Top 30 Highest Paying Dividend Stocks 2017

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Updated list of Highest Paying Dividend Stocks 2017 Stocks Updated Mar 11 2017. This list is generated to provide you details about 30 different options available in current stock market environment. For Details of the selection process visit core idea and live tracking of investments. There is one difference between rich and poor. Do you know what it is? Rich make sure their dollars make money from day the invest, poor never invest.

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Name Symbol Dividend Yield % Price 1 YR Return
Stone Harbor Emerging Markets Total Income Fund of Beneficial In EDI 11.812 $15.41 52.45%
Eaton Vance Tax-Advantage Global Dividend Opp ETO 9.383 $23.06 21.73%
Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund Inc. CLM 17.272 $16.30 41.11%
Fiduciary/Claymore MLP Opportunity Fund of Beneficial Interest FMO 10.4 $16.45 65.82%
AllianzGI Diversified Income & Convertible Fund of Beneficial In ACV 9.705 $20.48 33.69%
AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund NCV 11.159 $6.98 51.23%
Guggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund of Beneficial Interest GOF 10.521 $20.82 43.15%
PIMCO Income Strategy Fund II PFN 9.543 $10.09 31.61%
Clough Global Dividend and Income Fund GLV 9.906 $12.99 26.00%
PennantPark Investment Corporation PNNT 8.748 $8.16 51.26%
Calamos Convertible Opportunities and Income Fund CHI 10.307 $11.01 36.22%
Calamos Convertible and High Income Fund CHY 10.536 $11.42 29.45%
AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund II of Beneficial Interest NCZ 11.058 $6.23 49.10%
TICC Capital Corp. TICC 10.884 $7.19 53.10%
ETFIS Series Trust I Infracap MLP ETF AMZA 18.358 $11.30 49.29%
PIMCO Income Strategy Fund Shares of Beneficial Interest PFL 9.721 $11.13 31.11%
Stone Harbor Emerging Markets Income Fund of Beneficial Interest EDF 13.534 $16.04 47.37%
Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund of Beneficial Interest HIE 10.443 $13.30 33.46%
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2X Leveraged Closed End Fund CEFL 17.836 $17.70 42.32%
Avenue Income Credit Strategies Fund ACP 10.098 $14.15 54.86%
Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF VYM 2.798 $78.54 20.10%
Voya Global Equity Dividend and Premium Opportunity Fund IGD 12.075 $7.13 20.09%
2ILeveraged Long E-TRACS Linked to Wells Fargo Business Developm BDCL 13.73 $20.71 63.16%
UBS AG MORL 18.72 $16.53 64.62%
Brookfield Global Listed Infrastructure Income Fund Closed End F INF 10.553 $13.20 44.57%
PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust of Beneficial Interest PMT 11.197 $16.77 39.67%
New York Mortgage Trust Inc. NYMT 15.071 $6.31 62.92%
Pimco High Income Fund PHK 13.484 $8.86 17.92%
Arlington Asset Investment Corp Class A (new) AI 17.693 $13.88 30.01%
Orchid Island Capital Inc. ORC 17.518 $9.50 10.60%

Core Idea

Reason for creating a Fund of Funds:

Our goal is to create a consistent returns of more than 12% with diversified assets. Usually you are limited to buying only few stocks, funds or ETF that could generate massive dividend of 12 to 17 percent. The problem bothered me for years together. With volatile markets its almost impossible to come up with picking only few stocks because one of them could go down 60 to 70 percent. So I decided to find top funds that give more than 10 percent dividend yield. I used to find that list. It gave me about 60 dividend paying stocks and ETFs that could generate that kind of dividend payment.  Now the problem is to pick the best out of these 60. I eliminated stocks that were individual companies. I was left with only ETF. (ETF is basket of stocks that diversify your risk over multiple stocks)

Risk Management: If I invest in only one ETF that returns 17% dividend payment like CLM in abouv list there is still lot of risk. Even though the risk is diversified you would never know what these guys are doing on inside. So picking just on ETF is out of question. I am not even looking for return of 17% because that will be foolish to do so. By nature, I do not believe into market makers tactics. Only choice that appeals to my safety oriented mind is to buy all these together. Capital persevation is my of my agenda. I found website called

Motif investing allows you to create your own collection of Highest Paying Dividend Stocks. The beauty is you can buy the whose basket of 30 stocks for just 250 dollars. They will give you portion of the each ETF in your basket. Can you imagine how relaxed you feel when the risk is divided in 30 different dividend paying assets. For me this was the way to go. I will explain more about how the MOTIF works later in another post. At this point, it is interesting to know that you could buy all 30 ETFs will make money the day you start investing into you. Imagine you could actually test this 250 dollars. Invest 250 dollars every two weeks to average the holdings. This is tremendous power in your hands.

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Observe three data points on this chart. First is RTN = Return since creation. This will be change in the price of ETF in this basket. Daily Change is how much the price of ETF holding has changed today. Important point to note is how much percentage return this will generate over a period of 1 year. This return is irrespective of RTN generated since creation.

If I could suggest anything, copy this basket and create your own and invest every two weeks a small amount for a year and observe how it works for you. If market turns down then you have opportunity to get more units for your money. Copy will let you operate your own money fund but you might miss on any adjustments I will make to this core ETF. I don’t expect to change it a lot because you need to do some technical analysis about the overall trend in the individual holding.

Technical Analysis

Following charts/graphs are primary driver to hold these Highest Paying Dividend Stocks. Images captured on Mar 11 2017. You can observe that all these are on rising side of the market. Possible gains could be huge if market continues to grow at the rate it is growing in March 2017.

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