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Best 'High Yield Sectors' For Income And Growth - To Consider Today

Published Tue, 09 Aug 2016 08:15:00 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

The equity markets have broken out to the upside and look very bullish. The general indicators show that the trend higher is well maintained by strong technical support levels, resilient economic data and improving corporate earnings. While there are many bearish reports currently being posted about market manipulations, overvaluation, Central Banks conspiracies, faulty employment and inflation statistics, they have proved to be completely wrong. For those who advocated to sell everything in April or May have missed on a big rally and it seems there is more upside to come. Other than macro-economic factors such as a low interest rate environment, global quantitative easing, and an improved outlook on the global economy, there are 3 other reasons which leads me to remain bullish on equities:
Many investors have so far shied away from equities due to irrational fear of losing money, and have missed this rally. The reason for this fear is mainly due to the 2008 crash which is still fresh in their minds. Retail investors unfortunately tend to invest in the markets when it is too late. Currently investors have a large allocation of their portfolio to Treasury Bonds, which are effectively generating a negative yield, and it is unlikely that these funds will remain there. Another very important point to note is that Fund Managers so far in 2016 have been recommending to their clients to underweight equity. So there remain large sums of cash on the sidelines which will eventually pour... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
SUNOCO LP 31.35   20.8 1.51 3.30 10.51
H&Q HEALTHCARE INVESTORS 18.84   0.0 0.00 1.82 9.71
COHEN & STEERS QUALITY INCOME REALTY FUND 15.60   0.0 0.00 0.00 6.30
BLACKSTONE GROUP LP 52.24   29.4 1.78 1.92 3.87


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