#HYHRD Watch List w/e 1/14 $FIF $HYB $TLI $BGH $DHY $GOF $IVH

This Watch List Update will be issued weekly. These results from this past week focus more on closed end funds than other issues. This will also be the focus on a “go-forward” basis.

Hindsight can be 20/20, foresight not so much.

I can’t always hit them, but these are my targets.

My expectations have changed. My new expectations for the #HYHRD (High Yield High Return Dividend) Portfolio:

I target a minimal annual return on price and NAV (both `10%?) and a minimum 5% dividend yield for income.

I am hitting some of my targets.

Hi,

patrosenheim

I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

What follows is one of my methods to screen for possible investments, and the one I currently use;

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#HYHRD: Ex-div & pay dates 1/14 $FFC $FHY $FIF $FLC $FMN $FPF $GOF $GUT $HIX $HPF $HPI $HPS $HYB $IQI $IVH

Hi,

patrosenheim

I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; ARR-B, BBK, BDJ, BFK, BGH, BKN, BTA, CMU, CSQ, CXE, DFP, DHF, DHY, EAD, EVN, FFC, FHY, FIF, FLC, FMN, FPF, GOF, GUT, HIX, HPF, HPI, HPS, HYB, IQI, IVH, JPC, JPI, JPS, KIO, LDP, LEO, MAV, MFM, MHI, NAD, NMZ, NRO, NVG, NZF, OIA, PDT, PFD, PFO, PHK, PHT, PMF, PML, PMM, PMO, PMX, PSF, RA, RFI, RNP, RQI, TLI, & UTF. Quite a list, eh? (62 total issues held; 0 common stocks, 1 Preferred issue, and 61 CEFs, of which 23 are tax-free muni CEFs.) All pay monthly!

These are the upcoming declared dividend pay dates and amount(s) expected from each stock (usually projected on the ex-dividend date, or after market close the prior trading day).

These amounts are a compilation from all of our accounts, so some is taxable, some is tax-deferred, but most is tax-free. If you check out my Expected dividend spreadsheets you can see how it all breaks down, or you could just read my posts and look at the screenshots (ooooh, pretty pictures!).

The table and chart of monthly dividends since inception as found on my Dividends Received page on my blog follows;

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#HYHRD: portfolio #review 1/14 $ARR-B $BBK $BDJ $BFK $BGH $BKN $BTA $CMU $CSQ $CXE $DFP $DHF $DHY $EAD $EVN

Hi,

patrosenheim

I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

It’s time for the weekly review of positions in the HYHRD (High Yield High Return Dividend) portfolio.

The spreadsheets for each individual account are now found in the Google docs spreadsheet.

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; ARR-B, BBK, BDJ, BFK, BGH, BKN, BTA, CMU, CSQ, CXE, DFP, DHF, DHY, EAD, EVN, FFC, FHY, FIF, FLC, FMN, FPF, GOF, GUT, HIX, HPF, HPI, HPS, HYB, IQI, IVH, JPC, JPI, JPS, KIO, LDP, LEO, MAV, MFM, MHI, NAD, NMZ, NRO, NVG, NZF, OIA, PDT, PFD, PFO, PHK, PHT, PMF, PML, PMM, PMO, PMX, PSF, RA, RFI, RNP, RQI, TLI, & UTF. Quite a list, eh? (62 total issues held; 0 common stocks, 1 Preferred issue, and 61 CEFs, of which 23 are tax-free muni CEFs.)

This post examines all positions in the accounts. The trade logs are no longer updated because; a) it was a duplication of effort (the brokerage does it automatically), b) it was exceedingly tedious, c) figures from the brokerage were subject to change, making totals only approximate, and d) maybe it doesn’t need to be updated so frequently. I will post performance screenshots from our brokerages when they are available.

Not currently tracked or reported is my wife’s TSA, except for updates on the Balances chart.

“Smithers, release the hounds!”

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#HYHRD: Dividends/Holdings 1/14 $PFD $PFO $PHK $PHT $PMF $PML $PMM $PMO $PMX $PSF $RA $RFI $RNP $RQI $TLI $UTF

Hi,

patrosenheim

I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

This is the regular posting of the review of “Expected dividends and current holdings” of the #HYHRD portfolio.

The spreadsheet for each individual account is now found on my Google sheets.

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; ARR-B, BBK, BDJ, BFK, BGH, BKN, BTA, CMU, CSQ, CXE, DFP, DHF, DHY, EAD, EVN, FFC, FHY, FIF, FLC, FMN, FPF, GOF, GUT, HIX, HPF, HPI, HPS, HYB, IQI, IVH, JPC, JPI, JPS, KIO, LDP, LEO, MAV, MFM, MHI, NAD, NMZ, NRO, NVG, NZF, OIA, PDT, PFD, PFO, PHK, PHT, PMF, PML, PMM, PMO, PMX, PSF, RA, RFI, RNP, RQI, TLI, & UTF. Quite a list, eh? (62 total issues held; 0 common stocks, 1 Preferred issue, and 61 CEFs, of which 23 are tax-free muni CEFs.)

This post examines recent & upcoming dividends and current holdings.

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#HYHRD: spreadsheets 1/14 $JPC $JPI $JPS $KIO $LDP $LEO $MAV $MFM $MHI $NAD $NMZ $NRO $NVG $NZF $OIA $PDT

Hi,

patrosenheim

I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

I only use MS Excel spreadsheets now to record dividends, withdrawal amounts, and cash balances. I am now using Google spreadsheets for my holdings. They are as up-to-date as I can manage, but will lag by a day or so due to delays in the cost basis reporting from the brokerages. The share prices should update close to real-time, however, with a possible slight delay (~20 minutes) from Google.

On my Google spreadsheets, you can find portfolio holdings, dividend amounts, dates (dividend pay dates, record dates, declaration dates, dividend amounts, ex-dividend dates, etc.). I may move the dividend record and withdrawal amounts to the Google spreadsheets (I am already mirroring the cash spreadsheet).

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; ARR-B, BBK, BDJ, BFK, BGH, BKN, BTA, CMU, CSQ, CXE, DFP, DHF, DHY, EAD, EVN, FFC, FHY, FIF, FLC, FMN, FPF, GOF, GUT, HIX, HPF, HPI, HPS, HYB, IQI, IVH, JPC, JPI, JPS, KIO, LDP, LEO, MAV, MFM, MHI, NAD, NMZ, NRO, NVG, NZF, OIA, PDT, PFD, PFO, PHK, PHT, PMF, PML, PMM, PMO, PMX, PSF, RA, RFI, RNP, RQI, TLI, & UTF. Quite a list, eh? (62 total issues held; 0 common stocks, 1 Preferred issue, and 61 CEFs, of which 23 are tax-free muni CEFs.)

This series of blog posts is issued `weekly, but since the majority of our holdings pay dividends near the end and/or beginning of the month it may not always warrant a publishing blitz. There are usually 4 posts in the series when posted. The sharebuilder update is issued weekly and the monthly withdrawal update is issued monthly. I think you should try to catch all 4, plus the sharebuilder update and/or the monthly withdrawal update if you’re so inclined. Occasionally I’ll throw something else up for ridicule or admiration like my post about “Profiting from Preferreds”, so feel free to be entertained! I put another post up titled “Rolling on the #dividend train” and kept that updated until mid-September when the upward climb of prices slowed…

  • I did fairly well with that “Rolling on the #dividend train” thing, and harvested over $3,500.00 in gains! (Sure has stopped now, though!) I may resume this tactic in the future if prices appreciate enough to warrant another “harvest” of gains.
  • We’ve made $16,798.15 from preferred shares since March 14, 2016. We continue to earn $49.22 each month from our shares of ARRPRB through at least the first month or 2 of 2018 when ARRPRB shares might get called (the ARRPRA shares might get called next year in June of 2017!).

Of course, if something major happens I might be tempted to throw something up about that. Or not. Like the recession, or whatever…

From now on I will make weekly sharebuilder investments (Usually every Tuesday) using 3 of 12 free trade credits each month, with additional trades under the AIP plan costing $1 each. But, I will not be investing equally. This investment amount will be pro-rated among the CEFs based on their Total Return. It’s all shown on the cash tab on my Google spreadsheet. Or, maybe I’ll do something different. Who knows?

Anyway, let’s continue with a look at the dates;

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#HYHRD portfolio #sharebuilder update for 1/17 $FIF $HYB $TLI

Hi,

patrosenheim

I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

Hey, things change…

…and could change again, up until 5PM on the day orders are created (usually Mondays). I will try to update this post by 4:30PM on that day if I decide to change anything.

The following is temporarily (at least) replacing the sharebuilder selection process, modified and commented by me to update and follow up.

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#HYHRD: L@@king over $AWF $HYB $PFL $STK $TLI $BGH $CSQ $IVH $DHY, $PHK $GOF $FHY

Hi,

patrosenheim

I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

I decided to do some hunting for yield, return, and stability (Ha!)

First, I pulled up my favorite screen on CEFCONNECT and then I ran each of those symbols through a charting process.

First, the initial screen results;

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And then, one by one, I added them to the free PerfCharts function on stockcharts.com.

I typed AWF and clicked GO (default 200 day charts displayed).

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And then I just kept typing the symbols one by one until I reached 10 (the maximum for this function) and removed the worst performer;

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Bye-bye, JMM!

See ya, wouldn’t wanna be ya!

I have to tell you; ETO, ETG, & GBAB were way below the others and were summarily dismissed, not making it through this process. AWF & STK were chosen because they had come up recently in comments on another site. BTW, sometimes you’ll learn more from the comment section than in the original post. 😉

I eliminated JPS, JMT, etc., until I had reached the end of the initial screening results. I picked the top 3 remaining (HYB, PLF, TLI, and even left AWF until the end and then added STK, too (just to compare them both against the top performers).

I then started adding our holdings based on Total Return; I added 7 of these (BGH, CSQ, DHY, PHK, IVH, GOF, FHY);

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RA, BDJ, & KIO weren’t included only because there wasn’t room. It could be argued that the same elimination process be applied to get a “true” top ten, removing the lowest performer and adding from the remaining pool of 3. I decline to acquiesce! Apologies!

I actually did, and still came approximately to the following conclusion. Only RA wasn’t put through this process, having only ~25 days history (new symbol).

It should be noted that all of the current portfolio top ten perfomers yield in excess of 10% in Total Return.

Sorry, AWF & STK, you came highly recommended, but you didn’t make it to final selection. Better luck next time!

The end result was a “Top Ten” list; HYB, PFL, TLI, BGH, CSQ, IVH, DHY, PHK, GOF, FHY (not in that order).

So, it looks like I’ll be thinking about adding HYB, PFL, & TLI to our portfolio. Maybe nibble a little each week, who knows?

It certainly warrants a closer look.

UPDATE: 1/12/17 I actually just posted a comment about modifying the process slightly with the results. I wanted to show you the screening criteria used on cefconnect.com;

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Pat Rosenheim
(PandA Trader)
High Yield, High Return Dividend
Portfolio
pat@patrosenheim.com
http://www.HYHRD.com

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#HYHRD portfolio #sharebuilder update for 1/10 $BGH $PSF $JPC

Hey, things change…

…and could change again, up until 5PM on the day orders are created (usually Mondays). I will try to update this post by 4:30PM on that day if I decide to change anything.

…and change they did, effective 4:30PM today; $BGH $PSF $JPC (in that order).

Usually, though, once investments are set at the end of the week they’ll stay that way. Let’s see how that pans out…

Investments are calculated automatically on the Cash tab in my Google sheets. Check it out! I look for total return, and pick one from the top, one from the middle, and one from the bottom in the portfolio for investments (that are eligible for the AIP).

This account was going to only hold tax-free muni CEFs, and DRIP. Now however, tax status is very uncertain, so I am opening this account up to all holdings (that are eligible for the sharebuilder AIP).

In anticipation of Tax Day on April 18th, I have stopped the DRIP of ALL positions in our accounts to increase our cash positions.

Every week I invest a small amount (~$150.00), pro-rated among the 3 closed end funds listed in the post title as found in our portfolio.

I decided to make the ‘sharebuilder’ investments weekly, usually every Tuesday.

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#HYHRD: Ex-div & pay dates 1/7 $ARR-B $BBK $BDJ $BFK $BGH $BKN $BTA $CMU $CSQ $CXE $DFP $DHF $DHY $EAD

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; ARR-B, BBK, BDJ, BFK, BGH, BKN, BTA, CMU, CSQ, CXE, DFP, DHF, DHY, EAD, EVN, FFC, FHY, FLC, FMN, FPF, GOF, GUT, HIX, HPF, HPI, HPS, IQI, IVH, JPC, JPI, JPS, KIO, LDP, LEO, MAV, MFM, MHI, NAD, NMZ, NRO, NVG, NZF, OIA, PDT, PFD, PFO, PHK, PHT, PMF, PML, PMM, PMO, PMX, PSF, RA, RFI, RNP, RQI, UTF. Quite a list, eh? (59 total issues held; 0 common stocks, 1 Preferred issue, and 58 CEFs, of which 23 are tax-free muni CEFs.) All pay monthly!

These are the upcoming declared dividend pay dates and amount(s) expected from each stock (usually projected on the ex-dividend date, or after market close the prior trading day).

These amounts are a compilation from all of our accounts, so some is taxable, some is tax-deferred, but most is tax-free. If you check out my Expected dividend spreadsheets you can see how it all breaks down, or you could just read my posts and look at the screenshots (ooooh, pretty pictures!).

The table and chart of monthly dividends since inception as found on my Dividends Received page on my blog follows;

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#HYHRD: portfolio #review 1/7 $PFD $PFO $PHK $PHT $PMF $PML $PMM $PMO $PMX $PSF $RA $RFI $RNP $RQI $UTF

It’s time for the weekly review of positions in the HYHRD (High Yield High Return Dividend) portfolio.

The spreadsheets for each individual account are now found in the Google docs spreadsheet.

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; ARR-B, BBK, BDJ, BFK, BGH, BKN, BTA, CMU, CSQ, CXE, DFP, DHF, DHY, EAD, EVN, FFC, FHY, FLC, FMN, FPF, GOF, GUT, HIX, HPF, HPI, HPS, IQI, IVH, JPC, JPI, JPS, KIO, LDP, LEO, MAV, MFM, MHI, NAD, NMZ, NRO, NVG, NZF, OIA, PDT, PFD, PFO, PHK, PHT, PMF, PML, PMM, PMO, PMX, PSF, RA, RFI, RNP, RQI, UTF. Quite a list, eh? (59 total issues held; 0 common stocks, 1 Preferred issue, and 58 CEFs, of which 23 are tax-free muni CEFs.)

This post examines all positions in the accounts. The trade logs are no longer updated because; a) it was a duplication of effort (the brokerage does it automatically), b) it was exceedingly tedious, c) figures from the brokerage were subject to change, making totals only approximate, and d) maybe it doesn’t need to be updated so frequently. I will post performance screenshots from our brokerages when they are available.

Not currently tracked or reported is my wife’s TSA, except for updates on the Balances chart.

“Smithers, release the hounds!”

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