These five high-yield stocks represent our favorite income ideas for
the coming year... and they pay dividend yields of 7.5%... 8.8%...
In this presentation, we'll give you the details about our Top 5
Income Stocks for 2012 and will show you how to put these stocks to work
in your own portfolio...
The numbers are simply jaw-dropping...
Income Stock #1 -- which I'll give you the name and ticker symbol
in a moment -- yields 11.5% right now. This stock
gives you a stake in dozens of oil and gas wells in Oklahoma
without having to own an acre of oil-soaked land.
Income Stock #2 is one of the most stable income
investments we've ever found. It's the preferred stock of a
company that invests only in securities backstopped by the U.S.
government. This company borrows at unbelievably low
short-term rates and invests in higher long-term rates offered
by these government-backed assets. As a result, the preferred
shares have become one of the market's most steady investments.
During the 2007-09 bear market, this stock returned a
gain of 13%, while the S&P 500 fell -57%. One more thing --
right now these "worry-free" shares yield 8.8%.
Income Stock #3 gives you all the benefits of
being a landlord... without the hassles. This company owns
property and collects rent, but you're the one who
gets paid. The stock is yielding 7.0%, and its dividend
payment has stayed steady even during the housing crisis thanks
to the special "recession-proof" properties it owns. In short,
when you own what I like to call the "Walmart" of the
housing sector, you know you're going to be paid no matter what.
Income Stock #4 owns oil pipelines and terminals
across the United States. Thanks in part to the monopoly status
it holds on these assets (after all, another company can't
simply build a competing pipeline right alongside) this company just saw its quarterly profit rise to a new
record... 67% above one year ago.
That's great news for its investors, because this company
returns every penny it can to shareholders. Since going public
in 2001, this company has raised its dividends 205%...
and now pays $3.20 per share in dividends every year. Meanwhile,
over the past five years the shares have delivered total
returns of 133%.
Income Stock #5 lets you own stakes in dozens of
infrastructure monopolies across the entire world.
The partnership has a stake in electric grids in Chile. It holds
railroads in Australia... ports all over Europe... coal facilities in
Australia... toll roads in South America... and timberland in the United
States and Canada.
Right now this stock pays $0.35 per share each quarter. That's a 27% increase
over just the past year and gives the units a yield of 5.5%.
I'll tell you more about all five of these stocks a
little later... including the name and ticker symbol of the oil company
But first, I want you to know why it's worth your time to listen to what
we have to say about these stocks.
After all, any "Joe" with a computer can write an opinion on a stock
these days and get it in front of millions.
Well, my name isn't Joe. It's Paul Tracy. And I started StreetAuthority -- a financial publishing
organization -- a decade ago.
Today, we publish our research to over 2 million readers in 175
countries. Our analysis has appeared on AOL, Forbes, Nasdaq, and Yahoo
Over the years, our business has grown like a weed. We now have two
offices -- one in Gaithersburg, Maryland and another in Austin, Texas.
We employ dozens of people, and we have analysts and researchers all
over the U.S. and Canada.
And when it comes to income investing, I'm convinced StreetAuthority's
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StreetAuthority is the publisher of High-Yield Investing
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analysis and updates on the market's highest-yielding stocks.
The advisory also includes two portfolios to track our progress --
including our popular "10%-Plus" Portfolio devoted solely to stocks yielding
these portfolios contain more than 40 ideas, and the vast majority
of those are showing gains.
That includes stocks like Sunoco Logistics (NYSE: SXL), which is
up 139.8% since the shares were added in April 2009. It also includes
stocks like TransMontaigne (NYSE: TLP), which is yielding 8.0%
and has gained 37.0% since shares were added. And then there is Legacy
Reserves (Nasdaq: LGCY) -- it's up 59.9% since being added to the
Not every investment our staff picks will rise, but I'd put our track
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But the truth is, while we dedicate enormous amounts of time, effort, and
money into finding high-yielding stocks that we think will rise while
also paying enormous dividends, our expertise alone isn't the only
reason we've had so much success.
Dividend-paying investments have been one of the best places to earn
solid returns in the market year after year -- and especially in this
market. High-yielding stocks in general are experiencing a
It's become one of the most overlooked
segments of the market. Yet, it's also one of the most profitable.
For years now we've seen the market rise one day... only to fall the
next. Meanwhile, events considered to be "once in a generation" --
credit crises, sovereign debt downgrades, and bailouts -- are now happening with
In short, the volatility has been unprecedented. But it doesn't take a
PhD to know that. What's surprising, however, is how many dividend
payers have not only held up in this environment... but have prospered.
Even The Wall Street Journal is covering the news. Their headline
says it all...
Dividend Stocks Become the Heroes
- The Wall Street Journal, December 19, 2011
And according to that article, in 2011 the 100
highest-yielding stocks in the S&P 500 were up an average of 3.7% --
before dividend payouts -- while the 100 lowest-yielders were down
an average of 10%.
That performance is impressive, but buried deep within that same piece
was the real reason to be excited about dividend payers -- not just this
year, but for decades to come.
"Such stocks could get an even longer-lasting lift as more baby boomers
reach retirement age -- and reduce their risk appetite. The first baby
boomers turned 65 years old this year."
Right now we're seeing the first taste of what could be a tremendous
time for dividend payers. Many investors, fed up with a wildly swinging
market are seeking shelter in more stable dividend payers.
At the same time, the baby boomers are starting to look toward
dividend-paying stocks to supplement their retirement income...
especially when Treasury bonds yield just 2% and CDs and savings
accounts pay nearly 0%.
That's pushing dividend payers up across the board...
You can see for yourself.
In the past year, shares of Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM) -- which
yield 4.0% -- have returned more than 30%:
"Boring" phone company Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is
dominating the market, thanks in part to its 5.0%-plus yield:
The Reaves Utility Income Fund (NYSE: UTG),
a fund that holds a basket of utility and telecom stocks and pays a 6.0%
yield, is having a great year:
MV Oil Trust (NYSE: MVO) pays 9.0%. It gives
investors a stake in royalties from hundreds of oil wells:
Terra Nitrogen (NYSE: TNH) is up more than
70% in the past year and pays a 9.0% dividend yield:
Now, I'm not saying every
dividend stock will beat the market. But I could find dozens -- if not
hundreds -- more high-yielding stocks that are topping the S&P. I think the
trend is clear -- dividend payers are one of the best places to make money
in this market.
It makes sense. After all, companies that pay steady (and increasing)
dividends tend to be strong, stable companies that can weather rocky
environments like we're seeing right now. This is exactly the type of
stocks investors flock to during times of uncertainty.
But even in good times these stocks still see buyers who snap up their
shares. Their high yields all but guarantee that investors will be
especially in a period when rates on Treasuries, savings accounts, and CDs
are historically low. Why buy a Treasury bond yielding 2% when you can buy a
high-yielder paying 8% AND beat the market?
That's why we're so excited about our Top 5 Income Stocks for 2012.
If the market moves sideways or falls, we think investors will recognize
these stocks as a great place to park money thanks to their stable and high
yields. And if the market rises, we think these companies -- and the
attractive yields they offer -- will go right along for the ride.
So without further ado, let me tell you more about this select group of
I told you earlier in this presentation
about Income Stock #1. This stock is a royalty trust -- it provides ownership in a
royalty stream from dozens of oil and gas wells in Oklahoma.
Simply put, energy trusts like Income Stock #1 exist solely to finance oil-producing
wells... collect royalties from their production... and distribute those
royalties to shareholders -- without having to pay sky-high corporate taxes
to the IRS.
Most energy investments you find on the New York Stock Exchange are actually
pretty complex. They are companies that own land, wells, derricks, and
trucks. They have employees. They have to deal with spills, lawsuits, and
cleanups. That's a lot to handle and still pump out a profit.
Take Chevron, for example.
In a recent quarter, it generated $64 billion in revenues... but $52 billion
of that went toward employee salaries, marketing campaigns, administrative
overhead and other operating expenses.
And then Uncle Sam took $5.5 billion in corporate taxes.
That still left a respectable $7.7 billion in pure profit. But Chevron
pumped the vast majority of that right back into the business to find and
develop new sources of oil.
Chevron is a complex oil giant, but this company is the exact opposite. The stock couldn't be any simpler... or
This stock -- SandRidge Mississippian Trust (NYSE: SDT) -- simply
takes in royalties and then pays them out to investors.
SDT owns a stake in dozens of wells run by its parent company, SandRidge
Energy (NYSE: SD). SandRidge Energy takes care of the drilling, production,
marketing, and selling of the oil and gas produced.
royalty trust -- SDT -- is passive in the relationship. It doesn't have to
do a thing. In return for the initial investment when it went public, its
investors get a cut of all the oil and natural gas sold from the wells.
To create SDT, SandRidge Energy packaged a 90% interest in 37 of its oil and
natural gas wells in Oklahoma. In other words, for every dollar in oil or
gas pumped by these more than three dozen wells, owners of the royalty trust
are now entitled to 90 cents in royalties.
But that's just the start...
You see, most trusts simply package up some of their reliable reserves and
wells, sell them to the public as a trust, and that's the end of the story.
Those interests in the wells pay out steady dividends and not much changes.
But SDT is a different breed of trust. That's because in addition to the 37
wells it owned at its inception, the trust also gets a bonus. Between its
inception in December 2010 and December 2015, parent company SandRidge must
drill an additional 123 wells, of which SDT will own a 50% stake.
In other words, over the next several years each unit of this trust will
have a stake in an increasing number of wells... meaning increased royalties
Because the trust is so new, it has only made two dividend payments so far
-- one of $1.07 per unit (for a longer than usual period of January through
May 2011) and another for $0.82 per unit.
Dividends of $0.82 each quarter equate to a yield of 11.5% at today's
But here's the best part -- the trust has significantly topped its projected
distributions so far. In the recent quarter, when it paid $0.82 per unit, it
had targeted a distribution of $0.66.
In other words, the trust topped its targeted distribution by 24%.
We have more details about SandRidge Mississippian Trust in my Top 5
Income Stocks for 2012 report.
In that report, we spell out everything you need to know about SDT, as well as all
five of our favorite income stocks for 2012, including...
Top Income Stock #2 seemingly has a license to print
money. This company simply borrows at low short-term rates and
invests that money in mortgage-backed securities. Given the
housing downturn, that might sound risky... but the securities
this company buys are backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac --
which are in turn backed by the U.S. government.
That backstop means this company's investments carry virtually
no credit risk. In the past year, this company has taken in $230
million in revenues... and earned $151 million in net income --
for a net profit margin of 65%. For perspective, Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), considered a bastion of profitability, has a net profit
margin of just 24%. In other words, this company is 2.5 times
more profitable than Apple.
And that profitability has paid off for investors... but we want to do one better. That's why we've
selected the preferred shares of this company as one of
our Top 5 Income Stocks for 2012.
These securities are rock-solid -- they actually saw a gain
of 13% during the bear market, when the S&P fell -57%. Meanwhile, they pay out $0.105 per share
each month, giving a yield of 8.8% at recent prices.
Top Income Stock #3 gives you all the perks of
being a landlord... without the headaches. This company owns a
"recession-proof" niche of housing communities made up of manufactured
homes and RV resorts. Sure it's not fancy, but these communities
are prospering while the "regular" housing market is under
I like to call this company the "Walmart" of housing. Walmart is
the lowest cost provider for thousands of products. And when the
economy turns south, people don't stop shopping there... if
anything, Walmart ends up seeing more customers. That
makes Walmart a smart place to invest in a downturn.
This company follows that same principle, except with housing.
No matter the economy, people need a place to live. And because
it focuses on manufactured housing communities and RV resorts,
which offer some of the cheapest housing available, this company
sees steady demand no matter what the economy is doing.
In fact, this company owns about 150 communities and has
increased year-over-year revenues going all the way back to 1991.
Remember, that time period includes two major recessions.
But what we're most interested in is the company's steady dividend.
Since it started
making payments in 1994, this company has never missed a
dividend or lowered its total annual payments.
Today it is paying investors a quarterly dividend of $0.63 per
share. That comes out to a 7.0% yield, making this one of our favorite
income stocks for the coming year.
Top Income Stock #4 is as "no-worry" as they come.
Many of the stocks we've already told you about hold up in
downturns and keep on churning out dividend payments to their
investors. In short, if you're worried about the roller-coaster
market (or simply tired of it), the stocks that make up our
Top 5 Income Stocks for 2012 are the sort of securities
you want to own. Not only do they see less volatility than the
broader market... but these investments also pay out fat
dividends while you are able to sleep easier at night.
But this stock's business might be the most stable of them all...
It's vital to your day-to-day life, but I doubt you even know this company exists. It owns
pipelines, terminals, and storage facilities throughout the
United States. This infrastructure ships and stores gasoline,
diesel, crude oil, and jet fuel. More importantly, the company
has a monopoly on these assets -- no one can simply come and
build another pipeline to compete. That means its business is as
steady as it gets.
In return for moving and storing these products, this
company earns steady fees... that it then passes on to
investors. Since going public in 2001, this company hasn't
missed a dividend, and it has increased the payment more than
That's helped attract investors, and the shares have seen a
total return of 133% during the past five years. We think the stock is
poised for another solid showing in 2012. Right now it yields 5.0%... and we're expecting more dividend increases.
Top Income Stock #5 is one of the market's
This stock trades less than 500,000 shares a day (just a tiny
fraction of what some well-known names see in a day). But if you
own shares of this company, you own a basket of monopolies from
around the world.
In total, 80% of the partnership's revenues are under contracts or are
regulated. Meanwhile, those practically guaranteed revenues are
coming from one of the most compelling portfolios I've ever seen.
The company has a stake in electric grids in Chile. It holds
railroads in Australia... ports all over Europe... coal facilities in
Australia... toll roads in South America... and timberland in the United
States and Canada.
I can only think of one, maybe two, other places where you can invest in
a stable group of monopolistic holdings this broad from all over the planet.
Meanwhile, right now this stock pays $0.35 per unit each quarter. That's a 27% increase
over just the past year and gives the units a yield of 5.5%.
As we said earlier, we think income
stocks represent one of the best ways to make money... in UP or DOWN markets.
With an average yield of 7.5%,
the 5 stocks we've included in our Top 5 Income Stocks
for 2012 report offer our best income ideas for the coming year.
Better yet, thanks to their recession-resistant business models and monopoly
positions, many of these stocks represent the most stable high-yield
If this type of "worry-free" performance is what you're looking for, then
you need to get the names and ticker symbols of all 5 of these stocks.
I've already provided you with information about SDT -- the first of our
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Disclosure: Paul Tracy owns shares of PM, UTG, BIP, and SDT.
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