I have added a new topic in the right hand side menu for “Sock Drawer” discussion.
The intent it to include items that all of us consider “sock drawer” holdings.
My definition of “sock drawer” is those issues I own that I consider extremely safe and that don’t have to be watched too closely. Normally they would have more modest coupons, but you can sleep well at night (relative to safety)–you know the income stream is extremely safe, althought the share price may move around quite a bit.
Others may have their own definition–in fact I know they do–that is fine
For instance, I have held the Tricontinental 5.00% preferred (TY- or TY-P) issue for years and years. Tricontinental is a closed end fund managed by Columbia Threadneedle. TY was formed in 1929 and this small amount of preferred stock is the only leverage the fund uses–2.2% leverage. Because it is a CEF they must maintain a 200% asset coverage on the preferred stock–the last time I calculated the coverage it was over 4000%. This is a $50/share issue and last traded at $54.66. The issue is callable anytime at $55/share. Shares were issued in 1963.
You can use the link in the right hand menu to access this section–it is here.