Published Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:15:00 -0500 on Seeking Alpha
Below is the full version of a Q&A recently conducted with Seeking Alpha (December 2016) about our strategy for successful high-yield investing and our outlook for the year 2017.
SA: What was the big theme from 2016 and how did it affect your investing approach?
Rida Morwa answers:
There were several big themes which took place in 2016:
1- Ongoing Bull Market: First, we were bullish on the markets since the beginning of the year based on several factors which included:
Our assessment of improving global macro-economic conditions. A constructive environment supported by Quantitative Easing and low global interest rates. Most retail investors being underweight equities. Massive amounts of cash waiting on the sidelines, a point which we highlighted in an article on Seeking Alpha entitled: The Bubble Of Cash On The Sidelines Is Getting Bigger The main driver for equities lays with the health of the global economy. Equities tend to thrive when the global economy is healthy, while economic recessions are the main cause of bear markets. Let us remember that the stock market correction which started in July 2015 was triggered by erratic devaluation of the yuan by the Chinese Government. This was viewed as a serious threat to the health of the Chinese economy and caused massive amounts of fund outflows from China and other emerging markets and could have triggered a global recession.
We always remind our investors that keeping the global economy's health in... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|H&Q HEALTHCARE INVESTORS||19.46||0.0||0.00||1.82||9.45|
|COHEN & STEERS QUALITY INCOME REALTY FUND||14.76||0.0||0.00||0.00||6.43|
|INDEPENDENCE REALTY TRUST||13.83||34.6||0.40||0.72||5.26|
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