Business Development Corporations (BDCs)

ARCC, GBDC, ORCC Are All Trading At a Discount and Paying Over 10%

ARCC, GBDC, ORCC Are All Trading At a Discount and Paying Over 10%

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting financial crisis turned investors either for or against different stock market sectors. Tech, biotech, drug companies, and large-cap retailers landed on the “loved by investors” list. Energy, financials, and even utilities fell out of favor and remain down for the year, even as the major indexes stay at or near […]

This High-Yield Asset Class With Shine With Q2 Earnings

This High-Yield Asset Class With Shine With Q2 Earnings

The 2020 second-quarter earnings season promises to be full of surprises – both positive and negative. Shareholders of stocks in index funds like SPY, DIA, and QQQ may be in for a rougher ride than they’d normally expect. With a large portion of the U.S. economy, including companies in SPY, DIA, and QQQ, shut down […]

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Sell These 3 Dividend Stocks Paying 10% Before They Crash

On a recent live webinar with my subscribers, I received several questions about individual Business Development Companies (BDCs) that have had strong share price gains in 2019. The questions were whether to buy more, hold or sell now. As with any stock market sector or group, there are good BDCs, bad BDCs, and a lot […]

Sorting Out the Few Good BDCs From the Many Bad Ones

Sorting Out the Few Good BDCs From the Many Bad Ones

Years ago, an Air Force Academy classmate and a close friend went on a rant about how he disliked the widespread use of jargon and acronyms in the Air Force. To this day, my memory can’t unstick “ficknip” (flight navigation and control panel), and I haven’t used one for over 30 years. The investing world […]

These Three BDCs Show Why You Need to Be Careful When Chasing Yield

These Three BDCs Show Why You Need to Be Careful When Chasing Yield

A Business Development Company (BDC) is a finance company operating under special pass-through laws and rules. Pass-through business structures allow companies to not pay corporate income taxes as long as the majority of net income is “passed through” to investors as common stock dividends. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are another well-known type of pass-through […]

Monthly Dividend Stocks Going Ex-Dividend This Week

Monthly Dividend Stocks Going Ex-Dividend This Week

If you invest for income then you likely know that most of the thousands of dividend-paying stocks listed on the U.S. exchanges pay quarterly dividends or once every three months. Quarterly dividends are nice, but most of us pay our bills monthly, so it would be convenient to have investments that pay attractive yields and […]