Published Wed, 27 Mar 2019 21:00:31 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
Another quarter has passed and it is time to summarize the status of my portfolio.
Market overview: The summary of the fourth quarter took place around Christmas day, hence it was at the peak of the December selloff. This summary is coming after a massive correction in the markets, and it was not only a rally in the Equity markets but also in the long-term Bonds market.
Here is a chart of the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) which gained a massive momentum since December as the yield curve assumingly got flattened.
It is not clear yet what the bond market signals. Yields of long-term bonds had definitely gone down as massive amounts of money moved to bonds and the 10-years treasury yield is lower than the 3-months yield. But I tend to see the short-term yield as being driven by the Fed’s policy while the long-term yield is being driven by supply and demand.
The concerns about the flattening yield curve got people to recall the time period of late 2006-early 2007 when the 3-months treasury yield was higher than the 10-years' yield.
When looking at the chart that compares the two yield curves it is pretty clear that we are not in a similar situation. Back then, the inverted yield curves phenomena took place during a time period of constant interest rate hikes and the inversion took place in July 2006, when the short-term interest rate got to its peak at 5.25 percent. This situation of inverted yields was held for more than 200 straight days. It is very... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|TANGER FACTORY OUTLET CENTERS||16.50||21.4||0.77||1.42||8.35|
|SABRA HEALTHCARE REIT||22.49||204.4||0.11||1.80||8.28|
|BHP BILLITON PLC||44.50||0.0||0.00||3.12||7.08|
|OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS||41.16||32.4||1.27||2.64||6.57|
|PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL||74.90||14.9||5.03||4.68||6.12|
|MAIN STREET CAPITAL||43.18||16.8||2.57||2.46||5.69|
|NATIONAL HEALTH INVESTORS||82.87||23.1||3.59||4.20||5.14|
|CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE||162.02||17.8||9.12||5.20||3.15|
|JOHNSON & JOHNSON||130.43||21.6||6.03||3.80||2.93|
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