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4.2%+ High Yield Ex-Dividend Opportunities

Published Mon, 30 Apr 2012 03:33:22 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

After briefly touching Dow 13,000 earlier this month, the market has started to pullback. Do you think that the market rally is overdone? Do you want to lock-in some profits and avoid the intense volatility that we have been witnessing recently? With the economic and political climates only becoming more tumultuous I have been concentrating on high yield opportunities. We all know about the blue-chip dividend companies but there are attractive funds with high yields that are going ex-dividend every week. This strategy can work in one of two ways: either you buy before the ex-date to receive the dividend or buy after if the stock declines far below the after-tax amount of the dividend. Regardless of your short-term strategies, these funds can really be attractive longer-term investments depending on your individual circumstances. Buying the stock to receive the dividend is intuitive but many have contacted me requesting further details...

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Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
PLAINS ALL AM. PIPELINE 32.45   92.7 0.35 2.20 8.56
TC PIPELINES LP 56.08   175.2 0.32 3.76 6.61
CHESAPEAKE ENERGY 6.68   0.0 -14.36 0.00 5.07
AT&T 37.49   16.2 2.31 1.92 4.88
NEW YORK COMM BANCORP 13.99   0.0 -0.08 0.68 4.77
MAGELLAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS 70.41   18.8 3.74 3.35 4.57
SOUTHERN COMPANY 50.53   19.7 2.56 2.24 4.42
CMS ENERGY 41.16   21.1 1.95 1.24 3.00