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Continued from Part I, January 17th and 18th, 2012

The following five equities yield over 10% in dividends annually and have ex-dividend dates this week (the date on which an investor must own the equity, at the market open, to receive the associated dividend); sorted by ex-dividend date, then by dividend yield:

1. Compass Diversified Holdings (CODI) is a staffing and outsourcing services company, currently trading at $14.32 with a market cap of $691.64 million. The company's ex-dividend date and dividend pay date are January 19th, 2012 and January 30th, 2012, respectively. This dividend is distributed quarterly, paying a total of 10.06% annually at the current price. The equity has risen significantly, over $2.00 within the last month, and now appears to be consolidating just above $14.00.

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2. Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund (AOD) is a closed-end fund, currently trading at $4.52 with a market cap of $999.06 million. The fund's ex-dividend date and dividend pay date are January 20th, 2012 and January 31st, 2012, respectively. This dividend is distributed monthly, paying a total of 14.60% annually at the current price. The equity appears to be using the $4.20 price level as support but doesn't currently show a definitive trend in either direction.




3. Alpine Global Dynamic Dividend Fund (AGD) is a closed-end fund, currently trading at $5.54 with a market cap of $139.21 million. The fund's ex-dividend date and dividend pay date are January 20th, 2012 and January 31st, 2012, respectively. This dividend is distributed monthly, paying a total of 13.00% annually at the current price. The equity is currently trading out of an inverse head and shoulders price pattern, generally a strong indication of a positive trend reversal.




4. First Trust Active Dividend, Inc. (FAV) is a closed-end fund, currently trading at $8.42 with a market cap of $69.55 million. The fund's ex-dividend date and dividend pay date are January 20th, 2012 and January 31st, 2012, respectively. This dividend is distributed quarterly, paying a total of 10.93% annually at the current price. The equity is currently trading in a slight uptrend but will likely find resistance at the $8.75 price level.




5. Alpine Global Premier Properties Fund (AWP) is a closed-end fund, currently trading at $5.53 with a market cap of $606.03 million. The fund's ex-dividend date and dividend pay date are January 20th, 2012 and January 31st, 2012, respectively. This dividend is distributed monthly, paying a total of 10.85% annually at the current price. The equity is currently trading in an uptrend but will likely find resistance around the $5.90 price level.




Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, but may initiate a long position in CODI, AOD, AGD, FAV, AWP over the next 72 hours.

Source: 5 Equities Yielding Over 10% With Ex-Dividend Dates This Week: Part II