Was really surprised to see this hit low as 6.25 during that selloff. Market is correcting now. We'll see this back at 18 very soon.
Very good qtr. for them.
I have divi stocks that I buy just for that. I have a few blue chip stocks that happen to have a divi, but I bought them for long term gain. And then- I always have 2-3 "just for fun". They often turn out to be good traders.
I have a fairly high risk tolerance and I'm willing to put in the time to do the DD.
Every day is a good day to invest in the stock market. It depends on several things of course. One's risk tolerance, long/short term goals, investment philosophy, and probably the hardest...greed control/patience.
As an example, I have been investing for about 50 yrs now. Always reading and watching what others post. My personal reasoning is at some point...even the most asinine and obnoxious poster on these boards may at some time say or mention something that gives me a bit more insight to help me in my investing decisions.
I personally prefer dividend stocks with a little risk for the higher dividend. I invest in a dozen or so stocks that pay monthly and quarterly dividends. This allows me enough time to graph my stocks in excel and compare values before my next investment. I try to maintain an average dividend yield of 8% - 10% per year.
With the instant ability to find most information to use as fundamental DD for free on the net, you can make a reasonably prudent decision to invest (in a particular stock) or not. I do a lot of "paper" trading...sometimes I invest...other times I pass on a stock after tracking it and compiling DD for a few months. It's all free info on the web if you spend the time to search. Even on ihub, as Bar said...penny stocks are pretty much a lotto play. very very few are worth the time/effort. I've dabbled in a few over the years and am lucky to have actually come out with a small profit overall...but to me was not worth the time and money.
As I mentioned...patience/greed is probably the most difficult part of investing...too many people look for that multi bag bet and lose their ASSets due to undisciplined or uncontrolled greed. Pick an area (industry) you are interested in, or comfortable with...do some research...maybe do some paper trading to get comfortable...maybe you don't invest today...tomorrow...or next month...but give yourself the benefit of making an educated decision. You won't win every time...no one does...but if you do the research and understand your investments...in the long term, you will win.
I give up. I tried at least.
Yes maybe I should read it this way one day I can be as smart as you
Only a fool thinks he knows when the market is high... or low.
Have you ever read a respected book on investing? For Christmas I recommend you get yourself a copy of The Intelligent Investor by Warren Buffett's mentor, Professor Ben Graham. Every library has it
have to run...
I wasn't saying your stocks are not at 52 week high but as somebody entering the market I do not believe right now at all time highs is the right time I guess you see it differently
"52 week high if not 5 year high." ??? Many of my stocks are at all-time highs along with the market. As in highest ever. And their dividends are the highest ever.
Can you doubt my index funds are at all-time highs? I've had some for nearly 35 years. Some of my individual blue chip stocks go back even further. I rarely sell my stocks.
Do you understand a small number of people actually know how to invest? Some (not too many on IHUB) have never bought penny junk. NEVER. I'm an investor, not a crap shooter.
Yes the stocks you mentioned are doing very good but are at 52 week high if not 5 year high I think it would be foolish of me to try to enter the stock market at this time with With all time highs Agnc Percent gains are smaller but swings are less so it seems
ACNC opened Jan 2, 2019 trading at $17.55 and closed Friday, December 20 at $17.71. That, of course, ignores its hefty distributions including one coming up in a few days.
I don't know how much of that distribution has been merely return of capital.
"If we pay distributions in excess of our current and accumulated earnings and profits, such distributions will be treated as a tax-free return of capital to the extent of each stockholder's tax basis in our common stock and as capital gain thereafter. Stockholders will be notified of the proper tax characterization of AGNC Investment Corp.'s dividends by way of IRS Form 1099-DIV following the close of each tax year.
"Due to the complex nature of the applicable tax rules, it is recommended that stockholders consult their tax advisors to ensure proper tax treatment of dividends received." https://ir.agnc.com/stock-information/dividend-history
AGNC distributed about 11% and gained about 2% YTD in 2019, while the S&P 500 total return is about 30%.
I don't own AGNC or any mREIT. It's easy from my posting history to figure out the 18 stocks I own, blue chips including BRK, CTAS, ROK, SWKS and index funds including SPY and QQQ. I haven't done the final math but it looks like my individual holdings slightly beat the broad market's 30% gain.
So, for 2019, you have 30% (S&P 500 with divs included) versus about 13% for AGNC. I believe those numbers are reasonably correct, right?
bar1080 will be delighted to. Just wait for it.
No one can predict pullbacks. Smart experienced investors don't even try. Certainly TA/Charting is useless.
Yes and I will reinvest the dividends so I will be buying shares at different prices throughout Time
It's not hugely volatile. If you have a little patience and a price target, you'll do fine.
I posted that I own this. You could assume that I know how to find the divi history, you know? I realize you think you know more than any other investor, but some of us do just fine on our own.
AGNC's Div Sliced Every Year or Two... even in a roaring bull market! Imagine what would happen to AGNC in a market collapse?
Nov 27, 2019 0.16 Dividend
Oct 30, 2019 0.16 Dividend
Sep 27, 2019 0.16 Dividend
Aug 29, 2019 0.16 Dividend
Jul 30, 2019 0.16 Dividend
Jun 27, 2019 0.16 Dividend
May 30, 2019 0.16 Dividend
Apr 29, 2019 0.18 Dividend
Mar 28, 2019 0.18 Dividend
Feb 27, 2019 0.18 Dividend
Jan 30, 2019 0.18 Dividend
Dec 28, 2018 0.18 Dividend
Nov 29, 2018 0.18 Dividend
Oct 30, 2018 0.18 Dividend
Sep 27, 2018 0.18 Dividend
Aug 30, 2018 0.18 Dividend
Jul 30, 2018 0.18 Dividend
Jun 28, 2018 0.18 Dividend
May 30, 2018 0.18 Dividend
Apr 27, 2018 0.18 Dividend
Mar 28, 2018 0.18 Dividend
Feb 27, 2018 0.18 Dividend
Jan 30, 2018 0.18 Dividend
Dec 28, 2017 0.18 Dividend
Nov 29, 2017 0.18 Dividend
Oct 30, 2017 0.18 Dividend
Sep 28, 2017 0.18 Dividend
Aug 29, 2017 0.18 Dividend
Jul 27, 2017 0.18 Dividend
Jun 28, 2017 0.18 Dividend
May 26, 2017 0.18 Dividend
Apr 26, 2017 0.18 Dividend
Mar 29, 2017 0.18 Dividend
Feb 24, 2017 0.18 Dividend
Jan 27, 2017 0.18 Dividend
Dec 28, 2016 0.18 Dividend
Nov 28, 2016 0.18 Dividend
Oct 27, 2016 0.18 Dividend
Sep 28, 2016 0.18 Dividend
Aug 29, 2016 0.18 Dividend
Jul 27, 2016 0.20 Dividend
Jun 28, 2016 0.20 Dividend
May 26, 2016 0.20 Dividend
Apr 27, 2016 0.20 Dividend
Mar 29, 2016 0.20 Dividend
Feb 25, 2016 0.20 Dividend
Jan 27, 2016 0.20 Dividend
Dec 29, 2015 0.20 Dividend
Nov 25, 2015 0.20 Dividend
Oct 28, 2015 0.20 Dividend
Sep 28, 2015 0.20 Dividend
Aug 27, 2015 0.20 Dividend
Jul 29, 2015 0.20 Dividend
Jun 26, 2015 0.20 Dividend
May 27, 2015 0.20 Dividend
Apr 28, 2015 0.22 Dividend
Mar 27, 2015 0.22 Dividend
Feb 25, 2015 0.22 Dividend
Jan 28, 2015 0.22 Dividend
Dec 29, 2014 0.22 Dividend
Nov 25, 2014 0.22 Dividend
Oct 29, 2014 0.22 Dividend
And some of them pay very good divies - mostly monthly. As long as you keep an eye on them, you can be nimble enough to get out of the way of any oncoming train.
I assume you have no AGNC and wouldn't take it if someone offered it to you on a silver platter.
I do own it so I likely have a different take. Even with the divi drop from .18 to .16 it would still pay the mortgage every month if I needed it to.
Insured bank CDs are good safe investments. I picked up some 5-year CDs a year ago paying 3.50% but you can't get that now. And you may not be able to tie up funds that long.
mREITs are most certainly not substitutes for bank CDs. If you browse around IHUB you'll find many ultra high div stocks such as mREITs, REITs, BDCs, energy MLPs. They are all very gimmicky and not at all like bank CDs. Some are as risky as the junk pennies that dominate IHUB.
OK thanks for the reply Have A CD expiring but do not want to get back into one at 2% as far as the market goes i think a pull back is coming
Hi yield mortgage bond funds use debt (often tons of debt) and preferred stock to leverage their portfolio of mortgage securities. That lifts the payout but it also increases risk if mortgage rates rise or credit worthiness falls as it did in the Great Recession when many mREITs collapsed. Some mREITS claim to use hedging techniques.
By and large, mREITs have been poor investments in recent decades compared with a diversified portfolio of blue chips or an S&P 500 index fund.
Who buys these? Often unsophisticated retirees desperate for income. Wealthy investors don't care about monthly dividends. Any dividend above about 8% is a huge red flag for problems. I shun monthly pay stocks.
Beware sucker yields and div gimmicks. Many things can go wrong with these.
From what I found by adding shares and Borrowing money Looking at the 5 Year chart looks low do not like that The divy price keeps dropping but 11% have have been paying
Yes Buying mortgages
AGNC is a mortageREIT. Do you know how mREITS make money?
Hello looking to purchase shares of AGNC Long term Any thoughts good or bad on this thanks
"effective" dividend yield Over 12%...??!
The annual yield approaches 12%...but with dividends paid monthly...the Effective rate annualized is greater...
As long as the dividend rate holds...I see holding shares a good idea...longer term...
Most recent tangible book value/share was $17.16
None did well in the past year including AGNC. Two or three were way off.
Cool. Market is down. Looks good to me. Liking this one but will watch mortgage rates.
I think so. Price movement is never great but the divy keeps on coming...
Isn't AMID a Master Limited Partnership with all the hassle of K-1 tax reporting?