A 7%-Yielding Portfolio That Flies WAY Under the Radar

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Don’t get me wrong—I love my kids. It’s just that I’ve loved “hidden yields” longer.

What are these long-term affectionate affairs of mine? These under-the-radar dividends require looking at the bigger-picture view of all the cash a company is spending on you and me. Sometimes it means looking past a low current yield and instead focusing on rampant dividend growth that will mean big income down the road.

But sometimes, that simply means looking where everyone isn’t—like five little-known stocks yielding a cool 7% on average that we’ll discuss today.

The Virtue of Hidden Stocks

To understand the power of investing in the relatively unknown, consider this quick story from a good friend of mine:

Used-car prices have skyrocketed over the past few months.… Read more

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The market consistently rewards faster earnings growth in stocks, even with more income-oriented names. Higher profits can lead to higher future dividends, which in turn helps investors build wealth, even as inflation is rising.

I’ve found two companies with hefty dividends that more than doubled earnings per share in the latest quarter. However, chasing the highest growth from one quarter to the next doesn’t always pay, if those profits aren’t passed down to investors as dividends on a consistent basis.

Earnings Growth Could Stem Tide of Dividend Cuts

Ellington Financial LLC (EFC) is a specialty finance company with over $7 billion in assets that invests in everything from mortgage backed securities, to collateralized loan obligations and distressed corporate debt.… Read more

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