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  • The lowest yield stock I hold

    The lowest yield stock I hold

    In my three portfolios I have a total of 105 holdings. From individual stocks, to money market funds, to closed end funds the range of yields from each goes from less than 1% to over 11%. When looking at all three portfolios combined they yield about 5.6% annually. Today I’m looking at the lowest yield […]

  • Making changes to my Low Yield Portfolio

    Making changes to my Low Yield Portfolio

    While I was in the mood to make changes I took a look at some stocks that profited pretty well in my Low Yield Portfolio and decided to take those profits and put the money into some higher yielding stocks. Here are the stocks where I took profits: Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) Albemarle (ALB) Artesian Resources (ARTNA) […]

  • Profit taking to take advantage of some losses

    Profit taking to take advantage of some losses

    Yesterday I wrote how I closed out positions in two PIMCO funds. Specifically I closed out symbols PCKTX and PONPX. The money from those funds went into two closed end funds also from PIMCO. Those symbols are PCN and PFN. You can reference yesterday’s post for more details. The value of those funds declined significantly […]

  • Making changes to my Medium Yield Portfolio

    Making  changes to my Medium Yield Portfolio

    I made an investment last year into PIMCO StocksPlus Small Fund (PCKTX). I didn’t understand it much (that should have been my first clue to not invest) but the dividend yield was around 17% at the time and I decided to take the plunge. I knew full well a dividend of that size would mean […]

  • Walgreens drops plans to unload Boots due to inadequate bids

    Walgreens drops plans to unload Boots due to inadequate bids

    The Deerfield, Ill., pharmacy chain, which launched a review of its options for the businesses in January, said Tuesday that it received significant interest from prospective buyers but that market conditions put a severe crimp on financing availability for buyers. As such, no bidder was able to make an offer that adequately reflects the potential […]

  • Chasing the Yield Podcast on Hiatus

    Chasing the Yield Podcast on Hiatus

    Chasing the Yield is on hiatus while I work on some other projects and work on changing the format. After 52 episodes, 3 of which I didn’t have time to finish so I used a computer voice, I was bored with the format. I will see if I can come up with something that entertains […]

  • FDA to remove Juul e-cigarettes from U.S. market in blow to Altria

    Altria (MO) has a current dividend yield of 8.67% and is rated as “Borderline Safe” by SimplySafeDividends. I hold MO in my Low Yield Portfolio. In total MO is 0.6% of my portfolio. The FDA could announce its decision as early as Wednesday, the people said. The marketing denial order would follow a nearly two-year […]

  • Now is the time to buy not sell

    Now is the time to buy not sell

    Inflation, record gas prices, record food prices, falling markets, and political turmoil. In the short term this all looks bad. But what is your reason for investing? Are you investing for the quick buck? If so, you’ll be tearing your hair out as you watch thousands, perhaps tens or hundreds of thousands, evaporate from your […]

  • Caterpillar HQ leaving Illinois for Texas

    Caterpillar HQ leaving Illinois for Texas

    Caterpillar (CAT) has a current dividend yield of 2.32% and is rated as “Very Safe” by SimplySafeDividends. I hold CAT in my Low Yield Portfolio. In total CAT is 1.0% of my portfolio. The maker of construction and mining equipment said Tuesday that its existing office in Irving, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, would serve […]

  • I had only one stock in the green today

    I had only one stock in the green today

    What stock is that you might ask? It’s Arrow Financial Corporation (AROW). They were up +0.1% letting me know not everything was a loser today. Sheesh! Arrow Financial Corp (AROW) has a current dividend yield of 3.47% and is rated as “Very Safe” by SimplySafeDividends. I hold AROW in my Low and Medium Yield Portfolios. […]