Includes 16 different
Industry & Specialty portfolios, each containing anywhere
from two to 20 stocks, funds, or bonds. These are our choices for the
best securities in each category. All are individually researched and
continuously monitored by D.D. analysts, and are rated "buy," "sell," or
"do not add." In normal times, our buy/sell ratings are updated monthly,
between the first and fourth of each month.
For investors seeking a steady income
picks too risky to qualify for other portfolios, but too tempting to
ETF Monthly Income:
paying monthly dividends.
ETF Growth Opportunities:
Dividend paying ETFs focusing on growth sectors.
CEF Monthly Income:
Close-end funds holding fixed-income securities that pay monthly dividends.
Opportunities: Closed-end funds primarily
holding dividend-paying growth stocks.
12 corporate bonds in four different risk categories.
Twelve portfolios focusing on major U.S.
business sectors, plus another covering Canadian stocks.
Corporations (BDCs): BDCs lend
money to, and often take equity positions in mid-sized companies.
Partners: GPs hold general
partner interests in Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs).
Master Limited Partnerships
(MLPs) and Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) that operate in the
Insurance companies and
International, Super-Regional, and Money Center Banks
Services: Industrial Firms &
Drillers and Integrated Oil Companies
Energy: MLPs and LLCs, Excluding
Real Estate Investment
Trusts (REITs): Property Owners
and Mortgage Investors
Community & Regional Banks
Landline Telephone Companies Serving
Natural Gas & Electric Utilities
Canadian Stocks: Manufacturing & service
Risk Ratings: All
holdings in our Industry & Specialty Portfolios, except Corporate Bond have risk ratings that looks like
this: a/b, where 'a' and 'b' are numbers ranging from '1' to '5.' The
first number (a) represents "debt risk,"
which is the risk that higher interest rates would depress earnings. The
second number (b) is dividend cut risk, which is the risk of a dividend
cut triggered by a business slowdown. The ratings go from one to five,
where one is the lowest risk, five is the highest risk, and three is
average. The ratings are developed by Dividend Detective and may not
agree with other published ratings.
When conditions require an immediate change to existing buy/sell
ratings, we mail updates to all subscribers. However, we only send them
when immediate action is required and in normal markets, that rarely