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This 7.4%-Yielding Portfolio Will Survive A 2008 Repeat

Published Mon, 15 Jul 2019 08:00:00 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Co-produced with Samuel Smith for High Yield Landlord
With the economic outlook growing increasingly uncertain, we are slowly but steadily taking steps to ensure our real money portfolio at High Yield Landlord is prepared to face the next market downturn. While we are not market timers in the sense that we remain fully invested, we believe that maintaining a disciplined long-term approach and avoiding the urge to be overly aggressive in chasing every high yield, undervalued opportunity that comes along today in order to maintain a high level of liquidity is prudent at this phase of the cycle. In order to bolster our portfolio against a potential economic storm, we are emphasizing diversification, quality, and defensiveness over immediate total returns while still managing to average a high-single-digit yield across our portfolio. We are also keeping a close eye on our overall portfolio leverage and continuing to purchase assets with sizable margins of safety and well-covered dividends.
Quality Is King
When it comes to fortifying a portfolio in preparation for a market storm while simultaneously remaining fully invested, few things can beat quality. In fact a recent study by The Leuthold Group found that quality not only corresponds with long-term outperformance, but also more importantly leads to even greater outperformance during bear markets.
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Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST 25.17   0.0 -1.27 2.16 8.52
KITE REALTY GROUP TRUST 15.92   0.0 -0.27 1.27 8.07
SENIOR HOUSING PROPERTIES 8.89   0.0 -0.34 0.60 6.73
OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS 41.16   32.4 1.27 2.64 6.57
SIMON PROPERTY GROUP 155.27   20.8 7.48 8.40 5.21
REALTY INCOME 74.49   56.9 1.31 2.72 3.69


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