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  • A BDC Yielding Nearly 10% on the Hunt for Solid Start-Ups

    By Ryan Guenette - February 15, 2013 | Tickers: AINV, BKCC, PNNT, SLRC, TCRD

    A SWOT analysis is a look at a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and is a tremendous way to gain a detailed and thorough perspective on a company and its future. As 2013 begins, I would like to focus on a leading business development company: Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV).

    Strengths:

    • Stable Growth In Net Assets: In 2009, Apollo reported net assets of $1.39 billion; in 2012 more »
  • Small PE Companies: High Yield Exposure to Smaller Companies

    By Adam Jones - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: AINV, BKCC, GAIN, PSEC, TCAP

    There is a booming market for investments in smaller private companies which are very lucrative.  There are numerous publicly traded companies currently focused on finding small companies to invest in.  These companies’ investments can yield anywhere from 8% to 15% per year.  This return is often paid out to shareholders in the form of large dividends.  The large dividends can result in a substantial total return over long periods of more »

  • Five Super-High-Yielders Going Ex-Dividend in December

    By Karin Hernandez - December 6, 2012 | Tickers: BKCC, FSC, GLAD, TICC

    Please note: This is part three of a three-part series.

    I examined over 300 stocks that are going ex-dividend in December, and found five stocks that are yielding more than 10% and that have total returns of more than 20% in the past twelve months.

    The five companies on this list are all paying over 10% in dividends. Yes, that makes them fairly high-risk, since that is quite an exceptionally more »

  • Would You Trust Your Retirement to These Companies?

    By Chris Hodge - November 14, 2012 | Tickers: ACAS, BLK, BKCC, PSEC

    It was a trip when I first realized how meta I could get with my investments. I can literally invest in companies where their sole purpose was to tend to investor dollars. While this is pretty crazy, it also makes me wonder about who these companies are most committed to: the investors whose hard-earned dollars they manage, or the investors who own a share of the company and... well, the more »

  • Good Yields With Ex-Dividend Date Monday 2011-12-19

    By DividendYields - December 16, 2011 | Tickers: AEO, ARKR, BKCC, CINF, GOOD, GAIN, PVX.DL, UVE

    Here is a current overview of the best yielding stocks (stocks with a dividend yield of more than 3 percent) that have their ex-dividend date on next Monday. If your broker settles your trade today, you will receive the next dividend. The ex-dividend date is a major date related to the payment of dividends. If you purchase a stock on its ex-dividend date or later, you will not receive the more »