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Hedging My Favorite 2012 Dividend Stocks

Published Tue, 22 Nov 2011 02:48:16 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

The market rumbled lower Monday based upon a worldwide economic slow down and the Euro sovereign debt crisis. This article is focused upon a few strategies to hedge my 2012 income stock portfolio favorites. In this article, I highlighted my favorite dividend names for 2012, "7 Must-Own Dividend Stocks For 2012". I do not like to lose money. Based upon worldwide debt issues, stock market declines like Monday should not be uncommon in the future. The SP500 was down 1.86% yesterday, November 21st: There isn't any point in holding dividend stocks if the market evaporates the dividend stocks' net capital gains and accrued dividends. To prevent this, we can use a basic hedging strategy. click to enlarge Simple Hedging Technique We can discuss far more advanced hedging techniques, but this article will stick to a very basic level. I am going to disregard industry, market cap, and actual position size.... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
SANDRIDGE PERMIAN TRUST 1.59   3.8 0.42 0.36 22.39
CVR PARTNERS 3.61   0.0 -0.01 0.56 15.30
GABELLI GLOBAL GOLD NAT RES & INC TRUST 4.44   0.0 0.00 0.00 13.48
AMERICAN CAPITAL AGENCY 15.64   0.0 -1.54 1.92 12.21
ALTRIA GROUP 44.46   13.2 3.36 3.36 7.23
ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS 28.68   12.4 2.31 1.76 6.13
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL 74.90   14.9 5.03 4.68 6.12
MCDONALDS 212.15   27.9 7.61 4.64 2.21


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