Business Development Corporations (BDCs)

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 […]

Dump These 3 High-Yield BDCs Now!

Dump These 3 High-Yield BDCs Now!

Business Development Companies (BDCs) are a popular stock sector with yield focused investors. These are companies that provide financing to small and medium sized corporations. BDCs are pass-through businesses, which means they pay no corporate income taxes if 90% or more of net income is paid out as dividends to shareholders. There are some great […]

3 BDCs to Pick Up from Rules Changes Benefiting Investors

3 BDCs to Pick Up from Rules Changes Benefiting Investors

Business Development Companies (BDCs) are the Jekyll and Hyde of the high yield stock universe. My analysis shows most of these stocks as not safe places to hunt for dividends. However, there are a handful that are attractive, high yield income stocks. The Small Business Credit Availability Act passed earlier this year loosened the leverage […]

Sell These 3 Popular High-Yield Stocks Before They Crash

Sell These 3 Popular High-Yield Stocks Before They Crash

Sometimes what looks like a great investment deal is just the opposite. I see many investors and financial writers who view stocks trading at a discount to book value as “good deals”. The reality is that these “good deals” are often a danger to your portfolio value. This especially applies to the business development company […]