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The Re-Balancing Act

20h seekingalpha
2018 is definitely here, and the S&P keeps chugging along higher and higher without hesitation. Now everyone knows that this can't keep going on forever, but what can happen is a continual push for much longer than a lot of us may think. With this in mind, it is time to take a look at my portfolio and analyze exactly where I will make my next purchase. (207-1)

I Repurchased This 10%-Yielding VC Tech-Exposed BDC

2018-01-16 seekingalpha
On November 2, 2017, I upgraded HTGC due to the company no longer seeking to become externally managed and repurchased a portion of my previously sold shares. (274-1)

Should You Buy This Top-Shelf 7.3%-Yielding BDC On The Sell-Off?

2018-01-14 seekingalpha
Though still close to being oversold, income investors pay a sky-high premium for Main Street Capital's dividend stream. (20-0)

BRIEF-Ares Capital Corp Prices Public Offering Of $600.0 Mln 4.250 Pct Notes Due 2025

2018-01-08 reuters
* ARES CAPITAL - PRICED UNDERWRITTEN OFFERING OF $600 MILLION OF 4.250 PCT NOTES DUE 2025 (12-0)

Rising Rates Driving Higher Earnings In The High-Yield BDC Sector

2018-01-04 seekingalpha
3-month LIBOR is now almost 1.7% compared to 1.3% at the end of Q3 2017 providing upside potential for many BDCs. (12-0)

The Brown Bag Portfolio Year End Review

2018-01-03 seekingalpha
The Brown Bag Portfolio started July 2016 and I began writing about it a year later. There have been a number of changes throughout that time, most having to do with my philosophy of investing. I began my investing journey with predictable results: I chased stocks and lost money. I piled up commission charges. I had no plan. (17-1)

Ares: Top Yield On Conservative Company, With Earnings Turning Up

2018-01-02 seekingalpha
Ares Capital (NASDAQ:ARCC) is the largest and one of the most conservative of the Business Development Companies (BDCs). BDCs lend money to small- and medium-sized businesses, and, like REITs, provided they pay out essentially all of their net income as dividends, they are not taxed at the corporate level. There are a range of companies in the sector: Some focus on one area (such as technology), some are more aggressive than others, some making only secured, first-lien loans, and some have equity. (18-0)

Leveraging For Profit: Ares Capital And Apollo Investments

2018-01-02 seekingalpha
Most businesses include financial leveraging to maximize profits. This practice is centuries old. Financial leverage occurs when businesses add debt to acquire new assets. Companies do so because the interest rate on the debt is less than the asset percentage return. The business keeps the difference, counting it for profit. Because interest must be paid regardless of the performance of the asset, businesses limit leverage. (16-0)

Yummy, Yummy: DineEquity Serves It Up With All The Fixins

2017-12-29 seekingalpha
This idea was discussed in more depth with members of my private investing community, Retirement: One Dividend At A Time. (109-0)

A Safe 8%-Yield From This Top-Shelf BDC

2017-12-25 seekingalpha
The BDC has a large variable-rate investment portfolio poised to throw off more cash in a rising rate environment. (12-0)

Even A Cloudy Crystal Ball Comes Into Focus Twice A Year

2017-12-23 seekingalpha
AT&T's dividend increase has come into focus and has given investors a holiday present they can look forward to. (59-0)

Main Street Capital's NAV, Valuation, And Dividend Compared To 11 BDC Peers (Post Q3 2017 Earnings) - Part 2

2017-12-21 seekingalpha
This article compares MAIN’s recent dividend per share rates, yield percentages, and several other dividend sustainability metrics to eleven BDC peers. (22-0)

The inside story: How Stranzl tried and failed to buy Sears Canada - Article - BNN

2017-12-19 bnn.ca
As Sears Canada’s demise draws nearer, with liquidation just over a month from completion and more than 12,000 Canadians bracing for post-holiday unemployment, a clearer picture is emerging of the failed management-led bid that was designed to save the retailer. (27-0)

Retirement Security: Would You Buy This Hated Telecom That Just Popped 10%?

2017-12-16 seekingalpha
With each wave of investors bailing out, the price sinks, and happy income investors lap up the higher yield. (134-2)

Prospect Capital's Dividend And NAV Sustainability Analysis - Part 2 (Including February-April 2018 Dividend Projection)

2017-12-14 seekingalpha
Part 2 of this article discusses three topics/trends impacting PSEC’s future dividend and NAV sustainability (forward-looking metrics). (23-0)

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