Arlington Asset Investment Corp.

  • This High-Yielding REIT Has Soared Along With the Housing Market

    By Emmanuel Floriann - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: AI, MFA, TWO

    If you are a dividend investor, Arlington Asset Investment (NYSE: AI) should be on your radar. This company has consistently paid dividends since 2003, and currently yields a whopping 14%. On top of that, its shares are also doing well, gaining an astounding 26.9% growth this year.

    Arlington Asset Investment is a small-cap investment firm with a market capitalization of $425.34 million. The company specializes in the acquisition more »

  • 3 Great Dividend Plays for Long-Term Growth

    By Brenda Johnson - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: AI, SPH, VOD

    Stocks that have a good dividend yield not only give you another path to increasing your assets, but also work well when you reinvest your dividends after each payout into the purchase of more shares.  This continually increases the worth of your overall portfolio, which is why many investment advisors recommend diversifying this way. Many slower-growing blue chip stocks pay good dividends and have a solid track record. Some stocks more »

  • Double Digit Profits From Quantitative Easing

    By Ken McGaha - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: NLY, AI, NYMT, TWO

    Quantitative easing (QE) is a term with which many American adults may be familiar, but might not really understand what it is and how it can impact them. 

    What is QE and its effect?

    QE, as it's applied today, is the action being taken by the Federal Reserve Bank (the Fed) to buy large portions of new debt being issued by the Treasury Department to finance the government’s more »

  • Double Digit Profits From Quantitative Easing

    By Ken McGaha - April 14, 2013 | Tickers: NLY, AI, NYMT, TWO

    Quantitative easing (QE) is a term with which almost any American adult is probably quite familiar but may not really understand what it is and how it can impact them favorably or unfavorably. Effective investing is not about whether one agrees or disagrees with something that is taking place, it is about assessing the likely impact a certain action or situation will have and positioning capital in order to effectively more »

  • Can You Live on Your Dividends?

    By Chris Hodge - November 12, 2012 | Tickers: AI, BBEP, EPB, TNH | Editor's Choice

    One of the most liberating days of my life was when I realized I could go to a part of the world with an abundance of the Three S's (sun, sand and super-cheap) using only my dividends. One of the worst days of my life that doesn't involve a breakup or arrest was when those dividends fell to pieces. Those were sad times indeed. But it got me more »