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Below is a list of equities with 4% to 6% annual dividend yield whose dividends are distributed monthly (sorted by dividend yield):

1. BlackRock Income Opportunity Trust, Inc. (BNA) is a closed-end fund that offers a 5.99% dividend yield, distributed monthly. Market cap stands at $352.18 million with 23.23% institutional ownership. The next ex-dividend date, the date on which an investor must own the equity to receive the dividend payout, has not yet been declared, but will likely be in the second week of January 2012. The stock is currently 1.83% above its 50-day simple moving average (SMA) and 7.56% above its 200-day SMA.

2. BlackRock Income Trust, Inc. (BKT) is a closed-end fund that offers a 5.98% dividend yield, distributed monthly. Market cap stands at $468.68 million with 0.01% insider ownership and 35.46% institutional ownership. The next ex-dividend date has not yet been declared, but will likely be in the second week of January 2012. The stock is currently 0.99% above its 50-day SMA and 6.22% above its 200-day SMA.

3. Hugoton Royalty Trust (HGT) is an oil and gas drilling and exploration company that offers a 5.73% dividend yield, distributed monthly. Market cap stands at $753.60 million with 21.61% institutional ownership. The next ex-dividend date has not yet been declared, but will likely be in the fourth week of January 2012. The stock is currently 9.97% below its 50-day SMA and 12.59% below its 200-day SMA.

4. MFS InterMarket Income Trust I (CMK) is a closed-end fund that offers a 5.52% dividend yield, distributed monthly. Market cap stands at $89.54 million with 8.59% insider ownership and 30.80% institutional ownership. The next ex-dividend date has not yet been declared, but will likely be in the second week of January 2012. The stock is currently 2.36% above its 50-day SMA and 3.31% above its 200-day SMA.

5. LTC Properties Inc. (LTC) is a healthcare facilities real estate investment trust (REIT) that offers a 5.44% dividend yield, distributed monthly. Market cap stands at $936.29 million with 2.22% insider ownership and 84.32% institutional ownership. The next ex-dividend date has not yet been declared, but will likely be in the third week of January 2012. The stock is currently 8.52% above its 50-day SMA and 14.67% above its 200-day SMA.

6. Realty Income Corp. (O) is a retail real estate investment trust (REIT) that offers a 5.01% dividend yield, distributed monthly. Market cap stands at $4.66 billion with 0.06% insider ownership and 46.74% institutional ownership. The next ex-dividend date has not yet been declared, but will likely be in the fourth week of January 2012. The stock is currently 4.66% above its 50-day SMA and 5.83% above its 200-day SMA.

7. Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (CRT) is an oil and gas drilling and exploration company that offers a 4.97% dividend yield, distributed monthly. Market cap stands at $293.22 million with 14.75% institutional ownership. The next ex-dividend date has not yet been declared, but will likely be in the fourth week of January 2012. The stock is currently 3.33% above its 50-day SMA and 11.23% above its 200-day SMA.

8. Shaw Communications, Inc. (SJR) is a CATV systems company that offers a 4.63% dividend yield, distributed monthly. Market cap stands at $8.73 billion with 7.70% insider ownership and 59.15% institutional ownership. The next two ex-dividend dates are January 11th, 2012; and February 13th, 2012. The stock is currently 0.04% above its 50-day SMA and 3.66% below its 200-day SMA.

Source: 59 High-Yielding Equities With Monthly Distributions, Part VII: 4% To 6% Yields