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High Yield Strategy Fails Again

Published Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:46:40 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Background (Skip this part if you are already up to date with my series of articles)
I have been writing a series of articles analyzing the performance of high yield investment portfolios composed primarily of mREITs, BDCs, and CEFs. I started the project after reading articles about high yield investing here on Seeking Alpha which made it sound like a way for a retiree to have twice as much money to safely spend in retirement compared to what he or she would be able to realize through more conventional investment strategies.
Study #1 I started out in 2015 by constructing model portfolios composed of high yielding securities suggested by WmHilger and High Yield Investor. That first study was made on the model of a retiree who invested his nest egg in the suggested high yield portfolios with $500,000, withdrawing a portion for spending every year and reinvesting the rest of the dividends to grow the portfolio over time. I "funded" two index funds as of July 1, 2010, with the same initial payment and followed the same technique there, except instead of reinvesting extra dividends, I sold off some of the funds each year to meet the spending schedule (because the dividends were less than the amount of the withdrawal.) The withdrawals were 9% of the initial model portfolios - the range that was then suggested was attainable through high yield - plus annual COLA adjustments. I wrote it up in a series of articles, including Can High Yield Investment Portfolios Support... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
CALUMET SPECIALTY PRODUCTS 4.00   400.0 0.01 2.74 66.83
ARLINGTON ASSET INVESTMENT 5.20   0.0 -1.21 0.90 16.98
OXFORD LANE CAPITAL 9.99   0.0 0.00 1.62 15.79
CYPRESS SHARPRIDGE INV 6.32   6.0 1.05 1.00 15.15
ANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 8.80   0.0 -3.32 1.20 13.45
NEW YORK MORTGAGE TRUST 6.19   12.1 0.51 0.80 12.86
WESTERN ASSET MORTGAGE CAPITAL 9.71   10.6 0.92 1.24 12.82
THL CREDIT 6.71   0.0 -0.86 0.84 12.56
DYNEX CAPITAL 14.68   0.0 -10.26 1.80 12.11
AMERICAN CAPITAL AGENCY 15.65   0.0 -1.54 1.92 12.07
TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT 13.33   0.0 -2.81 1.60 12.00
PENNANTPARK INVESTMENT 6.32   21.8 0.29 0.72 11.25
FIRST TRUST SPECIALTY FINANCE AND FINANCIAL OPP FUND 6.04   0.0 0.00 0.00 11.16
NICHOLAS-APP CONV & INCOME 5.65   0.0 0.00 0.00 11.07
KOHLBERG CAPITAL 3.75   0.0 -0.25 0.40 11.05
APOLLO INVESTMENT 16.19   13.7 1.18 1.80 10.99
MFA FINANCIAL 7.26   10.2 0.71 0.80 10.97
AG MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST 17.47   6.1 2.87 1.90 10.89
WELLS FARGO ADV GLOBAL DIV 5.41   0.0 0.00 0.00 10.85
PROSPECT CAPITAL 6.60   11.0 0.60 0.72 10.84
TCP CAPITAL 13.48   28.7 0.47 1.44 10.63
STELLUS CAPITAL INVESTMENT 13.25   8.0 1.65 1.36 10.28
HORIZON TECHNOLOGY FINANCE 11.97   9.6 1.25 1.20 10.04
OAKTREE SPECIALTY LENDING 4.90   0.0 -1.39 0.50 10.02
HERCULES TECH GROWTH CAP 13.08   9.9 1.32 1.28 9.81
APOLLO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FINANCE 18.67   12.1 1.54 1.84 9.70
ELLINGTON FINANCIAL 17.49   15.9 1.10 1.68 9.55
H&Q HEALTHCARE INVESTORS 19.46   0.0 0.00 1.82 9.45
MEDLEY CAPITAL 2.58   0.0 -1.62 0.25 9.40
EATON VANCE TAX-MAN GLOBAL DIVERSIFIED 8.06   0.0 0.00 0.00 9.15
EATON VANCE TAX MAN GLOBAL BUY WRITE OPP FUND 9.38   0.0 0.00 0.00 9.14
CS HIGH YIELD BOND FUND 2.55   0.0 0.00 0.00 8.94
WELLS FARGO ADV INCOME OPP FUND 8.15   0.0 0.00 0.00 8.71
ARES DYNAMIC CREDIT ALLOCATION FUND 15.06   0.0 0.00 0.00 8.57
ING GLOBAL ADV AND PREMIUM OPPORTUNITY FUND 10.51   0.0 0.00 0.00 8.56
EATON VANCE TAX-MAN DIVERSIFIED EQUITY 11.65   0.0 0.00 0.00 8.49
ARES CAPITAL 18.57   10.2 1.82 1.60 8.46
COHEN & STEERS CLOSED-END OPPORTUNITY FUND 12.52   0.0 0.00 0.00 8.29
WA HIGH INCOME FUND II 6.69   0.0 0.00 0.00 8.28
STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST 23.83   18.0 1.32 1.92 8.12
SOLAR CAPITAL 20.37   12.0 1.69 1.64 7.95
FIRST TRUST STRATEGIC HIGH INCOME FUND II 12.35   0.0 0.00 0.00 7.77
PIMCO STRATEGIC GLOBAL GOVERNMENT FUND 9.40   0.0 0.00 0.00 7.71
BLACKROCK DEBT STRATEGIES FUND 10.70   0.0 0.00 0.00 7.68
NFJ DIV INTEREST & PREMIUM STR FUND 12.15   0.0 0.00 0.00 7.42
GOLUB CAPITAL BDC 18.54   15.7 1.18 1.28 6.83
COHEN & STEERS TOTAL RETURN REALTY FUND 14.35   0.0 0.00 0.00 6.66
FLAHERTY & CRUMRINE/CLAYMORE PREF SEC INCOME FUND 20.43   4.8 4.25 0.00 6.51
CAPSTEAD MORTGAGE 7.73   0.0 -0.86 0.48 6.06
EATON VANCE MUNICIPAL BOND FUND 13.06   0.0 0.00 0.00 3.95
SEADRILL 2.51   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00

CALUMET SPECIALTY PRODUCTS - CLMT
CALUMET SPECIALTY PRODUCTS - CLMT  


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