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2018 Full-Year Report - Down 10% High Yield Income Train, Non-Stop 5 Years Running

Published Thu, 03 Jan 2019 12:48:18 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

Commentary Watching the market over the years has taught me fundamental analysis can take you so far, but the sentiment of the market prevails when it comes to price. Price can become artificially volatile at times as demonstrated during 2018. Once someone is free of the impediments of price, the market will be reduced to no more than a place to purchase high-income assets that pay on a continual basis. Investing becomes so simple once someone realizes price is manipulated by others, but future income is controlled by the investor. Trust in your own due-diligence with your own investments and purchase when the opportunity presents itself. Market declines are your best friend in adding value (income cash flow) to your portfolio.
Background and planning This is my 5-year anniversary where I have been explaining my investment strategy since 2014. I started my portfolio design with a 10% yield and today this portfolio still produces income over 10%. How is this possible? Simple; my investments generate yield anywhere between 8 to 12% and I just keep buying during all market cycles.
To show the viability of such a portfolio built exclusively with high yield assets I'll provide actual results based on brokerage performance reports. People interested in evaluating the 10% high yield process are invited to follow along and track my future performance.
2018 was my first full year in retirement taking distributions from my IRA account. I set the distribution level at 60% (about... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
NEW RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT 15.04   10.6 1.42 2.00 13.01
ANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 9.34   0.0 -1.59 1.20 12.89
DYNEX CAPITAL 17.10   0.0 -4.59 2.16 12.48
MONROE CAPITAL 11.19   19.3 0.58 1.40 12.41
CHERRY HILL MORTGAGE INVESTMENT 15.81   0.0 -1.25 1.96 12.25
TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT 13.19   0.0 -1.73 1.60 12.18
APOLLO INVESTMENT 16.34   16.2 1.01 1.80 11.06
AMERICAN CAPITAL AGENCY 17.34   1.0 0.01 1.92 11.05
MFA FINANCIAL 7.21   10.6 0.68 0.80 11.05
INVESCO MORTGAGE CAPITAL 16.46   0.0 -0.35 1.80 10.95
PENNANTPARK INVESTMENT 6.55   14.6 0.45 0.72 10.93
AG MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST 17.47   6.1 2.87 1.90 10.89
GUGGENHEIM STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITIES FUND 20.52   0.0 0.00 0.00 10.63
CHIMERA INVESTMENT 19.12   14.9 1.28 2.00 10.45
TCP CAPITAL 14.06   19.5 0.72 1.44 10.18
APOLLO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FINANCE 18.59   11.9 1.56 1.84 9.86
HERCULES TECH GROWTH CAP 12.98   9.1 1.42 1.28 9.85
PENNANTPARK FLOATING RATE CAPITAL 11.64   29.1 0.40 1.14 9.80
FIDUS INVESTMENT 16.18   8.6 1.87 1.56 9.68
STELLUS CAPITAL INVESTMENT 14.19   7.8 1.81 1.36 9.62
GOLDMAN SACHS BDC 19.80   21.3 0.93 1.80 9.08
SARATOGA INVESTMENT 24.86   8.4 2.97 2.20 8.94
ARES CAPITAL 18.16   9.3 1.95 1.60 8.82
ARES COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE 14.85   11.2 1.33 1.32 8.72
SOLAR SENIOR CAPITAL 16.37   16.9 0.97 1.41 8.63
PENNYMAC MORTGAGE INV TRUST 22.11   9.5 2.32 1.88 8.51
NEWTEK BUSINESS SERVICES 21.80   0.0 0.00 1.84 8.32
STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST 23.11   17.9 1.29 1.92 8.32
LADDER CAPITAL 16.70   11.0 1.52 1.36 8.04
SOLAR CAPITAL 20.37   12.0 1.70 1.64 8.02
GLADSTONE INVESTMENT 11.16   4.5 2.48 0.82 7.24
GOLUB CAPITAL BDC 17.81   14.6 1.22 1.28 7.12
BLACKSTONE MORTGAGE TRUST 35.60   13.9 2.56 2.48 6.90
MAIN STREET CAPITAL 41.95   14.5 2.89 2.46 5.81