Updated: July 26, 2016
The market keeps reaching record highs and many analysts worry equities are overvalued in a post-Brexit, stagnant global economy. But that isn’t stopping irrational exuberance from causing overvalued stocks to climb ever higher.
We are at risk of rapidly declining stock prices when the market comes to its senses. And in the world of high yield investments, there is an additional risk: dividend cuts would cause those stocks to fall even further. This is especially worrying risk right now, as many high yield stocks have been pushed higher even though their metrics indicate a dividend cut could come soon.
The stocks facing this risk the most are some business development corporations (BDCs), which are legally required to pay out 90% of their income or more.… Read more