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High Yield Portfolio Overview

|Includes:ABT, ADC, AGNC, AINV, CIM, COP, CRM, CTL, EXC, FE, FSC, FTR, GPC, Welltower Inc. (HCN), HPT, HYG, JCP, JNJ, JNK, LINC, LLY, MXIM, NLY, PBI, PFF, PGH, PPL, PSEC, PWE, SPH, VZ, WDC, WWE, XRTX

Here is today's portfolio overview. As you will note, $Cash remains the largest holding, followed by very stable dividend payers in (NYSE:HCN) and (NYSE:EXC).

Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) is a little riskier, given the slow deterioration in its business over time, however it has a very strong track record of paying and raising its dividends.

Several speculative plays include, (NASDAQ:XRTX), (NASDAQ:LINC), (NYSE:WDC) and a short position in (NYSE:CRM).

Approximately 10% of the portfolio is dedicated to ultra-high yielders, such as (NASDAQ:AGNC), (NYSE:NLY), (NYSE:CIM), (NASDAQ:PSEC), (NASDAQ:AINV) and (NYSE:FSC).

I adjust the weightings regularly based on relative performance, yield and timing of ex-dividend dates. Currently I am increasing my weighting of Frontier Communications (NYSE:FTR) and Agree Realty (NYSE:ADC), both with upcoming ex-dividend dates and yields over 8%.


Weight Yield



Cash 12.58% 0.00%
HCN 6.97% 6.09%
EXC 6.92% 5.24%
PBI 5.28% 7.53%
FE 5.01% 6.10%
PFF 4.49% 9.31%
JNK 4.38% 9.70%
XRTX 4.21% 0.00%
JNJ 3.91% 3.73%
HYG 3.28% 8.23%
FTR 3.03% 9.78%
HPT 2.95% 9.20%
PSEC 2.86% 12.68%
GPC 2.24% 3.84%
ABT 2.24% 3.54%
CTL 2.17% 8.03%
PWE 2.16% 7.75%
PGH 2.16% 7.24%
AGNC 2.05% 20.50%
LLY 2.04% 5.76%
NLY 1.92% 15.93%
VZ 1.85% 6.44%
PPL 1.80% 5.25%
AINV 1.79% 11.90%
ADC 1.77% 8.67%
JCP 1.57% 3.84%
WWE 1.56% 10.38%
SPH 1.46% 6.94%
LINC 1.32% 0.00%
MXIM 1.23% 5.15%
FSC 1.13% 12.51%
COP 1.03% 4.16%
WDC 0.90% 0.00%
CIM 0.57% 17.39%
CRM -0.84% 0.00%
 


100.00% 6.44%



Disclosure: Long: All Positions; Short: CRM
Stocks: HCN, EXC, PBI, FE, PFF, JNK, XRTX, JNJ, HYG, FTR, HPT, PSEC, GPC, ABT, CTL, PWE, PGH, AGNC, LLY, NLY, VZ, PPL, AINV, ADC, JCP, WWE, SPH, LINC, MXIM, FSC, COP, WDC, CIM, CRM