Reminder - Helios Strategic Income Fund (HSA) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/18/14, Helios Strategic Income Fund (HSA) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.05, payable on 2/27/14. As a percentage of HSA's recent stock price of $6.84, this dividend works out to approximately 0.73%, so look for shares of Helios Strategic Income Fund to trade 0.73% lower — all else being equal — when HSA shares open for trading on 2/18/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HSA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by Helios Strategic Income Fund:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from HSA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.77% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of HSA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Helios Strategic Income Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, HSA's low point in its 52 week range is $5.75 per share, with $7.21 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $6.84.

In Friday trading, Helios Strategic Income Fund shares are currently trading flat on the day.

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