Forgot to add.....HDV's annual fees are .14%. That would be $14 of fees on $10,000, less than a great many mutual funds. Name is iShares Core High Dividend.
Like BME, that I mentioned last weekend, I am watching HDV for a buy point, but am not currently holding.....
Data from Yahoo-finance-profile...
HDV....current yield is 3.41% Will go X-div later in September, pays quarterly.
Friday close was $80.86 -1.99. Range for 52 weeks........67.99 - 84.33.
Top 10 holdings and percentage..
Must be comfortable with XOM being almost 10% of the portfolio.
Primary industry groups......
**A nice high yielding ETF that should show gradual dividend growth and total return over time. Probably a buy and hold for some but I prefer to (hope to) improve on the buy points. All my opinion. Good luck.
June 23 was the trading day following the BREXIT vote. DJIA lost 611 points on Thursday, June 23. Your 4 listed days followed that.
Hard way to make money. Base cost about $16.00. Add $1.99 markup and 5.5% WI sales tax. Sold @ spot price. Silver was up about 25%, but after all done I made about 6%.....maybe $1.10 per oz. My coin dealer did well though.
Realized $20.07 per oz. That was on Tuesday. Sold all my 5 and 10 oz bars. Still have some rounds and 90% silver coins secure in my deposit box. Still much cash in stock accounts.
I thought the recently released trial results were so-so at best. Too early in the clinic for GILD I think. They may want something already approved. Just my opinion.
Kel............holding GILD, ACAD, and LGND
For years I've been checking the futures the evening prior to the open. I honestly can't remember another time when for so many weeks the DJIA futures have been so close to even (most days plus or minus less than 10 points) for such an extended period of time.
Here I sit and haven't made even 1 trade so far this week. My holds not moving up enough to sell and I can't find anything I want to buy.
Have been watching for several weeks now. Has come down a little.
BME (Blackrock Health Sciences Trust) closed Friday at 34.43 (NAV 34.15). Is now down about 24% from its 52 week high of 45.66. Pays 20 cents monthly for a current yield of 6.97%
Good long term record as its inception date was March 28, 2005 with an inception NAV of $23.83.
Holdings...........Medical equipment, big pharma, and biotech. Also some health care providers and services. Biotech was 33% of the portfolio on 12-31-15. Likely is lower % now.
BME is not leveraged. Annual fees about 1.12%, typical area for many CEFs. Is showing negative UNII of $1.32 per share. This is probably indicative of dividend income that doesn't cover monthly distributions. Distributions are largely covered by short and long term gains.
Also writes some call options against the portfolio.......about 1% of portfolio, not a heavy writer compared to some CEFs. Option gains also help pay the monthly distribution.
As I said, I'm not a current holder. I do like the basics of this CEF and will continue to watch for a buying opp, especially in the event of some downward market action.
Green Cards must be renewed every 10 years. She said she may have received a renewal several months ago, but accidentally threw it away as it also contained much other info.
Google "greencard".....much info there.
What a mess. A friend unknowingly let her Green Card expire. Didn't realize it had expired until she went to renew her WI driver's license. They refused to renew until the green card was renewed. Well. 3 days and 2 trips to Milwaukee later (and $450), everything is all fixed.
Have to say that the people at the Milwaukee USCIS (US citizenship and Immigration office) were super helpful. They bent over backwards more than once to help get this straightened out quickly. Kudos to them....
Have been from Green Bay to Milwaukee twice since Wed. "Now hiring" signs everywhere. Mostly low end at restaurants, retail stores, etc. Talked to a few people and it seems the job turnover at low end jobs is out of control. People take these low end jobs and are gone in a few days or weeks. They must think they don't have to work. Just want to play with their cell phones all day.
Why work when the Government bennies are so good?
link for farming news and prices....
Beware of fertilizer companies. Oversupply conditions in some of the commodity type products. Corn prices bad, wheat is horrible. Soy beans not that great either.
DE earnings were good due to cost cutting, or so I heard last week.
I've looked at QYLD, but no current position. Your general strategy is what I've done in recent years. Thanks.
We're really running out of strategies. Getting dangerous to just hold long positions. Hustling after medium or high yield getting to be yesterday's game. Growth and "total return" types are very expensive.
I did some call writing back in the 1980s, but nothing in that area lately. Are option premiums high enough to make it worthwhile?
I hold some HQL and THW. THQ, HQL, and HQH all have similar, but not completely alike holdings. THW has a twist of global biotech / pharma holdings, so not quite comparable.
THW and THQ pay monthly and are moderately leveraged. HQL and HQH aren't leveraged and pay quarterly. All are part of the Tekla "family." HQH and HQL have been around a long time and have excellent long term records, especially for Closed End Funds. THQ and THW are newer.
Thanks for giving me a link that directed me back here. Added more GILD today @ 78.03. Big position now with an average basis of about 86.27. Still about 35% in cash. No BDCs or energy holdings at this time.