Can a Double-Digit Yield Be Safe?

By Marc Lichtenfeld In December 2017, I looked at the dividend safety of Apollo Commercial Real Estate (NYSE: ARI).
Back then, SafetyNet Pro and I determined that the 9.8% yield was safe. The stock received an “A” rating because the company generated plenty of net interest income (NII).
A reader requested that I revisit Apollo Commercial Real Estate, his interest likely sparked by my recent recommendation of the stock in the July issue of The Oxford Income Letter.
Apollo Commercial Real Estate is a mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT). It borrows money short term and lends it out longer term at higher rates. The difference …read more