With price appreciation and dividends, we have a total return of over 23%.  This was a risky trade with a junk bond. When you have a very nice return on a high risk bond, we want to […]

TAKING A LOOK AT GSBD

September 20, 2018.  There is a new seekingalpha.com article on GSBD, a holding in the Core Portfolio. We are glad to see the positive comments.  It is NOT suggested you buy at current prices as GSBD was bought at lower prices in July.  This discussion simply suggests that investors should continue HOLDING GSBD in the […]

BUYS: NLYPRF AND CGBD

Now in the 6th year of Dividend Income Investor. Before buying any investment, go to Core Portfolio for a listing of current positions. September 18, 2018 BUY/ADD NLYPRF which is in the Core Portfolio.  We think the current price of $25.37 is a good entry point…….it got hit recently but the price should start turning […]

LOOKING AT DSL

September 17, 2018.  We have owned DSL for OVER 4 years.  It is paying almost 9% and goes ex-dividend in two days.  You can BUY today as a new position and get the dividend, or you can wait and buy at a lower price after it goes ex-dividend—-the price will probably drop to $20.08. A […]

HCXZ FILLED

September 11, 2018.  Our standing order for HCXZ was filled today.  We suggest you buy if you can get a price around $24.65 September 10, 2018. The only ‘action’ in the Core Portfolio is a buy limit order for HCXZ at $24.65, and it appears this will NOT be filled anytime in the near future. […]