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Baby Bonds Add Stability

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High Yield Stocks, passive income, Retirement, REITs

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I am a former Investment and Commercial Banker with over 35 years of experience in the field. I have been advising both individuals and institutional clients on high-yield investment strategies since 1991. I am the lead analyst at High Dividend Opportunities, the #1 service on Seeking Alpha for 6 years running.

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  • We have routinely encouraged a large fixed income position.
  • We have avoided the Tech sector as it is mostly overvalued.
  • The market is seeing rotation out of some names.

Dear Followers,

I have been an advocate for being prepared for retirement by laying a sound foundation. My frequent readers and members of High Dividend Opportunities know this is true.

As I write this the market is still having a solidly negative trading day again.

Data by YCharts

The market has been swiftly return some of its high gains and some well known names have led the charge.

I have encouraged you all to invest in a stable layer of baby bonds, preferreds and bonds. Consider how many of them have reacted to the recent trading environment:

Sachem Capital Corp., 7.125% Notes due 6/30/2024 (SCCB) has largely traded flat:

Newtek Business Services Corp., 5.75% Notes Due 8/1/2024 (NEWTL) has actually seen a rising in value:

Eagle Point Credit Co., 6.6875% Notes due 4/30/2028 (ECCX) remains steady as she goes:

Baby bonds like these and others in the HDO Model Portfolio provide a steady and stable underpinning to reduce your volatility. Like concrete below your house, it keeps things balanced. Did you lay a firm foundation? If you didn't its time to take the next step and join High Dividend Opportunities. Get 20% off your first year and join us on the journey to having a portfolio whose income provides for more than your needs cost!

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Rida Morwa, High Dividend Opportunities

Analyst's Disclosure: I am/we are long ECC, ECCX, SCCB, NEWTL, NEWT, SACH.

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