I’ve made a few changes lately to the #HYHRD portfolio, reducing exposure to common stocks, trimming some very significant gains from my very recent purchases of preferred shares, and adding a few (about 33) closed end funds.
This screenshot shows the common, preferred, and tax-free closed end funds in our portfolio and also shows the 1 common stock and 2 preferred shares that are currently undeclared for June;
Most of the common stock (9 issues) that we own pay dividends quarterly with the lone exception of the monthly paying PSEC – Prospect Capital. We are awaiting the dividend declaration from AI – Arlington investments. We also would like to stop receiving the mail from the proxy fight with IMN – Imation and sincerely wish they would just ‘let it go’ already. Imation does not act in the best interest of shareholders. Their only interest is gain for Imation.
Most of the preferred stock (6 issues) that we own pay dividends quarterly with the lone exception of the monthly paying ARRPRB – ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. Preferred Series B. We are awaiting the dividend declarations from ARIPRA – Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock Series and RSOPRB – Resource Capital Corp. Pfd Ser B.
This screenshot shows the taxable closed end funds in our portfolio and also shows the 5 closed end funds that are currently undeclared for June;
Most of the closed end funds that we own pay dividends monthly with the lone exception of the quarterly paying CSI – Cutwater Select Income Fund. We are awaiting the dividend declarations from DFP – Flaherty & Crumrine Dynamic Preferred & Income Fund Inc, FFC – Flaherty & Crumrine/Claymore Preferred Securities Income Fund, FLC – Flaherty & Crumrine / Claymore Total Return Fund Inc, PFD – Flaherty & Crumrine Preferred Income Fund Inc, and PFO – Flaherty & Crumrine Preferred Income Opportunity Fund Inc.
It’s also fairly easy to see why I bought these closed end funds last Friday, so I could “capture” some dividends for this month. It’s also easy to see from the previous screenshot why I changed the investment schedule for our taxable account, again to “capture” some dividends for this month.
With the next scheduled purchase of tax-free closed end funds on Tuesday, June 7th our portfolio will be correctly reflected on our Google spreadsheets with current data. Next scheduled purchase after that will be on June 28th, when I “go back” to investing on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays on a “go-forward” basis until it changes again (probably in October and again in December).
Presently the Google sheets show the correct dollar amount and share counts for all holdings with the only exception being the share count for the 6 tax-free closed end funds being purchased this week in our taxable account.
Also, I gave myself quite a “birthday present” on Friday, with the substantial gains from the sales of some of our preferred shares. The net result was a gain of $6,156.00 from these sales. I think I’ll go out to dinner, and maybe have a cocktail…