... today that I am glad that all of my stocks are high divy, and I am under no pressure to sell any of them. We'll be past this soon enough. I'll be picking up table scraps at good prices in the meantime.
As I may have mentioned elsewhere I have about 5% of my portfolio in mreits tho they account for almost 25% of my divs. The rest are in more modest div paying stocks but which tend to raise their divs regularly. The unspent divs are plowed back into stocks. Thus my ideal scenario is for divs to rise while the pps falls so i can get more bang for the buck (and incidentally get better premiums on my put selling). The divs have been increasing in my non mreit portfolio ok, but so have been the pps (even at a faster rate). My put selling has gone into hibernation too.
So i for one want a market correction (as long as the divs keep increasing of course). Will this happen? So far the corrections have been brief and shallow. I know my view is unpopular but thats what suits me. No I do not short stocks. Not my thing.
I find it hard to locate good yielding stocks except for MLP's, BDC's and REIT's. The occasional exception is usually unacceptable risk-wise ... like FTR. All things considered, I think it's hard for a 3.5% stock to match up to a 12% pass-through. I'd be happy to hear about something, however.
Walrus8, have you traded USLV previously? Just my opinion, but it's like playing with fire. I played with SRS and SKF back in early 2009 and they proved to be profitable, when the markets were tanking.
Who are these hyper active idiots moving the sector up and down 2% daily? If anything, the sector should perform better when we worry about a poor economy. The Fed may never ever tighten. The curve should get steeper over time which would be great.
Hey-you mention a forext trade US$ vs Yen. Have you looked at the etf DXJ? It is essentially long #$%$ stocks and short the yen. It's been a great performer and IMO has lots more to run.