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6%-Plus Yields On Investments Set To Benefit From Fed Tapering / Ending QE

Published Wed, 29 May 2013 12:02:11 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

(Note: For those who need some background on the advantages and disadvantages of high yield closed end funds and bonds, see my article here.) There has been a good deal of talk in the markets in the last week about the possibility of a "tapering" in the Fed's QE program. The result of all of this chatter was an unusually volatile week which ended with investors seemingly no more sure of what to expect from the Fed than they were at the start of the week. Given this volatility, the wise thing for investors to do is to look for stocks, bonds, or ETFs which are doing well under current conditions, but would also do even better if the Fed begins tapering off QE and shows signs of letting rates rise. With that in mind, I went looking for investments that would benefit specifically from an increase in...

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Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
AMERICAN CAPITAL AGENCY 18.49   40.2 0.46 2.16 11.62
ANWORTH MORTGAGE ASSET 5.31   16.6 0.32 0.60 11.36
TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT 9.11   17.5 0.52 0.92 10.32
INVESCO MORTGAGE CAPITAL 15.76   42.6 0.37 1.60 10.24
ANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 10.48   95.3 0.11 1.06 10.13
EATON VANCE SENIOR FLOATING-RATE TRUST 14.46   0.0 0.00 0.00 6.59
EATON VANCE FLOATING-RATE INCOME TRUST 14.61   0.0 0.00 0.00 6.26
U.S. BANCORP 52.04   16.1 3.23 1.12 2.18
SUNTRUST BANKS 54.84   15.2 3.60 1.04 1.91
KEYCORP 18.46   21.2 0.87 0.34 1.86
FIRST HORIZON NATIONAL 20.49   22.5 0.91 0.28 1.38
SYNOVUS FINANCIAL 41.42   23.1 1.79 0.48 1.18
VANGUARD SHORT-TERM BOND ETF  

AMERICAN CAPITAL AGENCY - AGNC  


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