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I am conservative - so I will shy away from stocks with high earnings oscillation and poor portfolio granularity. Thus I am not touching
Gladstone Investment Corporation (GAIN) .
GAIN does offer
Ticker GAINM - 2.30 million shares of 6.250% Series D Cumulative Term Preferred Stock (issued 9/26/16 and matures 9/30/23)
Ticker GAINL - 2.99 million shares of 6.375% Series E Cumulative Term Preferred Stock (issued 8/22/18 matures 8/21/25)
GAIN has a debt/NAV ratio that is currently tiny - which suggests the debt is safe. But that ratio has been volatile - so one should expect that goodness and safety perception to oscillate.
I believe both GAINL and/or GAINM merit being on your radar and that they are a good combination of safety and yield --- but still do not let the combo get over 2% of your total portfolio.
Disclosure: I/we have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.